About the Book:
Title: How to Date a Superhero (And Not Die Trying)
Author: Cristina Fernandez
Publisher: Katherine Tegan Books
Release Date: August 2nd, 2022
A romantic coming-of-age story about growing up, falling in love, and surviving life—all set in the world of superheroes—from debut author Cristina Fernandez, proving that you don’t need a superpower to be the hero of your own origin story, perfect for fans of The Rest of Us Just Live Here and Renegades.
Falling for a superhero is dangerous. You have to trust that they’ll catch you.
Astrid isn’t a superhero, not like the ones she sees on the news, but she has something she thinks of as a small superpower: She has a perfect sense of time. And she’s not going to waste a single second.
Her plan for college is clear—friends, classes, and extra-curriculars all carefully selected to get her into medical school.
Until Max Martin, a nerdy boy from high school, crashes back into her life. Things with Max were never simple, and he doesn’t keep to her schedule. He disappears in the middle of dates and cancels last-minute with stupid excuses.
When a supervillain breaks into her bedroom one night, Astrid has to face the facts: Her boyfriend, Max Martin, is a superhero. Double-majoring as a pre-med was hard, but now Astrid will have to balance a double-life. This wasn’t part of her plan.
This was a fun and different book! I really like superheroes so when I saw the title for this book, I was immediately drawn in. It sounded like an interesting book and I am glad that I got the chance to read it! How to Date a Superhero (And Not Die Trying) is written by Cristina Fernandez and it is a YA book.
The characters were unique and fun to read about. Astrid was a fascinating character, she was organized to a fault and had planned her howl life out. What she hadn’t planned for was having a superhero as a boyfriend and that threw everything a little off kilter. I liked Astrid’s quirks, how she had to have everything planned down to the minute. She was smart and worked hard but she also did not know how to quite enjoy life. It was sweet to read about her finding herself and learning how to let go.
Max, Astrid’s superhero boyfriend, was a cute guy. I liked how he balanced Astrid and helped her to live for the moment. They were perfect for each other. I enjoyed reading their interactions. Astrid had to learn what was worth fighting for, her perfectly aligned life or getting to be with Max.
The side characters also added to the book. Astrid’s roommate, David, was really funny. I liked his relationship with Astrid. They were quite a pair. I also liked a couple of the other side characters that showed up later in the book. The plot was very interesting. It was a mix between Astrid learning what it meant to date a supero, including the dangers, and Astrid finding herself.
Although I really enjoyed this book there were a couple of things that I did not enjoy as much. I got confused at first with how the chapters were set up, there were a bit of time skips but I was able to figure it out. There was also a bit of cursing, it was more than I would have liked but not as much as it could have been. And there were some innuendos. I know that this is a YA book so I expected some of it but not all of it. However I still did enjoy How to Date a Superhero (And Not Die Trying).
How to Date a Superhero (And Not Die Trying) is a YA novel set in a world full of superheroes. The characters were engaging and the story was interinesg. I would recommend it to those who are at least 16 years and older. There is some language, with some of the big curse words, and some innudoes. There are also LGTBQ characters too.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher through Netgalley. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, a positive review was not required.