The BackUp Who Cried Wolf by Kayla Hicks

4 out of 5 stars

The cover of The Backup Who Cried Wolf by Kayla Hicks.

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I agreed to read and review The Backup Who Cried Wolf as part of my participation in my first-ever blog tour. As someone who was already a fan of the BackUp superhero series, it wasn’t hard to convince me to read book 3. 

Like with the previous two installments, Hicks delights readers with endearing characters and the continuation of the fun, creative concept of a league of backup superheroes. 

This book features Dwighter, an unreliable backup superhero with a drinking problem, as the main character. I appreciated being able to learn more about Dwighter. I also loved that Tanser Girl, my favorite character in the series, returns to play an important role.

The Back-Up Who Cried Wolf is a quick read that lives up to the expectations set in the first two books. If you haven’t already read the other books in the series, I recommend starting with The Back-Up Superhero. You will be glad you discovered this quirky, binge-able series.

Thank you to Kayla Hicks for inviting me to be part of her book tour and for providing me with a free review copy in exchange for my honest review. 

Links to purchase any books in the series can be found on the author’s website.

My review of The Original Superheroes is linked here.

My review of The Backup Superhero is linked here.

The Original Superheroes by Kayla Hicks

4 stars

A paperback copy of the book The Original Superheroes by Kayla Hicks.

The Original Superheroes is book 2 in the Backup Superheroes series. In this story, a prequel of sorts, we learn more about Frank, the barkeeper who played a supporting, yet important role in book 1. 

As the title suggests, The Original Superheroes tells us how and why the Backup Superhero league was formed. It delves into Frank’s past life as a police officer who becomes the Dark Vigilante and seeks justice against corruption in the department.

With 149 pages in the paperback copy, the novel is a short, fast-paced read that does a nice job setting up the newly-released third book in the series, The Backup Who Cried Wolf.

Although a little heavier in tone than the first book, The Original Superheroes kept my interest alive in the fun, quirky concept of a D-league of superheroes consisting of regular people armed only with nicknames and superhero costumes trying to make the world a better place.

I’m looking forward to finding out what happens to this cast of characters we’ve grown to love in the next book.

Books in The Original Superheroes series can be purchased through the author’s website,

My review of The Backup Superhero is linked here.