Specular by L. K. Brooks-Simpson

Author L.K Brooks-Simpson
Title Specular
Series IXI COMICS, #1
Published  August 16th, 2018
Genre superhero, ya
Number of pages 207

Received from Xpresso Book Tours


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The first installment of the IXI COMICS series by author L.K BROOKS-SIMPSON This novel is of the fantasy/superhero fiction genre and tackles some important implications of mental health and Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). Imagine being afraid to fall asleep in fear that you will not wake up to the life you know. This is exactly what Tre Moon experienced at nine years old. He awakes to his second dissociative identity having set his house aflame. With his home ruined and his parents murdered at his own hands, he is sentenced to trial for a life sentence. Young Tre Moon is forced to walk a path that will change his life forever. When seventeen year old Tre comes into contact with a prohibited substance called Colloidal Supersilver his life will change forever when he finds out he has the ability to change how light refracts from his body. His new powers come with new challenges to an already complicated life, having battled Dissociative Identity Disorder for the majority of his youth. Follow the origin story of IXI COMICS first hero as he becomes Indiana’s newest vigilante, Specular! In a city full of crime, recession, drug underlords and other mysterious vigilante’s, the legend of Tre Moon will unfold, all the while, his dark past tries to catch up with him…


OMG, this was so good. It starts with a bang, from the first page on, I was pulled in completely.

Specular is basically superhero origin story and I love reading those. You get to see him grow up, understand him and his life before he became a hero. Following him from a young age, all trough challenges of life, you can really understand why he does what he does. It makes the story relatable and real and extremely good. :)

The story starts with Tre as a young boy, punished by his parents because he got into a fight. He is not alone, there is a voice in his head, talking to him, telling him what to do, until he takes over one night and sets the family home on fire. 

Tre is locked up for life and full of guilt. He gets out in is teen thanks so family friends diagnosing him with Dissociative Identity Disorder. Not all is easy and well as he gets back out. He tries to live a normal life, trying to control the voices in his head, until he comes in contact with Colloidal Supersilver, his life is turned upside down once more. 

It's just such a great story, I hope there will be a lot more books in the series. :)

Highly recommend it to superheroes fans!

Happy reading,


  1. Great review! This sounds like a fun, entertaining read! :)


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