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message 1: by Wayland, Ernest Scribbler (new)

Wayland Smith | 2943 comments Mod
This is a place to talk over your selections for the 2019 Challenge. Please don't post your completed works here, as I won't be checking this thread for my point count.


message 2: by Lel (last edited Dec 20, 2019 01:32PM) (new)

Lel (lelspear) | 1891 comments Hero's: 12/12
Villains: 12/12
Portal Hero's: 3/3
Energy cells: 21/24
Bonus’ 2/42

Hero's (12/12)

Colossal Boy (3/3)
My Favorite Martian- Zoe's Tale 23.2.19
Giant Size-Ancillary Sword 21.3.19
Science Police- The Teeth of the Tiger 26.3.19

Triumph (3/3)
Lost in Limbo-Elantris 20.7.19
Electromagnetic Powerhouse - Silverthorn 28.8.19
Tempted by Neron- Through Stone and Sea 29.4.19

Obsidian (3/3)
Legacy Hero-Monster Hunter Vendetta21.4.19
Jade- Salvation24.5.19
Todd Rice- Try 31.1.19

Blackwing (3/3)
Charley Bullock, JD-Take 1.2.19
Glider Wings-Dragonsdawn26.7.19
Guardian of Gotham-The Windup Girl 29.5.19

Acrata (3/3)
Literary Quote- The Body in the Library23.9.19
Teleport- The Fold 13.7.19
Mayan Symbol- Black Order22.7.19

Max Mercury (3/3)
Slippin’ Into the Future- The Man Who Folded Himself 29.1.18
Ahwehota-Macbeth 30.4.19
Cavalry Scout-The Deaths of Tao30.9.19

Iron Munro (3/3)
High School Baseball-The Black Company 30.7.19
Long-lived-Monster Hunter Alpha 18.9.19 Invulnerable- The Hobbit 25.6.19

Spoiler (3/3)
Cluemaster-The Catcher in the Rye 1.7.19
Gave Up Her Daughter-The Weirdstone of Brisingamen23.6.19
Not Really Dead-The Adventures of Tom Sawyer 19.4.19

Nighthawk I (3/3)
Born Again- The Iron Jackal 17.5.19
Gunslinger-The Ace of Skulls 19.5.19
Cinnamon- The Princess, the Prick & the Priest 4.6.19

Dolphin (3/3)
Under the Sea-Riverkeep 1.4.19
White Hair-Low Town 30.3.19
NOT from Atlantis- Ancillary Mercy 23.3.19

Starman Will Payton (3/3)
I love the 80's-Calm: Working through life's daily stresses to find a peaceful centre20.9.19
Man of a 1000 Faces-Wild Cat21.9.19
Going Down Swinging-The Human Division 28.2.19

Danny Chase (3/3)
Family Business-The Swiss Family Robinson 27.9.19
Mind Over Matter-Matilda 30.7.19
No Costume- Ancillary Justice 18.3.19

Portal Hero's

Electra-Woman (3/3)
and Dyna-Girl- In Shade and Shadow 26.4.19
Crime-Scope-Artificial Condition17.11.19
Lori and Judy-Priest3.6.19

The Raven (3/3)
Another Female Jewel Thief?-The Book Thief 16.11.19
Spin-Off-Robbie 31.5.19
Born in Normandy- Julien 2.6.19

Manimal (3/3)
Any Animal-Watership Down
How’s This Work?-The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus 13.10.19
Detective MacKenzie-The City & the City 21.11.19

bonus’

Headquarters (2/3)Peri sphere— The Summer Dragon2.8.19
2.Gabriel’s Horn -Read a book where a nightclub is important to the story or with a horn (musical not animal) on the cover.
Blackhawk Island -Lord of the Flies 28.6.19

Firebrand II(3/3)
Volcanologist-Slaves of the Volcano God 22.6.19
War Time Heroine-Ice Forged21.6.19
Pearl Harbor-And Then There Were None21.6.19

Polar Boy (0/3)
1. Tharr- read a book with a major setting that is intensely hot or with a desert on the cover. The Warded Man
2. Earn That Ring!- read a book where a character fails at something important to them but eventually succeeds or with a ring on the cover. The Exiled Queen
3. I’m not THAT short- read a book with a major character that is shorter than average or with someone short on the cover. The First Discworld Novels the Colour of Magic and the Light Fantastic

Halloween Bonus

Dr Occult (3/3)
…or is that Dr. Mystic? The Prince and the Pauper 17.9.19
Mystic Symbol of the Seven-Infinity14.9.19
Trench Coat and Fedora-Brief Cases12.10.19

Energy Cells

A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe 16.1.19
Oathbringer 27.1.18
[book:Circe|35959740] 12.2.19
1984 18.2.19
Childhood's End 11.3.19
Senlin Ascends 14.3.19
Foundryside 14.4.19
Dark Matter 15.4.19
The Knife of Never Letting Go 9.5.19
The Raven Tower 14.5.19
The Quantum Thief - already read
The City of Brass 16.6.19
One Word Kill 7.7.19
The Grey Bastards 15.7.19
Tigana 23.8.19
{book:Aurora Rising|30075662] 25.8.19
The Library at Mount Char 14.9.19
The Lives of Tao 12.9.19
The Calculating Stars 25.10.19
The Priory of the Orange Tree
The Dragon Republic
Children of Ruin 28.11.19
This Is How You Lose the Time War 20.12.19

Villains

Crazy Quilt 3/3
Weird Helmet- The City 12.1.19
Can’t You See I Can’t See?- The Thief2.1.19
Locked in Belle Reeve-Schindler's List 6.1.19

Gypsy Moth (3/3)
Weird Power- The Quantum Thief
Oh, Bi The Way...- Trust2.2.19
Romanian - Dracula

Rival (3/3)
Professor Edward Clariss-Origin3.3.19
Velocity 9- The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde7.3.19
Psycho-Killer-American Psycho7.3.19

Vapour (3/3)
It’s Not Easy Being Green- Foundation and Empire
It’s A Gas, Gas, Gas- Breathe 8.4.19
It’s An Ill Wind…- Strange Weather 7.4.19

Silent Majority(3/3)
Strong, Silent Type- The Darkest Secret5.5.19
Patriotic Hero- The Day of the Jackal7.5.19
I Am Many, I Am One-Never Let Me Go3.5.19

Oddball (3/3)
Juggler. No, Really.- Lord Valentine's Castle 12.6.19
Reno- Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 13.6.19
Fight to the Death- Nyxia Unleashed8.6.19

Byth 3/3
Grand Theft Starship- The Wind in the Willows 5.7.19
Corrupt Cop- Master of Wolves 2.7.19
Nth Metal-The Clockwork Dynasty 7.7.19

Fancy Dan (3/3)
Brooklyn!-The Alienist5.8.19
Knife Throwing- Stiletto12.8.19
Enforcers- Fight Club7.8.19

Penny Dreadful (3/3)
Experiment-Stygian's Honor 3.9.19
The Penny Dropped- The Kingdom of Copper
Shocking!-The Lightning-Struck Heart 6.9.19

Silver Dagger (3/3)
Ex-Cardinal- A Canticle for Leibowitz10.10.19
Kill The Witch!-The Rebirths of Tao5.10.19
Driven Mad by the Darkhold-The Fellowship of the Ring23.10.19

Javelin (3/3)
Olympian-The Hunger Games12.11.19
Suicide Squad-The Sum of All Fears10.11.19
Pointy Stick!-Night Broken1.11.19

