5 out of 5 Stars
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As witty as it is heartpounding, this fresh take on the beloved superhero genre is all about finding your own way to shine even when it seems everyone else around you is, well… super.
Never trust a guy in spandex.
In Abby Hamilton’s world, superheroes do more than just stop crime and save cats stuck in trees―they also drink milk straight from the carton and hog the television remote. Abby’s older brother moonlights as the famous Red Comet, but without powers of her own, following in his footsteps has never crossed her mind.
That is, until the city’s newest vigilante comes bursting into her life.
After saving Abby from an attempted mugging, Morriston’s fledgling supervillain Iron Phantom convinces her that he’s not as evil as everyone says, and that their city is under a vicious new threat. As Abby follows him deeper into their city’s darkest secrets, she comes to learn that heroes can’t always be trusted, and sometimes it’s the good guys who wear black.
Chosen by readers like you for Macmillan’s young adult imprint Swoon Reads, The Supervillain and Me is a hilarious, sweet, and action-packed novel by debut author Danielle Banas that proves no one is perfect, not even superheroes.
You know that Superhero that everyone idolizes and adores? The one who your friends drool over and write fan fiction about?
Well, what if that Superhero was your brother?
Growing up as a middle child (good ‘ole middle child syndrome) I could totally relate with Abigail, it’s hard to stand up to something like that, to be noticed. But, what if you met someone you finally thought understood you?
And then found out he may be a Supervillain? Do you tell your family? How do you share with this person when you both have secrets you must keep? Could he really be as Evil as people say he is? And more importantly… WHO IS HE??
Am I using way too many “Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog” GIFs in this review? Maybe. But, that’s the vibe I got from this book. So, in other words, it had me melting into a little puddle of cuteness!
It had me thinking, is it easier to talk to someone behind a mask? Is it simpler to reveal your secrets when you feel like not knowing who the person is will keep those secrets safe, like a priest in confession or, I suppose like us as bloggers. It’s always easier to bare oneself (ha ha! Bear, Shalini and Nina 🐻😜) when there are no personal and immediate consequences.
This was a sweet story, based more on the romance blooming between Abigail and the Iron Phantom, than a lot of Superhero/Supervillain battles, but I was okay with that. Lighthearted and sweet, I couldn’t put it down!
I’m going to get a little off-topic here… But, it also got me wondering, it seems that cities with Superheroes always have more crime than cities without!… Do the Superheroes actually CAUSE more trouble than they’re worth? Do criminals always want to take on the the Heroes and come out of the woodwork, whereas normally it would be a small, quiet city?
I absolutely highly recommend this book to anyone who loves Superheroes (and Supervillains!), to anyone who loves a certain Musical that will remain nameless 😜 and to any Geeks at heart (and with heart! 💖💖).
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Danielle Banas, a Pittsburgh native, earned a degree in communication from Robert Morris University. After years spent dreaming up characters instead of paying attention in class, Danielle joined the storytelling platform Wattpad, where her work has received millions of views online. When she isn’t writing, she can be found loudly singing show tunes, spouting off Walt Disney World trivia, and snuggling with her puppy. THE SUPERVILLAIN AND ME is her debut novel.
Follow her on Twitter or Instagram @daniellebanas
The Supervillain and Me is Best Served with a (Red) Comet Cocktail
Okay, so the cocktail is actually called a Comet but, add a little red food colouring?? KA-BLAMO! You’ve got yourself a RED Comet!! Found this particular version of this cocktail at Difford’s Guide
- 1/2oz Cognac
- 1/4oz Triple Sec
- 1/4oz Drambuie
- 1oz Grapefruit Juice
- Dash Angostura Bitters
- A couple drops of red food colouring
- Put ice in a shaker
- Add ingredients
- Shake until Chilled
- Pour into glass
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