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When she was twelve years old Mindy was sent to boarding school on another planet. Years later she returned to earth and ultimately obtained a mechanical engineering position with the super Elite Hands of Justice. Over time her mechanical brilliance has led her to be called TEKGRRL. Almost thirty, she has recently suffered from headaches, bursts of recovered memories inclu When she was twelve years old Mindy was sent to boarding school on another planet. Years later she returned to earth and ultimately obtained a mechanical engineering position with the super Elite Hands of Justice. Over time her mechanical brilliance has led her to be called TEKGRRL. Almost thirty, she has recently suffered from headaches, bursts of recovered memories including a trip on a flying saucer, and the sudden appearance of telekinetic skills, something she never displayed in her three decades of living. She conceals her fears of a voice inside her head while her former teammate who is now the new Secretary for Superhero Affairs, Simon Leasure, claims EHJ is a vigilante criminal unit.


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When she was twelve years old Mindy was sent to boarding school on another planet. Years later she returned to earth and ultimately obtained a mechanical engineering position with the super Elite Hands of Justice. Over time her mechanical brilliance has led her to be called TEKGRRL. Almost thirty, she has recently suffered from headaches, bursts of recovered memories inclu When she was twelve years old Mindy was sent to boarding school on another planet. Years later she returned to earth and ultimately obtained a mechanical engineering position with the super Elite Hands of Justice. Over time her mechanical brilliance has led her to be called TEKGRRL. Almost thirty, she has recently suffered from headaches, bursts of recovered memories including a trip on a flying saucer, and the sudden appearance of telekinetic skills, something she never displayed in her three decades of living. She conceals her fears of a voice inside her head while her former teammate who is now the new Secretary for Superhero Affairs, Simon Leasure, claims EHJ is a vigilante criminal unit.

30 review for Tekgrrl

  1. 5 out of 5

    Bookaholics

    Tekgrrl by A. J. Menden Paranormal Romance May 26th, 2009 4 stars Tekgrrl by A. J. Menden was a pure pleasure to read! Anyone who loves comic books come to life will enjoy this novel. This is the author’s second book following Phenomenal Girl 5. It helps to have read the first book but is really not necessary. Tekkgrrl starts with Mindy, a human who was surgically enhanced by aliens to become the most intelligent person alive. But even though she has brains and beauty Mindy still feels inadequate b Tekgrrl by A. J. Menden Paranormal Romance May 26th, 2009 4 stars Tekgrrl by A. J. Menden was a pure pleasure to read! Anyone who loves comic books come to life will enjoy this novel. This is the author’s second book following Phenomenal Girl 5. It helps to have read the first book but is really not necessary. Tekkgrrl starts with Mindy, a human who was surgically enhanced by aliens to become the most intelligent person alive. But even though she has brains and beauty Mindy still feels inadequate because she doesn’t actually have super powers like the rest of her team. Especially around the hunky Luke her lifelong crush. Determined to change her life she does a mini makeover. But soon Mindy starts to experience headaches and nightmares that center around her time with the aliens and Mindy realizes she must confront her demons or risk going insane. I grew to love Mindy’s charm and grit. Mindy starts out as somewhat naive and immature but really metamorphosed in to a kick a## heroine! And her ‘hero’ was the perfect match for her! I relished their budding romance and tried to stop myself from rushing ahead because I was so eager to learn more about them. This story was written with a sure style that was fascinating to read. The one thing I really enjoy about A.J. Menden’s books are her imagination and the ability to switch gears midway through the story surprising this reader with twists that kept me guessing even as I rooted for the heroine. I also admire her ability to bring the reader deep into the relationship between the 2 main characters so you feel invested in their love for one another. Overall, this book was a fun, light read that I read in one sitting. I especially enjoyed the interactions between all of the heroic team and wonder what the author has up her sleeve for future installments?! I can’t wait to read more of this series and hope she will continue it! Reviewed by Steph from the Bookaholics Romance Book Club

