The Supervillain and Me (Paperback)

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As witty as it is heartpounding, this fresh take on the beloved superhero genre is all about finding your own way to shine even when it seems everyone else around you is, well. . .super.

Never trust a guy in spandex.

In Abby Hamilton’s world, superheroes do more than just stop crime and save cats stuck in trees—they also drink milk straight from the carton and hog the television remote. Abby’s older brother moonlights as the famous Red Comet, but without powers of her own, following in his footsteps has never crossed her mind.

That is, until the city’s newest vigilante comes bursting into her life.

After saving Abby from an attempted mugging, Morriston’s fledgling supervillain Iron Phantom convinces her that he’s not as evil as everyone says, and that their city is under a vicious new threat. As Abby follows him deeper into their city’s darkest secrets, she comes to learn that heroes can’t always be trusted, and sometimes it’s the good guys who wear black.

Chosen by readers like you for Macmillan's young adult imprint Swoon Reads, The Supervillain and Me is a hilarious, sweet, and action-packed young adult novel by debut author Danielle Banas that proves no one is perfect, not even superheroes.

Praise for The Supervillain and Me:

"[Banas] provides plenty of romantic tension, which will satisfy even die-hard fans of the genre. Recommended as an additional purchase where adventurous romances are popular." —School Library Journal

"Action, comedy, romance, you name it, this book has got it!" —KayleyKing, reader on

About the Author

Danielle Banas is the author of The Supervillain and Me and The Good for Nothings. She earned a degree in communication from Robert Morris University, where she spent slightly too much time daydreaming about new characters instead of paying attention in class. When she isn't writing, Danielle can be found loudly singing show tunes, spouting off Disney World trivia, and snuggling with her puppy. She lives in her hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Follow Danielle on Twitter and Instagram.

Praise For…

Praise for The Supervillain and Me from the Swoon Reads community:

"It has the perfect balance of mystery, romance, and everyday teenage angst—with a whole heap of superhero on top!" —SineadH93, reader on

"Action, comedy, romance, you name it, this book has got it! The only suggestion I have for improvement is that it needs to be published then made into a film so that I can sit in a cinema and squeal like the pathetic fangirl that I am. Love it!!" —KayleyKing, reader on

"A perfect blend of adventure, humor, and romance. Definitely one of my favorite stories!" —Sarah Metcalfe, reader on

"An amazingly original novel with relatable, humorous characters and realistic depictions of experiences and events. The writing is wonderful and every chapter has you hooked for more." —Parzaval11235, reader on

"It's hilarious, witty, packed with adventure and fast-paced. It shows that no one is perfect, even superheroes. And really, what better confidence booster there is than knowing that even those who seemingly have it all, don't in fact excel at everything?" —janelio, reader on

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250309129
ISBN-10: 1250309123
Publisher: Square Fish
Publication Date: July 9th, 2019
Pages: 336
Language: English