This summer, many libraries are celebrating heroes as part of their summer reading theme, so I thought it was the perfect time to round up the wide array of young adult novels about superheroes. These books explore the moral ambiguities that come with superhuman abilities as well as the line between hero and villain, all with lots of action and adventure!
I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest
May and her childhood best friend Libby created Princess X stories, with Libby drawing and May writing—until Libby died in a car accident. Now that she’s a teenager, Princess X is everywhere: she sees sticker, patches, graffiti inspired by the character, and there’s even a webcomic. Does this mean Libby might be alive?
Dangerous by Shannon Hale
Teens go to astronaut camp venture into space and develop superpowers, but still have time for a little romance. Continue reading The Ultimate Superhero, Supervillain, and Superpower YA Reading List