Mad Dog (3/3)
Military Man-Blood Song 15.12.19
Patsy’s Ex-The Painted Man 11.12.19
Venomous Bite-Spiderlight17.12.19


message 3: by Shawnie (last edited Dec 26, 2019 10:02AM) (new)

Shawnie | 1897 comments Team DC

Heroes Recruited: 12/12
Villains Defeated: 7/12
Portal Heroes/Bonuses: 5/8 Electra-Woman, Manimal, Firebrand II, The Raven, Dr Occult
Energy Cells/BotM: 5/24
The Phantom Tollbooth
A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe
Childhood's End
City of Lies (used for a trait, not energy cell)
This Is How You Lose the Time War
=======================
Heroes:

Colossal Boy 3/3 RECRUITED
**1. My Favorite Martian: Nyxia Unleashed: The Nyxia Triad
**2. Giant Size: Meg
**3. Science Police: A Lot like Love

Triumph 3/3 RECRUITED
**1. Lost in Limbo: Camp Hell
**2. Electromagnetic Powerhouse: Body and Soul
**3. Tempted by Neron: Small Favor

Obsidian 3/3 RECRUITED
**1. Legacy Hero: The X-Files: I Want to Believe
**2. Jade: River of Teeth
**3. Todd Rice: On Point

Blackwing 3/3 RECRUITED
**1. Charley Bullock, JD: About That Night
**2. Glider Wings: Gone Too Deep snow gliding, snowmobile gliding, gliding in avalanche, gliding on ice.
**3. Guardian of Gotham: The Righteous Side of Wicked

Acrata 3/3 RECRUITED
**1. Literary Quote: The Duchess Deal
**2. Teleport: GhosTV
**3. Mayan Symbol: Midnight Rainbow

Max Mercury 3/3 RECRUITED
**1. Slippin’ Into the Future: Transcendence
**2. Ahwehota:The Magpie Lord
**3. Cavalry Scout: Think of England

Iron Munro 3/3 RECRUITED
**1. High School Baseball- Heat
**2. Long-lived: Criss Cross
**3. Invulnerable: Turn Coat

Spoiler 3/3 RECRUITED
**1. Cluemaster: Run to Ground
**2. Gave Up Her Daughter: An Inquiry Into Love and Death
**3. Not Really Dead: The Hollow of Fear

Nighthawk I 3/3 RECRUITED
**1. Born Again: Instant Gratification
**2. Gunslinger: Secrets
**3. Cinnamon: The Kiss Quotient

Dolphin 3/3 RECRUITED
**1. Under the Sea: The Blue
**2. White Hair: The Escape
**3. NOT from Atlantis: A Conspiracy in Belgravia

Starman Will Payton 3/3 RECRUITED
**1. I love the 80's: The Duke and I
**2. Man of a 1000 Faces: Waking the Dragon
**3. Going Down Swinging: The Last Necromancer

Danny Chase 3/3 RECRUITED
**1. Family Business: Fan the Flames
**2. Mind Over Matter: Ill Wind
**3. No Costume: It Takes Two to Tumble

===================================
MAD DOG -- December Villain 2/3
**1. Military Man: Hidden Impact
2. Patsy’s Ex- read a book where a character breaks up with someone who goes on to become famous/successful, or where a character fights with an ex, or with a fighting couple on the cover.
**3. Venomous Bite: A Poisoned Season

JAVELIN --November Villain 1/3
1. Olympian- read a book with an award winning athlete as a character, or with a sports event on the cover Pipe Dreams
**2. Suicide Squad: Colonist's Wife
3. Pointy Stick!- read a book with a spear, javelin, or similar weapon on the cover, or where that kind of weapon is used in the story. Barbarian's Touch

SILVER DAGGER -- October Villain 3/3 DEFEATED
**1. Ex-Cardinal: Phoenix Unbound
**2. Kill The Witch!: A Case of Possession
**3. Driven Mad by the Darkhold: Murder in the Mystery Suite

Penny Dreadful -- September Villain 3/3 DEFEATED
**1. Experiment: Forgotten Sins
**2. The Penny Dropped: Copper King
**3. Shocking!: Lightning
Fancy Dan -- August Villain 01/3
1. Brooklyn!- read a book set in New York City, or with something New York-ish on the cover.(Don’t look at me like that, you know exactly what I mean)
**2. Knife Throwing: The Duke with the Dragon Tattoo
3. Enforcers- read a book where a gang plays a major part in the story or with some kind of gang activity on the cover.
Byth -- July Villain 3/3 DEFEATED
**1. Grand Theft Starship: Through the Fire
**2. Corrupt Cop: Lake Silence
**3. Nth Metal: Nyxia Uprising
Oddball -- June Villain 2/3
1. Juggler. No, Really.- read a book where a character can juggle, is an expert at throwing things, or with someone juggling on the cover. Lord Valentine's Castle
**2. Reno: Shine Not Burn
**3. Fight to the Death- read a book with any kind of lethal competition Then Came You
Silent Majority -- May Villain 3/3 DEFEATED
**1. Strong, Silent Type- read a book where a character doesn’t talk much or at all, or where a character is wearing sunglasses on the cover. Justice Ascending
**2. Patriotic Hero- read a book where a character is extremely patriotic or with your nation and/or state’s flag on the cover. Spectred Isle
**3. I Am Many, I Am One: Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang
Vapor -- April Villain 1/3
**1. It’s Not Easy Being Green: A Gentleman Never Keeps Score
2. It’s A Gas, Gas, Gas- read a book where some kind of gas is used as a weapon, where a character has trouble breathing for a scene or longer, or with some kind of gas/vapor on the cover.
3. It’s An Ill Wind…- read a book with wind/hurricane/tornado in the title, with some kind of storm on the cover, or where wind is important the story.
Rival -- March Villain 3/3 DEFEATED
**1. Professor Edward Clariss: Kissing Tolstoy
**2. Velocity 9: Attraction
**3. Psycho-Killer: Unthinkable
Gypsy Moth -- February Villain 3/3 DEFEATED
**1. Weird Power: Wings
**2. Oh, Bi The Way...: The Girl Next Door
**3. Romanian: Cybele's Secret
Crazy Quilt -- January Villain 3/3 DEFEATED
**1. Weird Helmet: Rogue Protocol
**2. Can’t You See I Can’t See?: The Arrangement
**3. Locked in Belle Reeve: Hold

===================================
Portal Heroes
Electra-Woman 3/3 3/17/19 onward RECRUITED
**1. ...and Dyna-Girl: Seduced by a Stranger
**2. Crime-Scope: Brooklynaire
**3. Lori and Judy: The Scot Beds His Wife

The Raven 3/3 5/2/19 onward RECRUITED
**1. Another Female Jewel Thief?: The Takeover Effect
**2. Spin-Off: Wild Country
**3. Born in Normandy: Dirty Rowdy Thing

Manimal 3/3 6/21/19 onward RECRUITED
**1. Any Animal: Still the One
**2. How’s This Work?: An Offer From a Gentleman
**3. Detective MacKenzie: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

=======================================

Dr Occult / Halloween Bonus Hero 3/3 RECRUITED
**1. …or is that Dr. Mystic?: Dragon Actually
**2. Mystic Symbol of the Seven: Flight of Magpies
**3. Trench Coat and Fedora: Threshold

POLAR BOY / WINTER BONUS HERO Oct 1-Dec 31 2/3
**1. Tharr: Rebel of the Sands
**2. Earn That Ring!: City of Lies Fails and then eventually succeeds.
3. I’m not THAT short- read a book with a major character that is shorter than average or with someone short on the cover.

