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July 20, 2018

Blog Tour: Superhero High by T.H. Hernandez – Interview and Giveaway

 

Hello Readers!  Welcome to our stop during the tour for

Superhero High by T.H. Hernandez!

We have Theresa on the blog today for a quick Q&A!

Click on the banner above to follow the rest of the tour,
and be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post.

 

Sixteen-year-old Annarenee Stevens is the sole member of her family without a super power. The only time she feels powerful is in the pool. With her sights set on swimming for U.C. Berkeley, she’s ready to win it all at the State championship and secure her future.

When the government unexpectedly ends the secret Genetically Enhanced Asset (GEA) program, Annarenee is uprooted from Dayton, the only home she’s ever known, and relocated to San Diego with all of the other GEA families. Queen of her public school, Annarenee is just another zero at Superhero High, a school without any sports teams.

With the end of the program, her hero older brother now needs a college education, too, meaning the only way Annarenee is getting into Berkeley is on a scholarship. Her dream is slipping through her fingers, no matter how tightly she clings to it. To make matters worse, super hot superhero, Ren Gonzalez, is paying too much attention to her. The kind of attention that has Ren’s ex-girlfriend intent on making Annarenee’s life even more miserable.

But when heroes begin disappearing, zeros and heroes will be forced to team up in order to solve the mystery. If they don’t kill each other first.

Superhero High by T.H. Hernandez
Publication Date: July 5, 2018
Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing

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Thanks so much for taking the time and spending time with us here at Chapter by Chapter!

Thanks for having me. I’m excited to be here.

 

 

Describe your book in 140 characters or less (like a Tweet)

Superhero High, where super powers and hormones collide.

 

 

What was your inspiration for writing this book?  Was it in a dream? A thought while taking a walk?

I first got the idea years ago watching the Disney movie, Sky High, with my kids. There was something about teens with super powers that intrigued me. Where Sky High was basically a goofy comedy, I wanted to do a different take. They had heroes and sidekicks, where sidekicks had lame abilities. Instead, I wanted to explore a world where kids without any powers at all were required to coexist with the enhanced kids. How it affected issues like self esteem, relationships, autonomy, and more.

 

 

Tell us about the main character(s).

Annarenee is my protagonist. She’s a typical sixteen-year-old girl, unless you factor in that her parents and older brother are genetically-enhanced government assets with abilities like mind reading and levitation. Being the only one in her family without powers provides her with both positives and negatives. She gets to choose her own future, something those with powers cannot do. But she’s jealous of their abilities. She definitely has a love-hate relationship with the whole super-powered program and what it means for her and her family.

 

Ren Gonzalez is the love interest. He’s enhanced and all he’s ever known is being in a super-powered family, with his entire life mapped out for him, from who he will marry to what he will do once he graduates. At least until the program ends. He’s thrown into a world where his powers no longer matter, and he has to choose his own path forward. He’s as lost in this new situation as Annarenee is.

 

 

Do you have a favorite quote or specific part in the book that you really love?

I do. When Annarenee and Ren share their first kiss, something unexpected happens that really shows how out of his element Ren is. I think it shows a vulnerability we hadn’t seen in him before.

 

 

Was there a specific part in the book that you had an especially difficult time writing?  If so, why?

The ending. Wrapping up the story was harder than I expected. I actually wrote a much longer version initially, but then cut nearly the last one-third at the suggestion of my editor. Once I knew I was going to do that, I needed to find the right place to end it. I wrote numerous scenes before I wound up with the published version.

 

 

What sort of projects do you have going on right now.  Any new books coming out?

I always have multiple projects going on. I’m working on the fifth book in my young adult dystopian adventure series, The Union. I’m abut half way through with the first draft. I’m also in edits with my co-author, Jennifer DiGiovanni, on a young adult contemporary coming out with Entangled next year. And we’re also working on preliminary planning for another book together.

 

It was great having you on the blog today!  We hope you’ll decide to stop by again someday, and we wish you much success!!

Thanks again for having me. Great questions!

 

About T.H. Hernandez

T.H. Hernandez is a published author of young adult novels. THE UNION, a futuristic dystopian adventure, was a finalist in the 2015 San Diego book awards in the Young Adult Fiction category. SUPERHERO HIGH, an urban scifi teenage romance, is releasing July 5, 2018.

She thrives on coffee of any kind, though pumpkin spice lattes are her favorite. Her free time is spent hiking, reading, painting, and binge-watching Game of Thrones and Stranger Things. She adores Star Wars, Comic-Con, Doctor Who, Bad Lip Reading videos, and all things young adult, especially the three who share her home.

When She's not visiting the imaginary worlds inside her head, you can find her in usually sunny San Diego, California with her husband, three teenagers, who are far too tall to be considered children, a bearded dragon, a couple of cats, and a dog who thinks he's a cat, lovingly referred to as the puppycat.

 

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8 Comments

  1. James Robert
    7/20/2018

    It’s always a great day when we find great books to read. Congrats on the tour and thanks so much for the opportunity to win and another great post.

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  2. Edye
    7/20/2018

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  3. Mary Preston
    7/20/2018

    Sounds like a book I will enjoy reading.

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  4. Judy Thomas
    7/20/2018

    It sounds like a really unique book, love it!

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  5. shannon fowler
    7/21/2018

    This sounds awesome. Im really looking forward to it.

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  6. Bridgett Wilbur
    7/22/2018

    I would love to read your book.

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  7. Barbara Montag
    7/24/2018

    Tween grand daughter would so love this book.
    Enjoy the cover.
    thank you

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  8. Juana Esparza
    7/26/2018

    I am looking forward to reading this story. Cute book cover.

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