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by Matthew Cody

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A superpowered sequel to Matthew Cody’s popular debut novel, Powerless!
Daniel Corrigan is as regular as can be, especially when compared to the Supers: kids in his new hometown with actual powers like flight and super-strength. But Daniel’s not powerless. Only he was able to stop the Shroud, a supervillain bent on


A superpowered sequel to Matthew Cody’s popular debut novel, Powerless!
Daniel Corrigan is as regular as can be, especially when compared to the Supers: kids in his new hometown with actual powers like flight and super-strength. But Daniel’s not powerless. Only he was able to stop the Shroud, a supervillain bent on stealing his newfound friends’ powers. And thanks to him, his friends got to keep those powers.
Now Daniel himself is starting to display powers, while at the same time his friends are losing theirs. His friend Eric thinks Daniel is just becoming a Super himself, a late-blooming one. But Daniel worries there may be something more sinister at work, since his power-stealing ability is uncomfortably like the Shroud’s. Of course, the Shroud is gone now . . . isn't he? Or could Daniel himself be his new vessel?

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Kirkus Reviews
The magically endowed kids introduced in Powerless (2009) have a second go at their power-sucking nemesis in this overstuffed, if high-voltage sequel. Six months after leaving Herman Plunkett, aka the Shroud, buried beneath a rock slide, ungifted Daniel and his five variously powered friends, self-styled the "Supers of Noble's Green," are thrown into a tizzy by the arrival of Theo Plunkett. He is a wealthy, smooth-talking teenager who could well share his mad uncle's evil tendencies. Furthermore, amid multiple subplots and other complications, hints that the old man might still be alive emerge. These range from disturbing dreams to Daniel's horrified realization that he can steal away his friends' powers. More worrisome yet, the Supers have suddenly come under periodic attack by mysterious killer Shades. Readers who haven't read the opener will flounder, and those who require even weak rationales for the MacGuffins in their thrillers will come away dissatisfied by the multiplicity of unexplained elements and apparent contradictions. Overall though, Cody delivers a series of escalating physical and relational conflicts that culminate in a pulptastic climactic battle and a resolution that hints at sequels set on a much broader stage. Stronger on action than internal logic, but the central cast's array of personal foibles and amusingly arbitrary superpowers, along with some eerie adversaries, carry the load. (Fantasy. 11-13)
School Library Journal
Gr 5–7—Daniel Corrigan, introduced in Powerless (Knopf, 2009), continues in his struggle to be an ordinary 13-year-old kid surrounded by superpowered friends. Months after defeating their evil adversary Herman Plunkett, aka the Shroud, Daniel and company are surprised to learn that the elderly Plunkett had relatives who have decided to move to town. Most notable is teenaged Theo, who suspects that there is a mystery to be solved in the town of Noble's Green, and his determined questions threaten to expose the supertweens. Meanwhile, a new group of sinister beings dubbed Shades is attacking the Supers, and it is up to Daniel to once again save the day. But as he has begun exhibiting the ability to temporarily steal his friends' powers, does he really need to protect them from himself? Familiarity with the first title is a must to follow the events in Super and to understand why the group of friends is willing to put their faith in Daniel. Readers will likely forgive any hiccups in the story's logic as the fast-paced action and engaging characters drive the narration to a conclusion that certainly seems to indicate that there will be more to come.—Amanda Raklovits, Champaign Public Library, IL

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Random House Children's Books
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8.20(w) x 5.80(h) x 1.10(d)
750L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