Summer Bonus June 1-Aug 31
Firebrand II 3/3 RECRUITED
**1. Volcanologist: I Survived the Eruption of Mount St. Helens, 1980
**2. War Time Heroine: The Queen and the Cure
**3. Pearl Harbor: And Then There Were None

Headquarters Bonus June 1 through December 31 2/3
**1. Perisphere: Children of Time sphere on the cover
2. Gabriel’s Horn—Read a book where a nightclub is important to the story or with a horn (musical not animal) on the cover. Bitter Spirits (speakeasy/nightclub) or Sweet Little Lies (nightclub)
**3. Blackhawk Island— Raven Black


message 4: by Melanie (last edited Dec 30, 2019 12:57PM) (new)

Melanie | 1273 comments DC
(8 / 24) BOTM, Mod Special/ energy cells personal goal: 12
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster Circe by Madeline Miller Dark Matter by Blake Crouch The Quantum Thief (Jean le Flambeur, #1) by Hannu Rajaniemi One Word Kill (Impossible Times, #1) by Mark Lawrence Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle, #1) by Amie Kaufman The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins City of Lies (Poison Wars, #1) by Sam Hawke

Heroes Recruited: 12 / 12
Villains Defeated: 11 / 12
Portal Heroes/Bonuses: 4 / 5

Mad Dog ~ December Villain DEFEATED
Rage (Rogue Team International #1) by Jonathan Maberry Howl's Moving Castle (Howl's Moving Castle, #1) by Diana Wynne Jones The Queen's Poisoner (Kingfountain, #1) by Jeff Wheeler
[X] 12/24 Military Man- Rage
[X] 12/13 Patsy’s Ex- Howl's Moving Castle
[X] 121/28 Venomous Bite- The Queen's Poisoner

Javelin ~ November Villain DEFEATED
Booked by Kwame Alexander An Assassin's Guide to Love and Treason by Virginia Boecker The Tyrant's Tomb (The Trials of Apollo, #4) by Rick Riordan
[X] 11/30 Olympian- Booked
[X] 11/28 Suicide Squad- An Assassin's Guide to Love and Treason
[X] 11/23 Pointy Stick!- The Tyrant's Tomb

Silver Dagger ~ October Villain DEFEATED
A Night in the Lonesome October by Roger Zelazny Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1) by Kristin Cashore The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next, #1) by Jasper Fforde
[X] 10/18 Ex-Cardinal- A Night in the Lonesome October
[X] 10/13 Kill The Witch!- Graceling
[X] 10/31 Driven Mad by the Darkhold- The Eyre Affair

Penny Dreadful ~ September DEFEATED
To Be Taught, If Fortunate by Becky Chambers Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson annotated by Robert Louis Stevenson Trail of Lightning (The Sixth World, #1) by Rebecca Roanhorse
[X] 09/20 Experiment- To Be Taught, If Fortunate
[X] 09/23 The Penny Dropped- Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson annotated
[X] 09/19 Shocking!- Trail of Lightning

Fancy Dan ~ August DEFEATED
The Golem and the Jinni (The Golem and the Jinni, #1) by Helene Wecker White Night (The Dresden Files, #9) by Jim Butcher The Disposables (Bruno Johnson, #1) by David Putnam
[X] 08/31 Brooklyn!- The Golem and the Jinni
[X] 08/13 Knife Throwing- White Night
[X] 08/17 Enforcers- The Disposables

Byth ~ July Villain DEFEATED
Steal the Sky (Scorched Continent, #1) by Megan E. O'Keefe 11th Hour (Women's Murder Club, #11) by James Patterson The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
[X] 7/24 Grand Theft Starship- Steal the Sky
[X] 7/19 Corrupt Cop- 11th Hour
[X] 7/1 Nth Metal- The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Oddball ~ June Villain DEFEATED
Jester Leaps In (Fools' Guild, #2) by Alan Gordon Skin by Ted Dekker Silver Borne (Mercy Thompson, #5) by Patricia Briggs
[X] 6/6 Juggler. No, Really.- Jester Leaps In
[X] 6/30 Reno- Skin
[X] 6/2 Fight to the Death- Silver Borne

Silent majority ~ May Villain not defeted :(
The Eternity Code (Artemis Fowl, Book 3) by Eoin Colfer The Faceless Ones (Skulduggery Pleasant, #3) by Derek Landy
[X] 5/26 Strong, Silent Type- The Eternity Code
[ ] Patriotic Hero-
[X] 5/8 I Am Many, I Am One- The Faceless Ones

Vapor ~ April Villain DEFEATED
The Emperor of Nihon-Ja (Ranger's Apprentice, #10) by John Flanagan The Demigod Files (Percy Jackson and the Olympians) by Rick Riordan Storm Front (The Dresden Files, #1) by Jim Butcher
[X] 4/11 It’s Not Easy Being Green- The Emperor of Nihon-Ja
[X] 4/8 It’s A Gas, Gas, Gas- The Demigod Files
[X] 4/7 It’s An Ill Wind…- Storm Front

Rival ~ March Villain DEFEATED
A Question of Holmes (Charlotte Holmes, #4) by Brittany Cavallaro Early Riser by Jasper Fforde The Surrender Tree Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom by Margarita Engle
[X] 3/17 Professor Edward Clariss- A Question of Holmes
[X] 3/9 Velocity 9- Early Riser
[X] 3/23 Psycho-Killer- The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom

Gypsy Moth ~ February Villain DEFEATED
The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, #2) by Thomas Harris An Abundance of Katherines by John Green Wolf by Wolf (Wolf by Wolf, #1) by Ryan Graudin
[X] 2/24 Weird Power- The Silence of the Lambs
[X] 2/10 Oh, Bi The Way...- An Abundance of Katherines
[X] 02/15 Romanian- Wolf by Wolf

Crazy Quilt ~ January Villain DEFEATED
William Shakespeare's Star Wars Verily, A New Hope (William Shakespeare's Star Wars, #4) by Ian Doescher Wintersmith (Discworld, #35; Tiffany Aching, #3) by Terry Pratchett Dragon Wing (The Death Gate Cycle, #1) by Margaret Weis
[X] 1/24 Weird Helmet- William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope
[X] 1/27 Can’t You See I Can’t See?- Wintersmith
[X] 1/29 Locked in Belle Reeve- Dragon Wing

BONUS/PORTAL HEROES
RECRUITED! Halloween (October)
The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain (KİNDLE BOOK) by Mark Twain Going Rogue (Spells, Swords, & Stealth, #3) by Drew Hayes A Double-Barreled Detective Story (Adventure Classics) by Mark Twain
[X] 10/19 …or is that Dr. Mystic? The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain
[X] 10/19 Mystic Symbol of the Seven- Going Rogue
[X] 10/12 Trench Coat and Fedora- A Double-Barreled Detective Story

RECRUITED! Polar Boy (October 1 - December 31)
Tangerine by Christine Mangan Becoming by Michelle Obama Aru Shah and the End of Time (Pandava Quartet, #1) by Roshani Chokshi
[X] 12/30 Tharr- Damned
[X] 10/31 Earn That Ring!- Becoming
[X] 12/12 I’m not THAT short- Aru Shah and the End of Time

