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The Extraordinaries

T J Klune



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Hodder & Stoughton
14 July 2020
Science fiction; Romance; Superpowers; Superheroes; Urban Sci-Fi; Young Adult Science Fiction; Young Adult Paranormal Romance; LGBT Paranormal
In Nova City, there are extraordinary people, capable of feats that defy the imagination. Shadow Star protects the city and manipulates darkness, and Pyro Storm is determined to bring the city to it's knees using his power over fire.

And then there's Nick who . . . well, being the most popular fanfiction writer in the Extraordinaries fandom is a superpower, right?

Instead of fighting crime, Nick must contend with a new year at school, a father who doesn't trust him, and a best friend named Seth, who may or may not be the love of Nick's short, uneventful life.

It should be enough. But after a chance encounter with Shadow Star, Nova City's mightiest hero (and Nick's biggest crush), Nick sets out to make himself extraordinary. And he'll do it with or without the reluctant help of Seth's help.

TJ Klune's YA debut is a queer coming-of-age story about a fanboy with ADHD and the heroes he loves is Rainbow Rowell's FANGIRL meets Brandon Sanderson's STEELHEART.
By:   T J Klune
Imprint:   Hodder & Stoughton
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm, 
Weight:   300g
ISBN:   9781473693050
ISBN 10:   1473693055
Series:   The Extraordinaries
Pages:   400
Publication Date:   14 July 2020
Recommended Age:   From 12 to 25 years
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

When TJ Klune was eight, he picked up a pen and paper and began to write his first story (which turned out to be his own sweeping epic version of the video game Super Metroid - he didn't think the game ended very well and wanted to offer his own take on it. He never heard back from the video game company, much to his chagrin). Now, over two decades later, the cast of characters in his head have only gotten louder. But that's okay, because he's recently become a full-time writer, and can give them the time they deserve. Since being published, TJ has won the Lambda Literary Award for Best Gay Romance, fought off three lions that threatened to attack him and his village, and was chosen by Amazon as having written one of the best GLBT books of 2011. And one of those things isn't true. (It's the lion thing. The lion thing isn't true.)

Reviews for The Extraordinaries

TJ Klune is a master storyteller - The Mary Sue Klune's signature mix of humor and heart-shredding angst make this another unforgettable reading experience. I can't wait to read it again, and again - The Novel Approach on Ravensong TJ's storytelling brilliance shines as bright as the sun - Diverse Reader One of those authors that can make you laugh out loud and then has you sobbing like an idiot by the next page - Joyfully Jay A wonderfully talented writer - All About Romance There was nothing I didn't love about this book. There's not a single thing I would change. - Gay Book Reviews on How to Be a Moviestar

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