Sovereign (Nemesis Series #2)

Sovereign (Nemesis Series #2)

by April Daniels

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Overview

Sovereign (Nemesis Series #2) by April Daniels

The highly anticipated sequel to Dreadnought , featuring “the most exciting new superheroes in decades.” ( Kirkus , starred review)

Only nine months after her debut as the superhero Dreadnought, Danny Tozer is already a scarred veteran. Protecting a city the size of New Port is a team-sized job and she’s doing it alone. Between her newfound celebrity and her demanding cape duties, Dreadnought is stretched thin, and it’s only going to get worse.

When she crosses a newly discovered billionaire supervillain, Dreadnought comes under attack from all quarters. From her troubled family life to her disintegrating friendship with Calamity, there’s no lever too cruel for this villain to use against her.

She might be hard to kill, but there's more than one way to destroy a hero. Before the war is over, Dreadnought will be forced to confront parts of herself she never wanted to acknowledge.

And behind it all, an old enemy waits in the wings, ready to unleash a plot that will scar the world forever.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781682308240
Publisher: Diversion Books
Publication date: 07/25/2017
Series: April Daniels' Nemesis Series , #2
Pages: 314
Sales rank: 177,164
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

April Daniels graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a degree in literature. She completed her first manuscript by scribbling a few sentences at a time between calls while working in the customer support department for a well-known video game console.
She has a number of hobbies, most of which are boring and predictable. As nostalgia for the 1990s comes into its full bloom, she has become ever more convinced that she was born two or three years too late and missed all the good stuff the first time around.