BUILT! Headquarters
The Tournament at Gorlan (Ranger’s Apprentice The Early Years, #1) by John Flanagan The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom Servant of the Underworld (Obsidian and Blood, #1) by Aliette de Bodard
[X] 09/20 Perisphere- The Tournament at Gorlan
[X] 06/16 Gabriel’s Horn- The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto
[X] 07/04 Blackhawk Island- Servant of the Underworld

RECRUITED! Firebrand II (June 1- August 31)
Riptide by Douglas Preston A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr. Out of Spite, Out of Mind (Magic 2.0 Book 5) by Scott Meyer
[X] 08/31 Volcanologist- Riptide
[X] 06/11 War Time Heroine- A Canticle for Leibowitz
[X] 7/24 Pearl Harbor- Out of Spite, Out of Mind

RECRUITED! Manimal (Portal 3)
Hollow City (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #2) by Ransom Riggs Veronica by Nicholas Christopher Death Masks (The Dresden Files, #5) by Jim Butcher
[X] 07/07 Any Animal- Hollow City
[X] 07/26How’s This Work?- Veronica
[X] 06/24 Detective MacKenzie- Death Masks

RECRUITED! Raven (portal 2)
A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury Throne of Jade (Temeraire, #2) by Naomi Novik
[X] 5/25 Another Female Jewel Thief?- A Hat Full of Sky
[X] 5/28 Spin-Off- Something Wicked This Way Comes
[X] 6/15 Born in Normandy- Throne of Jade

RECRUITED! Electra Woman (portal 1)
Sacrifice (The Summoner Sisters, #2) by Allison Hurd Reset by Brian Andrews Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson
[X]4/19 ...and Dyna-Girl- Sacrifice
[X] 3/28 Crime-Scope- Reset
[X] 3/31 Lori and Judy- Shout

HEROES
RECRUITED! Colossal Boy
Aftershocks (The Palladium Wars, #1) by Marko Kloos Elven Star (The Death Gate Cycle, #2) by Margaret Weis Uncanny Collateral (Valkyrie Collections, #1) by Brian McClellan
[X] 7/7 My Favorite Martian- AftershocksThe Martian Chronicles
[X] 3/14 Giant Size- Elven Star
[X] 5/11 Science Police- Uncanny Collateral

RECRUITED! Triumph
Summoned to Thirteenth Grave (Charley Davidson, #13) by Darynda Jones Stank Delicious (Hard Luck Hank, #5) by Steven Campbell Feeding Frenzy (The Summoner Sisters, #1) by Allison Hurd
[X] 2/6 Lost in Limbo- Summoned to Thirteenth Grave
[X] 4/14 Electromagnetic Powerhouse- Beowulf
[X] 3/10 Tempted by Neron- Feeding Frenzy

RECRUITED! Obsidian
Words of Radiance (The Stormlight Archive, #2) by Brandon Sanderson A Hobbit Devotional Bilbo Baggins and the Bible by Ed Strauss The Death of Dulgath (The Riyria Chronicles, #3) by Michael J. Sullivan
[X] 2/2 Legacy Hero- Words of Radiance
[X] 2/26 Jade- A Hobbit Devotional: Bilbo Baggins and the Bible
[X] 2/26 Todd Rice- The Death of Dulgath

RECRUITED! Blackwing
Two Serpents Rise (Craft Sequence, #2) by Max Gladstone The Whispering Skull (Lockwood & Co., #2) by Jonathan Stroud Folsom Untold The Strange True Story of Johnny Cash's Greatest Album by Danny Robins
[X] 1/26 Charley Bullock, JD- Two Serpents Rise
[X] 4/1 Glider Wings- The Whispering Skull
[X] 2/10 Guardian of Gotham- Folsom Untold: The Strange True Story of Johnny Cash's Greatest Album

RECRUITED! Acrata
Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices, #3) by Cassandra Clare Serpent Mage (The Death Gate Cycle, #4) by Margaret Weis The Magician (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, #2) by Michael Scott
[X] 4/24 Literary Quote- Clockwork Princess
[X] 5/6 Teleport- Serpent Mage
[X] 4/15 Mayan Symbol- The Magician

RECRUITED! Max Mercury
I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett Blood Bound (Mercy Thompson, #2) by Patricia Briggs The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus, #3) by Rick Riordan
[X] 6/23 Slippin’ Into the Future- I Shall Wear Midnight
[X] Ahwehota- Blood Bound
[X] 4/20 Cavalry Scout- The Mark of Athena

RECRUITED! Iron Munro
The Maze Runner (The Maze Runner, #1) by James Dashner In a Glass Darkly by J. Sheridan Le Fanu A Forest of Stars (The Saga of Seven Suns, #2) by Kevin J. Anderson
[X] 3/24 High School Baseball- The Maze Runner
[X] 1/20 Long-lived- In a Glass Darkly
[X] 5/2 Invulnerable- A Forest of Stars

RECRUITED! Spoiler
The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials, #2) by Philip Pullman The Tombs of Atuan (Earthsea Cycle, #2) by Ursula K. Le Guin Playing with Fire (Skulduggery Pleasant, #2) by Derek Landy
[X] 3/18 Cluemaster- The Subtle Knife
[X] 4/16 Gave Up Her Daughter- The Tombs of Atuan
[X] 4/26 Not Really Dead- Playing with Fire

RECRUITED! Night Hawk I
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (Inheritance, #1) by N.K. Jemisin Riders of the Purple Sage (Riders of the Purple Sage #1) by Zane Grey The Gospel of Loki by Joanne M. Harris
[X] 3/30 Born Again- The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
[X] 1/25 Gunslinger- Riders of the Purple Sage
[X] 1/29 Cinnamon- The Gospel of Loki

RECRUITED! Dolphin
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1) by Rick Riordan The Hole in Our Gospel Special Edition What Does God Expect of Us? The Answer That Changed My Life and Might Just Change the World by Richard Stearns Dear Martin by Nic Stone
[X] 2/15 Under the Sea- The Lightning Thief
[X] 4/25 White Hair- The Hole in Our Gospel Special Edition: What Does God Expect of Us? The Answer That Changed My Life and Might Just Change the World
[X] 1/13 NOT from Atlantis- Dear Martin

RECRUITED! Starman Will Payton
The Last Dragonslayer (The Last Dragonslayer, #1) by Jasper Fforde Second Hand Curses by Drew Hayes How Long 'til Black Future Month? by N.K. Jemisin
[X] 6/24 I love the 80's- The Last Dragonslayer
[X] 1/19 Man of a 1000 Faces- Second Hand Curses
[X] 1/19 Going Down Swinging- How Long 'til Black Future Month?

