Wishlist Wednesday: Superman: Dawnbreaker

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Welcome to this week’s edition of Wishlist Wednesday! Today I am featuring Superman: Dawnbreaker by Matt de la Peña. I have enjoyed all of the titles in the DC Icons series so far, and I am really pumped for this next instalment.

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by  Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about and have yet to read. It is a spin-off of the original meme, Waiting on Wednesday that was formerly hosted by Breaking the Spine.

THIS WEEK’S BOOK: Superman: Dawnbreaker

Superman: Dawnbreaker Matt de la PenaTitle: Superman: Dawnbreaker (DC Icons #4)
Author: Matt de la Pena
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: March 5, 2019

Summary (from Goodreads):

When the dawn breaks, a hero rises.

His power is beyond imagining.
Clark Kent has always been faster, stronger--better--than everyone around him. But he wasn't raised to show off, and drawing attention to himself could be dangerous. Plus, it's not like he's earned his powers . . . yet.
But power comes with a price.
Lately it's difficult to hold back and keep his heroics in the shadows. When Clark follows the sound of a girl crying, he comes across Gloria Alvarez and discovers a dark secret lurking in Smallville. Turns out, Clark's not the only one hiding something. Teaming up with his best friend, Lana Lang, he throws himself into the pursuit of the truth. What evil lies below the surface of his small town? And what will it cost Clark to learn about his past as he steps into the light to become the future Man of Steel? Because before he can save the world, he must save Smallville.

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I am not very familiar with de la Peña’s work, but I did enjoy his short story in My True Love Gave to Me. For a girl who is quite unfamiliar with the whole world of superheroes, this series has really opened up a whole world for me. I can’t wait to find out how the story of Superman is portrayed in this one.

About Matt de la Peña

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Matt de la Peña is the New York Times best-selling, Newbery-medal-winning author of six young adult novels and four picture books. Matt received his MFA in creative writing from San Diego State University and his BA from the University of the Pacific, where he attended school on a full athletic scholarship for basketball. de la Peña currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. He teaches creative writing and visits high schools and colleges throughout the country.

11 thoughts on “Wishlist Wednesday: Superman: Dawnbreaker

  1. Elizabeth Jones says:

    I haven’t read any of these books yet. They sure look like a lot of fun to read. I will have to check them out one of these days.

  2. Stephanie @ Bookfever says:

    I’ve actually read My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories too back in 2014 (so long ago already… wow!) so at least know Matt de la Peña too. I’m kinda behind on these DC Icons books because I’ve only read Wonder Woman but I should be reading the Catwoman book soon!

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