Review: Faith: Greater Heights by Julie Murphy

Series: Faith Herbert Origin Story #2
Author: Julie Murphy
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Released: November 2, 2021
Received: NetGalley

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Faith: Greater Heights is the second novel in Julie Murphy’s Faith Herbert Origin Story series. If you don’t know who Faith is, I would strongly recommend going and checking out the graphic novel series (by Valiant) surrounding the character.

That being said, you don’t need to be up to date in her story to appreciate these novels – they’re origin stories, after all. They’re designed to be approachable and fun. So this would be the perfect starting point for new readers! To be super clear – Faith: Greater Heights is not a graphic novel. It’s a regular novel based on the graphic novel character! And it is still absolutely worth the read!

Frank Herbert is not a typical teenager; that much is clear. She’s actually a secret superhero! Though her closest friends are in on the secret. Faith’s senior year is already proving to not be the calm year she had hoped. Not when a classmate goes missing…and it looks like it might be because of an old-classmate-turned-villain!

If you love the vibes from Faith’s comic series and have always wanted to see more of her, then you’re going to love Faith: Greater Heights. Honestly, even if you haven’t read the graphic series but are looking for a chill and different sort of hero, Faith is your girl.

Faith: Greater Heights is such a delightful read, from start to finish. I love how different yet familiar this origin story feels. It’s very much grounded in all of the elements I love about Faith’s character.

It’s also a really approachable series for those that don’t usually love superhero stories, as it very much feels like a class all of its own. Though I should be clear here: the series is a good starting point. So go back and grab the first novel (Taking Flight) first. It’s worth it, I promise!

This is a fantastic follow-up, one that I really enjoyed. I’m already looking forward to seeing where her adventures go next. Naturally, this means that I am once again motivated to get caught up in her comic series (I’ve been terrible about that).

Thanks to Blazer + Bray and #NetGalley for making this book available for review. All opinions expressed are my own.


About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, reader, and much more. While my photography blog is feeling a bit neglected at the moment, the other sites I'm involved in are going strong. ✧I review books, comics, and basically anything else in the literary world over at Quirky Cat's Fat Stacks (of Books). ✧I review comics and books, as well as write content for Word of the Nerd. ✧I review comics for Monkeys Fighting Robots. ✧I write content for Screen Rant and CBR. ✧I write book reviews for The Review Crew.
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