Superhero High
T.H. Hernandez
Published by: Soul Mate Publishing
Publication date: July 5th 2018
Genres: Adventure, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Sixteen-year-old Annarenee Stevens is the sole member of her family without a super power. The only time she feels powerful is in the pool. With her sights set on swimming for U.C. Berkeley, she’s ready to win it all at the State championship and secure her future.
When the government unexpectedly ends the secret Genetically Enhanced Asset (GEA) program, Annarenee is uprooted from Dayton, the only home she’s ever known, and relocated to San Diego with all of the other GEA families. Queen of her public school, Annarenee is just another zero at Superhero High, a school without any sports teams.
With the end of the program, her hero older brother now needs a college education, too, meaning the only way Annarenee is getting into Berkeley is on a scholarship. Her dream is slipping through her fingers, no matter how tightly she clings to it. To make matters worse, super hot superhero, Ren Gonzalez, is paying too much attention to her. The kind of attention that has Ren’s ex-girlfriend intent on making Annarenee’s life even more miserable.
But when heroes begin disappearing, zeros and heroes will be forced to team up in order to solve the mystery. If they don’t kill each other first.

My Review

Superhero High is a fun, quick read that will most likely leave you wanting more. I know I was left wishing I had more time with the characters and learning more about them, their powers, etc.

We have Annarenee aka AR, who is the only normal one in her family. Her brother, mother, and father all have powers, but she does not. Her life is still relatively normal, though. She has a BFF, a boyfriend, and seems pretty happy. Until it all comes crashing down.

Forced to move to a new state and start a new school, Annarenee now needs to adjust to the fact that she's co-mingling with kids with powers. And those kids don't like "normals" like her. Add in the mystery of disappearing kids with powers, and AR's life has become one big ball of crazy.

I really enjoyed the simplicity of the plot. It reminded me a little of a roleplaying forum I used to be a part of, where my friends and I created characters who had powers and plopped them in a high school setting. Insanity ensued. It was great, and reading this story reminded me of how much fun I had with it.
The story is a relatively quick read, but it will keep you engrossed and intrigued while you try to figure out the mystery of what's going on. By the end, though, I was disappointed, but only because it was ending. I wanted more! 

I liked the characters a lot. I thought AR was a bit frustrating at times, but she's a teenage girl who had to uproot everything she's known and learn to intermingle with super-powered teens. So I gave her a pass for some of her...naivety, I guess you could say.
I also really liked Ren. He seemed like he would be a jerky character, but he ended up being super sweet, and I kinda fell in love with him. I know others will too. 
I hated Lexie, but that's not surprising. She brought back bad memories from my own high school experience, and she reminded me of a few nasty, mean girls from that time in my life. 

Overall, I thought Superhero High was a cute, fun little story, and I kinda wished I was a superhero who could attend the school and befriend some of these characters (even though I'm way past my high school phase now). 
If you enjoy young adult stories, stories about kids with powers, or just intriguing mysteries, pick up a copy of Superhero High today. You won't be disappointed (although you may be left wanting more).

I give the story 4.5 stars.
Author Bio:
T.H. Hernandez is the author of young adult books. The Union, a futuristic dystopian adventure, was a finalist in the 2015 San Diego book awards in the Young Adult Fiction category.
She loves pumpkin spice lattes, Game of Thrones, Comic-Con, Star Wars, Doctor Who marathons, Bad Lip Reading videos, and all things young adult, especially the three young adults who share her home.
When not visiting the imaginary worlds inside her head, T.H. Hernandez lives in usually sunny San Diego, California with her husband and three children, a couple of cats, and a dog who thinks he’s a cat, affectionately referred to as “the puppycat.”
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