  2. 4 out of 5

    Darcy

    The EHJ heroes are back after having saved the world from destruction and adverting the prophecy. They are settling back into a new routine with the Reincarnist at the helm, pointing the group back to their roots of just saving people, not worrying about publicity and fame. The new direction seems to be a good one for most of them. Tekgrrl or Mindy as she is known in real life has decided to move on with her life and get over her childhood crush on a fellow hero. While watching him date a new he The EHJ heroes are back after having saved the world from destruction and adverting the prophecy. They are settling back into a new routine with the Reincarnist at the helm, pointing the group back to their roots of just saving people, not worrying about publicity and fame. The new direction seems to be a good one for most of them. Tekgrrl or Mindy as she is known in real life has decided to move on with her life and get over her childhood crush on a fellow hero. While watching him date a new hero she is starting to have little memory snippets come back to her of her year spent off the planet while a child. Being a super genius her parents made a deal with foreign being for her to stay with them so she could learn to use more of her super brain. So at the age of 12 she left for a year finding a more normal life than she ever has had with these people until they were attacked by others that were intent on their destruction. This is where Mindy's memory stops, she learns that to save her sanity they put blockers there, but slowly those blocks are coming down reeking havoc on her life. With her mind spinning out of control and former heroes causing trouble Mindy finds herself spending more and more time with an unlikely person within her team. As they work together she sees a whole new side to him. Just as things are getting weird in her personal life there comes another threat to earth that hits a little to close to home for Mindy.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Eric

    All the glamazons in this superhero romance series are amazing. Phenomenal Girl 5 can fly and punch holes through walls. Tekgrrl is infused with alien intelligence and technology. Aphrodite is the goddess of beauty and love. And Selena embodies the power of granite (I think). Without a doubt they are all super strong, super women. But like every other human on the planet, they need a little love too. After all, even the Invisible Woman has Mr. Fantastic to keep her warm in bed at night.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Sandy M

    I’ve stewed about this book for a few days after finishing it. Dorchester has discontinued their Shomi line, which is where this book would have been published if the line was still around. The few Shomis I’ve read I have thoroughly enjoyed. And that’s why I’ve had to stew over this one. Unfortunately, even if it were a Shomi, that wouldn’t help get it out of the woods. The biggest problem for me with this book — and I know this isn’t going to make a whole lot of sense, but it can’t be helped, th I’ve stewed about this book for a few days after finishing it. Dorchester has discontinued their Shomi line, which is where this book would have been published if the line was still around. The few Shomis I’ve read I have thoroughly enjoyed. And that’s why I’ve had to stew over this one. Unfortunately, even if it were a Shomi, that wouldn’t help get it out of the woods. The biggest problem for me with this book — and I know this isn’t going to make a whole lot of sense, but it can’t be helped, that’s just how it is — is the “cartoon” feel of it. Now why is that, those of you who haven’t read this series ask? Well, the Elite Hands of Justice are superheroes. Yep, just like Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and all those other heroes that made up the Justice League of America in DC Comics. I just couldn’t get past that, even though that’s exactly what this book is about. But I’m reading romance here, and as much as I always wanted Superman and Lois Lane to get together back in the good old days when I read comic books, it wasn’t the romance that drew me to reading them in the first place. I want romance now in my dotage, not all action and truth, justice, and the American way. Now, maybe that’s not fair. That’s obviously what the author was going for in writing this book and this series. And that’s fine. It’s me that’s the problem, no doubt about it. I would have been disappointed in it even if this book had Shomi in bold letters on the spine. It’s just too much comic book and not enough grown-up story for me. After having said all of this, there were things in the book I did like. The author’s misdirection during the story was very well done. I really can’t go into that because anything I say about it will give it away. Just know that while you’re thinking one thing, it ain’t gonna be and there’s a surprise waiting for you later on. At first I felt kind of cheated when I realized what she had done, but because I was given a good resolution, I ended up not minding at all. The actual complexity of the story itself is also well done. That is definitely Shomi worthy; it reminded of the Shomis of old and why I latched on to reading them in the first place. Mindy’s parents shuttle her off to an alien world at a very young age, not knowing what to do with her and her intelligence and her desire to be part of the EHJ. While she’s in the care of these aliens, another race attacks their world and takes Mindy and her adoptive sister hostage. They do things to her and her brain that she’s not able to handle, so when she’s back on earth her parents allow her memories of that time to be blocked. Mindy does realize her dream of working with the EHJ, and though she has no super powers, what she learned while with her alien family has made her a technowizard and she fights side by side with the superheroes using her own inventions. Eventually the blocks in her mind start to unravel and she begins to remember all that happened to her on that alien planet, and it’s a doozy when it all comes to light. Kudos to the author for that. I did like most of the other characters in the book. But, again, as with other things in the book, they had that one-dimensional, comic book feel and that detracted from that part of it all for me. The most interesting character was Robert, the Reincarnist, who is featured in Phenomenal Girl 5, the first book in the series. His daughter was also interesting, but that about does it as far as the other characters are concerned. Sigh. I wish I had been closer to the other side of the fence on this book. But after is all said and done, I just fell in a totally different direction than even I anticipated. See my complete review at http://www.goodbadandunread.com

