Review: Velveteen vs. The Junior Super Patriots (Seanan McGuire)

Velveteen vs. The Junior Super Patriots by Seanan McGuire
Published by ISFiC Press
epub Version

Heroes, Villains and the inevitable consequences when big corporations take control of their destinies in the name of the corporate “Bottom Line”.

First of all, let me just say – I LOVED THIS BOOK!
Thank you.

Velveteen vs. The Junior Super Patriots is a collection of short stories. Carefully compiled in roughly chronologic order (except where flashbacks are required). It tells the story of a retired child super hero just trying to get on with her life, now that she’s old enough to control her own decisions. The problem is that Velveteen may be done with her former life, but her past may not be done with her!

Did I say super hero? Why yes I did. In the world of this book, Super heroes are not just real, they’re seemingly everywhere. With beautiful descriptions of the ongoing action and humorous turns of phrase throughout, Velveteen is accessible to readers of all reading ability. Each chapter is a self contained little story which makes it an excellent read for those who prefer bite sized chunks of words.

If you read this, and you definitely should – You will find yourself rooting for Velveteen, with your bum on the edge of your seat all the way through from finish to end. I started reading this on a Saturday afternoon, I did not put it down again until I had finished it.

The version I purchased and read was sold direct from ISFiC Press ( It cost $9.99 which at the time was roughly £6 in sterling (including my banks international fees). The epub was DRM free. A second book, Velveteen vs. The Multiverse is also available.

Seanan McGuire is a New York Times best selling author who has also written the Toby Daye series, The Incryptid series and numerous other works. She is also published as Mira Grant and is (in)famous for her love of Cheese, Filking and creepy dolls. Learn more about her from her own website at


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