Books about Superpowers

  1. Astonishing X-Men, Volume 2: Dangerous

    by Joss Whedon
    A group of mutants face powerful foes as they attempt to protect a world that hates and fears them.

    A tragic death at the Xavier Institute reveals a powerful enemy living among the X-Men that they could never have suspected - and no, it's not Magneto. Things heat up in a way none of the X-Men ever ... (Goodreads)

  2. Firestarter

    by Stephen King
    A young girl with pyrokinetic powers is pursued by a mysterious government agency.

    Andy and Charlene "Charlie" McGee are a father/daughter pair on the run from a government agency known as The Shop. During his college years, Andy had participated in a Shop experiment dealing with ... (Wikipedia)

  3. Moon Over Soho

    by Ben Aaronovitch
    A supernatural detective story set in London, exploring the mysterious powers of music.

    Following the events of, Rivers of London, Police Constable and apprentice wizard Peter Grant is called in to help investigate the brutal murder of a journalist in the downstairs toilet of the ... (Wikipedia)

  4. Hideaway

    by Dean Koontz
    A suspenseful thriller about a man who is brought back from the dead with superhuman powers.

    Following a traffic accident that left him clinically dead for more than 80 minutes, a Southern California antique dealer named Hatch Harrison begins experiencing strange dreams and visions that ... (Wikipedia)

  5. Magic Burns

    by Ilona Andrews
    A female mercenary must confront her past while protecting a mysterious girl from supernatural forces.

    Down in Atlanta, tempers – and temperatures – are about to flare… As a mercenary who cleans up after magic gone wrong, Kate Daniels has seen her share of occupational hazards. Normally, waves of ... (Goodreads)

  6. Onyx

    by Jennifer L. Armentrout
    A teenage girl's journey to find her place in the world, full of supernatural secrets and danger.

    BEING CONNECTED TO DAEMON BLACK SUCKS… Thanks to his alien mojo, Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarro connection. So I’ve sworn him off, even though ... (Goodreads)

  7. House of M

    by Brian Michael Bendis
    A young man with reality-altering powers struggles to cope with the consequences of his actions.

    The Marvel event of the decade is here! The Avengers and the X-Men are faced with a common foe that becomes their greatest threat: Wanda Maximoff! The Scarlet Witch is out of control, and the fate of ... (Goodreads)

  8. Edgedancer

    by Brandon Sanderson
    A young woman's journey of redemption, as she learns to control her magical powers.

    From #1, New York Times, bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, a special gift edition of, Edgedancer, a short novel of the Stormlight Archive., Three years ago, Lift asked a goddess to stop her from ... (Goodreads)

  9. Steelheart

    by Brandon Sanderson
    Epic battle between powerful superheroes and ruthless villains, with a twist.

    Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics. But Epics are no friend of man. With ... (Goodreads)

  10. Hawkeye, Volume 2: Little Hits

    by Matt Fraction
    Superhero adventures of Hawkeye and his allies, fighting crime in New York City.

    Collects Hawkeye (2012) #6-11. Ace archer Clint Barton faces the digital doomsday of - DVR-Mageddon! Then: Cherry's got a gun. And she looks good in it. And Hawkeye gets very, very distracted. Plus: ... (Barnes & Noble)

  11. Hawkeye, Volume 1: My Life as a Weapon

    by Matt Fraction
    A look into the life of Marvel's iconic superhero, Hawkeye, and his journey to finding his place in the world.

    The breakout star of this summer's blockbuster Avengers film, Clint Barton - aka the self-made hero Hawkeye - fights for justice! With ex-Young Avenger Kate Bishop by his side, he's out to prove ... (Goodreads)

  12. Cold Days

    by Jim Butcher
    Wizard Harry Dresden must protect Chicago from a powerful Winter Fae Lord.

    You can't keep a good wizard down - even when he wants to stay that way. For years, Harry Dresden has been Chicago's only professional wizard, but a bargain made in desperation with the Queen of Air ... (Goodreads)

  13. Sex Criminals: Volume One: One Weird Trick

    by Matt Fraction
    A couple discover they can freeze time when they have sex, and use it to rob a bank.

    Suzie’s just a regular gal with an irregular gift: when she has sex, she stops time. One day she meets Jon and it turns out he has the same ability. And sooner or later they get around to using their ... (Goodreads)

  14. Fifth Grave Past the Light

    by Darynda Jones
    A paranormal detective seeks to uncover the mystery behind a series of supernatural events.

    Never underestimate the power of a woman on a double espresso with a mocha latte chaser high.-T-shirt Charley Davidson isnt your everyday, run-of-the-mill grim reaper. Shes more of a paranormal ... (Goodreads)

  15. One Fell Sweep

    by Ilona Andrews
    A supernatural adventure, uncovering secrets and powers of a hidden magical world.

