Book Review: The Time I Saved a Damsel in Distress by Jes Drew

Are you fans of Marvel or DC comics? If so, I have the perfect Christian YA series in mind for you: The Ninja and Hunter series by Jes Drew. If you missed my review for the first installment in the series, you can find it here. Today I’ll be reviewing the second installment of the trilogy, The Time I Saved a Damsel in Distress.


Immediately following where book one left off, Charisa is still getting used to her superpowers when her history class goes on a field trip to Washington D.C. While there, she catches sight of her refugee partner-in-justice, Hunter. Charisa’s biggest wish while in D.C. is to get involved in an international conspiracy. Will her dream become a reality thanks to her superhuman abilities?


The Field Trip:

As someone who has never been to Washington D.C. before, it was fun to read about Charisa and her class going there and seeing all the monuments and museums. I also enjoyed the banter between Chrissie, Nora, Olivia, and Andrew.

Chrissie’s Struggle With Telling Her Parents: 

I was glad that Charisa wanted to tell her parents about her powers in this installment, especially after the high-stake mission in book one.


The Villain’s Motive

The villain in this installment doesn’t seem to have a clear-cut motive like they did in the first book (if it is mentioned, I apologize. I have been very scatterbrained recently), so I wasn’t quite as invested in this installment as I was the first one.

Overall, I believe fans of Marvel movies will highly enjoy The Time I Saved a Damsel in Distress and the rest of the Ninja and Hunter series. The author states in her review of the book that this installment is similar to Spiderman Homecoming, and I completely agree. If you loved that movie, you should definitely check out this series! 🙂


Rating: 4 out of 5.

Talk to Me, Arrowheads!

Are you pumped about this superhero read? Who is your favorite superhero or supervillain? Mine just happens to be ol’ Spidey himself!

Aim high, stay strong, and always hit your mark.

-Allyson 😀

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