Book Review: The Shadowverse: A YA Sci-Fi Superhero Adventure by John-Clement Gallo

The Shadowverse: A YA Sci-Fi Superhero Adventure

Author: John-Clement Gallo

Publication Date: 20 November 2018

Genre: YA Sci-Fi

Pages: 548

Publisher: Amazon Digital Services


Johnny Sparks longs for a greater purpose. After an encounter with a mysterious stranger, he and his friends are imbued with incredible powers–at last giving his life meaning.

But this dream soon disintegrates once one of the friends is taken by an alien warlord named Titan. In a rescue effort, the remaining group is sent across the galaxy in search of the only possible aid–an ancient, immortal warrior missing for centuries.

To succeed, the team must join forces to reclaim their friend and stop a sinister scheme devised against humanity by Titan and his empire. The conflict for the soul of reality is set in motion, but even if the group prevails, they risk losing what it means to be human.

My Thoughts:

The Shadowverse is a richly imagined world where a band of friends must join forces in order to save the world! This book definitely reminded me of The Guardians of the Galaxy meets Team Titan.

I typically don’t get into the superhero theme, but this book was a lot of fun to read. It was witty, action packed, and full of adventure with twists and turns.

One of the coolest aspects of this book is that the author is only 17, so he is able to offer a unique perspective into his characters that gives them even more depth.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It does take some time to digest all of the information necessary to navigate through the universe, but once I got through that, this book was too good to put down.

Thank you to the author for providing a copy of this book for me to review. It did not bias my review in any way, and all opinions are my own.

Rating: 4 stars


  1. Hahaha I DNFed this book, there were too many things put into the book… And my head started hurting as I didn’t know which had significance and which information I was supposed to remember… Whew

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