RECRUITED! Danny Chase
A Question of Holmes (Charlotte Holmes, #4) by Brittany Cavallaro William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back (William Shakespeare's Star Wars, #5) by Ian Doescher A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit
[X] 3/17 Family Business- A Question of Holmes
[X] 2/12 Mind Over Matter- William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back
[X] 3/11 No Costume- A Field Guide to Getting Lost


message 5: by Christina (last edited Dec 02, 2019 09:02AM) (new)

Christina (daria1275) | 654 comments Team DC

Heroes Recruited: 6/12
Villains Defeated: 2/12
Portal Heroes/Bonuses:
Energy Cells:
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Heroes:

Colossal Boy 1/3
1. My Favorite Martian- read a book with a planet that’s not Earth on the cover, or where a character lives on a planet they weren’t born on. Obsidian
2. Giant Size- read a book with something huge on the cover, or where something being big is an important plot point. His Majesty's Dragon
3. Science Police- Mindhunter

Triumph 3/3 (Recruited)
1. Lost in Limbo-The Viscount Who Loved Me
2. Electromagnetic Powerhouse- Summoned to the Thirteenth Grave
3. Tempted by Neron- To Sir Phillip with Love

Obsidian 1/3
1. Legacy Hero- read a book where a character carries on a heroic tradition, or with any parent/child combination on the cover.
2. Jade- The Book of Life
3. Todd Rice- read a book with two men on the cover, or where a character is gay. Rise of Empire


Blackwing 1/3
1. Charley Bullock, JD- read a book where one of the main characters is a lawyer, or with any kind of courtroom scene on the cover.
2. Glider Wings- read a book where someone glides in the story, or with any kind of gliding vehicle on the cover.
3. Guardian of Gotham- read a book with a cityscape on the cover, or where a character has a strong tie to a particular city. Shadow of Night

Acrata 0/3
1. Literary Quote- read a book with books on the cover, or where a character tends to quote books a lot. - Everything I Need to Know I Learned from D&D
2. Teleport- read a book with something or someone vanishing on the cover, or where characters teleport in some way in the story.
3. Mayan Symbol- read a book with a symbol from a ancient civilization on the cover, or where any of the Meso- or South American cultures play a part in the story.

Max Mercury 3/3 RECRUITED
1. Slippin’ Into the FutureKindred
2. Ahwehota Trail of Lightning
3. Cavalry Scout- read a book with a horse on the cover or where someone is a scout or a spy in the story. Alanna: The First Adventure

Iron Munro1/3
1. High School Baseball- read a book with an athlete on the cover, or where a character gets a nickname from something they’re good at in the story. Hard Hitter
2. Long-lived-Dead and Gone (Sookie Stackhouse #9)
3. Invulnerable- read a book where something can’t be damaged, or with something standing up to a lot of attacks on the cover.

Spoiler 3/3 - RECRUITED
1. Cluemaster- read a book where a character has an evil/malicious parent, or with a mostly orange cover. Killers of the Flower Moon
2. Gave Up Her Daughter - Kingdom of Needle and Bone
3. Not Really Dead- Grave Destiny

Nighthawk 1/3
1. Born Again- read a book where reincarnation plays a part in the story, or with a blue sky on the cover.
2. Gunslinger- read a book where a character habitually carries a gun, or with a gun of any kind on the cover.
3. Cinnamon- The Stranger Beside Me

Dolphin 3/3 RECRUITED
1. Under the Sea- read a book with a diver on the cover or with at least one scene set underwater. The Unkindest Tide
2. White Hair- A Darker Shade of Magic
3. NOT from Atlantis. In the Woods

Starman Will Payton 3/3 RECRUITED
1. The Duke and I
2. Man of a 1000 Faces- Romancing Mister Bridgerton
3. Going Down Swinging- Assassin's Quest

Danny Chase 3/3 - RECRUITED
1. Family Business- read a book where a child follows in a parent’s footsteps, or with a family on the cover. Prose Before Bros
2. Mind Over Matter- Dead in the Family
3. No Costume- An Offer from a Gentleman

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Electra-Woman 0/3

1. ...and Dyna-Girl- read a book where someone has a younger partner/sidekick, or with partners of any kind on the cover.
2. Crime-Scope- read a book where powerful computer/AI is part of the story, or with a computer on the cover.
3. Lori and Judy- read a book where a character goes by only one name or with a one word title

The Raven 0/3 5/2/19 onward

1. Another Female Jewel Thief?- read a book with a cliched major character or where a thief is a major part of the story or with a thief on the cover.
2. Spin-Off- read a book that started as a movie, tv show, or another book series, or with “Spin” or “Off” in the title.
3. Born in Normandy- read a book where France is one of the settings, or with a significant French character, or with something French on the cover.


Manimal

1. Any Animal- read a book where animals are important to the story or with an animal on the cover.
2. How’s This Work?- read a book where something is badly explained, where the origin of something important isn’t revealed, or with a confusing scene on the cover.
3.Detective MacKenzie- read a book where a law enforcement officer has to team up with an odd consultant of some kind, or with a law enforcement officer on the cover


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Summer Bonus June 1-Aug 31

DC

Firebrand II - Not Recruited
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Winter Bonus

Polar Boy (10/1 - 12/31) - 1/3
1. Tharr- read a book with a major setting that is intensely hot or with a desert on the cover.
2. Earn That Ring!- Chase Darkness with Me
3. I’m not THAT short- read a book with a major character that is shorter than average or with someone short on the cover.
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Headquarters Bonus 6/1 - 12/31
1. Perisphere
Read a book where a fair is important to the story, or with an obelisk or large sphere on the cover.
2. Gabriel’s Horn
Read a book where a nightclub is important to the story or with a horn (musical not animal) on the cover.
3. Blackhawk Island
Read a book with an island as an important setting, with fighter pilots as major characters, or with fighter craft of any sort on the cover.
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Halloween Bonus

Dr Occult - Not Recruited

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Crazy Quilt -- January Villain 0/3 (not defeated)

Gypsy Moth February Villain 1/3 (not defeated)
1. Weird Power-Odd Thomas

RIVAL March Villain 2/3 (not defeated)
1. Professor Edward Clariss - A Discovery of Witches
2. Velocity 9- Attraction

VAPOR Apr 1-Apr 30 (not defeated)
SILENT MAJORITY (May Villain) (not defeated)
ODDBALL (June Villain) - Not Defeated
BYTH 0/0 (July Villain) - Not Defeated

FANCY DAN (August Villain)- 3/3 - DEFEATED

1. Brooklyn!- - Working Stiff
2. Knife Throwing- The Butchering Art
3. Enforcers- The Outsiders

PENNY DREADFUL (Sept. Villain) 3/3 Defeated

1. Experiment- Inferno
2. The Penny Dropped- read a book with a coin of any kind on the cover, where coins are important to the story, or with “copper” or “penny” in the title Spinning Silver
3. Shocking!- High Voltage

SILVER DAGGER (Oct. Villain) - 1/3 - Not Defeated

2. Kill The Witch!- Seduced by a Stranger


message 6: by Sandy (last edited Dec 27, 2019 02:48PM) (new)

