6 Books About Girls With Superpowers

26 September, 2016

I want superpowers so badly, and everyday I dream about being able to fly away from my problems and save the day from evil. Unfortunately my parents are both muggles and I live a mundane life, BUT I've gathered a few of my favorite books that allow you to slip into someone else's life and experience, for a moment, abilities that are truly amazing.

P I V O T  P O I N T
   by Kasie West
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    • Similar to the Disney movie: Sky High, super heroes actually live above us and have a separate, more complex world than our own. Any time Addison Coleman has to make a choice, she can look into the future and see the outcome of each choice so she can properly choose. I would LOVE to have this power and the book is two sides of a choice she has to make in which she discovers, two boyfriends, two best friends, two schools, two entirely different lives, and two unknown dangers that haven't happened yet. Which one will she choose and which will get left behind?

M I N D  G A M E S
   by Kiersten White
    • Some of us are special, and have powers that need to be protected. The story follows two sisters: one with perfect intuition, the other a blind psychic. They are selected to go to a certain school where they learn about their powers but the first sister is manipulated into taking lives and soon searches for an escape, for both of them. Mind games is not a long book and an amazing thriller that I finished in a day. 

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D O N 'T  E V E N  T H I N K  A B O U T  I T
  by Sara Mylowki
    • THIS CONCEPT IS SO ORIGINAL AND REALLY NEEDS A MOVIE! An entire class gets the wrong flu shot and it accidentally gives them the ability to read minds?? This book jumps from many different points of view and describes teenagers that are learning to cope with too much information while the government tries to cover up their mistakes. It's a contemporary, fun book that reveals the characters thoughts, even if you weren't fortunate enough to be born a mind reader.

   by Rachael Ward
    • She has to live with a terrifying secret that ruins every relationship she can ever have. Every time she makes eye contact, she's reminded of the day that person will die. Some people have more time than others and she's constantly reminded that her days with people she loves are numbered. Because of this, she pushes everyone away and refuses to like anyone. Until she forms a relationship she can't break away from and has no choice but to count down until the day of his death, one that is approaching very soon.

G L O R Y  O' B R I E N 'S  H I S T O R Y  O F  T H E  F U T U R E
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    • I know I say this often, but THIS is one of my all time favorites and I recommend it to everyone I know! Glory is graduating high school with no plans for the future, a single friend, and her mother's haunting past. Right before graduation, Glory and her "best" friend some how end up drinking a petrified bat? This gives them the ability to see everyone's family history, and future. It's insane and poetic and touches on feminism, and over all a masterpiece!!!

C H A S I N G  P O W E R
   by Sarah Beth Durst
    • At first I was uncertain about how to approach this book but ultimately decided I liked it and it's worth talking about. The book begins by describing a girl named Kayla with the ability to move things with her mind and she uses her powers to mostly shoplift. It's a nice read and calming to think about sunny California and this girls unusual. It quickly turns to romance though when a boy who can teleport blackmails her into helping him find his mother and leads to other trouble but it's not too intense and talks about different scenes from all over the world on their adventure. A supportive best friend who is rich with little real problems of her own is also involved, and some expected family issues, but just thinking about walking along little beach shops and using your mind to move things around is in my opinion, a good enough reason to keep reading. 

My powers of choice would definitely be telekinesis and hands down: the ability to read minds. After reading Don't Even Think About It and Mind Games, in particular, I just think that life would be so much easier if I knew what everyone was thinking. I would be less insecure and have the advantage in every situation. Let me know what your magic abilities would be and how you would use them (for good of course)!


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