YALSA's Ultimate Superhero Reading List

Teens go to astronaut camp venture into space and develop superpowers, but still have time for a little romance.  

Thousands of years ago, Super Humans with enormous amounts of strength and psychic powers walked the Earth. Now, plans are in motion to bring them back, but what does this mean for the rest of humanity? Packed with epic action sequences, this series will be a hit with fans of comic book superheroes.

HERO by Perry Moore (Book Club Discussion)
Thom is keeping two secrets from his superhero dad: that he’s gay, and that he has the power to heal people. But when he and some other misfit superheroes uncover a plot to kill all superheroes, they band together to save everyone in this adventure-filled, fun novel.

DARK STAR by Bethany Frenette  (Book Club Discussion)
Audrey’s never had to worry about much, since her mom is a superhero. Then a new threat emerges, and it’s Audrey’s new psychic abilities that will be needed to save the day. Action, with a hint of romance.

Billy must step up and follow in his father’s footsteps—which means inheriting his superhero abilities and saving the world.

Brad has always been fine living in his brother’s shadow. While Blake is a superhero, Brad is a genius. When he becomes friends with Layla, a girl who has a secret and illegal superhero, he has to decide for once and all whether he’s a good guy–or a bad guy.
Jason was enjoying a day at the zoo, when he tumbles into a world ruled by an unjust wizard emperor, and has to become a hero to challenge him. This fantasy series is full of action and humor!

Adults have disappeared, animals are mutating, and teens are developing superpowers in this action-filled series.

This superhero story is full of action and moral ambiguity!

Damien has trained his whole life to be a supervillian, only to find out he’s a superhero instead.

10 years ago, a burst in the sky game ordinary people superhuman powers. Now, these Epics wish to rule over humans. Only the Reckoners, regular humans who study Epics, fight against them, and David wants to join their cause after an Epic killed his father. Every hero and villain has a weakness, and figuring out what it is is the key to bringing them down.

List provided by YALSA.  You can find the complete list here.

All titles available for reserve.  Reserves cost $0.50 per book.

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