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The Supervillain and Me Danielle Banas

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In Abby Hamilton’s world, superheroes do more than just stop crime and save cats from 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.

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“Comet,”—I never called my brother by his name in public when he was in costume—“do you need my…” I trailed off, staring at the guy standing over the unconscious attacker. “Who are you?”

The stranger’s green eyes snapped to my own. He wore a black suit, and his mask showed only his eyes, lips, and a portion of his jaw. Unlike Connor, this guy didn’t have a symbol plastered to his chest. My brother’s suit sported a shiny gold swoosh that looked mysteriously like a Nike symbol (but he insisted it was a comet). This guy didn’t have anything.

“I thought I told you to run,” he said, crossing his arms and taking a step toward me. He was about as tall as Connor, easily clearing six foot, and possessed just as many, if not more, muscles bulging through the dark material of his costume.

“How did you—wait, that was your voice in my head?” I had to admit he had a nice voice—deep and smoky. I wondered if it was his real voice or a disguise.

The super winked at me and tapped the side of his head with his index finger. I didn’t know mind-to-mind communication was an actual superpower. Connor frequently gushed at other supers’ powers and would have told me if someone had such a unique ability.

“Okay, well…” I didn’t know what else to say. I wished Connor were here to fly me home. I couldn’t ask this guy. I had no clue who he was, and he didn’t seem like much of a talker.

“I’ll just be going now I guess.”

“Don’t I get a thank you?”

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Praise

“Hands down this is the beginning of one of the best book series I've ever read, and definitely the best superhero series. It has the perfect balance of mystery, romance and everyday teenage angst—with a whole heap of superhero on top!” —SineadH93

“Action, comedy, romance, you name it, this book has got it! The only suggestion I have for improvement is that it needs to be published then made into a film so that I can sit in a cinema and squeal like the pathetic fangirl that I am. Love it!!” —KayleyKing

“A perfect blend of adventure, humor, and romance. Definitely one of my favorite stories!” —Sarah Metcalfe

“An amazingly original novel with relatable, humorous characters and realistic depictions of experiences and events. The writing is wonderful and every chapter has you hooked for more.” —Parzaval11235

“It's hilarious, witty, packed with adventure and fast-paced. It shows that no one is perfect, even superheroes. And really, what better confidence booster there is than knowing that even those who seemingly have it all, don't in fact excel at everything?” —janelio

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154 comments on "The Supervillain and Me"

Carolina.Victoria on April 13, 2017, 12:03 a.m. said:

Carolina.Victoria


Men in Tights was so funny, and as a really big fan of superheroes, it was an awesome take on them. I really want to see someone with super-speed (😉), and just need more of all these characters in general. It was cheesy af, but the best kind of cheesy. An incredibly humurous take on friendship, first love, family, and superheroes that will surely appeal to many.

I recommend adding a bit more diversity, since basically everyone is white, which couldn't be more unrealistic. But other than that, ON POINT.

Now if you excuse me, I'll lock myself up in my room and devour the rest of the trilogy...

None, cause this book is unique in every way.

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NiNi on April 2, 2017, 1:53 a.m. said:

NiNi


I love how the story is going so far. Everything is very intriguing and thrilling.So, please excuse me..... but i would like to go back and read the book

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louise on Feb. 23, 2017, 8:42 a.m. said:

louise


I really enjoyed reading this!

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Danielle Banas on Feb. 26, 2017, 3:19 p.m. said:

Danielle Banas


Glad to hear that! Thank you!

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Emily Field on Feb. 4, 2017, 7:25 p.m. said:

Emily Field


So far I'm loving this =) I like the humor you use and the tension propels the story forward. I got an "Incredibles" feel to it except a bit more serious which I like! I know this is going to be published!

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Emily Field on Feb. 4, 2017, 7:26 p.m. said:

Emily Field


haha I totally forgot it already was going to be published sorry! I meant I can't wait to see it in stores lol but I'm glad I get to read it before hits the big time!

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Danielle Banas on Feb. 5, 2017, 4:10 p.m. said:

Danielle Banas


Thanks, Emily! I love the Incredibles comparison! Glad you enjoyed it. :)

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Maykathryn on Jan. 30, 2017, 7:10 p.m. said:

Maykathryn


Super fun! (har, har) I would have to borrow thumbs to deliver all the thumbs it deserved.

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Danielle Banas on Jan. 30, 2017, 9:17 p.m. said:

Danielle Banas


Hahaha! So glad you enjoyed it!

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Taylor Knight on Jan. 29, 2017, 5:08 p.m. said:

Taylor Knight


I definitely didn't expect to love it as much as I did. This book was so much fun to read and I loved every second it of. I couldn't put this book down and I never wanted it to end.
I loved the concept of this book. I love superheros and I thought the idea of superheros being a common thing was awesome.
I loved the characters so much and I loved the dialogue between the characters even more. Abby's banter with Iron Phantom was so cute and had me laughing out loud at 2am. I loved Abby's relationship with her brother as well. I was really pleasantly surprised by the family themes in this book and I really appreciated the value that Abby had for her relationship with her brother. I also loved how Abby continued to put effort into her friendship with Sarah. I've read a lot of YA books where the main character drops their friends when something exciting happens or when they meet a boy. But Abby and Sarah stuck it out the entire book and I loved that.

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