Welcome to the first ever Superweek at Goldilox and the Three Weres, an entire week devoted to superheroes, supervillains, and superpowers. Even our Waiting on Wednesday pick is getting in on the super action.
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating. Here's this week's WoW pick:
I was a big fan of Sierra Dean's Secret McQueen series so I'm excited to see her take on superheroes. I've read that We Don't Need Another Hero was inspired in part by Agent Carter, though I can't tell from the blurb if it's set in that time period as well. Either way, I'm on board with the idea of the curmudgeonly former hero and the younger heroine with fire-y powers.
Release: April 5, 2016
She'll Light His Fire.
The city of Gold Bay once had a great champion in local superhero Apollo. But after his brutal defeat at the hands of The Scourge, the citizens have been left to the villainous whims of a madman.
When young reporter Rebecca “Bex” Beckett returns home to care for her sick father, the last thing she expects is his request that she play caretaker to his shut-in employer, Camden Nash. Cam is not the same man Bex remembers from ten years earlier. Once a pinnacle of society, he is now a broken shell of his former self. Yet something is simmering between them.
As Bex becomes interested in the elusive mayor of Gold Bay, Simon Nerezza, Cam must rally to become the hero he once was in order to protect Bex from Nerezza’s dark past. But Bex is no damsel in distress. She has a trick or two up her own sleeve, and things in the city on the bay around about to get super hot.
Contains a grumpy has-been hero, a fiery heroine who is too hot to handle, and a villain who’d love nothing more than to have them both in the palm of his hand.