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
Author: Matt de la Pena
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: March 5, 2019
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.
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.