ARC Review: The Extraordinaries by T.J. Klune

The Extraordinaries by T.J. Klune My rating: 4 of 5 stars Some people are extraordinary. Some are just extra. TJ Klune's YA debut, The Extraordinaries, is a queer coming-of-age story about a fanboy with ADHD and the heroes he loves. Nick Bell? Not extraordinary. But being the most popular fanfiction writer in the Extraordinaries fandom … Continue reading ARC Review: The Extraordinaries by T.J. Klune

ARC Review: The Oracle Code by Marieke Nijkamp & Manuel Preitano

The Oracle Code by Marieke Nijkamp My rating: 4 of 5 stars After a gunshot leaves her paralyzed, Barbara Gordon enters the Arkham Center for Independence, where Gotham's teens undergo physical and mental rehabilitation. Now using a wheelchair, Barbara must adapt to a new normal, but she cannot shake the feeling that something is dangerously … Continue reading ARC Review: The Oracle Code by Marieke Nijkamp & Manuel Preitano

ARC Review: Black Canary: Ignite by Meg Cabot & Cara McGee

Black Canary: Ignite by Meg Cabot My rating: 4 of 5 stars Thirteen-year-old Dinah Lance knows exactly what she wants, who she is, and where she's going. First, she'll win the battle of the bands with her two best friends, then she'll join the Gotham City Junior Police Academy so she can solve crimes just … Continue reading ARC Review: Black Canary: Ignite by Meg Cabot & Cara McGee

ARC Review: Teen Titans: Raven by Kami Garcia & Gabriel Picolo

Teen Titans: Raven by Kami Garcia My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars When a tragic accident takes the life of 17-year-old Raven Roth's foster mom--and Raven's memory--she moves to New Orleans to recover and finish her senior year of high school. Starting over isn't easy. Raven remembers everyday stuff like how to solve math equations … Continue reading ARC Review: Teen Titans: Raven by Kami Garcia & Gabriel Picolo

ARC Review: Not Your Backup by C.B. Lee

Not Your Backup by C.B. Lee My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Emma Robledo has a few more responsibilities that the usual high school senior, but then again, she and her friends have left school to lead a fractured Resistance movement against a corrupt Heroes League of Heroes. Emma is the only member of a … Continue reading ARC Review: Not Your Backup by C.B. Lee

ARC Review: Under the Moon: A Catwoman Tale by Lauren Myracle & Isaac Goodhart

Under the Moon: A Catwoman Tale by Lauren Myracle My rating: 2 of 5 stars When fourteen-year-old Selina Kyle, aka the future Catwoman, becomes homeless, she must confront questions of who she is and who she will become. She rejects human cruelty, but sometimes it seems as though brute force is the only way to … Continue reading ARC Review: Under the Moon: A Catwoman Tale by Lauren Myracle & Isaac Goodhart

ARC Review: Quincredible Vol. 1: Quest to Be the Best! by Rodney Barnes, Selina Espiritu & Kelly Fitzpatrick

Quincredible Vol. 1: Quest to Be the Best! by Rodney Barnes My rating: 3 of 5 stars Invulnerability is a pretty useless superpower if you've only got a one-hundred pound frame to back it up. That's what Quinton West's life became when he went from small guy who got beat up to small guy who … Continue reading ARC Review: Quincredible Vol. 1: Quest to Be the Best! by Rodney Barnes, Selina Espiritu & Kelly Fitzpatrick

ARC Review: Livewire Volume 1: Fugitive by Vita Ayala, Raul Allen & Patricia Martin

Livewire Volume 1: Fugitive by Vita Ayala My rating: 4 of 5 stars For the first time, Livewire takes center stage! Accomplice. Mentor. Savior. And now, Enemy of the State. Seeking to protect other vulnerable super-powered psiots like herself, Livewire plunged the United States into a nationwide blackout with her technopathic abilities, causing untold devastation. … Continue reading ARC Review: Livewire Volume 1: Fugitive by Vita Ayala, Raul Allen & Patricia Martin

Review: Gotham Academy – Second Semester, Vol. 2: The Ballad of Olive Silverlock

Gotham Academy — Second Semester, Vol. 2: The Ballad of Olive Silverlock by Brenden Fletcher My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars The second semester at Gotham Academy is wrapping up, but more than just the school year may be coming to an end. Olive Silverlock is possessed by the spirit of her ancestor, Amity Arkham, … Continue reading Review: Gotham Academy – Second Semester, Vol. 2: The Ballad of Olive Silverlock

Review: Vengeful by V.E. Schwab

Vengeful by V.E. Schwab My rating: 5 of 5 stars Sydney once had Serena—beloved sister, betrayed enemy, powerful ally. But now she is alone, except for her thrice-dead dog, Dol, and then there's Victor, who thinks Sydney doesn't know about his most recent act of vengeance. Victor himself is under the radar these days—being buried … Continue reading Review: Vengeful by V.E. Schwab

Review: Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo My rating: 5 of 5 stars Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law—risking exile—to save a mere mortal. Even worse, Alia Keralis is no ordinary girl and with this … Continue reading Review: Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

ARC Review: Youngblood Volume 1 by Chad Bowers

Youngblood Volume 1 by Chad Bowers My rating: 3 of 5 stars Release date: December 12, 2017 An uber popular self-protection app called HELP! is changing how we stay safe -- "HELP! lets you decide who saves you." But when a high-rated young hero on the app goes missing, his best friend's search for answers … Continue reading ARC Review: Youngblood Volume 1 by Chad Bowers

ARC Review: BLACK, Vol. 1 by Kwanza Osajyefo

BLACK, Vol. 1 by Kwanza Osajyefo My rating: 3 of 5 stars In a world that already hates and fears them - what if only Black people had superpowers. After miraculously surviving being gunned down by police, a young man learns that he is part of the biggest lie in history. Now he must decide … Continue reading ARC Review: BLACK, Vol. 1 by Kwanza Osajyefo

Review: Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan & Deborah Biancotti

Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld My rating: 4 of 5 stars Don’t call them heroes. But these six Californian teens have powers that set them apart. They can do stuff ordinary people can’t. Take Ethan, a.k.a. Scam. He’s got a voice inside him that’ll say whatever you want to hear, whether it’s true or not. Which … Continue reading Review: Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan & Deborah Biancotti

Review: Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee

Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee My rating: 4 of 5 stars Welcome to Andover… where superpowers are common, but internships are complicated. Just ask high school nobody, Jessica Tran. Despite her heroic lineage, Jess is resigned to a life without superpowers and is merely looking to beef-up her college applications when she stumbles upon … Continue reading Review: Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee