AMA Answer Time!

Hey all, Dani here.

Thank you so much to Michelle and Elaina, who each asked me a question over the past few days. I really appreciate it. Let’s not waste any time with introductions. I’m jumping into the answers right now.

michelleltaylor94 asked: What are your must reads right now?

I think there’s two possible answers here: the must reads I can recommend for you all to read, and the must reads meaning books that I desperately need to read right now. For the first part, my go-to recommendations include: Dreamworld by Rachel E. Kelly, Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, and The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers. To answer the second part: The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee, The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell, and The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss are all books that I really want and need to read soon.

Elaina Lucy asked: What is the number one book that you’ve read that has the deepest emotional hold on you? It could be either that the book itself is amazing, or for other reasons (a gift from someone special, the first book you ever read, etc).

Wow, this is a fabulous question, and I’d love to know how all of you would answer it as well. Okay, so I’m going to try not to constantly answer with the same books, so I’m actually going to go with a non-fiction choice: You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day. This book was so lovely and inspirational for me. Follow that up with getting to meet her during her book tour for the paperback release (Yes, I own a first edition hardcover, and a first edition paperback of this book) and this book will always hold a special place in my heart. Meeting Felicia Day, considering how long I’ve followed her awesome nerdy career and how much I loved the book, is definitely one of the top moments of my life. You can read more about my fangirling and the signing at these links.

This was a fun idea, and I’ll probably try this again in the future, but if at any time you have a question, feel free to ask. I’m pretty much an open book.

Just for fun though, I’ll also throw in a few random fun facts about me, because I know sometimes people probably wonder about it.

Danielle Thamasa is a pen name. I chose it by taking all the letters from my legal birth name and rearranging the letters. (Okay, fine. I had to add in an extra ‘l’ and ‘e’ or else I would have been Daniel). I’ve been using this name for book related things on the internet for around a decade now so I answer to Dani as easily as I do my birth name.

Some of my other hobbies include board games, RPGs (like D&D, Pathfinder, Fantasy AGE, etc), LARPing, comic and gaming conventions, photography, ghost hunting, and traveling (though I don’t do as much as I’d like).

I’ve started watching anime and I’m enjoying it so far. I’m into My Hero Academia, Fairy Tail, Death Note, Trigun, and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. When I was younger I watched Sailor Moon, Cardcaptor Sakura, and Fullmetal Alchemist, and in college I watched Inuyasha because of my roommate.

I’ve already surpassed my original reading challenge goal on Goodreads. I started the year with a goal of reading 75 books, but now my goal is 100 because I have finished 77 books so far.

Okay, well that’s all for now. Tomorrow I’ll be talking about my time in Indianapolis over the weekend for Gen Con 50.

Review: Sovereign by April Daniels

Hey all, Dani here.

I so enjoyed the first book of this series, so I jumped at the chance for an early copy for the sequel. Thankfully the publisher and NetGalley granted my request, and I got to continue the adventures of Dany Tozer, a transgender superhero. As always, receiving this book did not influence my rating or review. I will say that I’m sorry it took me so long to get my review up. I’ve been juggling a lot of books and a lot of blog posts lately.

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Summary

Only nine months after her debut as the fourth superhero to fight under the name Dreadnought, Danny Tozer is already a scarred veteran. Protecting a city the size of New Port is a team-sized job and she’s doing it alone. Between her newfound celebrity and her demanding cape duties, Dreadnought is stretched thin, and it’s only going to get worse.

When she crosses a newly discovered supervillain, Dreadnought comes under attack from all quarters. From her troubled family life to her disintegrating friendship with Calamity, there’s no trick too dirty and no lever too cruel for this villain to use against her.

She might be hard to kill, but there’s more than one way to destroy a hero. Before the war is over, Dreadnought will be forced to confront parts of herself she never wanted to acknowledge.

And behind it all, an old enemy waits in the wings to unleash a plot that will scar the world forever.

My Thoughts

Rating: 5 stars

Starting this book off on the way to a superhero convention made my nerdy little heart happy. I love going to conventions and it was clear that Danny was excited to go. Being that she basically is a fangirl, her getting to see all sorts of heroes and such just roaming around this hotel/convention center in Antarctica was just amusing. Then again, that pleasant mood did not last for too long.