  5. 5 out of 5

    Lexie

    This is the sequel/companion to Menden’s previous Elite Hands of Justice book, PHENOMENAL GIRL 5, and follows the adventures of Mindy, aka Tekgrrl, as her life goes from weird to downright bizarre. I find it immensely amusing that everything she wanted to happen in her life—Luke’s tender feelings, powers, romance—seemed to all happen at the same time, and not in a way she entirely wanted. Apparently, a new hairstyle, more mature attitude, and impending doom for mankind helped put her life in bett This is the sequel/companion to Menden’s previous Elite Hands of Justice book, PHENOMENAL GIRL 5, and follows the adventures of Mindy, aka Tekgrrl, as her life goes from weird to downright bizarre. I find it immensely amusing that everything she wanted to happen in her life—Luke’s tender feelings, powers, romance—seemed to all happen at the same time, and not in a way she entirely wanted. Apparently, a new hairstyle, more mature attitude, and impending doom for mankind helped put her life in better perspective. I liked Mindy a lot in PHENOMENAL GIRL 5—she was sassy, sarcastic and smart, but her hang up over Luke, aka Sensei, another member of the team, was cringe-worthy. She harbored a schoolgirl crush on him from the time she was twelve years old—he was her idol, her hero and knight in shining armor, and all she wanted was for him to notice her. Even from Lainey’s POV in PG5, it made me reflexively take a step back in horror. At the start of TEKGRRL she resolves to put that behind her. She wants to prove, once and for all, she is mature now that she’s almost 30. And I applaud her for that, and for how hard she sticks to it. Sure, she was jealous over Selena and Luke’s apparent flirtation and attraction, but she didn’t let that consume her. Or let it interfere with working with them. The development of her powers and the backstory behind them is gradual, and the pay out is painful to read. Objectively, I completely understood the reasoning behind it, but on a personal level, OW. Good intentions or not, I think everyone should feel very lucky that they were, in a manner or speaking, able to contain the situation, and it didn’t just flare up and out in one quick deadly burst. Menden’s writing is quick and easy-to-follow—since this is a superhero caper, a lot of scientific stuff will sound fishy and implausible, but that’s par for the course. I’m not entirely certain what the need to reintroduce the cult from PG5 (the Dragon cult) was for, but maybe to illustrate that there is continuity, and it will be an underlying plot thread throughout any future books. Depending on how you look at Simon’s actions in this book, he either made himself the bigger jerk than in PG5 or he redeemed himself. I was well satisfied with the romance and the ending. I’m interested to know who else can get their own book—I really liked Selena and would like to know more about her, but otherwise, none of the ones left at the end interested me overmuch. Just remember to throw a toast up, folks—the good guys will always win.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Tez

