About the Series
“Put on the AC/DC soundtrack and grab your superhero cape! Hope Bolinger and Alyssa Roat deliver a hilarious, punchy, one-of-a-kind smash—the perfect read for Marvel and DC Comic fans. Dear Hero dazzles with its brilliant wit, irony, and loveable characters. Few other books have tugged at my heartstrings and made me laugh out loud, ranking Dear Hero as one of my favorite reads of 2020.”
—Caroline George, author of Dearest Josephine (TNZ Fiction, HarperCollins)
Up-and-coming teen superhero Cortex is on top of the world—at least, until his villain dumps him. If he’s going to save his reputation, he needs a new antagonist, and fast.
Meanwhile, the villainous Vortex has once again gotten a little overeager and taken out a hero prematurely. Will any young hero be able to keep up with her? Maybe she should work on finding a steady relationship with an enemy she won’t kill in the first round.
So the two turn to Meta-Match, a nemesis pairing site for heroes and villains, where they match right away. After throwing punches at each other behind coffee shops, practicing their fight choreography, and hiring henchmen to do their bidding (mostly just getting them coffee), they begin to realize they have a lot more in common than just names that annoyingly rhyme.
But not everything in the superhero world is as it seems. Who are the real heroes and villains? And just how fine of a line is there between love and hate? When darkness from the past threatens them both, Cortex and V may need to work together to make it out alive.