Posted in Fantasy/Sci-Fi

Jennifer Hartz’s Heroes of the Horde


Six mismatched students at Deacon Proprietary are about to discover the demonic legend of their school’s origin is actually true. Not only have they obtained amazing powers, but they’ve also unleashed the demonic Horde. Now it’s up to these six high school freshmen to stop the Horde before its evil spreads throughout the school and beyond.


I am a superhero fan and there is nothing more that I appreciate than a beginning story and that’s what we have here. There are six high school students who go through something (read the book and find out!) and end up with six unique gifts. I so enjoyed watching them discover the gifts that they had and furthermore discovering what they needed to use those gifts for. I found the story to be believable (as believable as these kinds of stories can be), fascinating, engaging, and even at times a bit scary. It seems really popular these days to have angels or angelic powers in teen novels, but this one deals with demons, adding a new aspect that I haven’t read yet in teen fiction. I especially enjoyed how each student came across as unique and with their own voice. There is no way you could get them confused with each other. I will admit that I liked watching the romantic entanglements though it did seem a bit dicey in moments (but then again what’s high school without dicey moments). The only drawback to this story was that in the beginning there was a lot of description about the past and sometimes, the teens sounded more like adults than teens. Spiritually, though this novel is not necessarily geared to Christian teens you can’t help but go there. There is one devout Christian in the group and scripture is often used to combat demons. I definitely recommend this one to those of us who are superhero fans and I think teens everywhere will have fun with this novel!

**I received a copy of this novel from the author. My opinion was not affected in any way.**

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