We Could Be Heroes by Mike Chen

Published: 26 January 2021

Genres: Science Fiction, Adult Fiction, Action

Available as: Hardcover


We Could Be Heroes focuses on the decisions of two characters suffering from memory loss. Jamie and Zoe wake up in small apartments in San Delgado, unable to remember anything beyond two years ago. Jamie becomes the Mind Robber to rob banks and save for retirement on an island. Zoe works at a fast food restaurant and in her delivery time, is a vigilante named Throwing Star. They meet and recognize each other at a memory loss support group. They decide to become friends and investigate their past.


I would recommend this book to adults interested in superhero stories. I like how the book plays with the idea that superhuman abilities can be man-made but it is the person who decides how they will use those abilities and in turn, society who labels them as either villain or hero. One element that I found weird in the story is when Jamie and Zoe decide to get the help of the police officer that was originally sent by the organization responsible for their memory loss. However, it works in the later part of the story.

Overall Rating: πŸŒ•πŸŒ•πŸŒ˜

2.25 – Would not read again but I like the idea

Ending: πŸŒ•πŸŒ•πŸŒ• – 3/5

Plot: πŸŒ•πŸŒ• πŸŒ—- 2.5/5

World-building: πŸŒ•πŸŒ• πŸŒ•- 2/5

Characters: πŸŒ•πŸŒ• – 2/5

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