Published May 15 2013 by Candlemark & Gleam
Framed by his father, "reformed" supervillain Colonel Chaos, super-speedster Chris Fairborne, AKA Crimsonstreak, is sent to the Clermont Institution for the Criminally Insane. A hero surrounded by dastardly inmates and heartless guards, Chris struggles to keep his wits about him, until the arrival of some unexpected new "guests" at the facility provides him with a means for escape. Once out, though, he discovers that the world he knew is gone, replaced by a fascist, supposedly utopian state run by none other than Colonel Chaos himself.
With the heroes of the world locked away or fighting in a disorganized resistance, Crimsonstreak teams up with a snarky British butler and a teenage superhero-to-be. Together, the unlikely (and bickering) allies must take down Crimsonstreak's dad and set the world right. Not easy when your only powers are super-speed and looking good in spandex. But hey, someone's got to save the world.
I really had high hopes for this book. I love the concept and superhumans have always been an interest for me. Story starts out great but takes a swan dive as story unfolds.
*The Clermont Institute for the Criminally Insane: Serving evil-doers and those in need since 1972.*
Dark plague, Crusading Comet, Infrared, Crossworld, *His parents* Miss Lightspeed and Colonel Chaos (his current enemy)
After escaping from institute Crimesonstreak meets with a pot headed cheetah eating Cheetos after a long swim he ends up in New York.
In search of his mother's death and his father turned villain. Crimson finds the opposite of what he thought and heard from others.
Pop culture, funny dialogue and some interesting characters (see list above) but just didn't do it for me for a top read.
(as posted on Goodreads/Netgalley)