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.
The Supervillain and Me was such a fun read! It reminded me a little of the cheesy, but heartwarming, Disney Channel original movie from the 90s, Up, Up and Away. Both feature a non-super-powered teen, struggling to find their niche, in a family with at least one super-powered hero.
The “supervillain” in this book aka Iron Phantom, and Abigail (our MC) were so adorable together! They had great chemistry with a lot of cute, witty banter. I had a big cheesy grin on my face during all of their scenes together.
The Supervillain and Me was a lot funnier than I thought it would be. I figured it’d be a little cheesy, but was not expecting it to be genuinely humorous. This book was really funny, but also had some darker notes, which helped keep the stakes high.
A couple of the plot twists seemed a bit easy to guess, which is why I gave this book four stars.