    Dina DeMille may run the nicest Bed and Breakfast in Red Deer, Texas, but she caters to a very particular kind of guest… the kind that no one on Earth is supposed to know about. Guests like a former ... (Goodreads)

  16. The Unusual Suspects

    by Michael Buckley
    A group of kids with special abilities must use their powers to save the world from an evil force.

    Ms. Minerva Smirt comes to Ferryport Landing and informs the girls they must go to school, or she will send them to a foster home. Sabrina, Daphne and Puck (who must protect the girls there) go to ... (Wikipedia)

  17. Vicious

    by V.E. Schwab
    Two former friends, locked in a cycle of revenge, use their superpowers to manipulate and destroy each other.

    Victor and Eli begin as college roommates and discover that near-death experiences, under the right conditions, can create superhuman abilities. When Victor tries to create his abilities, things go ... (Wikipedia)

  18. I Am Number Four

    by Pittacus Lore
    An extraordinary teen must use his special abilities to protect himself and those he loves from an alien race of enemies.

    Nine of us came here. We look like you. We talk like you. We live among you. But we are not you. We can do things you dream of doing. We have powers you dream of having. We are stronger and faster ... (Goodreads)

  19. The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Vol. 1: Squirrel Power

    by Ryan North
    A light-hearted, humorous comic about a college student with the power of a squirrel.

    Doreen Green, known as Squirrel Girl , is a human superhero with the proportional strength and speed of a squirrel, as well as the ability to speak with squirrels, like her sidekick , Tippy-Toe. ... (Wikipedia)

  20. Ignite Me

    by Tahereh Mafi
    Struggling to save the world from a tyrant, a young girl discovers her true power.

    The heart-stopping third installment in the New York Times bestselling Shatter Me series, which Ransom Riggs, author of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and Hollow City , called "a ... (Barnes & Noble)

  21. Akira, Vol. 2

    by Katsuhiro Otomo
    A post-apocalyptic adventure of two childhood friends on a mission to save a powerful psionic.

    In the year 2019, a cataclysmic blast levels the city of Tokyo and triggers World War III. By 2030, the dazzling Neo-Tokyo rises from Tokyo's ashes, but the power that once sent the world to the ... (Goodreads)

  22. Mitosis

    by Brandon Sanderson
    Epic fantasy adventure filled with magical creatures, dangerous quests and unexpected twists.

    Steelheart may be dead, but Epics still plague Newcago and David and the Reckoners have vowed to fight back. ... (Goodreads)

  23. The Darkest Minds

    by Alexandra Bracken
    Young adults with extraordinary powers fight for survival against a tyrannical government.

    When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something alarming enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that gets her sent to ... (Goodreads)

  24. Virals

    by Kathy Reichs
    A group of friends uncover a mysterious medical secret that unlocks superhuman abilities.

    Tory Brennan, niece of acclaimed forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan (of the Bones novels and hit TV show), is the leader of a ragtag band of teenage "sci-philes" who live on a secluded island ... (Goodreads)

  25. Identity Crisis

    by Brad Meltzer
    A murder mystery set in the DC Comics universe, uncovering the secrets of a mysterious organization.

    While Elongated Man is on a stakeout , during which a minor villain called Bolt is shot and wounded by criminals, his wife Sue Dibny is murdered in their apartment, apparently dying of burns. The DC ... (Wikipedia)

  26. Soon I Will Be Invincible

    by Austin Grossman
    A witty and entertaining novel that follows the perspectives of a villain and a superhero in their quest for power and acceptance.

    After CoreFire, the world's greatest superhero, goes missing, the former members of The Champions re-unite to investigate his disappearance, bringing in two new replacement heroines, Lily and Fatale. ... (Wikipedia)

  27. Specials

    by Scott Westerfeld
    A thrilling adventure story about a group of teenagers with superhuman abilities.

    The third novel in the Uglies series begins two months after events in Pretties, when Tally Youngblood has become a member of an elite group of "Specials" - surgically enhanced super-humans - called ... (Wikipedia)

  28. Ex-Patriots

    by Peter Clines
    Superheroes fight to protect a group of survivors in a zombie-infested Los Angeles. Action-packed and suspenseful.

    It's been two years since the plague of ex-humans decimated mankind. Two years since the superheroes St. George, Cerberus, Zzzap, and Stealth gathered Los Angeles’s survivors behind the walls of ... (Goodreads)

  29. Runaways: The Complete Collection, Vol. 1

    by Brian K. Vaughan
    Six runaway teens discover their superpowers and must face off against their villainous parents.