This was a book that I was looking forward to reading, because I knew there would be some interesting issues explored in the story. Having a transgender superhero as our leading lady allows us to follow her life and see firsthand how her life has changed and how she is affected by the treatment of those around her.

It is also interesting and from my perspective is fairly unique to have a superhero who struggles with rage and violence issues. Numerous times Danny refers to how much she enjoys beating up the bad guys, and how she sometimes holds back in the fights so they’ll last longer and she can fight more. I am so used to most of the heroes being such moral upstanding characters that this is actually a refreshing angle to explore. And considering everything Danny has gone through in her life, especially the past several months, it is actually a bit understandable why she acts this way. I just hope that April Daniels continues to explore this and also have Danny find a way to work through her issues and find some resolution in the future.

Basically this book did what I wanted it to do. There was action and complication, and character development I could understand. There were a couple characters that we met at the convention that I would have liked to be in the story more, but there’s always hope for the future.

Needless to say, I am looking forward to reading the next installment.

Where to Buy

You can pick up a copy of Sovereign from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-million, Book Depository, or your local indie bookstore.

Review: No Good Deed by Kara Connolly

Hey all, Dani here.

Happy book birthday to Kara Connolly for this lovely book I’m reviewing today. I was lucky enough to receive an e-galley of this by the publisher through NetGalley, so thank you for that. I was especially lucky that I was able to squeeze this into my reading calendar just in time for the release. As always, receiving a copy of this book in no way influenced my rating or opinion.

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Summary

Fans of Dorothy Must Die will love this reimagining of the legend of Robin Hood. Girl power rules supreme when a modern girl finds herself in the middle of a medieval mess with only her smart mouth and her Olympic-archer aim to get her home.

Ellie Hudson is the front-runner on the road to gold for the U.S. Olympic archery team. All she has to do is qualify at the trials in jolly old England. When Ellie makes some kind of crazy wrong turn in the caverns under Nottingham Castle—yes, that Nottingham—she ends up in medieval England.

Ellie doesn’t care how she got to the Middle Ages; she just wants to go home before she gets the plague. But people are suffering in Nottingham, and Ellie has the skills to make it better. What’s an ace archer to do while she’s stuck in Sherwood Forest but make like Robin Hood?

Pulled into a past life as an outlaw, Ellie feels her present fading away next to daring do-gooding and a devilishly handsome knight. Only, Ellie is on the brink of rewriting history, and when she picks up her bow and arrow, her next shot could save her past—or doom civilization’s future.

My Thoughts

Rating: 5 stars

I really enjoy the tales of Robin Hood, okay? When I first heard about this book I knew I had to read it. Come on, an archer gunning for a spot on the Olympic team ends up somehow in medieval England and basically ends up becoming the legendary character of Robin Hood? That sounds like a fantastic story. Now make it one step better by this character actually being a girl. Heck yes, I am so in.

Now the summary says this is perfect for fans of Dorothy Must Die. As I have not read that book, I can’t speak to that statement. But if you like competent, fairly intelligent, and capable characters who happen to be talented with a bow and also a bit prone to landing in one problem with medieval law after another, then you’ll probably enjoy this story.

We get to see characters like the Sheriff of Nottingham, Much, Will Scarlet, Little John, Friar Tuck, and more in this tale. And it made my soul happy.

Okay, yes, so it took me a few chapters to really get into the story, but I felt a bit of a kinship with Ellie as there are references made to lovely nerd things like Doctor Who and Indiana Jones.

Will I admit that I was annoyed with the fact that Ellie felt the need to mention multiple times throughout the book that she sets a couple arrows up next to her so she is ready to grab them and just shoot quickly? Well, yeah that was a tad aggravating, but not so much that it took me out of the story or anything.

I enjoyed the sometimes humorous interactions between Ellie and Much or Will or Little John. It just highlighted the fact that she is a modern girl in a medieval world. Also, I liked that several of these characters were quite aware that she was female but they maintained the ruse that she was a boy and they didn’t seem to look down on her or treat her any differently from anyone else around. That was really cool.

