So let me just start off by saying, I never read books of this particular genre. I don't have a single science fiction bone in my body, if you know what I mean. Yet, I read the whole thing in a couple of days so that alone should tell you that this book was quite the read.
We're first introduced to Brendan Johnson, a lawyer who does good things for his community, including sponsor a girl's basketball team. When he goes to one of the team's games, he notices a girl who is simply...unlike the others in skills and strength amongst other things. After watching the girl closely, he quickly realizes that she reminds him of himself as well as a girl he use to date. Long story short, he's the pappy and hadn't known it for 11 years.
When he finally meets the girl, Achilla, he's also given the opportunity to confront his ex-lover about Achilla's existence. He knew enough from his experiences with her that she was an unfit parent and ends up getting custody of the daughter, which I was honestly surprised went over so easily with his wife.
Anyway, once the family takes Achilla in, they end up on this wilder than wild ride through her teenage years, although she was already pretty grown up when they first took her in thanks to her crazy, "superior" mom. Her mom had constantly been training her for "something" (I won't say what cause ya'll gotta read it to find out lol) and the Johnson family works tirelessly to find ways to hold on to Achilla's superhuman skills as well as give her the normal life she's never had.
There were lighthearted moments as well as grimy, intense moments that kept my attention throughout. I think what kept me most engaged, though, was Achilla's language. She was such a spicy little lady through the whole book with her immodest bluntness and incredible intelligence that you could either be offended or laugh; I chose the latter.
Overall, I would definitely recommend this book to someone who is looking to try something different literature wise and who likes action with an urban twist.
To learn more about this book and read the first two chapters, click here!