MATTHEW CODY is the author of Will in Scarlet, The Dead Gentleman, Powerless, and the upcoming Villainous. Originally from the midwest, he now lives in New York City with his wife and young son. Besides novels, Matt has written for both DC Comics and Marvel, and is a regular moderator at the Thalia Book Club camp at Symphony Space.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love how Mollie Eric Rohan Rose and Louisa all have powers and Clay and Bud have powers but dont use them as good powers but i love how Daniel is in the team and also has a part in it even though hes not a super i also like how you brought the shroud back ( Herman Plunkett ) and there was shades. Also i love when Theo was almost turning evil but Daniel took him in and turned him to the good side right before he turned bad. I love in the end how all the shades go to rest and peoples memory comes back and Michael and Simon get thier powers back and become friends with the team. I also liked when Daniel smashed the ring and Johnney meets Daniel and talks to him and everything turned out awesome i would give this book a billion stars if i could and im not kidding so please please please please please please please make a third book to this powerful team of six. I hope u read this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok i read the first book on paperbackk(yes there is a first book and it is called powerless by the same author) and it was amazing i have been waiting since march for this book to came out and now i dont know if it is as good as the first. Really hope Cody has not lost his touch
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Anonymous 24 hours ago
Male black hair has beard not a big one. Married to wanda .age 21. 50 percent demon the other human.suit black lether with lots of holsters for guns sleeves have blades in them has dual blades to then has a doctor doom kinda metal mask and likes to drink and sleep meet him bye bye
Anonymous 4 days ago
Eye colour green and purple Power l can create sadness and fear strong enough to drive you insane. Male Single Age unown Hair colour green and purple Other is not exactly evil just has a dark side When he gets angry he bursts into flames Pets: a grey cat named shasta Crush:breckly (you wouldnt know her shes from a diferent rp) His weopon of choice twin blades of eternel darkness that apear into any weopon at all Back story was hit by a shooting sar and struck by lightning at the same time after falling into a pool of toxic waste trying to steal some ingredients Incase you didnt know i can build anything and someon the parts
Anonymous 17 days ago
Name:Vin Storm <br> Age:15 <br> Height:5ft10in <br> Wears: all blue <br> Super Suit: A black spider man <br> Powers: Can heal fast, has web, speed <br> Gender: Female <br> Other: Ask
Anonymous 3 months ago
Looks like the flash but with red hair. RP name Batflash33 & plz subscribe
Anonymous 3 months ago
Anonymous 4 months ago
Regular Name: Quinn Harle Li. /// Age: 19 /// Goes by: Karma. /// Looks: His hair is light brown and he has dark blue eyes. He stands up to 6'2 and has a light carmel color skin. He wears a black pair of fireproof pants, and a long sleeve, black fireproofed shirt. His shoes are brown sandals that he just slips off during a fight, easy to replace. His hair is buzzed to 1/6 of an inch except for the top which is 5-6 inches long. His hair hangs freely over the left side of his head, yet still remaining loose and not making his look like he's a di<_>ck. /// Powers: He can use people's powers against them. All it takes is a glance or feel of someone else's ability and he can use it for a short while. Hence the name Karma: what goes around, comes around. /// Persona: He can be pretty flirtatious and free spirited, but he still keeps a cool and serious air about him. He likes to have on a laughing jester's mask when he is Karma.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Name:loneliness, at least that's what he calls himself. Age:7 Looks:an ordinary kid, but shorter than average and hungry, and homeless. Personality:varies. Seems to have multiple personalities, one being dependent on others, the other resenting everyone. Powers: able to see brief flashes into the future or past based on his needs. Can't use this power at will. It mostly activates when he or someone nearby is in life threatening danger. It can show him the problem and leave him to solve it himself. Or it gives him step by step instructions for training purposes. There are also the shadows, which are both helpful, and harmful. Helpful because they protect him, but only sometimes. However, they taunt him, mock him, and bully him. He desires a friend, only because the shadows refuse to allow him one. They kill any friend he makes, and then make him suffer afterwards. After they torture him, they heal him, suggesting that the shadows are actually some form of creatures, rather than actual shadows. Generally hated by everyone, but that's fine with him, because he doesn't want anyone to die. Though he is lonely, which is the reason for his name.
Anonymous 4 months ago
"It is me, teh amazing deadpoolio!" (Heh heh, video game refrence :3)
Anonymous 4 months ago
He wanders in and scans people out of curiousity.
Anonymous 4 months ago
I can't be Harley Quinn. There is alreary one
Anonymous 4 months ago
"Harley quinn!""
Anonymous 4 months ago
She chewed her gum, playing with her bat.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Flies in.
Anonymous 4 months ago
*walks in, sighing* "I hate this. Who's the Villain here? I need to stop them."
Anonymous 4 months ago
Sits playing with a card.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I want to be in it! Name: David
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can I be in it? Sry bout being so harsh. Remember! Kade's the name. Into Walter suit!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a total bookworm and out of the hundreds if not thousands of books I have read (yes i am a fast reader) this sequel is in second place. Recommendations: THE KINGDOM SERIES a christian series of knights and lords where almost every event represents a biblical event a worthwhile series that strengthens your relationship with Yaweh (God's real name) this series is also my favorite. both series available on nook (by the way THE KINDOM SERIES for the full thing is $60.00) hope this was helpful and thanks for reading bye!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Itd S amazing read it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I agree with you. Very much.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sneaks in watching everyone!