Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Waiting On: Heroine Complex by Sarah Kuhn

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 with 7 comments

Heroine Complex
by Sarah Kuhn
Expected Publication: July 5th 2016
Being a superheroine is hard. Working for one is even harder.

Evie Tanaka is the put-upon personal assistant to Aveda Jupiter, her childhood best friend and San Francisco's most beloved superheroine. She's great at her job—blending into the background, handling her boss's epic diva tantrums, and getting demon blood out of leather pants.

Unfortunately, she's not nearly as together when it comes to running her own life, standing up for herself, or raising her tempestuous teenage sister, Bea.

But everything changes when Evie's forced to pose as her glamorous boss for one night, and her darkest comes out: she has powers, too. Now it's up to her to contend with murderous cupcakes, nosy gossip bloggers, and supernatural karaoke battles—all while juggling unexpected romance and Aveda's increasingly outrageous demands. And when a larger threat emerges, Evie must finally take charge and become a superheroine in her own right... or see her city fall to a full-on demonic invasion.

Why I Can't Wait To Read This

First off, let us just take a moment to appreciate the awesomeness that is Jason Chan. I feel that since the cover art is what drew me in to this book in the first place, I couldn't go without mentioning it first. I am a big Jason Chan Fan! Jason Chan is a badass freelance artist - you may know him best from some of his other cover illustrations, such as the ones he did for the Théâtre Illuminata series or The Lotus War series. I'd read anything with a cover by him, lol.

But what makes this book even more awesome (other than the amazing cover art) is the fact that it is a superhero novel in which the "personal assistant" (not even a sidekick!!!) ends up becoming the hero for once. Also, this book takes place in San Francisco, which is one of my dream cities to live in, and the heroine is Asian-American! We need more diversity in novels, and we also need more superhero novels (that are actual novels rather than graphic novels - though I love comics, too!).

And, as if news of this novel weren't exciting enough, it seems that Heroine Complex is going to be the FIRST book in a SERIES of superhero novels starring Asian-American super-heroines! This book is just so full of WIN!!!

So, what do you think?

And if you haven't done so already, feel free to join in by linking-up to your own Waiting on Wednesday post over at Breaking The Spine.


  1. I have not come across this book before. Thanks so much for spotlighting it today!

    Happy Reading!

  2. This looks like a cute book that my students would like. Great pick!
    Check out my WOW

  3. This looks so cute and fun! Hmm, I may have to check this one out when it releases. Hope you love it!

  4. Ohh great pick this one looks and sounds fantastic and super fun! Thank you for your awesome post. Here is my WOW pick for this week.

  5. First of all, sorry for the late comment back....been a little busy this week!

    What an absolutely AWESOME pick!! Yes, we definitely need more diversity in novels, and more female superheroines!! I'm so happy to hear that this book is the first of a series, too!! "Badassery" and an Asian-American superheroine are also a GREAT combination!! On to my Goodreads shelves it goes!! :)

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my own WOW post!! :)

  6. That cover is pretty awesome. I dont know why but I found it so amusing that it says "getting demon blood out of leather pants" hahaha

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW!


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