I admit – I used to look down on teen books. I’ve always loved YA sci-fi and fantasy, but I used to think that contemporary teen books were beneath me. Of course, I’ve realized since then just how wrong I was (check out my review of From Twinkle, With Love and When Dimple Met Rishi, both contemporary teen romances), and I’m happy to say, I have a quite a few teen books on my TBR now! In fact, last month, I read three contemporary teen books, and I absolutely adored them!
Here’s what I thought of Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson, One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus, and Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo!
Title: Secondhand Origin Stories
Author: Lee Blauersouth
Age Range: Young Adult
Genre: Sci-Fi, Superhero Fiction
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?
Content Warnings: Homophobia, transphobia, ableism
Hey guys! I’m back with another edition of 100 Thoughts While Reading. As always, big thanks to Karina of Afire Pages for coming up with the idea in the first place.
As you can probably guess, I’m doing the Secondhand Origin Stories blog tour hosted – as usual, lol – by the lovely Shealea @ That Bookshelf Bitch. If you haven’t signed up for the blog tour, don’t fret! It’s available on Amazon, and I’ve included the link below!
There will be a more detailed review to follow, so please stick around for that. I’m so excited to tell you what I thought of this book!
As always, be warned that this post contains spoilery content!
Without further ado, here are my 100 Thoughts While Reading Secondhand Origin Stories.