Summary: The Extraordinaries tells the story of Nick, a gay teenager with ADHD, who is obsessed with the extraordinaries who are in his town of Nova City. He is obsessed to the point that he would go to all measures to become one of these extraordinaries.
Thoughts: Thank you to NetGalley and Tor Teen for the advanced copy of the book in exchange for my review.
It took me a while to get into this one as there are a lot of characters to keep track of. I had a hard time remembering which character is which and the relationships that they have with each other. Once I got past that and was about six chapters into the book I just couldn’t put it down. It’s like each of these characters have their secrets and you need to read to find out what they are. The characters are so sweet and the friendship that they have with each other is so caring and loving.
I love reading the tension between Seth and Nick and trying to guess why that tension is there. You kind of root for them to get together but also really like their friendship and want that to remain intact. I love how you can tell that they have feelings for each other but Nick wants something else and that gets in the way of their friendship and potential relationship.
I also really loved that all the main characters in this book were LGBTQ+ characters. I was so happy to get to read a superhero book where the characters are not typical and also loved that Nick isn’t neurotypical. That really made a difference in him being a superhero and how he viewed himself. I feel that it added an extra layer to the story.
Something I really enjoyed was how you feel that you solved the mystery early on but this book keeps you invested because you have to know if your suspicions are correct. I love that at no point was I 100% sure that what I was suspecting was correct. The best part of this whole thing was the twist in the book that is close to the end and everything you thought you knew is twisted. I loved the whole book and the ending was great, cant wait for more.
You can pre-order this book at Eso Won Books or look for it at your local library coming July 14th.