“Powers don’t come without consequences. I can mend broken bones or close up cuts. I can take away pain. But when I take it away from someone, it has to go somewhere. So, as you noticed , it gets absorbed into me. For a period of time, I feel whatever they were feeling, no matter how painful.”
Title: The Supervillain and Me
Series: Morriston Superheroes, #1
Author: Danielle Banas
Publication Date: July 10th 2018
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Genre: Romance, Science Fiction,Superheroes, Young Adult
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.
About the Author
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.
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“It’s always the quiet ones you need to watch out for. You never know what they expect from you or what you should expect from them. They have the power to turn the world right on its head.”
Okay, I’ve recently just finished a superhero book last week and hello to another super read! The Supervillain and Me is a cute read with a cute ship.
So, here goes.
Abby is a regular human, the one with no powers and loves musicals. (plus points because the MC loves musicals!!!!) Her dad is the mayor and her brother is the famous superhero, Red Comet. Everything was normal until a teleporting and healing”so-called-supervillain,” Iron Phantom, rescues her from a mugger.
I was craving for a lot of action here! There’s some but it seems it wasn’t the real spotlight of the book. It focuses more on Abby and Iron Phantom. Funny how creative writers get when thinking of awesome superhero names.
So I was really expecting a lot from Abby because she loves musicals, lol. Okay, I’ll shut up now. She’s a tough girl on her own ways. I may not love her that much, she’s okay. But does she pair well with Iron Phantom, yes she does!
I swear I’m stopping myself from letting Iron Phantom’s real identity from slipping. And yes, I admit that my first guess was wrong. It became obvious though as the story goes on, maybe when the second half started. They’re soooo cute! They’re adorable and they made me wanna watch romcoms again, ugh.
He always had such a unique way of looking at things. It would be easy for him to stay bitter. To shut down instead of opening up about his past. But the right thing and the easy thing are rarely the same.
They’re adorable, really. And it’s been awhile since I was able to read a nice romance now I’m craving for more!!!
There’s the “save-Morrison-from-nanobots” part wherein Red Comet and Fish Boy (another superhero, don’t ask me what his powers are. Yes, he has scales) along with Iron Phantom teamed up to bring Morrison’s residents back to normal. As I was saying, there’s more to the romance part here than the action. And I’m soooo looking for the saving scenes! It was still a nice read though. The idea with the bots is good and really creepy since that wouldn’t be too impossible to happen in real life.
The book concluded well and I was a little surprised to see that this is the first one in the series. I actually don’t know what to expect since this would make a great standalone read but I’ll still watch out for it. Overall, I rate The Supervillain and Me by Danielle Banas, 3.5 out of 5 stars!
“Scars say a lot about a person, you know. What you’ve been through. What you defeated before it defeated you. Your fears. Memories. Strengths. Weaknesses. The things you love, the things you hope will never slip away. They tell a story ,” Rylan said. “And I’m always a sucker for a great story.”
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