Only nine months after her debut as the fourth superhero to fight under the name Dreadnought, Danny Tozer is already a scarred veteran.
Protecting a city the size of New Port is a team-sized job and she’s doing it alone. Between her newfound celebrity and her demanding cape duties, Dreadnought is stretched thin, and it’s only going to get worse.
When she crosses a newly discovered supervillain, Dreadnought comes under attack from all quarters. From her troubled family life to her disintegrating friendship with Calamity, there’s no trick too dirty and no lever too cruel for this villain to use against her.
She might be hard to kill, but there’s more than one way to destroy a hero. Before the war is over, Dreadnought will be forced to confront parts of herself she never wanted to acknowledge.
And behind it all, an old enemy waits in the wings to unleash a plot that will scar the world forever.
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Series: Nemesis #2
Author: April Daniels
Publisher: Diversion Books
The Nemesis series is a growing tale of a transgender superhero that is quickly becoming a forever favorite. Danielle surpassed her expectations with taking on the new role as Dreadnought in the first book, but in this one? The dark days aren’t done with her.
It’s darker, more personal, and even after finishing it, I still have the slight feels of leaving Dany the way I did. She was such a positive, hopeful young girl who fought to keep her dreams a reality, so when I read this, it made things a little harder to smile. I totally enjoyed it all, of course, and I actually was surprised by the new layers of Dany. Her friends and chosen family were supportive, as ever, and the people that hated her did not disappoint. The writing style was a little more mature from what I remember, which nicely reflected Dany’s change. The feels it made me go through were just amazing. I looked forward to this after reading Dreadnought, but experiencing it was a totally different thing from what I expected. There are some deep psychological tensions that the characters go through, and I enjoyed the struggles. There isn’t much I can say without spoiling it, so I’ll end this with pressing my recommendation. If you love the LGBT genre and the suspenseful drama superheroes and villains are notorious for, check it out. You just may find a new superhero to love.