Thursday, July 12, 2018

Book Shelf: The Supervillain and Me (Morriston Superheroes #1) by Danielle Banas

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.

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The Supervillain and Me by Danielle Banas is a fun, romantic and downright adorable superhero story that will appeal to readers looking for a novel in the vein of Brandon Sanderson’s Reckoners series. 

Abby Hamilton is no stranger to superheroes. Not only does she live in a world where superheroes fight crime and save society…..she’s also the sister to her home town of Morriston’s most famous superhero, Red Comet. Only Abby knows him as her Math failing, dorky older brother Connor who still swigs milk from the carton and burps the national anthem. With no superpowers of her own, Abby is content to leave the saving up to Connor. Until the city’s latest super vigilante comes flying into her life. After saving her life, Iron Phantom manages to convince Abby he’s not the villain Morriston believes him to be and there’s a new threat facing the town. Delving into the city’s secrets alongside Iron Phantom, Abby soon discovers that not everyone is who they seem and heroes aren’t always the only ones who can make a difference.

If there’s ever a fitting word to describe The Supervillain and Me, it’s this; fun. This novel is lively and entertaining and just downright fun. Danielle Banas creates an imaginative and entertaining world of superheroes within The Supervillain and Me and packs it with humour, romance, action and adventure. Solid and relaxing reading; you will find it hard to put this novel down—I know I sure did.

Told through the eyes of everyday teenager Abby, The Supervillain and Me features some adorable characters who, while they may not be anything you haven’t seen before, are still perfect within the story. Off course, the best part of the story for me was the romance. The chemistry between Abby and Iron Phantom was just brilliant. The fun, witty banter and dialogue between them made for some highly entertaining moments throughout the novel and I thought they were sweet. Iron Phantom was sexy in a laid back, approachable kind of way and I liked that.

Danielle Banas gives Abby a sweet bunch of family and friends in this novel. Seeing how the story ended, I’m keen to see if she writes a sequel perhaps featuring someone else—possibly Hunter and Sarah. It would be fun to learn more about Fish Boy and of course maybe see Abby and Iron Phantom even just in passing.

Sweet and enjoyable, The Supervillain and Me was a quaint and entertaining YA read by Danielle Banas perfect for anyone who loves themselves some superheroes!

Source: Sent for review by Xpresso Book Tours and the author (Thank you ladies!)
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Format: Kindle ebook
Release Date: July 10th 2018
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks
Final Thoughts: This was a super sweet and fun novel and I'll definitely read more in the series as they come!


  1. Thanks for hosting today, Rachel! Glad you liked it this sounds like a really entertaining, well written read!

    1. You're most welcome. This was such a fun book!


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