While masquerading as a boy, Ellie decides to use her brother’s name, Robert…which makes her name Robert Hudson, or as some say in that time, Robert son of Hood. There are also those who shorten Robert to Rob, therefore Rob Hood. So the nice tale of Robin Hood comes to pass with a modern girl archer as the famous character.

She takes an outlaw’s stand to help those in the area while also trying to figure out how she is going to make it back to her own time. Does that happen? And even more, does Ellie make it back in time for the qualifiers for the Olympics? Well, you’re just going to have to pick up your own copy of this book to find out. Seriously, it’s worth it.

Where to Buy

You can pick up a copy of No Good Deed from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-million, Book Depository, or your local indie bookstore.

Review: Strange Practice by Vivian Shaw

Hey all, Dani here.

I’m back with another early review on a book I received at BookExpo/BookCon. Of course, I was also approved for an e-galley of this book from the publisher via NetGalley. Obviously this is where I state that receiving a copy did not influence my opinion on this book. Oh, and when I received the ARC at BookCon I had waited in line and was able to get it signed by Vivian Shaw.

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Summary

Meet Greta Helsing, fast-talking doctor to the undead. Keeping the supernatural community not-alive and well in London has been her family’s specialty for generations.

Greta Helsing inherited the family’s highly specialized, and highly peculiar, medical practice. In her consulting rooms, Dr. Helsing treats the undead for a host of ills – vocal strain in banshees, arthritis in barrow-wights, and entropy in mummies. Although barely making ends meet, this is just the quiet, supernatural-adjacent life Greta’s been groomed for since childhood.

Until a sect of murderous monks emerges, killing human and undead Londoners alike. As terror takes hold of the city, Greta must use her unusual skills to stop the cult if she hopes to save her practice, and her life.

My Thoughts

Rating: 4.5 stars

I’ll just start off with why this book was not a 5 star rating for me. It took about 15-20 pages for me to get used to the writing style, and I didn’t really start getting invested in the story until around page 30. After that, I was eagerly following all of the characters in trying to figure out this murderous cult and stopping them.

The reason why it took a little bit to adjust to the story is that the phrasing and description feel more like something I would read in a classic piece of literature or a historical type novel, but it is actually set in modern day. Fairly early on we see Greta driving her Mini, and there’s also use of fancy coffee machines and cell phones, oh and mass spectrometers. So it’s a modern tale that feels a bit old fashioned. Considering the number of mummies, vampires, demon-ish creatures, etc., that actually felt appropriate to me…after I got used to it anyway.

I didn’t mind Greta as the protagonist, but the standout characters had to be the friends and patients she has. Ruthven and Fastitocalon and Dez and Cranswell…they were just so interesting. Some of them were members of the supernatural community and some of them were humans who were aware of the existence of such creatures. Either way, I enjoyed learning about them and would actually be glad to read more tales following them.

I also loved that there’s nice connection to literary mentions of vampires and such in this book. Also, with the setting of the story being in London, and the book starting after a series of murders in the Whitechapel area, that there are references to Jack the Ripper and such, though these current murders also involve cheap rosaries and therefore people are referring to the culprit as the Rosary Ripper. I like that those details help to ground this series firmly as an urban fantasy.

So I am glad I was granted the opportunity to read this book early, and I look forward to reading Dr. Greta Helsing’s next adventure.

Where to Buy

You can pre-order Strange Practice from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-million, Book Depository, or your local indie bookstore. This book will be released on July 25, 2017.

Review: First Watch by Dale Lucas

Hey all, Dani here.

Today I’m here to bring you a slightly early review, and by that I mean that this book will be released tomorrow, July 11. I was lucky enough to receive a digital copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley, but it should be noted that this in no way affected my opinion or rating of this book. The premise alone made me want to read it, and I have already purchased a copy because I greatly enjoyed this story and I am looking forward to the rest of the series.

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Summary

Humans, orcs, mages, elves, and dwarves all jostle for success and survival in the cramped quarters of Yenara, while understaffed Watch Wardens struggle to keep its citizens in line.

Enter Rem: new to Yenara and hungover in the city dungeons with no money for bail. When offered a position with the Watch to compensate for his crimes, Rem jumps at the chance.

His new partner is less eager. Torval, a dwarf who’s handy with a maul and known for hitting first and asking questions later, is highly unimpressed with the untrained and weaponless Rem.

