The Comeback of Heroes: DC Icons Young Adult Books

by | Jan 15, 2018

Let’s be honest. Heroes have never really gone out of style. But recently, the world of television of movies have upped their game, especially from the original DC Comics. From the new Justice League movies to the TV shows put out by the CW (Arrow, Super Girl, Legends of Tomorrow), the worlds seen in the comics have been brought to life with new stories and deeper characters. If television and movies can do it, why not something more on the page than just comic books? Wouldn’t it be amazing to get in the heads of our favorite characters? What better place than a full-length novel!

DC is jumping into the world of young adult novels with the DC Icons series – a collection of coming-of -age stories centered around Wonder Woman, Batman, Superman and Catwoman. All the stories are being told by megastar authors!

Our new author heroes: Matt de la Peña, Leigh Bardugo, Marie Lu, and Sarah J. Maas

Our new author heroes: Matt de la Peña, Leigh Bardugo, Marie Lu, and Sarah J. Maas

Leigh Bardugo, the author behind the fantastic Grisha trilogy as well as Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom, kicked off the series with Wonder Woman: Warbringer, which we included in our LitJoy Crate in August 2017 (which sold out just days after we released it!). This book tells the story of one of the world’s greatest heroes before she becomes Wonder Woman. The pages of this novel are filled with the theme of friendship and what it truly means to sacrifice for those we love. When I finished reading this book, I closed the pages filled with a new love for Wonder Woman and what she stands for.

wonder woman crate unboxing from folded pages distillery

(Thanks to @foldedpagesdistillery for this fabulous photo)

The second book in the series is told by New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu, author of The Young Elites and Legends series. Batman: Nightwalker has just hit the shelves. Again, the focus in this book is of the young Bruce Wayne and a pre-Batman adventure that will get your adrenaline pumping and your heart racing. Because we love this series so much (and everything Marie Lu writes!), we teamed up with Marie to help us curate a LitJoy Crate that includes a signed copy of Batman: Nightwalker, a LitJoy exclusive letter just for our readers, and amazing custom items that go with the theme of the book! You can order a box here up until January 21.

Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu

Catwoman: Soul Stealer will be the third book in the young adult series DC Icons series to be released June 2018. If you’ve ever read anything by Sarah J. Maas, you know that only something fantastic can come from this book. Sarah’s Throne of Glass and A Court of Thorns and Roses have been #1 bestsellers. This Catwoman book will be sizzling with action and suspense as it tells a coming-of-age story of Selina Kyle who will steal readers’ hearts as she plans the heist of a century. We are planning to work with Sarah J. Maas on curating this crate, so if you want to make sure you get a signed book and all the goodies that come with our boxes, don’t forget to subscribe to our young adult crate soon.

Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas

The last book in the series is one that I can’t wait for because of my unhealthy obsession with the television series Smallville and every Superman movie ever made. I may even be wearing an “S” on my chest as I write this . . . The newest Superman installment is going to be written by the great Matt de la Peña. To tell you how cool this author is, his last book, Last Stop on Market Street, earned him the Newbery Award, one of the greatest awards an author can receive!

Four amazing authors. Four books. Four heroes. I don’t know about you, but I’ve already got a whole shelf devoted to these books and I can’t wait to get my hands on all four of them!

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