This month we are hosting Dark Star, by Bethany Frenette as our Book of the Month. In young adult books we’ve read about werewolves, vampires, witches, mermaids…almost any supernatural being out there. But what’s one thing that we really haven’t had a chance to read about? Superheroes. And let me tell you, Dark Star is full of some of the most powerful, funny, courageous, and down right entertaining superheroes out there. It’s safe to say that Dark Star is, by far, my favorite debut book of the year.
Pumped up about superheroes, yet? It gets even better. This month we’re inviting all of you to create your own superheroes. The best part? It’s up to you how you want to do it. You can draw a picture, make a comic, write a poem, write a synopsis for a superhero book, make a youtube video, take a picture in your superhero costume, write a short story. The possibilities are endless. The only requirements? You must give your superhero a name and a special power. The deadline for submissions is October 31, 2012. The winner’s will be announced the first week of November. The three top winners will receive a surprise package of books. The winner’s superheroes will also be featured on YaReads.