Men in Tights by Danielle Banas
Expected publication June 5, 2018 by Swoon Reads
In Abby Hamilton’s world, superheroes do more than just stop crime and save cats from 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.
I thought this book sounded amazing but I didn’t expect a lot from it. I definitely didn’t expect to love it as much as I did. This book was so much fun to read and I loved every second it of. I couldn’t put this book down and I never wanted it to end.
I loved the concept of this book. I love superheros and I thought the idea of superheros being a common thing was awesome.
I loved the characters so much and I loved the dialogue between the characters even more. Abby’s banter with Iron Phantom was so cute and had me laughing out loud at 2am. I loved Abby’s relationship with her brother as well. I was really pleasantly surprised by the family themes in this book and I really appreciated the value that Abby had for her relationship with her brother. I also loved how Abby continued to put effort into her friendship with Sarah. I’ve read a lot of YA books where the main character drops their friends when something exciting happens or when they meet a boy. But Abby and Sarah stuck it out the entire book and I loved that.
Overall, I loved this book so much and it has quickly become one of my favorites. I definitely recommend Men in Tights. It’s well worth the read.
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