But when Torval’s former partner goes missing, the two must consort with the usual suspects — drug dealing orcs, mind-controlling elves, uncooperative mages, and humans being typical humans — to uncover the truth and catch a murderer loose in their fair city.

My Thoughts

Rating: 5 stars

For some reason when I first read the synopsis of this book, I thought it was going to be more of an urban fantasy, and yes, it has that sort of feel to it, especially as it is a fantasy book set in the city of Yenara. But this isn’t a contemporary-esque story; it is just a legit fantasy, and man have I been craving a good fantasy read.

From the beginning this story just made me think of so many sessions I’ve played of Dungeons & Dragons. It has so many of the races I’ve become accustomed to encountering during a campaign, and frankly I felt like I was sitting on the sidelines and watching as Rem and Torval tried to figure out who this murderer in their city was and bring them to justice.

Actually if you are a fan of D&D and/or fantasy in general, you’ll likely notice a number of common tropes and themes within this story. Having a diverse racial cast makes for some interesting inter-racial interaction. Torval the dwarf has some serious issues with the orcs. And there is only one elf in the Watch.

I’m not going to lie, while reading this I sent several texts to my boyfriend about how much I was enjoying the book because it reminded me of D&D (which is how the two of us met) and he just laughed and called me a nerd. So guys, just listen to my nerdy little self, and if you are a fan of fantasy adventure tales with some interesting character dynamics and a murder mystery to solve, just do yourself a favor and pick this up.

It’s like a buddy cop show…but completely set in a fantasy world. It was just an enjoyable read.

Where to Buy

You can buy a copy of First Watch from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-million, Book Depository, or your local indie bookstore. This book will be released tomorrow, July 11, 2017.

Review: The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss

Hey all, Dani here.

Happy Book Birthday to the book I’m reviewing today. Yes, today is a bit of a deviation from my GLBT book month reviews. Oh, and also, I do need to mention that I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Okay, well, here we go.

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Summary

Based on some of literature’s horror and science fiction classics, this is the story of a remarkable group of women who come together to solve the mystery of a series of gruesome murders—and the bigger mystery of their own origins.

Mary Jekyll, alone and penniless following her parents’ death, is curious about the secrets of her father’s mysterious past. One clue in particular hints that Edward Hyde, her father’s former friend and a murderer, may be nearby, and there is a reward for information leading to his capture…a reward that would solve all of her immediate financial woes.

But her hunt leads her to Hyde’s daughter, Diana, a feral child left to be raised by nuns. With the assistance of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, Mary continues her search for the elusive Hyde, and soon befriends more women, all of whom have been created through terrifying experimentation: Beatrice Rappaccini, Catherine Moreau, and Justine Frankenstein.

When their investigations lead them to the discovery of a secret society of immoral and power-crazed scientists, the horrors of their past return. Now it is up to the monsters to finally triumph over the monstrous.

My Thoughts

My rating: 4 stars

The concept of this story alone intrigued me. I was excited by the prospect of following the daughters of some of literature’s classic men. Plus, look at that cover. I love all the tiny details on it.

I think my favorite part of this novel is actually the format. It is written as if the girls are telling this story after the fact, and that includes numerous interruptions by the girls to clarify something or just make commentary on a scene. The format is a unique one and it made the reading experience more enjoyable for me.

And really the story is more about all of these young women. Yes there is this search for Mr. Hyde, and then this secret society of scientists later on, but the reason you care about all of that is because you get to know Mary Jekyll, Diana Hyde, Beatrice Rappaccini, Catherine Moreau, and Justine Frankenstein.

So whether or not you are a fan of classic literature, I think this book is enjoyable, but if you are a literature aficionado, I definitely recommend that you pick up this inventive tale.

Where to Buy

You can pick up a copy of this lovely book today from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-million, Book Depository, or your local indie bookstore.

Review: Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire

Hey all, Dani here.

Happy Book Birthday to the lovely book I will be reviewing today. Okay, so first thing I need to say because disclaimers are important. I received an e-galley of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. As always this does not affect my rating or review of the book.

The next thing I need to say is that this is the second book of a series, but they are both relatively short, so I think it would be easy for you to catch up if you’re interested. Also, this one is technically more of a prequel as it follows the story of Jack and Jill before they appeared in the first book.

