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FEPUBHero 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. I m always looking for new books in the LGBT YA space so I was excited when I saw that Riptide Publishing was launching a new YA imprint JK Pendragon s Junior Hero Blues is one of Triton s first titles and if it s a good representation of the uality we can expect from them then I m very optimistic about their future booksFirst a little cover loveI 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 and representation of Liberty City in the background and just the overall freshness of it It s so eye catching The cover was the reason I initially wanted to check out the book and I m very glad I didSecond the title is perfect Our hero Javier truly does have the Junior Hero blues It s rough being a high schooler having to keep a secret identity constantly coming up with excuses and dodging your parents uestions and being at the beck and call of the Legion all while trying to be a normal teenager As the blurb tells us being a Junior Hero means all the responsibility and none of the cool gadgets and as far as I could tell that seems like the absolute truth I loved Javier s assessment here It s a complete rip off being a Junior Hero by the way You re supposed to be only assigned to low risk stuff but half the time it s just as dangerous as anything else anyway and the rest of the time it s freaking boring Javier aka Blue Spark is an awesome kid I m not always a huge fan of first person narratives but I loved Javier s voice from the beginning Sure he s a superhero but he s also a real teenager with homework who s experiencing first love and pouting and slamming the door when his parents piss him off Pendragon s portrayal of Javier was fantastic Javier s crush Rick wasn t uite as likeable though I realize that was partly by design However I did enjoy their little courtship for the most partThe story itself revolves around the ongoing fight between the Legion the good guys and the Organization the bad guys and foiling whatever current trouble the Organization is stirring up And right in the center of that trouble is Blue Spark s sworn enemy Jimmy Black The alternate universesci fi aspects of the story are so fun I enjoyed the world building and fun Sky High feel of the action scenes The battle between Blue Spark and Jimmy Black takes on a different turn as the story goes on and the author does a good job of keeping things interesting I also loved how Pendragon handled Javier s disillusionment with the Legion and subseuent realization of how he felt about his involvement and them And that was what the Legion was Not a perfect force for good straight out of a comic book Just a group of people trying to do the right thing And that was why I belonged with them Junior Hero Blues also touched on so many elements that are staples in YA books bullying acceptance class differences and diversity and handled them all wonderfully with sensitivity and often humor This book was such a fun refreshing read There was great action a sweet little romance and enjoyable characters I would definitely recommend this to YA fans and will be putting it on the gift list for some of the teenagers in my lifeReviewed by Jules for The Novel Approach Reviews

Summary Ë PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook º J.K. Pendragon

Junior Hero Blues

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 evilWelcome to the % true and totally unbiased account of life as a teenage superhero. 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 SparkJavier 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 defines him That s not to say he isn t out and proud with great supportive parents but there s to him than just being a gay teen and a gay superhero Rick is Javier s love interest the only other out guy at school and he s also dealing with a lot of stuff outside of just schoolwork I like Rick and that he s a big sporty guy and sees things as not just black and white but gray The romance between Javier and Rick is so cute and adorable and had me rooting for them the whole time Kendall is so feisty and tells it like it is and I like that she always has Javier s back even if she doesn t have super powers I wish we got to see of Javier s lesbian BFF I found the world that Javier lives in to be very believable for a place in which superheroes are a thing that exists There are two superhero groups that a person with powers can join the Legion who are the good guys and the Organization who are the bad guys That part is a bit cliche but I thought it was great that the Legion works like the police instead of a hidden group because in this world being a superhero doesn t mean being a vigilante Javier goes on patrol and can call back up and gets paid It all felt real because Javier worried about the little things like not having enough money if he uit the Legion I don t want to give anything away about the plot because I enjoyed discovering it as I went along It follows a classic superhero trope but in the best way and I really loved following Javier s life as he attempts to balance school taking down bad guys falling for a cute boy dealing with his parents dealing with the Legion and always working to be a better person and hero I NEED MORE BLUE SPARKLove this uote I know now that there were no good guys just people trying and sometimes failing to do the right thing Maybe there were no bad guys eitherI received this book from NetGalley All opinions are my own

J.K. Pendragon º 4 characters

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 SparkBut being a Junior Junior Hero PD. This was great funI 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 storyIt starts off uite 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 protecting the city against the Organisation the baddiesJavier does regular patrols and helps out and gets paid for it His parents think he works for a pizza place but he doesn t mind He has a whole other life that no one knows about except his school friend KendallAnd Javier dislikes school He does ok there but he is always seen as the weird kid who is also a migrant He keeps his head down and nobody notices him junior hero by night nerdy student by dayBut when Ricky Rykov the top player in the school football team takes notice of him things begin to change and they change in ways Javier couldn t imagine This is where the story begins to gain momentum with superheroes against baddies battles rescues secrets and inevitable disclosureI really enjoyed this story because it started off in uite an ordinary way and then became interesting as the story developed As the story gathers momentum suddenly nothing is as it seems and in some places it becomes a bit Harry Potterish but in a really super heroish kind of wayWhat I am trying to say is that this story is just uniueIt is told in first person from Javier s point of view and we get to see him as a junior hero and a high school student as well as someone who can fight for those he loves I don t normally read too many YA novels but this one was great and I do hope that the author will write some stories set in this worldAnd so teenage angst meets superhero angst and throw true love and battles into the mix and we have a story which engages the reader from the word go and doesn t let go until the endI really enjoyed thisIf you like YA superheroes and action then this is the story for youCopy provided by Riptide publishing in exchange for an unbiased review


10 thoughts on “Junior Hero Blues

  1. says:

    Actual Rating 355 stars Junior 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 evilPlotKid t

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    This was great funI 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 storyIt starts off uite 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 a

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    ARC received from Riptide Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewThis 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 th

  4. says:

    I’m always looking for new books in the LGBT YA space so I was excited when I saw that Riptide Publishing was launching a new YA i

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    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 villainsAnyway that concept plus the idea of an LGBT main character is what d

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    This was a fun and entertaining YA superhero story I uite 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

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    Read as part of the PopSugar Reading Challenge 2020 to fill 14 A book by an author with flora or fauna in their nameOops didn't exactly mean to read this all in one day but sometimes these things just happenI really enjoyed this I love that it started with the relationship rather than culminating in it because so much ueer fiction is entirely about the gay guy getting the guy and when that's just the given fir

  8. says:

    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

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    Finally a believable entertaining not too cliche superhero book And with a gay main character If you like the new Ms Marv

  10. says:

    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