Happy Monday and welcome to my stop on the Cape blog tour!! Much like my Hello Girls review, this one fell behind due to health issues, but I’ll have the review up soon! In the meantime, enjoy this spotlight post and get excited about reading the book!
I received this book for free from Direct from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Cape by Kate Hannigan, Patrick Spaziante
Series: The League of Secret Heroes #1
Published by Aladdin on August 6, 2019
Genres: Middle Grade, Science Fiction, Historical Fiction, Superheroes, Alternate History
Source: Direct from Publisher
A brilliant girl puzzler discovers she’s part of a superhero team!
Josie O’Malley does a lot to help out Mam after her father goes off to fight the Nazis, but she wishes she could do more—like all those caped heroes who now seem to have disappeared. If Josie can’t fly and control weather like her idol, Zenobia, maybe she can put her math smarts to use cracking puzzles for the government.
After an official tosses out her puzzler test because she’s a girl, it soon becomes clear that an even more top-secret agency has its eye on Josie, along with two other applicants: Akiko and Mae. The trio bonds over their shared love of female superhero celebrities, from Fantomah to Zenobia to the Black Cat. But during one extraordinary afternoon, they find themselves transformed into the newest (and youngest!) superheroes in town. As the girls’ abilities slowly begin to emerge, they learn that their skills will be crucial in thwarting a shapeshifting henchman of Hitler, and, just maybe, in solving an even larger mystery about the superheroes who’ve recently gone missing.
Inspired by real-life women from World War II—the human computers and earliest programmers called “the ENIAC Six”.
Kate Hannigan is a noted author with a special passion for stories that empower girls and women. Her picture and middle grade books have received high praise, multiple starred reviews, selected for Booklist Editor’s Choice and a Golden Kite Award for Middle Grade fiction. She lives in Chicago with her husband and three children. Please visit her at KateHannigan.com.