Anyway, let’s just get into today’s review of Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire.

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Summary

Twin sisters Jack and Jill were seventeen when they found their way home and were packed off to Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children.

This is the story of what happened first…

Jacqueline was her mother’s perfect daughter—polite and quiet, always dressed as a princess. If her mother was sometimes a little strict, it’s because crafting the perfect daughter takes discipline.

Jillian was her father’s perfect daughter—adventurous, thrill-seeking, and a bit of a tom-boy. He really would have preferred a son, but you work with what you’ve got.

They were five when they learned that grown-ups can’t be trusted.

They were twelve when they walked down the impossible staircase and discovered that the pretense of love can never be enough to prepare you a life filled with magic in a land filled with mad scientists and death and choices.

My Thoughts

Rating: 4 stars

I love that this series is basically short and fairly quick reads. But don’t think that means they don’t pack a punch; they still manage to fit a lot of action, adventure, and development into such a limited number of pages.

This book really does explore and bring about an interesting discussion on gender norms, which is nice. You have more of a girly girl and then a tom boy, and it is perfectly acceptable to be either/or or a blend of the two.

I will say that having this book contain several time jumps was frustrating…in the sense that I was enjoying myself and would have liked to have more with the story. Still, the adventures of Jack and Jill was an entertaining one.

Now, the reason why this review also works for my celebration of GLBT book month is that there is a little bit of a lesbian romance. Also, the first book of the series–Every Heart a Doorway–follows a main character who is aesexual. So there’s some decent representation in these books.

I like that we are getting more information on the mythos of this world…er technically worlds. This is why portal fantasy can get really interesting; there are so many possibilities and such.

And I’ve also heard that there are more books in the series to come, at least a third and fourth, with the possibility of more if they do well. I’m looking forward to following the adventures of some of the other characters.

Where to Buy

You can pick up a copy of this book from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-million, Book Depository, or your local indie bookstore.

Review: The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

Hey all, Dani here.

Once again I’m back with an early review–though not too early. This book will be out next week on March 7th. Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for allowing me to read an e-galley for The Bone Witch. As always, receiving an early copy of this book did not influence my rating or opinions on this story. For more information on my review policy, you can go here.

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Summary

In the captivating start to a new, darkly lyrical fantasy series for readers of Leigh Bardugo and Sabaa Tahir, Tea can raise the dead, but resurrection comes at a price…

Let me be clear: I never intended to raise my brother from his grave, though he may claim otherwise. If there’s anything I’ve learned from him in the years since, it’s that the dead hide truths as well as the living.

When Tea accidentally resurrects her brother from the dead, she learns she is different from the other witches in her family. Her gift for necromancy means that she’s a bone witch, a title that makes her feared and ostracized by her community. But Tea finds solace and guidance with an older, wiser bone witch, who takes Tea and her brother to another land for training.

In her new home, Tea puts all her energy into becoming an asha-one who can wield elemental magic. But dark forces are approaching quickly, and in the face of danger, Tea will have to overcome her obstacles…and make a powerful choice.

Memoirs of a Geisha meets The Name of the Wind in this brilliant new fantasy series by Rin Chupeco!

My Thoughts

I know I literally just mentioned this a few days ago, but look at that cover! It is so pretty, and I’m actually really looking forward to seeing more than just a picture. I’m sure the dust jacket looks even better.

Describing this as darkly lyrical is quite apt. Seriously, the descriptions of the clothing was simply outstanding. And considering that through the whole book Tea is literally telling her story to a Bard, it is obvious where the comparisons to Patrick Rothfuss’s The Name of the Wind are.

When I really got into this book–which didn’t really take that long–I found that I didn’t want to stop reading. I was so intrigued by Tea’s story, and learning about the world and the magic and the daevas.

This book is just so good, and I have to try not to gush too much because my gushing might lead into spoilery territory and I certainly don’t want to do that to someone else.

You know, and I’m not even upset with the set up for a love triangle of sorts. The one young man we figure out fairly quickly but it took quite a bit of time for the actual reveal of the second one, and I just want to see how the relationships with both of the guys develop. Because this is just the first book, and it does a rather nice job of laying down the groundwork for the rest of the series.