Sandy | 1665 comments Portal Heroes 12/12
Villians 12/12 all defeated. Challenge complete.
Bonus Portals - all complete
BOM - 17/24 Jan-The Phantom Tollbooth CMP, A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe CMP, Feb - Circe CMP, 1984 - od CMP Mar Senlin Ascends - OD CMP Childhood's EndCMP, April Foundryside od CMP - Dark Matter od-CMP, May - Ninefox Gambit CMP, The Raven Tower CMP, June The City of Brass OD - CMP, The Quantum Thief od-wish, The Knife of Never Letting Go Mod-spec- CMP July The Grey Bastards already read, Age of Assassins Mod Spec, One Word Kill CMP, Aug Tigana, Aurora Rising CMP, Sept The Lives of TaoCMP, The Library at Mount Char CMP, Oct The Priory of the Orange Tree, The Calculating Stars, Mod Windswept, NovThe Dragon Republic, Children of Ruin, City of Lies mod, Dec This Is How You Lose the Time WarCMP, The Starless Sea
Colossal Boy 3 of 3
1. My Favorite Martian- Hellhole -cmp-od-character lives on a planet they weren’t born on.
2. Giant Size- The Ringworld Engineers-cmp-OD-something being big is an important plot point.
3. Science Police- The Cove OD -CMP-law enforcement agency that covers a lot of territory
Triumph 3 of 3
1. Lost in Limbo- Elantris-CMP-od-character is exiled to a strange realm.
2. Electromagnetic Powerhouse- Turtle Moon CMP-OD-someone has powers that are not explained well.
3. Tempted by Neron- No Ghouls Allowed ECL CMP-some kind of supernatural deal.
Obsidian 3 of 3
1. Legacy Hero- Monster Hunter InternationalCMP-have-Kin-a character carries on a heroic tradition.
2. Jade-Stork Raving Mad-cmp-with a black and green cover.
3. Todd Rice-Murder In Thrall-cmp-character is gay.
Blackwing 3 of 3
1. Charley Bullock, JD- Rogue Lawyer - od - CMP-one of the mains is a lawyer.
2. Glider Wings- Inkmistress-od-CMP-someone glides in the story.
3. Guardian of Gotham- Gregor the Overlander- OD-CMP-cityscape on the cover.
Acrata 3 of 3
1. Literary Quote- Curiosity Thrilled the Cat-own-CMP-with books on the cover.
2. Teleport- Jumper -od-CMP-characters teleport in some way in the story.
3. Mayan Symbol- Dancing Aztecs-CMP-Meso-or South American cultures play a part in the story.
Max Mercury 3 of 3
1. Slippin’ Into the Future-The Man Who Folded Himself-OD wish-time travel is part of the plot.
2. Ahwehota-The Eagle Catcher CMP-American Indian on the cover.
3. Cavalry Scout- Changes - CMP ECL-horse on the cover.
Iron Munro 3 of 3
1. High School Baseball- Night of the Soul Stealer- od -CMP-gets a nickname from something they’re good at in the story.
2. Long-lived-Dinner with a Vampire-od-CMP- ages more slowly than normal.
3. Invulnerable- One Fell Sweep-od-cmp-something standing up to a lot of attacks on the cover.
Spoiler 3 of 3
1. Cluemaster-Sorcerers of the Nightwing -OD-CMP-mostly orange cover.
2. Gave Up Her Daughter- The Road to Ever After-OD-CMP-young child on the cover.
3. Not Really Dead- Don't Tell CMP-od a character fakes their own death.
Nighthawk I 3 of 3
1. Born Again- The Mummy Case- CMP-have-blue sky on the cover.
2. Gunslinger- Burning Lamp-od-CMP-character habitually carries a gun.
3. Cinnamon-Killer Dress- od-CMP-dresses in white in the story.
Dolphin 3 of 3
1. Under the Sea- Doctor Who: The Underwater MenaceOD CMP-at least one scene set underwater.
2. White Hair- Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?- CMP-OD-a mostly white cover.
3. NOT from Atlantis- Firewalker-CMP-someone is consistently mistaken being someone they aren’t.
Starman Will Payton 3 of 3
1. I love the 80's- read a book set in the 80's or with a pastel cover Corpse PoseCMP - Mine is pastel blue
2. Man of a 1000 Faces- Station Eleven od-CMP with a star on the cover.
3. Going Down Swinging- powerful villain on the cover. Heir to the Empire - CMP have
Danny Chase 3 of 3
1. Family Business- I'm Watching You-cmp-od-read a book where a child follows in a parent’s footsteps.
2. Mind Over Matter- Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children- od-cmp-something floating (in air, not water) on the cover.
3. No Costume-Golden Sonod-CMP-someone does something that’s contrary to the expectations of their culture.
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Bonus Material:
Summer Bonus June 1 - Aug 31
Firebrand II 3 of 3
1. Volcanologist- Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883-od-CMP-read a book with a volcano as a significant setting.
2. War Time Heroine- Billy Boyleod-CMP-with any kind of soldier on the cover.
3. Pearl Harbor- Look Out for the Fitzgerald-Trouts Camino Islandod-have-an island/tropical paradise as a major setting.
Headquarters Bonus 3 of 3
1.Perisphere - Fair Weather-od-cmp-a fair is important to the story.
2.Gabriel's Horn -From Dead to Worse-have-CMP-Read a book where a nightclub is important to the story.
3.Blackhawk Island - The Mysterious Island-od-CMP-with an island as an important setting.
Polar Boy 3 of 3
1. Tharr- The Librarians and the Lost Lampod-cmp-read a book with a major setting that is intensely hot.
2. Earn That Ring!- Path of Destruction-od-fails at something important to them but eventually succeeds.
3. I’m not THAT short- Larceny and Old Lace - cmp-MC that is shorter than average.
Oct Bonus Dr Occult 3 of 3
1. …or is that Dr. Mystic? RDoctor Who: Judgement of the Judoonod-CMP-a non-medical doctor on the cover
2. Mystic Symbol of the Seven- The Lost Symbolod-CMP-a mystic artefact is important or with a mystic symbol on the cover.
3. Trench Coat and Fedora- Ghost Story-od-CMP- with a trench coat and/or Fedora on the cover.
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Portal Heroes
Electra-Woman 3 of 3
1. ...and Dyna-Girl- Curse of the Bane-od-CMP- someone has a younger partner/sidekick.
2. Crime-Scope- Defy the Stars OD cmp -AI is part of the story.
3. Lori and Judy- Off to Be the WizardStripped -od-CMP -char goes by only one name or with a one word title
The Raven 3 of 3
1. Another Female Jewel Thief?- The Heist od cmp-thief is major part of story.
2. Spin-Off-Off Kilter od-CMP -with “Off” in the title.
3. Born in Normandy- Death in the City of Light: The Serial Killer of Nazi-Occupied Parisod-cmp-France is one of the settings.
Manimal 3 of 3
1. Any Animal- Cutie Pies and Deadly Lies-CMP -animals are important.
2. How’s This Work?- The Drafter-od-cmp- something is badly explained.
3.Detective MacKenzie- Murder on Astor PlaceCMP-law enforcement officer teams up with odd consultant.
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Villians
Crazy Quilt January 1-January 31 - 3 of 3
1. Weird Helmet- Death Troopers - CMP helmet on cover.
2. Can’t You See I Can’t See?- In the Blink of an Eye od - CMP blind character.
3. Locked in Belle Reeve- Killing Fear od CMP - prison on the cover.
Gypsy Moth Feb villain 3 of 3
1. Weird Power- Wild Bornod CMP-a very unusual ability.
2. Oh, Bi The Way...- The Black Prism-od-CMP- prism on the cover.
3. Romanian- The Women in the Castle-od-CMP-in Eastern Europe.
RIVAL March 1-March 31 3 of 3
1. Professor Edward Clariss- The Luck Runs Out-CMP- kindle-college prof as a mc.
2. Velocity 9- The Naturalist-CMP-kindle-a chemical formula in story.
3. Psycho-Killer- Angel Killer-od-CMP serial killer in the story.
Vapor April 1 to April 30 3 of 3
1. It’s Not Easy Being Green- Hazardous Duty-OD-CMP-a mostly green cover.
2. It’s A Gas, Gas, Gas-Binary-od-CMP-kindle- gas used as a weapon.
3. It’s An Ill Wind…- Dead in the Waterod-cmp-storm on the cover.
Silent Majority May 3 of 3
1. Strong, Silent Type- The Frog Who CroakedCMP-OD-wearing sunglasses on the cover.
2. Patriotic Hero- Gone Too Far-od-CMP-char is extremely patriotic.
3. I Am Many, I Am One- The Mirror Sisters-CMP-mirrored reflection on the cover.
June
Oddball 3 of 3
1. Juggler. No, Really.- QB 1- od-cmp-expert at throwing things.
2. Reno- Immoral-od-cmp-a setting in Nevada.
3. Fight to the Death- Nyxia od-CMP-lethal competition.
Byth - July 3 of 3
1. Grand Theft Starship- The Outsider-cmp-od- someone steals a vehicle.
2. Corrupt Cop- Changes-CMP-law enforcement official goes bad.
3. Nth Metal- Deep Copper And DeceptionsCMP-kindle-rare element/precious metal in story.
Fancy Dan August 3 of 3
1. Brooklyn!- Murder on St. Mark's Placecmp-in New York City.
2. Knife Throwing- The Knife-od-cmp-skilled with a knife.
3. Enforcers- Gangster Squad: Covert Cops, the Mob, and the Battle for Los Angeles-od-cmp-a gang plays a major part.
Penny Dreadful 3 of 3
1. Experiment- The Genome-CMP-genetically experimented on.
2. The Penny Dropped- Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Lessod-CMP-"penny” in the title
3. Shocking!- The Prisoner of Cell 25-CMP- electrical powers.
October villian - SILVER DAGGER 3 of 3
1. Ex-Cardinal- The Dream StalkerCMP-od-book with a priest.
2. Kill The Witch!-Every Which Way But Dead - character obsessed with killing type of person.
3. Driven Mad by the Darkhold-The Sailor on the Seas of Fate-od-CMP-insane by a cursed item.
JAVELIN Nov 1-Nov 30 3 of 3
1. Olympian- Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Teamod-CMP-an award winning athlete character.
2. Suicide Squad- American Assassin-od-cmp- work for government black ops agency.
3. Pointy Stick!- The Warded Man - CMP -a spear, javelin used in the story.
MAD DOG Dec 1-Dec 31 3 of 3
1. Military Man- Shadow Gameod-CMP-read a book with a major character who is a soldier.
2. Patsy’s Ex-The HatchingCMP od-character fights with an ex.
3. Venomous Bite-The Desert Spear-CMP-any kind of venomous (poisons by bite/sting) character.


