The last of this summer’s superhero blockbusters may have already hit theaters, but there are plenty more superhero novels ready to hit your tablet, phone, or e-reader. Here are some of coolest titles I came across in July. As usual, I haven’t read all of these books personally, so check out the samples and reviews before downloading. And happy reading!
Sorceress Super Hero
by Darius Brasher
The mess all started when I punched a 400-year-old fairy reality TV star in the throat.
Things got really weird from there.
Before I could blink, I was fighting wererats, getting kidnapped by superheroes, stealing a cape inhabited by the ghost of a magical genius, and trying to save the world alongside a 2,000-year-old immortal who wields a piece of Noah’s Ark. All while struggling to not get evicted or fired from my job.
That was just Monday. Tuesday is shaping up to be busier.
My name is Sage Hawthorne: butt-kicking sorceress, professional bodyguard, amateur superhero, and occasional screwup.
For the world’s sake, let’s hope this isn’t one of those times I screw up.
Night Legions (Children of Nostradamus Book 3)
by Jeremy Flagg
The darkness wears many faces.
Seeking absolution, Conthan discovers the Church of Nostradamus may be more than a cult of Child worshipping radicals. As tensions reach a fevered pitch, the Nighthawks find their fate intertwined with a renegade hacker determined to expose the president. Will their alliance be enough to stop a tyrant incapable of dying?
In Chicago, Jasmine smuggles hunted Children across the border. But when the Canadian Prime Minister reveals himself to be a mentalist, the president moves forces to the Windy City to begin an assault on the north. Can Jasmine outrun her past or will she find that redemption is nothing more than an illusion?
In the battle for Chicago there will be no victor.
The Sidekicks Initiative: A Comedy Superhero Adventure
by Barry J. Hutchison
Once, they stood next to justice. Now they’re standing up for it…
When sworn protectors of Earth, the Justice Platoon, are all horribly killed, their former arch-enemies come crawling out of the woodwork. Outnumbered, outgunned, and out of options, the US Government has no choice but to activate the Sidekicks Initiative, dragging the Platoon’s middle-aged ex-sidekicks out of retirement.
Now these three reluctant, out of shape former child-wonders must work together to stop the rising tide of supervillainy, avenge their former mentors’ deaths, and bring the world back from the brink of destruction.
Assuming they don’t kill each other first.
Featuring anaphylactic shockwaves, unexpected hippos, and an aggressive man shouting at butterflies, The Sidekicks Initiative is the first book in the action-packed new series from internationally bestselling Space Team author, Barry J. Hutchison.
The Accidental Superheroine (Team Quantum Book 1)
by J.R. Rain and Kris Carey
AN EXPLOSION AT CERN…
UNLEASHES TWO POWERFUL NEW SUPERHEROES.
New from #1 bestselling Kindle author J.R. Rain! First in the bestselling “Team Quantum” series of superheroes and super villains.
When newly-coined physicist Mira Verborgen is chosen for a cushy internship at CERN, she did not expect to end up working side by side with sensitive European hottie, Giancarlo Colombo, or the sudden-onset case of butterflies whenever he’s around.
Nor did she expect the two of them to end up the inadvertent subjects of a megalomaniac Russian scientist’s deadly energy experiment. Instead of their budding relationship being cut short along with their material existence, the pair develops a startling mutation. A mutation that puts them in the crosshairs of Swiss, French, and American governments―not to mention the dastardly Dr. Orlov.
With CERN held hostage by Orlov and his rapidly-evolving superpowers, do Mira and Giancarlo have what it takes to own their mutation and protect the free world, before it’s too late?
The Light of Redemption
by Natalie Damschroder
Harmony Wilde is a unique kind of superhero. She operates as Eclipse in a small town in Ohio instead of the big city, on her own instead of on a team, and in near-complete anonymity. For the most part, she’s satisfied with using her ability, manipulating light, to bust drug dealers, and prevent drunk drivers—until Conn Parsons comes to town.
Conn has been a superhero all over the world. Dissatisfied with the little bit of good she can do in comparison, Harmony asks Conn to train her. He refuses, feeling responsible for superhero and civilian deaths in big-city incidents. He doesn’t want to risk the same thing happening here. But the attraction between them is hard to fight, and so is her determination.
Then small-town problems get bigger, and it looks like both Eclipse and Conn are being targeted by CASE, the Citizens Against Superhero Existence, who are responsible for those city disasters. When her town seems destined to become collateral damage and the stakes get personal, Harmony must tap undeveloped powers and convince Conn to work with her to stop their mutual enemy. The only problem is that when they succeed, it may give Conn the redemption he needs to move on, away from Pilton . . . and away from Harmony.
I’m Not A Villain!
by Mia Archer
Fialux, the greatest heroine Starlight City has ever known, has problems:
Stranded on a strange alien world with no way to get back to earth.
Surrounded by giant irradiated lizards hellbent on making her into a delicious snack.
Stuck with her girlfriend’s villainous crazy ex, complete with volcano lair, who’s hellbent on world domination.
Hunted by an alien civilization under the control of a parastic hive mind that will stop at nothing to enslave her or kill her.
Yeah, Fialux has had better days.
All she ever wanted was to help people. To use her powers for good. And now she’s stuck on a world where they don’t want heroes. A world where every heroic thing she does winds up looking downright villainous to the locals!
Stranded on a strange new world. Surrounded by enemies on all sides. Stuck with her girlfriend’s crazy ex who’s trying to take over that strange new world.
Fialux isn’t a villain, but this planet just might push her over the edge!
Hero Academy (Just Cause Universe Book 13)
by Adrienne Dellwo
To attend the Just Cause Hero Academy is a great honor, and Freshman superhero Chloe Wyld is eager to impress her classmates and instructors–especially legendary combat instructor Mustang Sally. Chloe is off to an excellent start for the year, with an awesome roommate, some great new friends, and even a handsome boy who seems as interested in her as she is in him.
However, only days into the semester, things get weird. Chloe begins to experience unexplained visions. Mysterious fires ignite around campus with no apparent source. Disturbing emails suggest a sinister organization is attempting to recruit students for . . . something. All the evidence points to an approaching catastrophe, and Chloe and her friends must try to stop it before it’s too late.
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Psst – there was a new JCU novel that came out in July as well. HERO ACADEMY by Adrienne Dellwo, part of Ian Thomas Healy’s Just Cause Universe. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DLPP9YP
I’m embarrassed I missed that! Thanks for the reminder. I just added it to the list. 🙂