Dreadnought : Nemesis - Book One

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- Superhero novels are a popular subgenre in YA, from books like Bethany Frenette's Dark Star series to the upcoming Heroine Complex by Sarah Kuhn.

- Trans issues are a hot-button topic in America today, and the subject of many recent YA novels (i.e., Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan and If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo)

- April Daniels is a trans woman who is active in the LGBT community, with an active social media presence.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 280 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 17.78mm | 362.87g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1682300684
  • 9781682300688
  • 43,789

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"I didn't know how much I needed this brave, thrilling book until it rocked my world. Dreadnought is the superhero adventure we all need right now."-Charlie Jane Anders, author of All the Birds in the Sky

"A thoroughly enjoyable, emotionally rich, action-packed story with the most exciting new superheroes in decades. Unmissable."-Kirkus Starred Review

"...A fascinating exploration of gender identity in a fantastical setting."-Publishers Weekly

"This first title in the series offers a rich, unusual mix of subjects and themes for fantasy fans."-School Library Journal

"I'm not normally a fan of superhero narratives, and then I find an exception that grabs me by the throat and makes me love it. Dreadnought is one of those exceptions." -Liz Bourke, Tor.com

"Dreadnought is a coming-of-age story: it's all about Danny coming to terms with her own power and her own agency, not just as a superhero, but as a person (and as a person who chooses to be a superhero), and it's one that doesn't shy away from consequences, either. People get hurt, sometimes badly-sometimes killed, and it's this willingness to highlight the fact that standing up doesn't come without real cost that gives Dreadnought its real heart."-Locus Magazine
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About April Daniels

April Daniels graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a degree in literature. She completed her first manuscript by scribbling a few sentences at a time between calls while working in the customer support department for a well-known video game console.

She has a number of hobbies, most of which are boring and predictable. As nostalgia for the 1990s comes into its full bloom, she has become ever more convinced that she was born two or three years too late and missed all the good stuff the first time around.
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Rating details

3,681 ratings
4.15 out of 5 stars
5 41% (1,499)
4 40% (1,467)
3 15% (561)
2 3% (110)
1 1% (44)
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