Super Adjacent

Claire has always wanted to work with superheroes, from collecting Warrior Nationcards as a kid to drafting “What to Say to a Hero” speeches in her diary. Now that she’s landed a coveted internship with the Chicago branch of Warrior Nation, Claire is ready to prove she belongs, super or not. But complicating plans is the newest WarNat hero, Girl Power (aka Joy), who happens to be egotistical and self-important. . . and pretty adorable.

Bridgette, meanwhile, wants out of WarNat. After years of dating the famous Vaporizer (aka Matt), she’s sick of playing second, or third, or five-hundredth fiddle to all the people-in-peril in the city of Chicago. Of course, once Bridgette meets Claire-who’s clearly in need of a mentor and wingman-giving up WarNat becomes slightly more complicated. It becomes a lot more complicated when Joy, Matt, and the rest of the heroes go missing, leaving only Claire and Bridgette to save the day.

In this fresh and funny take on the world of supers, author Crystal Cestari spotlights what it’s like to be the seemingly non-super half of a dynamic duo with banter-filled romance and bold rescues perfect for readers seeking a great escape.

Super Adjacent

by Crystal Cestari
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Release Date: March 17th 2020

Genre: Young Adult, LGBT, Comic, Superheroes

Writing has been my jam since I was very young. In fact, in fifth grade we filled out a profile declaring what we would be doing as adults. I wrote I wanted to be an author because: “I love reading and stories, and want to share that love.” My elementary-school self was very wise, because that sentiment holds true today.

I live just outside Chicago with my daughter. My likes include ice cream and bulldogs, and dislikes span from broccoli to wet sneakers on linoleum (the worst). I always carry around a notebook to scribble down ideas. Writing longhand works best for me (even though it’s the slowest method ever) because looking at a blank piece of paper is somehow less intimidating than a blank screen. Plus, there are so many pretty notebooks and pens to doodle with! The Best Kind of Magic is my first YA novel, and I can’t wait to share it! Shoot me a message if you’d like; happy reading, fellow Goodreader!

Super Adjacent: Review

Super Adjacent was a super fun and exciting read! I’m a huge superhero fan, and Super Adjacent had a unique meld of fandom and superhero culture – and it was so fun! The book follows the perspective of Claire and Bridgette as they navigate the relationship ups and downs, and the task of saving the world (singlehandedly). I was invested in both Claire’s and Bridgette’s relationships – and I really appreciated the wlw representation – because I don’t find a lot of those relationships in young adult (or any literary genre, really). I will say I’m not sure if the stakes of the heroes vs villains superhero storyline felt super high to me, or that it completely drew me in. But, there were some super fun twists, and I think this book was ultimately a super fun read – and if you love superheroes, this book has all sorts of fun references and homages to that culture.

Super Adjacent is flying fun and an entertaining ride start to finish!

I gave this book four stars – the plot was entertaining, the two main characters were easy to invest in and their relationships really pulled the heart strings! Overall, Super Adjacent is flying fun and an entertaining ride start to finish! I’d recommend reading it for some feel-good energy!

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Prize: Win a copy of SUPER ADJACENT by Crystal Cestari

The Fantastic Flying Book Club in collaboration with Hyperion is giving away one copy of Super Adjacent by Crystal Cestari! US Only, and starts April 1st and goes through April 15th, 2020. Check out the link below to see the blog tour page and enter in the giveaway!

One thought on “Super Adjacent

  1. Rose @ Wanders Between Pages says:

    Great review! I have the same thoughts for both the main characters, they were so easy to read and understand. I also have to agree with the fair share of fandom and superhero culture!

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