Title: She’s Bad News by Elle Spellman.
Date Published: 29th November 2017
Genre: New Adult/Women’s Fiction
What would you do if you woke up with super powers?
For Bella Brown, life hasn’t gone according to plan. She’s almost thirty, still living in her uneventful hometown, and her dreams of becoming an investigative reporter have fallen by the wayside.
That is, until she wakes up one morning to find she’s been gifted with some amazing new abilities. What’s a girl to do with heightened senses, super speed and the ability to lift a truck one-handed? Bella quickly discovers that her new powers can easily help her land front-page leads at local newspaper The Hartleybourne Gazette.
Soon Bella’s out every night chasing down local criminals for stories, while keeping her powers a secret from everyone besides flatmate Chloe. But when a burglary-gone-wrong accidentally turns her into the mysterious Hartleybourne Heroine, Bella finds herself on the front page for the wrong reasons. Her secret becomes harder to keep as she tries to track down the source of her powers, and especially when crime reporter Matt Gilmore is intent on unmasking the town’s new vigilante…
Suddenly, having an extraordinary life is far more dangerous than she ever imagined.
Bella Brown dreams of nothing more than being a top investigative journalist but it hasn’t quite worked out for her. She back in her home town of Hartleybourne working for the local paper rehashing recipes and advertising for the Better Self column while having every idea she pitches shot down by her boss Layla.
Then suddenly after trying a diet pill she’s gifted with super powers that she begins to use to help the people of Hartleybourne and land herself the front page scoop.
But where did these powers come from and why?
The superhero fan in me really enjoyed reading this book! It’s light-hearted, funny and full of action and little bit of romance.
As someone whose life has not worked out in the way I’d hoped, I completely identified with Bella. She’s sweet, funny and down to earth which made me really root for her and hope that she gets everything that she wants. As a superhero, she like a chunkier version of black widow with a bum bag (The use of the bum bag had me in absolute stitches and reminded me of the nineties I used to have a bright pink one.)
The storyline is pure escapism, a little bit over the top and silly but enjoyable right to the end. I also hope there’s a sequel, I want more!
About The Author:
Elle Spellman is a writer and comic book geek living in Bristol, UK. She’s been writing since a very young age, spending her childhood afternoons penning stories about fictional adventures, and illustrating them too.
Now, Elle tends to write contemporary fiction with kick-ass heroines and a little bit of magic. She’s Bad Newsis her debut novel, and she’s just finished working on her second. Her other interests include running, wine, red lipstick, the paranormal, and all things Batman.Social Media Links –
Goodreads author page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17378224