This is a big, gay superhero romance if I ever read one. And it is AWESOME! Nick Bell fantasizes about someday becoming Nova City’s own superhero Shadow Star’s love interest. The problem is Shadow Star doesn’t even know he exists…or does he? The feud between Shadow Star and his nemesis, Pyro Storm, seems to be heating up, and somehow Nick seems to be embroiled in their conflict. Add the complications that his best friend is in love with him (but Nick seems to be the only person in the world who doesn’t realize this) and the whole story turns into somewhat of a comedy of errors. A couple more things that make the story great: 1) Nick’s relationship with his widower dad is very sweet and it is so nice seeing such a positive relationship between a gay kid and his dad rather than the conflict that is so often portrayed. 2) Nick has ADHD and I love the way we get to see his internal processes. 3) Nick’s other two best friends are a pan/lesbian couple who are strong characters on their own. I can’t wait for the sequel coming out in July!

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