Hey, super readers! March is almost over, and hopefully that means an end to the harsh winter weather for those of you up north. But if you’re still stuck inside, don’t worry–we’ve got a great selection of new superhero novels this month. As usual, I haven’t read all of these books yet, so check out the samples and reviews before purchasing. And if you have read any of them, share your thoughts with us in the comments. Happy reading!
by Trish Heinrich
He fights crime. She was born into it. When the city’s in danger, superheroes can come from both sides of the law.
Before Marco returned to Jet City, he had abandoned his superhero duties to search for an antidote for his friend’s uncontrollable fits of rage. When the only man who knows the cure dies in his arms, Marco must puzzle his dying words alone in a crime-ridden metropolis. Without any solid clues, he has no choice but to trust a sexy stranger who offers her help… for a price.
The granddaughter of a crime-lord, Colleen would burn down the city to find her missing brother. She’d even work as a secretary for Shadow Master, the legendary crime fighter. As she pieces together clues of her brother’s whereabouts, Colleen and Marco uncover a top-secret program that would change the lives of a new generation of superhumans.
When old allegiances threaten to tear them apart, Marcus and Colleen must summon the courage to forge a new future before all their superpowered friends are locked away for good.
Shadow Dreams is the third book in The Vigilantes, a high-octane urban fantasy superhero series. If you like fast-paced action, pulse-pounding mysteries, and Cold War era settings, then you’ll love Trish Heinrich’s superpowered tale.
Buy Shadow Dreams to go undercover in a superhero story with a noir twist today!
A Superhero’s Legacy
by Lucas Flint
On his sixteenth birthday, Jack McDonald receives a mysterious watch from his long-lost grandfather. He discovers that his watch can turn him into the superhero Trickshot, whose powers he uses to save his classmates from a gang of drug dealers.
It turns out that Jack’s grandfather sent him the Watch so Jack could become the superhero Trickshot and defend the city from a dangerous threat. But Jack has other purposes for the Watch in mind, such as avenging the death of his older brother at the hands of the evil Injector drug cartel.
Now Jack must learn how to use the powers the Watch gives him in order to defeat the Injectors and avenge his brother.
by David Atchison
However, plans to hand over superhero duties backfire in spectacular fashion, leaving a desperate Ernest with only one person to whom he can turn: his headstrong teenage son. And as the duo lock wits with the city’s newest criminal mastermind, Ernest’s very survival relies on his ability to pass on something more important than a mere superpower.
This debut novel (and first in a series) from Iowa Writers Workshop alum David Atchison is an action-adventure featuring love, friendship, sacrifice, and heroic deeds pitted against criminal masterminds, awkward job interviews, and perhaps worst of all, grumpy teenagers.
You should give it a read today. Unless, that is, you’ve been sent here at the behest of the Legion of Darkness, and ignoring this book is part of your master plan to dominate the universe.
Secondhand Origin Stories (Second Sentinels Book 1)
by Lee Blauersouth
Opal has been planning to go to Chicago and join the Midwest’s superhero team, the Sentinels, since she was a little kid. That dream took on a more urgent tone when her superpowered dad was unjustly arrested for protecting a neighbor from an abusive situation. Now, she wants to be a superhero not only to protect people, but to get a platform to tell the world about the injustices of the Altered Persons Bureau, the government agency for everything relating to superpowers.
But just after Opal’s high school graduation, a supervillain with a jet and unclear motives attacks the downtown home of the Sentinels, and when Opal arrives, she finds a family on the brink of breaking apart. She meets a boy who’s been developing secret (and illegal) brain-altering nanites right under the Sentinel’s noses, another teenage superhero-hopeful who looks suspiciously like a long-dead supervillain, and the completely un-superpowered daughter of the Sentinels’ leader. Can four teens on the fringes of the superhero world handle the corruption, danger, and family secrets they’ve unearthed?
Crimson Son 3: Ashes (Crimson Son Universe)
by Russ Linton
It is a time for heroes…but are there any left?
The Crimson Mask has fallen. Spencer and his allies have been scattered across the globe. In the wake of Aurora’s final expression of grief, the United States has suffered a massive blackout.
Imprisoned in a country under martial law, Spencer accepts help from the wily and ruthless CEO of Nanomech. He makes a bargain to become what he’s always feared and loathed – The Black Beetle.
His father gone, this is not a time for heroes. This is a time for revenge.
Spencer must find a way to deal with the loss and prevent his quest for vengeance from consuming him. New Augments will rise to test his mettle, and one may just save him from himself.
Buy your copy today and experience a superhero universe of conspiracy and pulse-pounding action!
Down with the Queen (Lilith’s Shadow Book 2)
by Benjamin Medrano
Despite all odds, Lilith has gained acceptance from two heroines who should hate and fear her very existence. Gina and Rachel have agreed to help Lilith attempt to get the death sentence on her head rescinded, but they have to work carefully. Their time runs short, though; Doctor Johnson’s plots advance, and other villains are infiltrating San Francisco.
In the end, the question becomes what to do when Lilith’s identity is discovered and all hell breaks loose. Despite the risk of death bearing down on her, Lilith decides that she’s tired of simply running away.
Oblivion (Fuse Book 3)
by David Neth
Ethan still doesn’t know what happened to his missing brother four months ago. No idea where he went, who took him, or where to find the answers. But then he discovers Fizz, a mutant whose acid spit can melt off a man’s face, and he has a new lead.
Meanwhile, Carlo Martelli is in a rage. His cousin’s murder can only be a threat to his rule in the local mafia. The immediate suspect is the traitorous Michael Bello who ratted him out to the police. As the mob war erupts, Fuse finds himself in the cross-hairs, which may have been a trap for him all along.
Accidental Awakening (Guardians Book 1)
by Damien Benoit-Ledoux
After high school juniors Quinn McAlester and Blake Hargreaves found themselves restrained in a hospital room after a freak accident in a dangerous cave, they had no idea how much their lives would change. Shortly after a man named Agent Victor Kraze questions the boys about their weekend activities, they are discharged from the hospital into the care of their parents and their normal lives.
Life back in Portsmouth, NH soon proved to be anything but ordinary as unusual phenomena begins to manifest around them without their knowledge or control. When Quinn mysteriously stops a car from running over a toddler with his mind, the boys quickly realize they are developing super powers. That’s when they decide to seek help from their nerdy, superhero and comic-book loving science teacher. What Mr. St. Germain helps them see forever alters the course of their lives.
This is Book 1 of the GUARDIANS series, a tale of unexpected teenage superheroes and villains. GUARDIANS is a fun superhero/urban fantasy novel series based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. With lovable characters, exciting action, memorable moments, and unexpected twists, GUARDIANS is sure to delight all fans of the genre.