Book Review: Not Your Villain by C. B. Lee (Sidekick Squad #2)

Just like the previous book, this book has a lot of really good representation for LGBT and POC characters who are all loved and supported for who they are. We’re looking at loving Lesbian moms and the best dad who brought a supply of his trans son’s hormones to the secret base in case the son joined them there.

The story has a lot of good twists and turns. You expect it to go one way and then it shifts gear until you expect a different thing and then it shifts gear again so you never know exactly how this will end. But the ending feels both surprising and inevitable and gives us a good place to launch for book 3.

I do have a small complaint: If you just finished the previous book in the series, the opening of this book is going to confuse you.

You don’t come in after the raid on the facility to save Abby’s mom. You come in the summer before, from Bells’s point of view, and get to watch him go through superhero training and start to build his image and career. I feel this could have been given to us in flashbacks without us having to relive the end of the previous book, even if it was from someone else’s perspective.

The book overall is really good and I do recommend it. 3/5 stars.

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