Skye’s an Asian-American comic book superhero with a gun in his hand and a gripe against his author. Every girl Skye’s ever dated is either dead or trying to take over the world, and in the series finale, Skye’s best friend kills him. Or so he thinks. The weapon meant to disintegrate Skye lands him in his author’s universe. With a shot at revenge.
Skye, meet Jace. Jacen Howard’s a brilliant black teen math whiz, but at his West Baltimore high school that’s a bad thing. Black kids aren’t “supposed” to be good at math, and if the bullying isn’t bad enough, Jace’s cop-father regularly pisses off the local gang recruiters. Jace doesn’t see himself as a hero; he’s just trying to survive. He might be just the hero Skye needs.
But Skye won’t open up when Jace tries to ease him out of PTSD, and the author’s still torturing his friends. As Skye’s mood swings and nightmares escalate, Jace realizes that if he doesn’t uncover his roommate’s real identity soon, Skye will hurt someone–and Skye’s still deciding if murder will save his world, or damn his soul.
Coming in 2017, this meta-meta YA superhero novel will feature professionally-created comic book inserts, an audio version with extra scenes, and the writing style of multiply-published up-and-coming neo-pro scifi writer Jen Finelli. Feel free to get news--and exclusive goodies and rewards!--in your inbox.
Jen's previously published work: byjenfinelli.com
Amateur webcomic to celebrate the release: http://becominghero.ninja/