Dylan & Faedra

The Super-Not Chronicles

Young Adult - Fantasy - General
218 Pages
Reviewed on 01/15/2018
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Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite

Dylan & Faedra: The Super-Not Chronicles is a young adult coming of age fantasy novel written by C.L. Wells. In a world where superpowers were an everyday thing, Dylan was not at all impressed with being among the one percent or so of the population that lacked the ability to fly, lift cars with one hand or solve complex equations in the blink of an eye. He was a Super-Not, as the so-afflicted were termed, and actually even belonged to a support group for those who had no super abilities whatsoever. Those superpowers began to manifest themselves in the population after a comet came quite close to but missed hitting earth. That was before Dylan’s parents were born. Neither his mom nor his dad had superpowers, however, and so it seemed he was genetically doomed to be a Super-Not as well. The one bright shiny thing in his world was the fact that his best friend, Faedra, was also a Super-Not, though she had stopped attending the support meetings with him about six months ago. When Dylan noticed her levitating when she grabbed their friend Chandler, who had almost fallen off a cliff when they were hiking after school, his world view tilted crazily. Did Faedra have superpowers after all? Why hadn’t she told him? Dylan didn’t know what to believe at this point. But life was going to get even stranger.

C.L. Wells’ science fiction/coming of age novel, Dylan & Faedra: The Super-Not Chronicles, will thrill anyone who grew up reading Superman comics and wishing they had their own set of superpowers. There’s even a version of kryptonite in this fast-paced, action-packed tale about kids who have to cope with being different in a world where the exceptional is now the norm. Dylan, Faedra and their brainiac friend, Chandler, are marvelous characters, and my inner geek relished the time Chandler and Dylan spent in chemistry class and loved reading about Chandler’s inventions. Wells’ plot moves with breakneck, even superpowered speed, and his writing is fluid and smooth. I was pleased to discover that a sequel is in the offing for this book and am looking forward to reading it. Dylan & Faedra: The Super-Not Chronicles is most highly recommended.