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    15 Books You Should Be Fangirling About Right Now

    Some pretty stellar reads you might not have heard of.

    1. Proxy, Alex London

    Speak / Via stackedbooks.org

    Plot: Did you think that Matt Damon movie, Elysium, could've been improved with a gay POC main character? No? Well, read this book and you'll think otherwise.

    For Readers Who Like: The Hunger Games, The Giver, and A Clockwork Orange

    Get it here!

    2. Soon I Will Be Invincible, Austin Grossman

    Pantheon / Via npr.org

    Plot: From the points of view of a bumbling super-villain and a female cyborg superhero who is new to the superhero game.

    For Readers Who Like: The Avengers, The Justice League, and The Venture Bros.

    Get it here!

    3. Mara, Veronica Bane

    Black Hill Press / Via foreveryoungadult.com

    Plot: Shitty superpowered teens from a shitty town are hunted down by shitty people.

    For Readers Who Like: X-Men, The Young Avengers, and Divergent

    Get it here!

    4. Threats, Amelia Gray

    FSG Originals / Via npr.org

    Plot: WHAT IS EVEN GOING ON IN THIS BOOK? You'll finish it feeling like your life is directed by David Lynch.

    For Readers Who Like: Twin Peaks, Invisible Monsters, and House of Leaves

    Get it here!

    5. The Brokenhearted, Amelia Kahaney

    HarperTeen / Via one-story.com

    Plot: Your typical superhero origin story about a teenage ballerina living in a dystopian future who dies and comes back with superhero-esque powers and seeks revenge on the gang who killed her...you know.

    For Readers Who Like: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Veronica Mars, and The Hunger Games

    Get it here!

    6. Death's Daughter, Amber Benson

    Ace / Via amazon.com

    Plot: The main character is a ditz who doesn't have a care in the world until her father, Death, is kidnapped she must take over the family business...and complete some impossible taks in the Afterlife realm. Also, this book is written by the actress who played Tara on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, so like...

    For Readers Who Like: True Blood, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Pushing Daisies

    Get it here!

    7. Superpowers: A Novel, David J. Schwartz

    Broadway Books / Via fantasybookcritic.blogspot.com

    Plot: The story of a group of friends in their 20s who happens to gain superpowers...and are then hunted down because of said powers.

    For Readers Who Like: X-Men, The Runaways, and Teen Titans

    Get it here!

    8. Remembrance of Things I Forgot, Bob Smith

    University of Wisconsin Press / Via muse.jhu.edu

    Plot: A novel starring a gay male who travels back in time to meet his younger bratty self...and they almost have sex.

    For Readers Who Like: Rainbow Road, Tales of the City, and Doctor Who

    Get it here!

    9. Monster Island: A Zombie Novel, David Wellington

    Open Road Media / Via amazon.com

    Plot: The zombie apocalypse has already happened and everything is terrible...but the main character must travel from Africa to an abandoned Manhattan hospital with a group of teenage girl-soldiers to aquire some medication.

    For Readers Who Like: The Walking Dead, Sucker Punch, and Resident Evil

    Get it here!

    10. The Shambling Guide to New York City, Mur Lafferty

    Orbit / Via murverse.com

    Plot: A writer who can't find a job until she's hired by a company that writes tourist guides...but for monsters.

    For Readers Who Like: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, True Blood, and Ugly Americans

    Get it here!

    11. Kung Fu High School, Ryan Gattis

    Harvest Books / Via bookcyclepdx.wordpress.com

    Plot: A HIGH SCHOOL FULL OF NINJAS WHAT MORE DO YOU NEED!?

    For Readers Who Like: Battle Royale, Umbrella Academy, and The Magicians

    Get it here!

    12. Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd, Holly Black and Cecil Castellucci

    Little, Brown / Via juniorlibraryguild.com

    Plot: JOHN GREEN HAS A STORY IN THIS COLLECTION...and there are lot of great stories in this that deal with geek life and geek struggles.

    For Readers Who Like: Attending Comic Con, Star Trek, and Will Grayson, Will Grayson

    Get it here!

    13. How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, Charles Yu

    Vintage / Via wordbrooklyn.wordpress.com

    Plot: The main character, named Charles Yu, has to go back in time to find his lost father with the help of a guide book, named How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe. So, you know, WIBBLY WOBBLY ETC

    For Readers Who Like: Doctor Who and Ready Player One

    Get it here!

    14. Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom, Julie Kenner

    Thorndike Press / Via google.com

    Plot: Imagine if Buffy had retired, gotten married and had kids...and then had to come out of retirement years later. This is the ultimate geek beach read.

    For Readers Who Like: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Veronica Mars, and Batwoman

    Get it here!

    15. Hero, Perry Moore

    Disney-Hyperion / Via thebooksmugglers.com

    Plot: Your typical coming of age and coming out story...the difference being the main character's father is basically Superman.

    For Readers Who Like: The Young Avengers, Ultimate Spider-Man, and The Justice League

    Get it here!

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