The Supervillain and Me by Danielle Banas

The Supervillain and Me by Danielle Banas

The Supervillain and Me by Danielle Banas is an enjoyable superhero story that you will want to add to your summer TBR.The book follows a girl who partners with the town’s “villain,” and the main character is likeable. I especially enjoyed the setting and how believable it is. If you are a fan of superhero books like I am, I would definitely recommend this one.

The Supervillain and Me by Danielle BanasTitle: The Supervillain and Me (Morriston Superheroes #1)
Series: Morriston Superheroes #1
Author: Danielle Banas
Also by this author: The Good for Nothings
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Genres: Contemporary, Sci-Fi, Young Adult Fiction
Publication Date: July 10, 2018
Rating: four-stars
Series Rating: four-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

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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❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃

Review: The Supervillain and Me by Danielle Banas

❀ Fun and Quirky

This book tells the story of a girl who falls in love with the town’s rumoured supervillain. He tries to convince Abby that he is not the villain. As more and more terror strikes the city, the town believes otherwise. I found it interesting how Abby goes for the “bad guy” instead of going for the hero. This is not normally the case in the books I’ve read. This is a fun and quirky read filled with humour and suspense.

❀ Abby Gives a Great Perspective

I enjoyed Abby’s character in the novel. She is just a normal girl, which is an interesting contrast to her superhero brother. I loved getting a perspective on superheroes and powers from an outsider, and her non-super traits makes her easy to connect with.  Abby has a great voice, and I definitely enjoyed experiencing the story through her eyes.

❀ Well-Developed World

The world in this book is well-developed, and I appreciated getting to know how the Supers work. Each hero has an origin story, and they each have different powers which keeps things fresh. I especially enjoyed reading about how the Supers are highly praised and how everyone fangirls over them. Overall, this is a believable world that has me excited about the sequel.

❀ All About Superpowers

The Supervillain and Me by Danielle Banas is a book all about superpowers and defending a supposed villain. I enjoyed the main character and the developed setting. This is a super quick read that I would definitely recommend to kick back with this summer.

About Danielle Banas

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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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