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Repressed memories are resurfacing, whether Tekgrrl wants them to or not, in A. J. Menden's second Elite Hands of Justice superhero romance, Tekgrrl. The Doctors Clark sent their daughter Mindy on student exchange...to another planet. She adored her Kalybri foster family, and was fluent in the language. But Mindy wasn't prepared for the devastating events that have been blocked from her recall until now, when she's almost thirty. There's got to be a reason for the migraines, and the mysterious vo Repressed memories are resurfacing, whether Tekgrrl wants them to or not, in A. J. Menden's second Elite Hands of Justice superhero romance, Tekgrrl. The Doctors Clark sent their daughter Mindy on student exchange...to another planet. She adored her Kalybri foster family, and was fluent in the language. But Mindy wasn't prepared for the devastating events that have been blocked from her recall until now, when she's almost thirty. There's got to be a reason for the migraines, and the mysterious voice in her head - and why they're around now. Tekgrrl starts slowly, reintroducing readers to characters last encountered in Phenomenal Girl 5. Mindy's fellow superheroes all seem to be teaming up, and she's lonely. She has so much for which to be grateful, but instead she's moping around, except when working on technological projects. The interesting plot points take their sweet time coming. Then along comes Chapter 17, the most outstanding portion of this novel, and I finally connected. And the reason is all so human - social commentary. Though it takes place on another planet, the events are no doubt happening in real life, and it's impossible not to feel compassion for Mindy and all the others trapped in that awful situation. It just goes to show that the best kind of escapist fiction is the type that's not afraid to give a huge dose of reality. It certainly puts things in perspective for Mindy, and should for readers, too. From there on, the book is a lot more on the ball, with fascinating content and huge twists - prepare to be startled. I unintentionally pulled myself out of the story when I came across the name Doctor Chaos (as it reminded me of Professor Chaos and General Disarray from South Park, thus eliciting laughter), but overall Tekgrrl is a winner. Here's hoping Aphrodite gets to star in a future novel.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Summer

    I didn't quite enjoy this one as much as Phenomenal Girl 5, but it was still a great book anyways. In Tekgrrl, it's the same universe as Phenomenal Girl 5 but takes place shortly afterwards. The main character here is Mindy or Tekgrrl as she's known in the Elite Hands of Justice. The Elite Hands of Justice is a famous group of superhero's who are charged with saving the world. Tekgrrl has harbored an one sided love for a fellow superhero in the group since she was a kid. However, events from her I didn't quite enjoy this one as much as Phenomenal Girl 5, but it was still a great book anyways. In Tekgrrl, it's the same universe as Phenomenal Girl 5 but takes place shortly afterwards. The main character here is Mindy or Tekgrrl as she's known in the Elite Hands of Justice. The Elite Hands of Justice is a famous group of superhero's who are charged with saving the world. Tekgrrl has harbored an one sided love for a fellow superhero in the group since she was a kid. However, events from her past cause her to rethink who she is and realize that perhaps her attentions would be better towards a different member of the group. With lots of action and superhero love triangles, it was lots of fun to read and I hope the series will continue.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Anita

    This is book 2 in a superhero romance series. It's really good from the romance perspective, but the superhero part isn't as appealing to me. I do like the relationship twists this author takes - in both the first book and this one, I didn't see it coming. This one is Mindy's, aka Tekgrrl, story. She's been hung up on Luke since her teens, but he's never returned the feeling. Just as she decides to move on, she manifests new powers and she starts to hear a voice in her head. Then Simon (a trouble This is book 2 in a superhero romance series. It's really good from the romance perspective, but the superhero part isn't as appealing to me. I do like the relationship twists this author takes - in both the first book and this one, I didn't see it coming. This one is Mindy's, aka Tekgrrl, story. She's been hung up on Luke since her teens, but he's never returned the feeling. Just as she decides to move on, she manifests new powers and she starts to hear a voice in her head. Then Simon (a troublemaker from book 1) causes a whole lot of mischief for the Elite Hand of Justice using his government contacts. We also get Mindy's intergalactic study abroad backstory and how she because such an exceptional genius.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Carolyn F.

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Boring beginning with lots of angst about a guy that went on far too long even though Mindy denied she still cared a lot. The first half read as if she were in high school, not 30. She does make real attempts to "grow up" and that's when the book started getting better. The second half was an unexpected romance (for her) with her supervisor Paul. I liked that she's 30 (instead of the usual 18 to 23) and that Paul's 40 something. The alien bit was boring and not very suspenseful at all. Even Mind Boring beginning with lots of angst about a guy that went on far too long even though Mindy denied she still cared a lot. The first half read as if she were in high school, not 30. She does make real attempts to "grow up" and that's when the book started getting better. The second half was an unexpected romance (for her) with her supervisor Paul. I liked that she's 30 (instead of the usual 18 to 23) and that Paul's 40 something. The alien bit was boring and not very suspenseful at all. Even Mindy's "son" being thrown in didn't make it more exciting. I'm giving this book 3 stars just for the romance between Mindy and Paul, which I thought was great.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Tamera