message 7: by XG (last edited Jan 28, 2019 11:10AM) (new)

XG (believen) | 0 comments Team Marvel!! Woohoo

Energy cell/BOTM: 1/24

1. Jan:
[X] BOTM: A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe

2. Feb:
[ ] BOTM:

Supervillain: 0/12

1. Jan - Crazy Quilt: 2/3
[X] Weird Helmet- The Song of Achilles
[X] Can’t You See I Can’t See?- Before the Devil Breaks You
[ ] Locked in Belle Reeve- The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row

Marval characters: 1/12

1. Warpath: 0/3
[ ] Thunderbird- Read a book with two brothers on the cover or where someone’s brother dies.
[ ] Vibranium Knives- Red Sister
[ ] Mesa Verde- The City of Brass

2. Cloud: 1/3
[X] Brainwashed- Pines
[ ] Defenders, Colorado Version- Good Morning, Midnight
[ ] Vast Cosmic Power- Circe

3. Wasp III: 0/3
[ ] Girl Genius- A Brief History of Time
[ ] Wasp Wings- Nevernight
[ ] Third of Her Name- Lifel1k3

4. El Aguila: 0/3
[ ] Hero of Spain- Spinning Silver
[ ] Hidden Power- A Winter's Promise
[ ] Swashbuckler- The Final Empire

5. White Tiger I: 0/3
[ ] Tigre Blanco- The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
[ ] Jade Amulet- Jade City
[ ] Lost His Secret ID- Waking Gods

6. Shang-Chi: 0/3
[ ] Master of Kung Fu- The Toll
[ ] Son of Fu Manchu- Never Grow Up
[ ] Gone Fishing- The Lightning Thief

7. Spitfire: 0/3
[ ] Lady Jacqueline Falsworth Crichton- Crown of Midnight
[ ] Vampire Bite- Lady Midnight
[ ] Pilot- Gemina

8. Cannonball: 0/3
[ ] Rocket Man- Old Man's War
[ ] Lila Chaney- The Word Is Murder
[ ] Southern Charm- read a book set in the American South, with a major character from the South, or with a scene from the South on the cover.

9. Puck: 0/3
[ ] You Thought Wolverine Was Short...- The Hobbit
[ ] Black Razer- Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow
[ ] Alpha Flight- An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth

10. Silhouette: 0/3
[ ] No Legs, No Problem- The Winds of Winter <- if this comes out 2019...
[ ] Pesky Teleport Side-effect- read a book where a character ends up losing their clothes/accidentally naked in the story, or with a nearly naked character on the cover.
[ ] Taser Crutch!- The Rook

11. Thunderstrike: 3/3
[X] Single Dad- The President Is Missing
[X] Thor II- The Giver
[X] Curse of the Blood Axe- The Five People You Meet in Heaven

12. Powerhouse: 0/3
[ ] Power Pack- read a book where a family goes on an adventure together (at least 3 members) or with a family on the cover (again, at least 3).
[ ] Friday- Illuminae
[ ] Stolen Powers- read a book where a character steals something important from their family or with a character fighting with a sibling on the cover.


message 8: by Timothy (last edited Jan 05, 2019 02:48PM) (new)

Timothy | 18 comments Super villains: 0/12

Crazy quilt: 1/3

[ ] Weird helmet - All Systems Red
[ ] Can't you see I can't see - Peter Nimble and his Fantastic Eyes
[x] Locked in Belle Reeve - The Tattooist of Auschwitz (Lale was locked in the Auschwitz concentration camp for 3 years)

Super heroes: 0/12

1. Warpath: 0/3
[ ] Thunderbird- Read a book with two brothers on the cover or where someone’s brother dies. Night
[ ] Vibranium Knives-
[ ] Mesa Verde- Fire and Blood

2. Cloud: 0/3
[ ] Brainwashed-
[ ] Defenders, Colorado Version-
[ ] Vast Cosmic Power- A Gathering of Shadows

3. Wasp III: 0/3
[ ] Girl Genius-
[ ] Wasp Wings- Nevernight
[ ] Third of Her Name- The Rule of Three

4. El Aguila: 0/3
[ ] Hero of Spain-
[ ] Hidden Power-
[ ] Swashbuckler-

5. White Tiger I: 0/3
[ ] Tigre Blanco- 1Q84
[ ] Jade Amulet- read a book with any kind of magic jewelry in the story or with any kind of necklace on the cover.
[ ] Lost His Secret ID- Skyward

6. Shang-Chi: 0/3
[ ] Master of Kung Fu-
[ ] Son of Fu Manchu-
[ ] Gone Fishing-

7. Spitfire: 0/3
[ ] Lady Jacqueline Falsworth Crichton-
[ ] Vampire Bite-
[ ] Pilot-

8. Cannonball: 0/3
[ ] Rocket Man-
[ ] Lila Chaney- read a book with a famous performer on the cover, with some kind of superstar as a character in the story, or where something teleports over interstellar distances.
[ ] Southern Charm- read a book set in the American South, with a major character from the South, or with a scene from the South on the cover.