    In Pride & Joy, six young friends discover their parents are all secretly super-powered villains Finding strength in one another, the shocked teens run away from home and straight into the adventure ... (Goodreads)

  30. The Angel Experiment

    by James Patterson
    A group of genetically engineered children on the run from a dangerous government agency.

    Six unforgettable kids — with no families, no homes — are running for their lives. Max Ride and her best friends have the ability to fly. And that's just the beginning of their amazing powers. But ... (Goodreads)

  31. Worm

    by Wildbow
    A teenage girl gains the power to control bugs and becomes embroiled in a dangerous world of superheroes and villains.

    An introverted teenage girl with an unconventional superpower, Taylor goes out in costume to find escape from a deeply unhappy and frustrated civilian life. Her first attempt at taking down a ... (Goodreads)

  32. Sailor Moon, #2

    by Naoko Takeuchi
    Sailor Moon and her friends continue their battle against evil forces threatening the world, while also navigating the challenges of adolescence.

    One of the most-beloved of all Japanese manga titles, Naoko Takeuchi's Sailor Moon has enthralled millions of readers worldwide since its debut in book form in early 1992. When Usagi Tsukino adopts a ... (Goodreads)

  33. Lord of Misrule

    by Rachel Caine
    A young woman navigates the dangerous world of horse racing and its seedy underbelly at a rundown track in rural Maryland.

    In the college town of Morganville, vampires and humans coexist in (relatively) bloodless harmony. Then comes Bishop, the master vampire who threatens to abolish all order, revive the forces of the ... (Goodreads)

  34. Bleach, Volume 18

    by Tite Kubo
    Ichigo battles against the Soul Reaper captain, Gin Ichimaru, to save his friends.

    The Deathberry Returns The execution of Ichigo's friend Rukia has begun, yet Ichigo himself is nowhere in sight. In a matter of seconds, the power of one million zanpaku-to will slice through Rukia ... (Goodreads)

  35. The Rest of Us Just Live Here

    by Patrick Ness
    A story of a group of normal teens in an extraordinary world of superheroes.

    Six starred reviews! A bold and irreverent YA novel that powerfully reminds us that there are many different types of remarkable,, The Rest of Just Live Here, is from novelist Patrick Ness, author of ... (Barnes & Noble)

  36. The Fate of Ten

    by Pittacus Lore
    A group of teenagers with special abilities wage a battle against alien forces to save their world.

    The sixth book in the thrilling, action-packed, New York Times bestselling I Am Number Four series! For years the Garde have fought the Mogadorians in secret. Now all of that has changed. The ... (Goodreads)

  37. The Rise of Nine

    by Pittacus Lore
    A group of nine extraordinary teens join forces to save the world from an alien invasion.

    Marina and Six, along with Ella (previously unknown member of the Garde) and Crayton (her Cêpan) are on a plane heading towards India, where they hope to find another member of the Garde: Number ... (Wikipedia)

  38. Jumper

    by Steven Gould
    A young man discovers he can teleport and embarks on a thrilling adventure.

    One evening, while being physically abused by his father, David "Davy" Rice unexpectedly teleports (or "jumps") and finds himself in the local library, the Stanville Library. This is a place that ... (Wikipedia)

  39. Brilliance

    by Marcus Sakey
    A government experiment gone awry, unleashing a new breed of superhuman humans with extraordinary powers.

    In Wyoming, a little girl reads people’s darkest secrets by the way they fold their arms. In New York, a man sensing patterns in the stock market racks up $300 billion. In Chicago, a woman can go ... (Goodreads)

  40. Shatter Me

    by Tahereh Mafi
    Juliette has a lethal touch and is locked up until a group offers her freedom in exchange for her help. But can she trust them?

    Shatter Me follows the narrative of Juliette Ferrars, a 17-year-old girl with a paralyzing and killing touch. She can take living organisms' energy. The book starts out with Juliette in an asylum due ... (Wikipedia)

  41. Invincible, Vol. 1: Family Matters

    by Robert Kirkman
    Mark Grayson is a teenager who discovers he has superpowers and must balance his life as a superhero with his family and school.

    Back in print! Mark Grayson is just like most everyone else his age. The only major difference being that his dad is the most powerful superhero on the planet! And, Mark seems to be inheriting his ... (Goodreads)

  42. Safeword

    by Brian K. Vaughan
    A girl discovers she has the power to travel through time and must use it to save her family.

    On July 17, 2002, all living mammals with a Y chromosome —including embryos and sperm —simultaneously die, with the exception of a young amateur escape artist named Yorick Brown and his Capuchin ... (Wikipedia)

  43. Bleach, Volume 09

    by Tite Kubo
    High school student Ichigo Kurosaki gains the power of a Soul Reaper and battles evil spirits. In this volume, he faces off against a powerful new enemy.

