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Junior Hero Blues By J.K. Pendragon,

  • Title: Junior Hero Blues
  • Author: J.K. Pendragon
  • ISBN: 9781626494558
  • Page: 116
  • Format: ebook
  • Last year, Javier Medina was your average socially awkward gay high schooler with a chip on his shoulder This year, he s well, pretty much the same, but with bonus superpowers, a costume with an ab window to show off his new goods, and a secret identity as the high flying, wise cracking superhero Blue Spark.But being a Junior Hero means that Javier gets all the respLast year, Javier Medina was your average socially awkward gay high schooler with a chip on his shoulder This year, he s well, pretty much the same, but with bonus superpowers, a costume with an ab window to show off his new goods, and a secret identity as the high flying, wise cracking superhero Blue Spark.But being a Junior Hero means that Javier gets all the responsibility and none of the cool gadgets It s hard enough working for the Legion of Liberty and fighting against the evil Organization, all while trying to keep on top of schoolwork and suspicious parents Add in a hunky boyfriend who s way out of Javier s league, and an even hunkier villain who keeps appearing every time said boyfriend mysteriously disappears, and Blue Spark is in for one big dollop of teenage angst All while engaging in some epic superhero action and, oh yeah, an all out battle to protect Liberty City from the forces of evil.Welcome to the 100% true and totally unbiased account of life as a teenage superhero.
    Junior Hero Blues Last year Javier Medina was your average socially awkward gay high schooler with a chip on his shoulder This year he s well pretty much the same but with bonus superpowers a costume with an ab wi

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    1. Actual Rating 3.5 5 starsJunior Hero Blue introduces us to Javier, a lanky, gay teen and part time super hero who struggles to survive high school as well as life and death fights with superheroes turned evil.Plot Kid turned superhero, trying to keep his double life secret while juggling his superhero responsibilities and everyday life It s a well tried story, but one that s still immensely popular This book reminded me a lot of Perry Moore s novel Hero, which also features a gay protagonist Not [...]

    2. This was great fun I shall ignore the fact that the main character thinks 50 is old , because at 17 everyone over 25 is old I can also ignore this because Junior Hero Javier is such an endearing character and this is a really great story.It starts off quite simply with Javier otherwise known as Blue Spark He is a Junior Hero in the city of Liberty Junior Heroes are young people who have discovered that they have special powers They get to assist the Senior Heroes who act as the city guardians, p [...]

    3. ARC received from Riptide Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review This was so much fun to read Through its young narrator, whose voice is genuine and hilarious and oddly compelling, we get an inside look on the least glamorous side to being a superhero or, rather, one in training, whose job seems to be the dirty work while the actual, official superheroes are all about PR and giving orders, without getting their clothes too dirty themselves Javi s story is relatable and engagin [...]

    4. I m always looking for new books in the LGBTQ YA space, so I was excited when I saw that Riptide Publishing was launching a new YA imprint J.K Pendragon s Junior Hero Blues is one of Triton s first titles, and if it s a good representation of the quality we can expect from them, then I m very optimistic about their future books.First, a little cover love I want to give a shout out to Michelle Fairbanks, whose work I haven t seen before, and who absolutely nailed the cover I love the color scheme [...]

    5. I was honestly really excited to read this book I think I have a fascination with YA Superhero novels, as apparent by my love of Renegade X I love how you can play with current events in a fantasy element, which I know you can do in most genre s, but there s something almost accurate when you play with the black and white world of heroes and villains.Anyway, that concept plus the idea of an LGBT main character, is what drew me to Junior Hero Blues Javi was an unpopular gay kid at his school, sta [...]

    6. This was a fun and entertaining YA superhero story I quite liked it It s very YA in tone certainly older kid appropriate and definitely of an action story than a romance I loved the diverse cast and it s cool to have a gay immigrant superhero story.

    7. Let s see Junior Hero Blues wasn t a bad book but I wish it had been different in several aspects so I would have been able to enjoy it .My main issue or we can call it a preference is that there was way superhero stuff going on than romance If I had to say it in numbers, there s maybe 25% romance and 75% superhero action I generally do not like to read too many action scenes because I think they work better in a movie than a book, so I was bored and skimmed several scenes in the first half and [...]

    8. Finally a believable, entertaining, not too cliche superhero book And with a gay main character If you like the new Ms Marvel comics then you ll like this Like Kamala Khan, Javier Medina deals with balancing family, school, romance, and being a new superhero called Blue Spark.Javier is hands down the best thing about this book He s really, really funny, witty, self deprecating, down to earth, selfish at times, gets scared, loyal, and feels like a real person He s gay, but it s not the thing that [...]

    9. It s nice to relate to the superhero that, in his secret identity, is all awkward and socially backward Clark Kent has nothing on Javier Medina Plus, we all know Clark s just an act Javier is a great character And this book was well written In an interesting foreshadowing hitting you over the head kind of way But it was a great story Thanks to NetGalley and Riptide Publishing for a copy in return for an honest review.

