Junior Hero Blues

Junior Hero Blues

Book - 2016
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Last year, Javier Medina was your average socially awkward gay high-schooler with a chip on his shoulder. This year, hes . . . well, pretty much the same, but with bonus superpowers, a costume with an ab window to show off his new goods, and a secret identity as the high flying, wise-cracking superhero Blue Spark. But being a Junior Hero means that Javier gets all the responsibility and none of the cool gadgets. Its hard enough working for the League of Liberty and fighting against the evil Organization, all while trying to keep on top of school work and suspicious parents. Add in a hunky boyfriend whos way out of Javiers league, and an even hunkier villain who keeps appearing every time said boyfriend mysteriously disappears, and Blue Spark is in for one big dollop of teenage angst. All while engaging in some epic superhero action and, oh yeah, an all-out battle to protect Liberty City from the forces of evil.
Publisher: Burnsville, NC : Triton Books, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781626494565
1626494568
Characteristics: 167 pages : 20 cm

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LPL_MeredithW Nov 08, 2016

I received an advanced copy of this book from Riptide Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. If you're a fan of superheroes full of feelings (like I am), “Junior Hero Blues” will be right up your alley! In this incredibly cute queer YA novel, nerdy high school student Javier Medina has to juggle schoolwork and a brand-new boyfriend with covert superhero training. When the long-running feud between the Legion of Liberty and the evil Organization ramps up and Javier comes across a villain who seems more than a little familiar, his life starts to spiral out of control. Javier is charming, relatable, and self-aware and the world that author J.K. Pendragon sets up around him is definitely worth exploring in other books. Fingers crossed for a sequel!

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