When this story starts Tea is only thirteen and what we are told in this book is just until she is fifteen, but at one point the Bard remarks about her only being seventeen, so there’s only a couple more years of backstory to learn. Meanwhile there’s all this other stuff happening, and the threat of war and the hints that secrets and betrayals and all sorts of other tragedies await.

And with the way this book ends, man, I just really want to be able to pick up the second book already…but it won’t be out until next year! This is the downside to being granted early access to a book. Waiting longer for a sequel is somewhat torturous. However, I can sincerely hope that I’ll be granted access to the next book as well.

I can say that Rin Chupeco’s latest tale has turned me into an absolute fan. This book was a great adventure and hopefully the start to an amazing writing career for Rin.

Obviously, this is a 5 star read for me.

Where to Buy

You can get your own copy at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-million, Book Depository, or your local indie bookstore.

Review: Dreadnought by April Daniels

Hey all, Dani here,

I was approved for an e-galley of this book by NetGalley just a few days before its release, so my schedule didn’t quite work out to finish it all before release day, but I am pleased to say that I can review it now. As always, my thoughts, opinions, and rating were not affected due to receiving the galley.

Okay, so basically I’ve been trying to focus on diverse reads as much as I possibly can, while still continuing with all of my lovely fantasy and sci-fi reads, so when a novel pops up with a transgender superhero, I kinda have to read it. Dreadnought was an interesting read, and I’m glad to have read it.

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Summary

Danny Tozer has a problem: she just inherited the powers of the world’s greatest superhero. Until Dreadnought fell out of the sky and died right in front of her, she was trying to keep people from finding out she’s transgender. But then her second-hand superpowers transformed her body into what she’s always thought it should be. Now there’s no hiding that she’s a girl.

It should be the happiest time of her life, but between her father’s dangerous obsession with curing her girlhood, her best friend suddenly acting like he’s entitled to date her, and the classmate who is secretly a masked vigilante, Danny’s first weeks living in a body that fits her are more difficult and complicated than she could have imagined.

She doesn’t have much time to adjust. Dreadnought’s murderer, a cyborg named Utopia, still haunts the streets of New Port City. If Danny can’t sort through the confusion of coming out, master her powers, and stop Utopia in time, humanity faces extinction.

My Thoughts

The first thing I want to say is that it took me a little bit to get invested in this story. Not because it wasn’t interesting or good, but because Danny has a habit of info dumping in the beginning. There were times when she would go on and on about the history of a superhero or a significant event, and it pulled me out of the story a bit.

But that settled down as the action really picked up. And like many superheroes, Danny has to deal with more than just saving the world and defeating the bad guys; she has her own issues in her civilian life. See, Danny was born a boy but has always seen herself as a girl. So when Dreadnought dies in front of her and she inherits the mantle of Dreadnought, the transfer of power actually changes her into her physical ideal. And that really brings out the negative personality traits of people like her dad and her best friend.

Thankfully Danny is able to form a friendship with Calamity, who is another cape…though Calamity is what is known as a gray cape, so she sometimes will lie, cheat, or steal to get her way. But I like the friendship between the two girls.

This book is brilliant at highlighting the different ways that people think about and treat people they see as other. From Danny’s dad and best friend, to some of the white capes in the Legion, Danny has to deal with a lot of prejudices and preconceived notions on who she should be, and who should be behind the cowl of Dreadnought.

Oh, and to top it all off, Danny is only fifteen years old. This is a beautiful coming of age story of acceptance and coming into one’s own, and just happens to have superheroes and supervillains thrown in.

And when the pieces of the puzzle started coming together and the big reveals and big boss battles happened at the end, all I could do was fly through the remaining pages because I was that invested in the story.

Okay, so this isn’t really a spoiler, but might actually be a little spoiler, but Danny has a press conference at the end of the book where she comes out as Dreadnought, a transgender woman, and also a lesbian. It kinda reminded me of the press conference Tony Stark had at the end of the first Iron Man movie. I liked that it was a moment of complete acceptance of her place in the world now. It really made me excited for the next book in the series, which will be coming in July 2017.

Overall, I gave Dreadnought a 4 star rating.

Where to Buy

You can pick up a copy from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Book Depository, Books-a-million, or your local indie bookstore.