Today I’m excited to participate in the Bookstagram & Creative Tour for Cute Mutants Vol 1: Mutant Pride by SJ Whitby! In this YA Superhero novel, a teenager X-Men superfan gets powers and discovers she’s not the only one. Now she’s part of a group of queer superheroes struggling to control their powers, defeat the villain and, most difficult of all, make friends. Cute Mutants Vol 1 & 2 are out now, and Vol 3 releases on December 8th, 2020!
TITLE: Cute Mutants (Vol 1: Mutant Pride)
AUTHOR: SJ Whitby
GENRE: YA, superheroes, LGBT+
WORD/PAGE COUNT: 416 pages
PUBLICATION DETAILS: by SJ Whitby on August 1st, 2020
PURCHASE FROM: Amazon | B&N | Indiebound | Book Depository | Blackwell’s
Blurb from Goodreads:
My name is Dylan Taylor, human incarnation of the burning dumpster gif, and this is my life.
I always wanted to be an X-Man. Except people and me never got along, and apparently you need social skills to run a successful team. Cue Emma Hall’s party. One hot make out session with the host herself, and I can talk to objects like my pillow (who’s far too invested in my love life) and my baseball bat (who was a pacifist before I got hold of him). Now there’s a whole group of us with strange abilities, including super hot ice queen Dani Kim who doesn’t approve of how reckless I can be. The bigger problem is a mysterious mutant causing unnatural disasters, and we’re the ones who have to stop him. Except trying to make a difference makes things blow up in my face and the team’s on the verge of falling apart. Can I bring them back together in time to stop the villain from taking revenge? Have I mentioned I’m not a people person? Magneto help us.
This book made my nerdy fangirl heart so happy! I’ve been wanting to find a story where someone wakes up with powers and is PSYCHED because of all the pop culture they’ve obsessed over instead of angsting about having paranormal abilities, so it’s like this book was written for me! Dylan is a huge X-men fan so finding out she and a bunch of her peers have powers is basically her dream come true.