    I confess - in the past I was an avid comic book reader, and this brought back all my fond memories of the comic book universe. The true romance didn't start until half way into the book, which was a nice change / misdirection. I enjoyed watching all of the characters grow as the book progressed. It reminded me of Jinx by Jennifer Estep. If you enjoyed this book, other titles you might like include Carrie Vaugh's After the Golden Age and the Dirk and Steele novels by Majorie Liu (this series alw I confess - in the past I was an avid comic book reader, and this brought back all my fond memories of the comic book universe. The true romance didn't start until half way into the book, which was a nice change / misdirection. I enjoyed watching all of the characters grow as the book progressed. It reminded me of Jinx by Jennifer Estep. If you enjoyed this book, other titles you might like include Carrie Vaugh's After the Golden Age and the Dirk and Steele novels by Majorie Liu (this series always made me think of X-Men!). There are already some great reviews written here about the book, so there's no need for me to say more!

  11. 4 out of 5

    Greymalkin

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Another enjoyable entry in this series. Still one of the most solid scifi romances I've read, with a decently realized world and interesting characters. I wish this one had been a little less on the heroine being self-delusional end but it still worked out reasonably well and is certainly no worse than in a regular romance book. I'm not so sure about the next one since I didn't find Fantazia very interesting but I do enjoy many of the other characters, particularly Virus. Another enjoyable entry in this series. Still one of the most solid scifi romances I've read, with a decently realized world and interesting characters. I wish this one had been a little less on the heroine being self-delusional end but it still worked out reasonably well and is certainly no worse than in a regular romance book. I'm not so sure about the next one since I didn't find Fantazia very interesting but I do enjoy many of the other characters, particularly Virus.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Outi

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Funny book! Superheroes, aliens, goddesses and of course, romance. Tekgrrl is a woman, who was abducted by aliens in her teens. That made her super-intelligent and she joined a team of superheroes. They battle to save the world. And then there are a couple of sexy superheroes, who catch her eye. In the end, boy gets the girl and the world is saved. :)

  13. 5 out of 5

    Jody Wallace

    Finished this a month or so ago and forgot to change its Goodreads status. I enjoyed it and I don't think it was automatically necessary to have read the book that came before it, Phenomenal Girl 5, to appreciate this one. The plot of this book and the hero didn't turn out the way I expected, which is why it felt like urban fantasy as much as a standard paranormal romance. But it did have an HEA. Finished this a month or so ago and forgot to change its Goodreads status. I enjoyed it and I don't think it was automatically necessary to have read the book that came before it, Phenomenal Girl 5, to appreciate this one. The plot of this book and the hero didn't turn out the way I expected, which is why it felt like urban fantasy as much as a standard paranormal romance. But it did have an HEA.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Jill

    It was much better than I was expecting. I had to re-think (re-visualize) one of the characters since in my mind I saw him as a balding, glasses-wearing fifty-something man. In the story he was much younger and buff.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Marie

    Part of the Human Justice League series

  16. 4 out of 5

    Amy

    a little slow at first but it was still pretty good

  17. 5 out of 5

    Rachel- Goodbye Borders

    Started out a little slow, but picked up. Damn, didn't see the direction that was taking! I loved seeing Mindy's relationship with (view spoiler)[Paul (hide spoiler)] develop. Started out a little slow, but picked up. Damn, didn't see the direction that was taking! I loved seeing Mindy's relationship with (view spoiler)[Paul (hide spoiler)] develop.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Ginger K

    Fluffy, predictable and exactly what I needed. Plus superheroes!

  19. 5 out of 5

    Carol Powell

    I love this book I can't wait for the next book I love this book I can't wait for the next book

  20. 4 out of 5

    Jess

    I had high hopes for this brainy female superhero, but it didn't interest me much. Probably am done with the series... I had high hopes for this brainy female superhero, but it didn't interest me much. Probably am done with the series...

  21. 5 out of 5

    Sisiely

    I liked this better than Book 1 Phenomenal Girl 5. It was less antsy and aliens were involved. kinda cool

  22. 5 out of 5

    Stacey

  23. 5 out of 5

    David Johnston

  24. 4 out of 5

    Vy

  25. 5 out of 5

    Sandpiper

  26. 4 out of 5

    Plaryn

  27. 4 out of 5

    Kyle Scarpelli

  28. 5 out of 5

    Keegan

  29. 4 out of 5

    Ayesha Ahmed

  30. 5 out of 5

    Sandi Shaw

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