The sequel to Not Your Sidekick continues from the perspective of Bells Broussard, black trans shapeshifter who has suddenly gone from superhero-in-training to most-wanted. He and his friends Emma, Jess, and Abby face many threats: a former hero that can incapacitate metahumans, a corrupt government, college applications, and Bells’ crush on his best friend.
Bells Broussard thought he had it made when his superpowers manifested early. Being a shapeshifter is awesome. He can change his hair whenever he wants, and if putting on a binder for the day is too much, he’s got it covered. But that was before he became the country’s most wanted villain.
After discovering a massive cover-up by the Heroes’ League of Heroes, Bells and his friends Jess, Emma, and Abby set off on a secret mission to find the Resistance. Meanwhile, power-hungry former hero Captain Orion is on the loose with a dangerous serum that renders meta-humans powerless, and a new militarized robotic threat emerges. Everyone is in danger. Between college applications and crushing on his best friend, will Bells have time to take down a corrupt government?
Sometimes, to do a hero’s job, you need to be a villain.
Genre: Science Fiction
Cis girls: Jess, Emma, Abby
Trans boys: Bells
Not explicitly mentioned for the rest of the characters.
Ownvoices: Queer, Asian