The difficult thing about potentially adding Superman: Dawnbreaker by Matt De La Pena to my TBR is the fact that I never had any intention of reading the other books in this series. I only ever read the Catwoman novel from this set of DC retelling books and I was sorely disappointed and while I’m not nearly as attached to the other characters as I was to hers–which, ironically wasn’t even that attached–I just never had any interest. Ironically, I actually thought that Matt De La Pena had written another Superman book prior to this one, though after further research it turns out that this is actually the book I was thinking of, I simply hadn’t realized that it wasn’t published yet. And I think, ultimately, I just don’t care enough to read this unless it somehow manages to fall into my lap by accident. I guess a part of me is worried that the story and characters will be butchered completely, just as they were in Sarah J. Maas’ Catwoman and I don’t want to deal with that. And who really knows how much these authors truly know about the characters whose stories they are taking on, because Maas seemed to know absolutely nothing.
I’m not going to be adding Superman: Dawnbreaker to my TBR. If, by some crazy happenstance, I end up with this book in my hands then maybe I’ll read it, but I’m certainly not going to go out of my way to do so. Parts of the synopsis just leave me feeling as though this book wont capture the main character the way I want it to and I’d rather avoid than be forced to read through something disappointing because I started it in the first place. So, there you go. If anyone has any opinions on this book they want to leave behind that might change my mind, feel free to do so!
When the dawn breaks, a hero rises.
His power is beyond imagining.
Clark Kent has always been faster, stronger–better–than everyone around him. But he wasn’t raised to show off, and drawing attention to himself could be dangerous. Plus, it’s not like he’s earned his powers . . . yet.
But power comes with a price.
Lately it’s difficult to hold back and keep his heroics in the shadows. When Clark follows the sound of a girl crying, he comes across Gloria Alvarez and discovers a dark secret lurking in Smallville. Turns out, Clark’s not the only one hiding something. Teaming up with his best friend, Lana Lang, he throws himself into the pursuit of the truth. What evil lies below the surface of his small town? And what will it cost Clark to learn about his past as he steps into the light to become the future Man of Steel? Because before he can save the world, he must save Smallville.
What do you think of this book? Adding? Not adding? Let me know in the comments!