Book review: The Supervillain and Me by Danielle Banas

Published July 10th 2018 by Swoon Reads

Annotation:

Never trust a guy in spandex.

In Abby Hamilton’s world, superheroes do more than just stop crime and save cats stuck in trees—they also drink milk straight from the carton and hog the television remote. Abby’s older brother moonlights as the famous Red Comet, but without powers of her own, following in his footsteps has never crossed her mind.

That is, until the city’s newest vigilante comes bursting into her life.

After saving Abby from an attempted mugging, Morriston’s fledgling supervillain Iron Phantom convinces her that he’s not as evil as everyone says, and that their city is under a vicious new threat. As Abby follows him deeper into their city’s darkest secrets, she comes to learn that heroes can’t always be trusted, and sometimes it’s the good guys who wear black.

After saving Abby from an attempted mugging, Morriston’s fledgling supervillain Iron Phantom convinces her that he’s not as evil as everyone says, and that their city is under a vicious new threat. As Abby follows him deeper into their city’s darkest secrets, she comes to learn that heroes can’t always be trusted, and sometimes it’s the good guys who wear black.


My rating: ⭐⭐⭐

“A damn shame I couldn’t write villainous activities and superhero stealth on my résumé.”

Light and funny but surprisingly serious when it has to be, The Supervillain and Me is perfect for the fans of comics-related reads. With the hype around Marvel’s and DC’s film adaptations, this book perfectly fits in the niche but doesn’t stand up too much to be the next best thing.

For the fans of cute romantic adventures, there will be plenty of moments to swoon over. The characters are loveable and it’s so easy to relate with them during the book.

The plot is not too original but it didn’t prevent me from enjoying little twists we get. It’s obviously going to be a series (though this book is a finished story), continuing the stories of other secondary characters of the book. The ending leaves a nice aftertaste and the wish to continue exploring the world of Morriston superheroes.

The only thing I missed is the real supervillain the title promised, but I guess for that part I will have to read Schwab.

Recommended!

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