    Part-time student, full-time Soul Reaper, Ichigo is one of the chosen few guardians of the afterlife. Ichigo Kurosaki never asked for the ability to see ghosts—he was born with the gift. When his ... (Barnes & Noble)

  44. 14

    by Peter Clines
    A group of strangers with mysterious powers must join forces to save the world from a supernatural evil.

    Padlocked doors. Strange light fixtures. Mutant cockroaches. There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the ... (Goodreads)

  45. Naruto, Vol. 11: Impassioned Efforts

    by Masashi Kishimoto
    Naruto and the gang take on a dangerous mission to save an old friend from a deadly enemy.

    Now preparing for the finals of the Chûnin Selection Exams, Naruto studies with naughty new mentor Jiraiya and struggles to harness the power of the Nine-Tailed Fox chakra locked within him. ... (Barnes & Noble)

  46. Naruto, Vol. 05: The Challengers

    by Masashi Kishimoto
    A group of ninja face off against a powerful foe, testing their courage and strength.

    The three ninja-in-training have signed up for the Chūnin Selection Exams, which they must pass if they ever want to advance to the rank of full-fledged shinobi. They learn too late how grueling the ... (Goodreads)

  47. Venom

    by Jennifer Estep
    A young woman with the power to control and manipulate venom must navigate a dangerous world of magic and betrayal.

    Blood might be thicker than water, but venom is stronger than just about anything ... It was supposed to be a nice, quiet, simple dinner with friends–but nothing is ever nice, quiet, or simple when ... (Barnes & Noble)

  48. Guardians of the Galaxy, Volume 1: Cosmic Avengers

    by Brian Michael Bendis
    A group of misfit heroes band together to save the galaxy from destruction. Action-packed and humorous, with a killer soundtrack.

    There’s a new rule in the galaxy: No one touches Earth! But why has Earth suddenly become the most important planet in the galaxy? That’s what the Guardians of the Galaxy are going to find out! Join ... (Goodreads)

  49. Never Fade

    by Alexandra Bracken
    A girl with superhuman powers fights for survival in a world that wants to silence her.

    Ruby never asked for the abilities that almost cost her her life. Now she must call upon them on a daily basis, leading dangerous missions to bring down a corrupt government and breaking into the ... (Goodreads)

  50. One Piece, Volume 10: OK, Let's Stand Up!

    by Eiichiro Oda
    Luffy and his crew fight to save their friend, Nami, from the clutches of the villainous Arlong and his fish-man pirates.

    Luffy's navigator, Nami, has been working all along for "Saw-Tooth" Arlong to steal enough treasure to buy back her village. In return, the pirate has handed over her fortune to the Navy! Now Luffy ... (Goodreads)

  51. Alcatraz Versus the Shattered Lens

    by Brandon Sanderson
    Alcatraz and his friends must save the world from evil librarians using their unique talents and abilities.

    Alcatraz and his companions head off to Mokia, one of the Free Kingdoms, to try and save it from a Librarian take over. Alcatraz succeeds, but at great cost. Mokia is largely destroyed. Its King and ... (Wikipedia)

  52. Dragon Ball, Vol. 1: The Monkey King

    by Akira Toriyama
    A martial arts tournament leads to a powerful journey to save the world.

    Before there was Dragon Ball Z , there was Akira Toriyama's action epic Dragon Ball , starring the younger version of Son Goku and all the other Dragon Ball Z heroes! Meet a naive young monkey-tailed ... (Goodreads)

  53. Naruto, Vol. 09: Neji vs. Hinata

    by Masashi Kishimoto
    The battle between Neji and Hinata in the Chunin Exams reveals the dark secrets of their clan's history.

    Still in the thick of the Chūnin Selection Exams, the student ninja unleash their signature techniques as they spar in a series of one-on-one elimination matches. The heated battles bring out a new ... (Goodreads)

  54. The Ultimates, Volume 1: Super-Human

    by Mark Millar
    A team of superheroes, including Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor, come together to save the world from an alien invasion.

    Nick Fury, head of an elite espionage agency, puts together a small army, known as the Ultimates, to protect the world from a variety of threats. ... (Goodreads)

  55. The Amazing Spider-Man: Civil War

    by J. Michael Straczynski
    Spider-Man must choose between his loyalty to Iron Man and his sense of responsibility to protect his loved ones.

    Peter travels with Tony Stark to Washington, D.C., and the White House - where the enactment of the Super Hero Registration Act appears imminent. As the Marvel Universe braces for the implications of ... (Barnes & Noble)

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