#SHOSPH Blog Tour: Superhero Books on my TBR

I’m moving away from my usual Top Ten Tuesday post to bring you a special one today. It is still a listicle though, so don’t turn away just yet! Two weeks ago, I signed up for the blog tour of Second-hand Origin Stories by Lee Blauersouth and I have two stops on this tour! This blog tour is kindly hosted and organized by the lovely Shealea from That Bookshelf Bitch. I’ve already read and enjoyed the book, so if you want my live reactions as I read it, check out this Twitter thread.

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I haven’t actually read many books having superheroes, although I’m a huge fan of the movies (the MCU, to be precise). Even as a child, I had little love for comic books. I’ve always found it hard to start a comic book series. There are so many volumes to keep track of, most of which were published much before this millennium, and none of them are easily available in India – those are my (probably flimsy) reasons for not appreciating the source material. Second-hand Origin Stories introduced me to the world of actual full-length novels having superheroes in them. There are quite a few other books that have superhero themes as well that have come out recently and I’m dying to get my hands on them! Let’s take a look at the ones I’ve added to my TBR.

1. Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

This is a lot of people’s personal favourite and book of choice when someone says ‘superheroes’. Written by the much-beloved YA author, Bardugo, it presents a story from Diana’s life when she was young and eager to prove herself as an Amazon. Steeped in mythology and sold as perfect for Rick Riordan fans, this book is definitely on my radar! In fact, it is glaring at me from my unread shelf and I really need to pick it up soon.


2. Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu

I’m sure a lot of people guessed this would be lined up next. The mixed reviews haven’t deterred me from putting this on my TBR. I’ll admit I’m not the biggest fan of Nolan’s Batman trilogy, which I think I didn’t experience the right way. As so many of the readers of this book are fans of the movies, they might have had expectations that the book did not fulfil. I’m interested to see where I’ll stand because I’ve heard great things about Marie Lu’s writing and I’m looking forward to reading this to get my superhero fix after Wonder Woman is done.


3. Renegades by Marissa Meyer

Another highly obvious choice, which I’d have picked up for the cover alone because it just screams ‘superheroes’. This book seems to have very divided opinions as readers have loved or hated it, but of course that only makes me more curious to see where my opinions land. I’ve gathered from reviews that it has quite a diverse cast having some unique and cool superpowers (something along the lines of X-Men maybe?), so I’m sure I’ll enjoy that aspect at least. I’m going to try and get this one on audiobook because I’ve heard that that’s the best format to consume this book as the narrators have done a great job.


4. Vicious by V. E. Schwab

What happens when you do attain superpowers but don’t always use them for the good? What happens when two superhero best friends turn into bitter enemies? Those are the questions that I believe Vicious has the answer to. I’ve already read and loved Schwab’s works before, so I’m intrigued to see what she does with the superhero theme. Also, the sequel to this, Vengeful, is on its way to publication soon, so I can binge-read the series when that comes out.


5. The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani

This has to more with fairytale and fantasy heroes than sci-fi but it still fits the bill. This books also explores what it means to be good and bad as the girl who is supposedly the good one ends up in the school for evil and the outcast is sent to the school for good. I love reading middle grade books every once in a while and this has the potential to become one of my new favourite series, so I had to feature it on here, although I have no idea when I’ll get the time to dive into this one.


If someone from Marvel is reading this, I hope they understand how desperately I want novelized origin stories for all the superheroes featured in Avengers: Infinity War! Before I take your leave, if you love all things superhero like me, check out the other stops on this blog tour to know more about the book, the author and a dozen different reader opinions –


23 April (Monday)

24 April (Tuesday)

25 April (Wednesday)

26 April (Thursday)

27 April (Friday)


Have you read any of these books? If so, what did you think? Do you prefer your superheroes in comics or novels? Let me know in the comments section below.

34 thoughts on “#SHOSPH Blog Tour: Superhero Books on my TBR

    1. Isn’t that every bookworm’s problem? πŸ˜‚ I haven’t read The Lunar Chronicles yet, but everyone seems to love it. I hope I get to that soon as well, especially since I can binge-read them now. πŸ™‚


  1. I think about the only one on my list is Vicious by VE Schwab πŸ™‚ it was pretty good, although it was a pretty odd book! But right now, actually, I am reading a nonfiction book about real life super heroes (it’s actually just called that too). Which is a pretty interesting phenomenon I’ve never heard about before!
    Oh, and I see, you have the new cover πŸ™‚ that’s actually how I received it – a review copy for the re-release πŸ™‚ will be reviewing soon.
    The School for Good and Evil sounds very cool! I love MG as well.

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  4. I didn’t know Marissa Meyer had a super hero book. I must add it to my list. πŸ™‚ The School for Good and Evil looks like something I would have loved as a kid. I’m going to add that too. You’re never too old to read a good middle grade novel. πŸ˜€

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      1. Sometimes we need a little bit of beautiful and pure after reading all those YA books filled with violence and heart-wrenching emotions (not that I don’t like those books). I just finished reading The Empress by S.J. Kincaid, and those poor characters go through so much it’s probably a good thing the next book isn’t out yet so I can take a breather from that traumatic experience. πŸ˜›

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      2. Yeah, they go through so much and they’re only just teenagers! I think I’d be terrified and just give up, lol. I’m going to try and pick up Aru Shah and the End of Time next and hopefully love it! πŸ™‚


      3. Me too! πŸ˜€ I think if normal, everyday teens went through the things they do in YA books, they would just give up. lol I hope you enjoy your new book!

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