You’ve probably read Kill Them All by now. (And if you haven’t, then you should get on that.) As you’re waiting for Superhuman Disaster to come out and that cliffhanger to be resolved, here are some of the coolest-looking new superhero novels to keep you occupied.
As usual, I haven’t read all of these books personally, so check out the reviews and samples before buying. And happy reading!
Explosive Arsenal (Full Metal Superhero Book 6)
by Jeffery H. Haskell
Aliens, megalomaniacs, and power-mad mages, Amelia should be so lucky. Luke is gone, stolen by the mysterious red gem. With no way to track him, she must stand up to the other threats she faces. Someone out there has her tech, and they used it to outfit a group of cold-blooded mercs that tried to kill her. Then there’s Tempus. A new threat which appears to be able to travel through time. Amelia won’t go down easy, however. The Full Metal Superhero always has a trick up her sleeve. Is this one threat too many for our armored heroine?
Explosive Arsenal is approximately 60,000 words of awesome in the ONGOING best selling superhero series, the Full Metal Superhero!
Accused Hero: Superhero Detective Series, Book Five
by Darius Brasher
I am Truman Lord—licensed superhero, licensed private eye, and unlicensed drunk. My shame about the last part hasn’t stopped me from drowning my sorrows in an ocean of whiskey.
When the superhero Massive Force is accused of brutally murdering his pregnant wife, he hires me to clear his name. The problem is, Massive Force appears as guilty as sin. This looks like a job for some kind of a super-man. Unfortunately for him, all Massive Force has is me.
Armed with my superpowers, my gun, and a bottle of Jack Daniels, I embark on a mission to uncover the truth.
But will I find it before it’s too late to save an innocent man?
Though Accused Hero is a standalone 31,000-word novella which can be enjoyed without reading the other books in the Superhero Detective Series, it takes place between the events described in The Missing Exploding Girl and Killshot. It is a newly revised version of the novella the author once used as an incentive for readers to sign up for his mailing list.
by V.E. Schwab
A super-powered collision of extraordinary minds and vengeful intentions—#1 New York Times bestselling author V. E. Schwab returns with the thrilling follow-up to Vicious.
Magneto and Professor X. Superman and Lex Luthor. Victor Vale and Eli Ever. Sydney and Serena Clarke. Great partnerships, now soured on the vine.
But Marcella Riggins needs no one. Flush from her brush with death, she’s finally gained the control she’s always sought—and will use her new-found power to bring the city of Merit to its knees. She’ll do whatever it takes, collecting her own sidekicks, and leveraging the two most infamous EOs, Victor Vale and Eli Ever, against each other.
With Marcella’s rise, new enmities create opportunity–and the stage of Merit City will once again be set for a final, terrible reckoning.
The Path (Just Cause Universe Book 14)
by Ian Thomas Healy
TRAPPED IN THE GAME
Vanitha is the world’s greatest parahuman hacker, who can physically enter computer systems to control them from the inside. To relax, she’s created a Hindu-themed multiplayer online role-playing-game called The Path. When a mystery presents itself, she goes to investigate the strange, new Malevolence.
It kills her.
She awakens inside the game as a new character, unable to use her parahuman powers to return to the real world. Nor can she access any of her administrative privileges. She can’t even speak her own name. With no other options, she embarks upon a desperate quest to locate her body, a corpse run that may present her only chance to escape. All the while, the Malevolence is spreading like a cancer, rewriting and corrupting the game. It’s a speedrun where failure will be lethal: get her body and her powers back before the Malevolence destroys the game and everything inside it-including her.
Omega Squad (Omega Metahumans Book 1)
by Kurtis Eckstein
Jacob Knight wakes up to a bloodbath at the mall, with him at the epicenter. He is quickly arrested and forced to fight on a secret squad of metahumans who are given a choice between forced military service or prison. The problem is, he has no idea what his ability is, and no one will give him a straight answer. But one thing is clear: he needs to figure it out, and fast, since the success of his first mission hinges on him.
Superhero Me!: An Urban Fantasy Thriller (Mortality Bites Book 3)
by Ramy Vance
Superheroes, yuck …
What’s the expression again? “With great power comes a great pain in my ass.” And in a world where just about everything but superheroes exists, the last thing I expected to see was one flying around the park behind my dorm.
I mean, isn’t it enough that this GoneGod world is filled with ghosts and demons, angels and valkyries, pixies and dragons? Do we really need souped-up humans, too? Come on!
But that’s just the thing: superheroes don’t exist. Or at least, they shouldn’t. So when all sorts of superheroes start popping up on campus, fighting amongst themselves with such ferocity that they’re threatening the city, I have to don my own mask and cowl to figure out what’s going on.
I’m Katrina Darling, a three-hundred-year-old ex-vampire who believes in ghosts, but not superheroes.
Stringless Puppeteer (Cape High Series)
by R.J. Ross
While there are many supers in the world living among the humans, making friends, fitting in, there are also those that just can’t deal with society. They aren’t evil, or violent, they’re just different. They don’t fit in. They will never feel comfortable on a crowded street, or surrounded by so much noise. These are Santa’s elves.
Well, actually, that’s not quite true. There’s a group of elves that are perfectly fine wherever you stick them, but for this story, we’re focusing on the first type.
Well, actually, we’re focusing on me. My name is Barrett, but everyone calls me Bear. I’m fifteen, and the second child of the latest generation of the Toy Box line. Yeah, that means Dollface is my big sister. You’re probably thinking that means I grew up in a dollhouse, right? Not really. I mean as I got older, once in a while, but the real impact it had on me was that up until I was seven, I thought it was perfectly normal for guys to have cartoon characters painted on their fingernails. I even remember several times where my mom would walk in on Dolly practicing makeup… on me. Thankfully, that stopped when puberty kicked in. I shot up taller than Dolly by the time I was thirteen, and she can’t run well in heels.
But other than that, I think I’m pretty normal… nah, I’m just kidding. I’m not normal at all.