    10. Surprisingly good, adorable and fun read MM teenage romance between hero and villain Pretty great story Lovable characters Quite exciting plots I enjoyed Javier and Rick a lot Hope to see the sequel soon.4.5 Stars

    11. I requested this book on NetGalley after I read the summary, which I thought bore resemblance to one I read last year I wanted to find out first hand.And while I wasn t wrong, and the plot isn t the newest thing on the block, Junior Hero Blues is still an entertaining read The characters are developed, they re diverse and relatable, along with the amazing voice the author used the narration is what kept me reading The book is engaging, very fun.Now excuse me, while I go obsess over J.K Pendragon [...]

    12. Maybe even a bit than 4 and maybe it even cured my slight reluctance regarding YA Have to write a bit as soon as I get to a proper keyboard because this is than some super hero fun with awkwardness and teenage angst, with family solidarity and young love It s also a tale about what s good even in the face of failure and too complicated decisons.

    13. 4.5 stars for me This was a wonderful YA novel There is plenty of action and great characters I loved that Javier and still kept his human frailties even with his super powers I like that he kept trying, even when it seemed hopeless Rick vs Jimmy black was a real Jekyll and Hyde character for me I loved that his innate sense of good wins out All read

    14. Was hoping for one make out session in the end pJavi s and Rick s back and forth problems felt a little dragged out And the romantic aspect between them coulda been handled better.I liked that essentially the Organization was evil no doubt about it, but you had to question the individuals It was p clear in this story, but how many victims were there still

    15. The characters were not enough fleshed out for my taste, I felt that a lot a heavy complex questions posed in the book were not treated in enough details, without enough resolution leading to the main character defining his valueA lot a good, but it felt unfinished to me

    16. Probably a it s not me, it s you issue superheroes are just not my thing The story zipped along at a fast pace, but I never really connected with the characters.

    17. I received this book for review from NetGalley, and just let me say, I was so excited when this was approved It breaks the mold from the traditional superhero story, and gives readers a different type of hero to look up to, which is especially fantastic for its targeted audience The voice is remarkable, and the action was paced well throughout this book, making this a highly entertaining read.Javier Medina is a Junior Hero in Liberty City, and he s still trying to figure out how to navigate from [...]

    18. Meh I really enjoy super hero books but this one may just be a tad bit immature for me I have a love hate relationship with YA books Id give this one to my 13 year to read so its way out of my reading range.

    19. DNF at 60%I really wanted to love this book, I really did I m a sucker for superheroes love hate relationship with villainous characters Batman and Catwoman, anyone , specially when it involves secret identities shenanigans.But this one It just didn t do it for me, I guess.The plot felt messy, and the world building could ve done way better For me, world building is everything in a hero story, and this one didn t give it its proper attention.I really enjoyed the main character he was funny and m [...]

    20. Review Posted On Marvelous Eden of BooksSpoiler Free Review So gay superheroes is not common at all and when I happened to come across this book on Netgalley, I immediately requested it This book is awkward and hilarious but also endearing and a lot of fun If you re looking to read about a superhero that s not straight, white and male, I would recommend reading this one The setting is in Liberty City, a city I found reminiscent to a lot of superhero universes It had the bad and good sides, like [...]

    21. I was so excited to read this gay superhero romance, but unfortunately it didn t live up to any expectations for either superheroic adventure or queer romance The first person narration for the most part worked well, I enjoyed Javi s self deprecating sense of humour and he felt like a realistic teenager, but that s the most positive thing I can say for the story There are just so many plot discrepancies and hanging threads that don t get resolved, and reading became a very frustrating experience [...]

    22. Really delightful superhero romp with a lot of heart My only struggle is that I wanted of the adorable romance, and the burgeoning mentor relationships Javier had with the Raven and Captain Justice, and the silly worldbuilding shenanigans, and Well, you get the point If there d been like an extra 80 pages to really flesh out the above, this would ve been perfect Or if there were another book coming Cough Cough.

    23. Bam Zap Boink This is the first superhero book I read The story was fun Felt a bit political at times maybe a bit too conscious of US politics right now but that s basically the good bad morals struggle with any community I could have used a bit romance and less action, but that is my preference 3.6 for accident prone Javi.

    24. This book was so fun I loved the voice of the main character, and enjoyed watching the plot unfold I look forward to from this author.

    25. This was an enjoyable, light read that made me very happy Just the fact that a book like this exists, like a diverse superhero YA book, is just amazing, and I hope this is the start of a trend

    26. This was incredibly cute, a fun take on caped heroes and teenage first love My only complaint is it was far too short and breezed by everything so quickly.

    27. I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review.A well written YA read with plenty of action and humour.

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