Untouchable

Untouchable Ethan Elliot never wanted to be a superhero But when his powers flare up to save his life and the lives of innocents he has no choice in the matter Plunged into a world of capes costumes and derring

  • Title: Untouchable
  • Author: S.A. Starcevic
  • ISBN: 9781927859827
  • Page: 251
  • Format: ebook
  • Ethan Elliot never wanted to be a superhero But when his powers flare up to save his life and the lives of innocents he has no choice in the matter Plunged into a world of capes, costumes and derring do, he ll do whatever it takes to survive Even if that means casting away his old life to become someone else Maybe even someone better

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    1. I was looking for something light, without angst or drama, and the cover of this caught my eye while browsing 's "Best Sellers" in YA Gay Fiction. It's soooo not my kind of story and I'm sure the intended audience for this is probably teenagers. I don't know what I was thinking but I bought it anyway. Turns out it was just what I needed. This is a sweet and funny short story about a young man (16 yrs old) who suddenly finds out he has superpowers. The writing is good and the story is entertainin [...]

    2. I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.*I don't usually read superhero books, but I couldn't pass this one up. Untouchable is a fun, easy read. The writing is great and I really enjoyed how quick the story moved along. I'm not one to give spoilers in my reviews, but I will urge you to read this book. This is definitely a book I'll be reading with my kids. I'm looking forward to seeing more from this author.

    3. It was OK, but did I like it? Everything seemed completely average or not very imaginative, the super powered girl became a damsel in distress, and the romance was completely lacking, not to mention our hero is a cheater. Further insights to come if I feel like it but at this point, not likely.

    4. Figured I'd use this space to answer a few of the most common FAQs about UNTOUCHABLE. Without further ado1. What's with the length?It's a novella. That means it's a little shorter - 54 pages, to be exact. More and more, people are looking for light, quick reads to snack on. UNTOUCHABLE hits the sweet spot between "slim novelette" and "sprawling epic."2. Will there be a sequel? (I'm honoured whenever someone asks me this!)Yes! But (and it's a big but) I'm not sure when I'll get around to it. I've [...]

    5. (From my blog) ARC given in exchange of an honest review.This book came to me a bit by chance, thanks to the author who asked me if I wanted to help him for the realease of his first book. Because I have a soft spot for first publications and YA stories, I was happy to help. I liked the cover and the blurb so I asked if I could have an ARC. I'm sooo happy I had the chance to read Untouchable before its release. It would have been a shame to miss this goodread. This is the first story I read abou [...]

    6. fun, quick and fairly cute, Untouchable is a Superhero story written with a loveable voice. My only critique is that I want to see more, since this was only a novella. I'd love to see where the author takes these books.

    7. I am a 56-year-old grandmother, and upon finishing this story, my first thought was that this is something that I would like my gay grandson to read if I ever have a gay grandson. It was like watching Saturday morning cartoons, but with a twist. Which for me was a good thing! Is this story for everyone? NO but, it tells a story that everyone needs to read. Acceptance for who we are, whether it be gay, having superpowers or just your everyday Joe trying to get by we are all important and deserve [...]

    8. This review was originally posted on karaneleniAussie author S.A. Starcevic's first Teen/YA/Urban Fantasy/Superhero short story with an LGBT romance twist, UNTOUCHABLE, is a quick and amazing read. It was easy to get inside the head of the main character and narrator, Ethan, as he discovered his new life as a teen superhero. Think Lizzie McQuire, but teen boy instead. And so much bettere SUPERHEROES!!Starcevic just released UNMASKED, the follow up to UNTOUCHABLE, and I just finished! Review up s [...]

    9. Fun, campy, everything you'd expect from a superhero tale. But ‘Untouchable’ was a little too short. There was little world building and hardly any time to give the characters’ back story or motivation. It just jumped straight into the action. The narrative has a comedic dry wit that is pleasing, and I wish this had been longer, more developed because Starcevic's writing style is brilliant. I staggered a little catching up with the lingo as well. Without the landscape being step up and tim [...]

    10. This was cute. It was faced paced, quick, and promised exactly what it delivered: LGBT superheroes. I like LGBT books. I like superheroes, so this was a no brainier for me.In all honesty, this book would have worked better as a full length novel, just because there was so much that could have been done with the characters Starcevic created. Most of the characters were original enough, but the villains could have been better developed. I know this is a novella and there can only be so much done i [...]

    11. I received an ARC in exchange for a review. Before I started reading, I thought it was curious that the book only has 54 pages, yet the description of the book suggests that there's quite a story going on. When I started reading, it didn't take long for me to notice how that played out: the story was very rushed, which made the story sometimes feel very forced. Characters didn't act naturally. I always like to say that characters are the base of a story: if you have good characters, you've got a [...]

    12. I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.*To be honest, superhero books aren't really my thing, but I couldn't pass up the opportunity to read this one. The cover immediately drew me in, and the blurb sealed the deal.Untouchable is a short but well-crafted story. The characters are really likable and relatable, and Ethan's internal struggle with his feelings toward Greyson along with the new life he's been thrown into is endearing and well thought out, making you want to root for [...]

    13. 4.5/5 stars*I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review.*Untouchable is a short, but entertaining read, and an undeniably important addition to the superhero genre. Full of diverse characters, entertaining powers, and a cute love story, Untouchable is more about people than saving the world, and I'm perfectly okay with that.Our story follows Ethan Elliot, a teenage boy (who is gay!) who finds himself with superpowers and ends up with an awesome opportunity. Ethan was refreshing. He was h [...]

