Now that we’re all in Christmas shopping mode, don’t forget to pick up some brand new superhero novels–either for a friend or for your own bookshelf. (You deserve to treat yourself.) Here are some cool-sounding titles I came across while going through the Amazon jungle. As always, I haven’t personally read every book on this list, so make sure you read the reviews and samples before buying.
by Marissa Meyer
From #1 New York Times-bestselling author Marissa Meyer, comes a high-stakes world of adventure, passion, danger, and betrayal.
She wants vengeance. He wants justice.
The Renegades are a syndicate of prodigies—humans with extraordinary abilities—who emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned. As champions of justice, they remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone…except the villains they once overthrew.
Nova has a reason to hate the Renegades, and she is on a mission for vengeance. As she gets closer to her target, she meets Adrian, a Renegade boy who believes in justice—and in Nova. But Nova’s allegiance is to the villains who have the power to end them both.
All Those Explosions Were Someone Else’s Fault: A Novel
by James Alan Gardner
Monsters are real.
But so are heroes.
Sparks are champions of weird science. Boasting capes and costumes and amazing super-powers that only make sense if you don’t think about them too hard, they fight an eternal battle for truth and justice . . . mostly.
Darklings are creatures of myth and magic: ghosts, vampires, were-beasts, and the like. Their very presence warps reality. Doors creak at their approach. Cobwebs gather where they linger.
Kim Lam is an ordinary college student until a freak scientific accident (what else?) transforms Kim and three housemates into Sparks—and drafts them into the never-ending war between the Light and Dark. They struggle to master their new abilities—and (of course) to design cool costumes and come up with great hero-names.
Turns out that “accident” was just the first salvo in a Mad Genius’s latest diabolical scheme. Now it’s up to four newbie heroes to save the day, before they even have a chance to figure out what their team’s name should be!
Collateral Damage: A Superhero Anthology (Superheroes and Vile Villains Book 3)
Have we ever needed caped crusaders more than today?
Thirteen wildly talented authors join forces to bring you never-before published tales of Superheroes doing what they do—saving the world.
Live vicariously through the Supers of today in the all original series Superheroes and Vile Villains.
Defy the Guild with the lovable, but arrogant Baron Steel, discover what it would be like if a super-powered man played baseball in Will Swardstrom’s Pastime, experience a man out of time, in both senses of the word in Chris Kallias’ Out of Time, and so much more.
More stories than you could shake a radioactive cat at for less than the price of one!
Serpent’s Rise (The Vigilantes Book 2)
by Trish Heinrich
She’s the hero the world needs, and she’s training for the rematch of her life…
Alice is out for revenge. After narrowly escaping death at the hands of her nemesis, she spends her days living undercover as a crippled heiress. By night, she plans for the moment she can finally take down the Phantasm…
When superpowered children are stolen from their homes, Alice immediately suspects her greatest enemy. As she follows the clues, two men from her past return, clouding her mind and tugging at her heart. With time running out and potential enemies at every turn, Alice must make a choice: continue to hide for a chance at revenge or save the children and announce to the world that the Serpent has returned…
Serpent’s Rise is the action-packed second book in a fast-paced superhero urban fantasy series. If you like three-dimensional characters, authentic 1960s settings, and high-stakes suspense, then you’ll love Trish Heinrich’s electrifying tale.
Buy Serpent’s Rise today to suit up for the adventure that fights back!
League of Lesbians: Frankie
by Em Stevens and Jea Hawkins
Super hearing? More like killer headache.
Frankie’s struggling with her new super power. Being able to hear nails on a chalkboard sucks, especially if it’s happening across the city. Wallowing in misery and self-pity, she’s more than eager to leap at any opportunity that might grant her some control over her power. Even if that opportunity isn’t exactly moral.
With the right motivation, the player stays a player, with both poker and women. But one woman in particular, Audrey, makes a particular impression. Frankie tries to avoid her, because super powers and civilians don’t mix, but life isn’t really listening to Frankie at the moment.
When Frankie finds herself mixed up in an illegal heist, she’s okay with it… until Audrey is involved, too. And when illegal turns deadly? It’ll take owning up to her mistakes and listening to her heart over all the other noise to keep them safe.
First War (Minimum Wage Sidekick Book 6)
by Lucas Flint
With war raging in the streets between superheroes and vigilantes, Alex Fry (Beams) strives to not only survive the war, but also end it before the superpowered battles completely demolish his city. In addition, Beams must decide how much longer he will continue to work for his boss and his future in the superhero business in general.
But all of that fades into the background when Beam’s worst enemy blackmails him. She offers him a simple choice: Kill Rubberman, his boss, in a week, or have his identity made public and his family killed by her minions.
Now Beams must find a way to stop this mad woman while keeping his family, job, and employer safe. But with Beams’ enemies closing in on all sides, this may be the end of the road for the young hero, whose decisions will impact not merely his own fate, but the destiny of everyone he loves and cares about as well.
Template and Energia (Masks Book 3)
by Rodford Edmiston
A school for superheroes seemed like a good idea at the time. Template is on the faculty and her niece, Energia, is a student when they find out that not everyone agrees on the wonderfulness of education.
High level conspiracy? Alien technology? Is someone trying to kill off the superschool? And the supers with it?
It all started with someone launching a killer missile at Template’s secret identity, Jenny’s aunt-er-uncle, Randy…
The Super Strike Zone: The City Superhero
by Maxwell Blake
Benji is a student by day, and a professional at night as Strike.
With a new mysterious boss that he reports to, he is able to meet other superheroes. But unfortunately, not all of them share the same ideals.
This time his enemies have a variety of powers that Strike has never seen before.
Will our hero, his trusty sidekick, and their new friends prevail? Find out in Strike’s second adventure, The Super Strike Zone.