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Sovereign (Nemesis Series #2) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Erani_Kole More than 1 year ago
*voluntarily and honestly reviewed the ARC I received from NetGalley* I really liked the first book, and wondered how the second one could be better. Now I know. After accepting her new role as a superhero, it isn't hard for her to slip into the suit and become the savior that the people of New Port- and the world -need. But while things had a HEA after a terrible accident in the last installment, it seems that Dany isn't quite done with the bad days. This totally got deeper and more personal, a whole lot uglier and scary. Cause it's really scary when you're having to bare the darkest parts of you that no one wants to even think about, let alone acknowledge. I loved that the story focused more on young Danielle and the things that weren't all wrapped up in the first book, and I appreciated seeing her struggles and acceptance with things that I hadn't even really thought about until they were brought up. I totally cried. The writing was great, with Dany's POV seeming a little more mature and harder, which I thought was cool. I liked the new characters introduced, thought maybe one wasn't as fleshed out as the others, though in their defense, they rarely appeared. I loved that there was a movement for more trans superheroes to be acknowledged, that Dreadnought was not the first. It really made the world seem a little real for me just by bringing up such real life issues. It was an overall great read with action, endurance, heart and a slightly dry sense of humor that made me laugh about as much as I teared up. You must read this.
onemused 5 months ago
"Sovereign" continues Danny's story as Dreadnought, taking place a few months after the end of the first book. We begin with the superhero convention with lots of fangirling (these scenes were super fun) and then get into the big superhero battles, crime solving, and world-saving that you would expect from a superhero book. In this alternate Earth, an entity has been getting closer to Earth called Nemesis, and it is turning ordinary people (baselines) into people with superpowers, which, due to individual choice can make them heroes, villains- or just people with "special abilities" (choice of term) who can live a normal life. As Nemesis gets closer, it will slowly transform the whole population into superpowered people- so how will this play out? There's an interesting discussion of equality. Should the superpowered people protect it to remain the elite? Or should everyone have a chance? This debate mostly plays out through the supervillain who has popped up and is threatening the status quo- trying to decide who should get powers and set up a world dictatorship. The fights between Danny and Graywytch also heat up in this book. Graywytch does not like transgendered people, much less superheroes, and here is working to actively fight against Danny, turning her into a supervillain. On top of that, Valkyrja's daughter, Karen, is being taken over by the powers and memories she inherited when Valkyrja died and has come to Danny for her help. As all of the plots (plus a new romance) thicken, the book moves quickly through fights, battles, and adventures. Overall, I think this was a really solid sequel and I enjoyed reading it. I almost felt like there was too much going on at times, so it was a lot to take in and digest, but on the flipside, there was never a dull moment! There are also some great new characters like Kenetiq and Princess Panzer that I am hoping to see more from in future books. Legality and law enforcement also come into play a lot more in this book, and it was interesting to see the world built from this point-of-view, how superheroes integrate and how these issues are handled. Danny once again shows a lot of character growth and learns a lot about herself and what she wants out of life, and I think it's fantastic to watch! I am really curious to see how this new world evolves, especially with nemesis and its effects. Please note that I received a copy from the publisher through a giveaway. All opinions are my own.
onemused 5 months ago
"Sovereign" continues Danny's story as Dreadnought, taking place a few months after the end of the first book. We begin with the superhero convention with lots of fangirling (these scenes were super fun) and then get into the big superhero battles, crime solving, and world-saving that you would expect from a superhero book. In this alternate Earth, an entity has been getting closer to Earth called Nemesis, and it is turning ordinary people (baselines) into people with superpowers, which, due to individual choice can make them heroes, villains- or just people with "special abilities" (choice of term) who can live a normal life. As Nemesis gets closer, it will slowly transform the whole population into superpowered people- so how will this play out? There's an interesting discussion of equality. Should the superpowered people protect it to remain the elite? Or should everyone have a chance? This debate mostly plays out through the supervillain who has popped up and is threatening the status quo- trying to decide who should get powers and set up a world dictatorship. The fights between Danny and Graywytch also heat up in this book. Graywytch does not like transgendered people, much less superheroes, and here is working to actively fight against Danny, turning her into a supervillain. On top of that, Valkyrja's daughter, Karen, is being taken over by the powers and memories she inherited when Valkyrja died and has come to Danny for her help. As all of the plots (plus a new romance) thicken, the book moves quickly through fights, battles, and adventures. Overall, I think this was a really solid sequel and I enjoyed reading it. I almost felt like there was too much going on at times, so it was a lot to take in and digest, but on the flipside, there was never a dull moment! There are also some great new characters like Kenetiq and Princess Panzer that I am hoping to see more from in future books. Legality and law enforcement also come into play a lot more in this book, and it was interesting to see the world built from this point-of-view, how superheroes integrate and how these issues are handled. Danny once again shows a lot of character growth and learns a lot about herself and what she wants out of life, and I think it's fantastic to watch! I am really curious to see how this new world evolves, especially with nemesis and its effects. Please note that I received a copy from the publisher through a giveaway. All opinions are my own.
BenT-Gaidin More than 1 year ago
A great addition to this superhero series, that deals with and wraps up a lot of the loose threads from the first book -- blood vs family, ethics in superheroics, identity issues, anger issues, and where _are_ all these superheroes coming from, anyway? With Dreadnought, I talked about what a good fit trans and superhero narratives made (empowerment, secret identities, self and the mask, etc) and this continues to do an excellent job with those. It's also got a very clear stance on its politics, legality vs morality, abuse and what constitutes it, people and who counts as them, and a number of other 'charged' issues -- and I think it's a better book for acknowledging and focusing on them. One of the central themes of the book is who deserves power, who deserves recognition, and it would be less of a story if this only meant superheroics; power, recognition, identity, are all part of the foundation of human society and existence, and need to be looked at just as much as the ability to stop a bullet or redirect a lightning bolt. This grounding makes the action that much more exciting, because what's on the line is so much more than if they can stop a robbery, or save a crashing satellite; the fight is over who controls and defines their self, and that's a fight we all have to face.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Do you have any idea how hard it is to type this out on my nook? And yet I am, because these books are amazing and everyone should read them.