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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Katana At Super Hero High Blog Tour (review & giveaway)



Katana at Super Hero High
(DC Super Hero Girls #4)
By Lisa Yee
July 4, 2017
Random House BFYR
Get your cape on with the DC Super Hero Girls(TM)--the unprecedented new Super Hero universe especially for girls! Readers of all ages can fly high with the all-new adventures of Wonder Woman(TM), Supergirl(TM), Batgirl(TM), and some of the world's most iconic female super heroes as high schoolers!

Sword-wielding Katana isn't like most high school students--but with classmates like Wonder Woman, Batgirl, and Supergirl, Super Hero High isn't like most high schools!

In addition to training to be a super hero, Katana also follows the noble warrior traditions of the Samurai. Now an unknown source has given her the responsibility of guarding a hundred ancient Samurai swords--but why her, and for what purpose? With the help of Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Ms. Martian, and some of her other super friends, she intends to find out. But she just made captain of the fencing team, she has a huge school project due, and a villain with ties to her family's past seems to be amassing an army. Maintaining her inner peace isn't going to be easy . . .

. . . but Katana has the steel to save the day!

Award-winning author Lisa Yee brings this edge-of-your-seat adventure to life with mystery, thrills, and laughs. Move over Batman(TM) and Superman(TM)--the DC Super Hero Girls are ready to save the day and have fun doing it!


Other books in the DC Super Hero Girls Series
(click covers to read my reviews)



Super Hero High isn’t like most high schools. Neither are its amazing Super Hero students. With SO many powers, abilities, and backgrounds, standing out at Super Hero High isn’t always easy...but with her stellar swordswoman skills, stylish outfit, and cool demeanor, Katana stands above the rest. Following her Samurai grandmother’s footsteps, Katana is determined to be the best: the best student, the best daughter, the best Samurai. And when she is mysteriously entrusted with protecting a hundred ancient swords and learns that a villain she is personally connected to is headed towards Super Hero High, Katana (with help from her Super friends) gets the chance to prove why she’s earned the titles Samurai and Super Hero!

Lise Yee returns to her super fun and wildly appealing DC Super Hero Girls series with book four, Katana at Super Hero High. Like books one through three, Katana at Super Hero High focuses on one main Super (Katana) while incorporating a diverse and quirky cast of other young Super Heroes and villains. I always have such a blast reading the books in this series and Katana at Super Hero High is no exception.

Young readers will be excited to return to Lisa Yee’s take on the DC comic world, a world full of teenage super heroes and villains, thrilling escapades, wicked cool tech, and captivating storylines. Lisa Yee fills each book in this series with age-appropriate humor, edge of your seat twists and turns, immersive world-building, and engaging characters. Katana’s slice of this world is bursting with mystery, adventure, kick-butt martial arts and swordsmanship, and heart. Readers will be enthralled by the mystery of the hundred swords, tickled by Katana’s interactions with her peers, and entertained and impressed by all the action and super situations.

In book four, Katana is, of course, joined by her fellow super hero classmates, like Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, The Flash, Beast Boy, and more! Yee’s take on these well-known and much beloved heroes, as a clever mix of awkward/cocky/witty/cool/fun-loving teenagers, is pitch-perfect and gives readers a diverse, eclectic cast of characters to relate to and love. I especially love all the time we get to spend with shy, mysterious Miss Martian in this book.

Katana at Super Hero High, along with its three predecessors, can be read as standalones, but together, the four books create a wildly fun, charming, and empowering series that wonderfully celebrates heroines!

MY RATING
5/5 Cupcakes




Lisa Yee’s debut novel, Millicent Min, Girl Genius, won the prestigious Sid Fleischman Humor Award. Her other novels for young people, with nearly two million copies in print, include Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time, So Totally Emily Ebers, Absolutely Maybe, and two books about a fourth grader, Bobby vs. Girls (Accidentally) and Bobby the Brave (Sometimes). Lisa is also the author of American Girl’s Kanani books and Good Luck, Ivy. Her recent novel, Warp Speed, is about a Star Trek geek who gets beat up every day at school.
Lisa is a former Thurber House Children’s Writer-in-Residence whose books have been chosen as an NPR Best Summer Read, a Sports Illustrated Kids Hot Summer Read, and a USA Today Critics’ Top Pick.
Visit Lisa at lisayee.com or check out her blog at lisayee.livejournal.com.


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7 comments:

Danielle H. said...

My favorite super heroine is Elasta Girl from The Incredibles.

Carl Scott said...

I like Batgirl. She has no actual super powers but she is still able to fight crime successfully. Thanks.

John Smith said...

"Who is your favorite super heroine?!" "She" from the novel by H. Rider Haggard?

Brooke Banks said...

My daughter loves this show, her favorite being Supergirl. I've always loved Wonderwoman. We've read the first book about Wonderwoman and loved it, very cute!

Michael R. Kramer said...
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Michael R. Kramer said...

Katana! We're all excited about "Katana at Super Hero High" by Lisa Yee coming out on July 4th!!!

Jillyn said...

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