#5OnMyTBR is a bookish meme hosted by E. @ Local Bee Hunter’s Nook and you can learn more about it here or in the post announcing it. It occurs every Monday when we post about 5 books on our TBR. Thank you E. for the awesome graphic for these posts as well!
My apartment currently smells like Christmas because I’m baking an orange and rosemary flavoured cake! Desperately trying to make my weekends feel different to my work days hence the baking this weekend. So whilst I wait for it to cook, let’s talk superheros! I think this week’s challenge might be a little difficult, I can only think of one superhero book on my TBR off the top of my head so this might be a deep dig into my out of control Goodreads TBR list to find a few more!
The Extraordinaries by T.J Klune
I have a feeling this title might appear on quite a few lists this week, it seems to have a lot of buzz online. I’m currently reading one of Klune’s adult books, The House in the Cerulean Sea, I’ve loved his previous work, so I have full faith his debut YA is going to be just as magical. The Extraordinaries is a coming-of-age queer YA about a boy who runs into one of his cities mightiest superheros and then decides to become extraordinary himself. With ownvoices ADHD rep as well, this will prove to be a funny and tender debut which sounds perfect for the times we’re living in.
Vicious by V.E Schwab
I can’t believe I still have not read Vicious. I am the worst. I have been meaning to read this book for literal YEARS, it’s the Schwab book I think sounds most interesting and yet I still have not read it. I mean, I guess it kind flips the superhero trend around since it’s technically about when superpowers doesn’t lead to heorism, but I’m counting it for this week’s theme! Vicious is a book about two college roommates who research superpowers, but when their theories go from academic to experimental, everything goes wrong.
Not Your Sidekick by C.B Lee
This book sounds like such a fun take on the superhero trope. In Not Your Sidekick, Jessica lives where superheros are common, but has resigned herself to not having powers. She lands a kick-ass internship in her last year of high school to bump up her college application, but there’s just one problem – it’s with the most heinous supervillain around and her superhero parents certainly won’t approve.
Dreadnought by April Daniels
Trans superheros! Trans superheros! In Dreadnought, Danny has been trying to keep people from finding out she’s trans. But when the Dreadnought, the world’s greatest superhero dies in front of her, he passes his mantle to her, and with it, transforms her body into the girl she’s always wanted to be. Now she has to deal with her transphobic parents and her best friend who suddenly thinks he’s entitled to date her, all whilst hunting down the villain who murdered Dreadnought in the first place.
A Neon Darkness by Lauren Shippen
Look at that stunning cover!! This is book 2 in The Bright Sesssions series. Originally a podcast, The Bright Sessions follows superheros if, instead of saving the world, they went to therapy. Each novel follows the origins of some of the characters from the podcast. A Neon Darkness follows Robert, a superhero who can make others want what he wants. So when he wanted a frisbee, his father walked off the roof to get it quicker. And when he wanted to be alone, his parents vanished forever. When he moves to LA, he meets a group of people like him with unusual powers. But when a stranger immune to their powers finds them, his new found family is at risk of destruction.
That’s it for this week’s list! I hope everyone is feeling super after reading about superheros and have found something new to add to your TBR!