Introducing FOUR DC Super Hero Novels from...Sarah J. Maas, Marie Lu, Leigh Bardugo, and Matt de la Peña!!!!

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I have some REALLY EXCITING NEWS to share with you all today!!!

Do you love superheroes? I know I do!!!

Do you want more FEMALE superheroes in your life? Again, I do!!! I love that DC is pushing the boundaries and showcasing more female superheroes, because girls love superheroes, too!! (Get on the train, Marvel!!!)

There have been a few middle-grade novels in print recently such as recently released BLACK WIDOW: FOREVER RED by Margaret Stohl and WONDER WOMAN: SUPER HERO HIGH by Lisa See (Which, Spoiler Alert: I just received for review in April, so long as I can get my computer to start functioning for more than a few minutes!!), and the upcoming CAPTAIN MARVEL by Shannon Hale. There's a line of DC Super Hero Girls dolls and toys for girls. Clothing. And now---AND NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!

There are going to be four books from four amazing authors....and I've been lucky enough to read all four of these authors!!! Many of these authors are authors YOU LOVE!!! Two female heroines, two male heroes. YA Books for EVERYONE TO LOVE!!!! (And I think they'll be VERY well-written!)

Just look at this amazing press release!!!

New York, NY, March 31, 2016—Random House Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, has partnered with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment to publish official young adult novels featuring four iconic DC Comics Super Hero characters beginning in 2017.  

Wonder Woman will be written by Leigh Bardugo, Batman will be written by Marie Lu, Superman will be written by Matt de la Peña, and Catwoman will be written by Sarah J. Maas. 

The four-book deal for world rights was announced today by Mallory Loehr, Senior Vice President, Publisher of the Random House Books for Young Readers Group.

The deal was negotiated by Loehr, Michelle H. Nagler, Associate Publishing Director, Random House Children’s Books, and Dennis R. Shealy, Editorial Director of Licensed Publishing, Random House/Golden Books Young Readers Group. The books will be edited by Chelsea Eberly, Editor.

Each of the four YA novels will feature one DC Comics Super Hero icon, and will embrace themes of good vs. evil, coming-of-age romance, and Super Heroes from unexpected places who have the determination to achieve seemingly impossible dreams.

Wonder Woman will release at the end of August 2017, followed by Batman, Superman, and Catwoman.This news comes on the heels of the recent publication of WONDER WOMAN AT SUPER HERO HIGH, the first book in the middle-grade book series by Lisa Yee, which introduces readers to female Super Heroes of the DC Comics universe during their high school years—prior to discovering their full super power potential.

Wonder Woman, Superman, Batman, and Catwoman have been fan favorites for so long, and it is an incredible honor for us to now have this group of acclaimed young adult authors become part of the legacy—and we know there is a vast audience of teen and adult readers worldwide who will join in our excitement,” says Loehr.

Which ones are you most looking forward to???

I've got to say, Sarah J. Maas writing about Catwoman is going to be SO bad-ass!!! And I LOVE that Leigh Bardugo is taking on Wonder Woman because I love her so much!!! And Marie Lu has that crossover appeal where both guys AND gals love her and eat her books up! And I'm not as familar with Matt de la Peña, though I've met him and read his recent Caldecott/Newbery Winning picture book, and have had some of his YA stuff on my TBR for ages. Better get on it!!!