Superhero High by T.H. Hernandez
Publication Date: July 5, 2018
Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing
Sixteen-year-old Annarenee Stevens is the sole member of her family without a super power. The only time she feels powerful is in the pool. With her sights set on swimming for U.C. Berkeley, she’s ready to win it all at the State championship and secure her future.
When the government unexpectedly ends the secret Genetically Enhanced Asset (GEA) program, Annarenee is uprooted from Dayton, the only home she’s ever known, and relocated to San Diego with all of the other GEA families. Queen of her public school, Annarenee is just another zero at Superhero High, a school without any sports teams.
With the end of the program, her hero older brother now needs a college education, too, meaning the only way Annarenee is getting into Berkeley is on a scholarship. Her dream is slipping through her fingers, no matter how tightly she clings to it. To make matters worse, super hot superhero, Ren Gonzalez, is paying too much attention to her. The kind of attention that has Ren’s ex-girlfriend intent on making Annarenee’s life even more miserable.
But when heroes begin disappearing, zeros and heroes will be forced to team up in order to solve the mystery. If they don’t kill each other first.
As a special treat, I’ve got a deleted scene for you guys!
I glance up into crystal blue-green eyes, a smirk lifting perfectly pouty lips. Shielding my eyes against the sun, I stare at him, waiting for him to go on.
He sits on the end of my chaise, dangerously close to my legs. I pull my feet up and wrap my arms around my knees, hugging them to my chest.
“What do you want Ren?”
“Why so hostile?”
“Oh, I don’t know, maybe the prank you pulled on my friend at school the other day, or that fact that you hang out with a moron.”
He leans closer, the corner of his mouth only lifting further, in an infuriating smile that’s as cocky as it is sexy. Damn him. “Sorry about your friend. If I’d known he was your friend, I might have given him a pass.”
I lift an eyebrow. “Really? So zeros who aren’t my friend are fair game?”
“No, no. That’s not what I meant. Just…” He sighs and leans forward, his clasped hands coming to a rest on his knees. “I don’t have a problem with ze—non-heroes. I didn’t know who he was. He was just in the right place at the right time.”
“Why do you insist on making everyone a butt of one of your jokes?”
“You’re looking at it all wrong, Stevens. They aren’t the butt of the joke, I am.”
“That doesn’t even make sense. And you didn’t answer my question. Why do you hang out with your idiot friend?”
“It’s a long story. Look, I should go.”
“Don’t want to be seen hanging out with a zero?”
He shakes his head. “You’re have a chip on your shoulder bigger than your IQ. As long as you see yourself as unworthy, you make it that much harder for others to see who you really are.” He pushes up and saunters off, leaving me to wonder yet again what Ren Gonzales’ deal really is.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
T.H. Hernandez is a published author of young adult novels. THE UNION, a futuristic dystopian adventure, was a finalist in the 2015 San Diego book awards in the Young Adult Fiction category. SUPERHERO HIGH, an urban scifi teenage romance, is releasing July 5, 2018.
She thrives on coffee of any kind, though pumpkin spice lattes are her favorite. Her free time is spent hiking, reading, painting, and binge-watching Game of Thrones and Stranger Things. She adores Star Wars, Comic-Con, Doctor Who, Bad Lip Reading videos, and all things young adult, especially the three who share her home.
When She’s not visiting the imaginary worlds inside her head, you can find her in usually sunny San Diego, California with her husband, three teenagers, who are far too tall to be considered children, a bearded dragon, a couple of cats, and a dog who thinks he’s a cat, lovingly referred to as the puppycat.