Superhero High by T.H. Hernandez Blog Tour with Giveaway :)
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.
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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.
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The world of … Superhero High (World Building)
I had so much creative fun developing the world my characters inhabit. Since it’s more of an urban scifi than straight science fiction, I didn’t need to create a planet or complex governmental structures, instead I worked within the confines of the world we already know. The rules surrounding the heroes, the government’s Genetically Enhanced Asset (GEA) program, and how the powers work, had me really stretching outside my comfort zone.
I wanted to have a fresh take on the concept of superheroes, so instead of aliens or radioactive spiders, I wanted my characters to be deliberately powered by our government. Having them be under government control restricts so much of what they’re permitted to do, adding layers of conflict to be explored.
By setting the story in my own hometown of San Diego, I was able to use known landmarks to bring the setting to life in a way that was a little more challenging with my dystopian series. It also, hopefully, allows readers to identify with Annarenee and the gang but setting them in a modern U.S. city.
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