Sunday, September 23, 2018

The Supervillain and Me by Danielle Banas

Rating: ★★★ | 310 pages | Swoon Reads | Sci-Fi YA | 07/10/2018

Crime rates have skyrocketed in Abby Hamilton’s town of Morristown, but luckily their local superhero, Red Comet  (who is also secretly Abby’s brother), is always around to save the day. Abby is content just being a theater kid and leaving the saving to her super-powered brother, but when a new super teen known as Iron Phantom starts causing trouble Abby finds herself tangled up with Morristown’s first supervillain--who may not be so villainous after all.

Does anyone remember the movie Sky High? This book gave me a lot of those same vibes as that movie. The Supervillain and Me supers aren't the angsty complex heroes of Marvel and DC films. The teens in tights are kind of treated like boy bands with their adoring fans, public signings, merch and thriving fanfiction communities--which I guess is a good time to note that although this is a debut novel, Danielle Banas is a prominent Wattpad author.

 Also fair warning, despite being from the Swoon Reads imprint there are a lot more super saves than super swoons.

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