    14. S.A. Starcevic contacted me earlier this week about his novella, Untouchable. It's an LGBT themed superhero story. Did I want to review it? Uhm, super duper yes! So without further ado - here it is. p.s READ IT :) While it is a short story, it's one fantastic read. I highly, xten times, recommend checking it out. I was super excited to read a book that featured two things I'm passionate about. Untouchable did not disappoint. The characters are cute, and well established for the first book in thi [...]

    15. Sweet characters but too short to really create something that will stick with you. Enjoyed the humor though, and story flow. Just. I wanted more, more, more!

    16. I'm a bit torn on this book because while I enjoyed it well enough, there were aspects of it that were very underdeveloped that just ruined the enjoyment. I think this would have made me fangirl hard if it had been fleshed out into a full length novel. My biggest gripe was I didn't get to know any of the characters and at times they were inconsistent.I found it hard to believe that Ethan's parents would just roll over and let him be a super hero. There was no "But you have school to finish!" "It [...]

    17. Sweet and heroic.Untouchable is about a guy named Ethan who happens to be at the wrong place and wrong time and BAM! he gets superpowers and becomes a superhero.Although it's a really good book indeed, I just wanted and expected more from this book. Mind you, I enjoyed reading this, but I just wasn't captivated by it. It had romance, it had plot, but it wasn't like right there on the bar I happened to put it.I did like the romance in this book though. It was cute and I just also wanted more from [...]

    18. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you so much!“Ethan Elliot is no stranger to secret identities. As an LGBT teen, he’s dealt with secrets all his life. Nevertheless, when his powers kick in and he’s whisked away to join a team of superheroes, he dons a mask of a different kind—one that sees him battling supervillains and testing his limits.However, there’s more going on behind the scenes than capes and costumes. At the headquarters of the Protectora [...]

    19. This review was first posted on Northern Plunder, if you want to see more reviews please click here.At 54 page Untouchable is a very short read. I actually didn't realise this when I first picked it up and read a chapter and went to sleep, the next day I was like why? Why did I do that?Anyway Untouchable follows Ethan, who at the start of the book is in the wrong place at the wrong time and finds himself in the middle of a supervillain and superhero battle.One thing leads to another and whilst h [...]

    20. I received a copy of this novella in exchange for an honest review.Untouchable by S. A. Starcevic is about Ethan Elliot, a young man who gets sucked into the world of Heroes and Villains when all he wanted to do was break up with his boyfriend. Placed in a life or death situation, he discovers his ability to absorb and manipulate energy and uses this to help save his new friends.The plot really adopted the tropes of superhero stories, which is something I really enjoyed. However, due to the limi [...]

    21. Halfway through I was sad, but only because I knew it was too short. I wanted more time in this world because I was really enjoying my time in it.I just wanted to magically delay the ending of it somehow. I paused at the halfway point and just wished it could be longer. Still a great debut from S.A. Starcevic.I really loved the characters. I mean all the characters. The scene with Ethan’s parents was wonderful. I felt like my parents would react somewhat similarly if someone took a questionabl [...]

    22. *I received this novella in exchange for an honest review*UNTOUCHABLE delivers a short satisfying read, which will appeal to younger teens and superhero fans. What Starcevic does so skillfully, is craft a central character not defined by his sexuality. Although it is explicitly mentioned, Ethan does come off as an autonomous, layered character who has a sense of purpose and development. This is what gives Starcevic's novella it's appeal. The theme of identities, particularly hidden ones, will ce [...]

    23. *I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review.*It was the first superhero story I've read, so I didn't really know what to expect - but I really enjoyed it!It's a short read, nice and easy, yet interesting. The main character, Ethan, made me giggle so many times and his sense of humor is on point. I loved his relationship with Grayson, it's super sweet and just made me feel happy! I can tell that Lara has an interesting background, but the author only slightly touches on it. We don't real [...]

    24. I was given a digital copy of this book in exchange for my honest review, so here we go!The writing was easy to read. Very non-taxing, which is ideal for a short novella like this one. I found it was a good book to pick up and put down in any moments I could spare, however this is probably one most people could finish in a day.The story isn't very complicated, but could have benefited from more description and character development. There were a lot of characters popping up but not a lot of time [...]

    25. *I received free copy in exchange for an honest review*I have not read book about superheroes before, so I was very excited when I was given this opportunity. And I wasn't disappointed. Main protagonist of this story is sixteen year old Ethan Eliot, LGBT teen, who discovers that he has superpowers. Soon after that, he becomes part of Protectorate and meet others superheroes. Ethan is very lovable character, kind, funny and witty. I enjoyed his way of telling his story and how he showed us “beh [...]

    26. It's a novella, at 39 pages, but it manages to fit almost everything you would get in a 300-page novel. There's action, romance, and some form of a backstory. I like that the story has diverse characters, from Gladiatrix being (possibly) Latino, and Roxy being Asian. It's feels fresh, even though some superhero names are cliche (I do like Tempest, though). The plot is clear, and well-written. I think this could work as a graphic novel/comic book, or perhaps expanded into a full novel. I would li [...]

    27. Although outside the usual genre of books I read, I was pleasantly surprised when I picked up a copy of this novella.This is the story of Ethan Elliot, San Francisco native navigating his way through the typical teenage drama most kids face - from a LGBT perspective. As though his life weren't already complicated enough, why not throw in the emergence of a few super villains, and the development of his own super powers?I liked this story because it moved quickly, yet gave me enough time to devel [...]

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