We Could Be Heroes || Review

Title: We Could Be Heroes
Author: Mike Chen
Genre: General Fiction, Science Fiction + Fantasy
Publisher: Mira Books
No. of Pages: Hardcover, 330 pgs
Publication Date: 26 January, 2021
Date Read: 7 February, 2021
Rating: 4.5/5


An extraordinary and emotional adventure about unlikely friends and the power of choosing who you want to be.

Jamie woke up in an empty apartment with no memory and only a few clues to his identity, but with the ability to read and erase other people’s memories—a power he uses to hold up banks to buy coffee, cat food and books.

Zoe is also searching for her past, and using her abilities of speed and strength…to deliver fast food. And she’ll occasionally put on a cool suit and beat up bad guys, if she feels like it.

When the archrivals meet in a memory-loss support group, they realize the only way to reveal their hidden pasts might be through each other. As they uncover an ongoing threat, suddenly much more is at stake than their fragile friendship. With countless people at risk, Zoe and Jamie will have to recognize that sometimes being a hero starts with trusting someone else—and yourself.


One of the things I miss most in this current pandemic is the pure joy in heading to the movie theater and seeing a Marvel movie. Reading this book, made it a little more bearable. We Could Be Heroes completely captured that superhero movie feeling and I couldn’t put it down!

We Could Be Heroes centers on Jamie and Zoe. Both have woken up in their respective apartments with absolutely no memory of who they are, where they are, and strangely enough, now have some super-human powers. Jaime can read and erase memories, which he uses to rob some banks. Zoe has super speed + strength, which is great for her job as a food delivery person…… and when she fights crime. In a weird twist of fate, these two arch rivals meet in person for the first time at a memory-loss support group, become friends, and discover that there may be something else going on that is affecting them. As they begin to investigate the appearance of their powers, the loss of their memory, and dealing with their fragile friendship they find out that there’s more to the story than either of them know. What follows is an action packed story unlike one I’ve read before… and I LOVED it.

One of my favorites things about this book is the unexpected twists and turns that happen. SO MANY THINGS I WAS ON THE EDGE ABOUT.

I loved seeing Jamie and Zoe’s friendship unfold in this book as they join together to figure out who they are and what happened to them. The story that Mike Chen tells is truly one that has so many levels and layers. That who we are isn’t necessarily defined by what we know of ourselves, but what we make of ourselves in the moment.

I loved everything about this book and I hope you do too!

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