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Book Review and Giveaway: Super Adjacent by, Crystal Cestari

I am so excited to be a part of the blog tour for Super Adjacent by, Crystal Cestari. Thank you to The Fantastic Flying Book Club for this opportunity to read and review this “super” fun book!

And don’t miss my interview with the author in a separate post!


Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Release Date: March 17th 2020
Genre: Young Adult, LGBT, Comic, Superheroes

Synopsis:

Claire has always wanted to work with superheroes, from collecting Warrior Nation cards 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.


I love finding quotes that speak to the heart of a story and quotes that make me smile. These three quotes from Super Adjacent did a bit of both – even if one made me feel a little old!
“Heroes put others first.”
I didn’t think saving the day would be so hard.
Whoa, is this a VCR?

Super Adjacent is a unique look at the lives of superheroes and how their job affects those around them. Have you ever thought about what it was like to be Lois Lane? How it feels to see the man you love in danger again and again? Super Adjacent explores the lives of Claire and Bridgette, two women who live lives “adjacent” to famous superheroes.

I had such a great time reading this book. It made me think. It made me smile. It made me care about the characters (those with super powers and those without) and I missed them as soon as I was done reading.

What I appreciated the most about this book was that, after you wrapped your mind around a world with people with super powers, it all felt very believable. The characters felt like real people. The world was an easy one to escape into and it was fun to be there. This to me, is the hallmark of a great book. I want books to transport me somewhere and make me feel something. Super Adjacent did all of that.

I give this book a full 5 Sips! This is one I will read again!

Prize: Win a copy of SUPER ADJACENT by Crystal Cestari (US Only)
Starts: 1st April 2020
Ends: 15th April 2020

Ready to learn more about Super Adjacent?
Check out all the stops on the blog tour with The Fantastic Flying Book Club!

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