Title: Dreadnought: Nemesis by April Daniels
Released: January 24, 2017
Paperback, 280 pages
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I picked this up because I saw it on someone else’s blog and thought the premise looked cool. I’m typically down for superhero stories, and if the superhero also happens to be transgender, and the story is written by an author who also happens to be transgender, yeah, I’m going to read it. Here’s what it’s about, in 60 seconds or less.
It’s another book I read in less than two days, which has been unheard of for me since I started really working on my dissertation. Because we’re moving soon and I’m going back to work this week, there is no Sticky Note Review video, but here’s the photo. Swipe for the sticky note, if you’re not sure it all fit!
#bookaday Dreadnought by April Daniels. #OwnVoices trans girl superhero. A little slow to start, but I didn't care. The protagonist is a fully-realized character who struggles more with external BS than internal, which was nice. The other characters are a bit flat, but maybe that will change in the second book. Daniels' description of Danny's challenges – including transphobia at home and w/i the superheroes hurt my heart. Even though the plot was contrived, I still loved this story so much. #stickynotereviews
Have you read Dreadnought? Are you interested? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments. Happy reading!