9. Puck: 1/3
[ ] You Thought Wolverine Was Short...-
[ ] Black Razer-
[x] Alpha Flight- An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth

10. Silhouette: 0/3
[ ] No Legs, No Problem-
[ ] Pesky Teleport Side-effect- read a book where a character ends up losing their clothes/accidentally naked in the story, or with a nearly naked character on the cover.
[ ] Taser Crutch!-

11. Thunderstrike: 0/3
[ ] Single Dad-
[ ] Thor II-
[ ] Curse of the Blood Axe-

12. Powerhouse: 0/3
[ ] Power Pack- read a book where a family goes on an adventure together (at least 3 members) or with a family on the cover (again, at least 3).
[ ] Friday-
[ ] Stolen Powers- read a book where a character steals something important from their family or with a character fighting with a sibling on the cover.


message 9: by Kirsty, Jedi Master (last edited Dec 17, 2019 12:30PM) (new)

Kirsty Cabot (kirstycabot) | 1886 comments Mod
DC

Colossal Boy

1. My Favorite Martian- read a book with a planet that’s not Earth on the cover, or where a character lives on a planet they weren’t born on.
2. Giant Size- read a book with something huge on the cover, or where something being big is an important plot point.
3. Science Police- read a book where a character is part of a law enforcement agency that covers a lot of territory (small town cop wouldn’t work, a national agency or bigger would)

Triumph

1. Lost in Limbo- read a book where a character is exiled to a strange realm, where someone important is forgotten, or where there is some kind of limbo or void on the cover.
2. Electromagnetic Powerhouse- read a book where a character is hugely powerful, with some kind electromagnetic energy on the cover, or where someone has powers that are not explained well.
3. Tempted by Neron- read a book with some kind of supernatural deal, where someone sells their soul, or with a candle on the cover. The Gallows Curse

Obsidian

1. Legacy Hero- read a book where a character carries on a heroic tradition, or with any parent/child combination on the cover. The Silence of the Girls
2. Jade- read a book where siblings share an inheritance, or with a black and green cover.
3. Todd Rice- read a book with two men on the cover, or where a character is gay.


Blackwing

1. Charley Bullock, JD- read a book where one of the main characters is a lawyer, or with any kind of courtroom scene on the cover.
2. Glider Wings- read a book where someone glides in the story, or with any kind of gliding vehicle on the cover.
3. Guardian of Gotham- read a book with a cityscape on the cover, or where a character has a strong tie to a particular city.

Acrata

1. Literary Quote- read a book with books on the cover, or where a character tends to quote books a lot.
2. Teleport- read a book with something or someone vanishing on the cover, or where characters teleport in some way in the story. Winter's Heart
3. Mayan Symbol- read a book with a symbol from a ancient civilization on the cover, or where any of the Meso- or South American cultures play a part in the story.

Max Mercury

1. Slippin’ Into the Future- read a book where time travel is part of the plot, or with some kind of calendar or passage of time on the cover.
2. Ahwehota- read a book with an American Indian on the cover, or where some kind of magic ritual is part of the story. Circe
3. Cavalry Scout- read a book with a horse on the cover or where someone is a scout or a spy in the story. The Path of Daggers

Iron Munro

1. High School Baseball- read a book with an athlete on the cover, or where a character gets a nickname from something they’re good at in the story.
2. Long-lived- read a book where a character is immortal or ages more slowly than normal, or where something stays around longer than expected. The Raven Tower
3. Invulnerable- read a book where something can’t be damaged, or with something standing up to a lot of attacks on the cover.

Spoiler

1. Cluemaster- read a book where a character has an evil/malicious parent, or with a mostly orange cover.
2. Gave Up Her Daughter- read a book where a character gives up a child for adoption, or with a young child on the cover. The Phantom Tollbooth
3. Not Really Dead- read a book where a character fakes their own death, or with a grave on the cover.

Nighthawk

1. Born Again- read a book where reincarnation plays a part in the story, or with a blue sky on the cover.
2. Gunslinger- read a book where a character habitually carries a gun, or with a gun of any kind on the cover. Shadows of Self
3. Cinnamon- read a book where a character has red hair, dresses in white in the story, or has some kind of badge on the cover. The Fires of Heaven

Dolphin

1. Under the Sea- read a book with a diver on the cover or with at least one scene set underwater.
2. White Hair- read a book with a character that has white hair or a mostly white cover. Children of Blood and Bone
3. NOT from Atlantis- read a book where someone is consistently mistaken for being from someplace they aren’t, or being someone they aren’t, or some kind of ruins on the cover. A Crown of Swords

Starman Will Payton

1. I love the 80's- read a book set in the 80's or with a pastel cover.
2. Man of a 1000 Faces- read a book where a character can shapeshift, where someone impersonates someone else, or with a star on the cover. The Shadow Rising
3. Going Down Swinging- read a book where a character sacrifices themself and/or dies a noble death, or with a powerful villain on the cover. The Weirdstone of Brisingamen

Danny Chase Melanie

1. Family Business- read a book where a child follows in a parent’s footsteps, or with a family on the cover.
2. Mind Over Matter- read a book where a character can move things with their mind or with something floating (in air, not water) on the cover. Lord of Chaos
3. No Costume- read a book where someone does something that’s contrary to the expectations of their culture, or with someone in civilian clothes on the cover who wears a uniform of any kind in the story


message 10: by Amy (last edited Dec 08, 2019 01:18PM) (new)

Amy | 410 comments DC

Heroes Recruited: 10/12
Portal heroes Recruited: 3/4
HQ bonuses: 3/3
Villians Defeated: 0/12
Energy cells :
A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe (The Salvagers, #1) by Alex White Circe by Madeline Miller Senlin Ascends (The Books of Babel, #1) by Josiah Bancroft Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke Foundryside (Founders, #1) by Robert Jackson Bennett The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy, #1) by S.A. Chakraborty The Lives of Tao (Tao, #1) by Wesley Chu
The Calculating Stars (Lady Astronaut, #1) by Mary Robinette Kowal This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar

Colossal Boy 3/3 RECRUITED
My Favourite Martian Song of the Space Siren
Giant Size Old Man's War
Science Police Wolves and Daggers

Triumph 3/3 RECRUITED
Lost in Limbo- The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Electromagnetic Powerhouse Sapphire Flames
Tempted by Neron Johannes Cabal the Necromancer


Obsidian 3/3 RECRUITED
Legacy Hero Scoundrels: The Hunt for Hansclapp
Jade The Last Necromancer
Todd Rice The Magpie Lord


Blackwing 3/3 RECRUITED
Charley Bullock, JD- Chosen: Book 1 of The Beautiful Ones trilogy
Glider Wings- The Paper Magician
Guardian of Gotham- Strange the Dreamer


Acrata 3/3 RECRUITED
Literary Quote Ink and Bone
Teleport The Spirit Eater
Mayan Symbol Pancho Villa's Aztec Death Stone


Max Mercury 3/3 RECRUITED
Slippin’ Into the Future Redshirts
Ahwehota Grave Witch
Cavalry Scout Smoke and Summons


Iron Munro 1/3
High School Baseball- read a book with an athlete on the cover, or where a character gets a nickname from something they’re good at in the story. Never Die
Long-lived Blood Price
Invulnerable- read a book where something can’t be damaged, or with something standing up to a lot of attacks on the cover. Something Wicked

Spoiler 3/3
Cluemaster The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Gave Up Her Daughter The Girl Who Drank the Moon
Not Really Dead Home for the Holidays


Nighthawk I 3/3 RECRUITED
Born Again Fashionably Dead
Gunslinger Dial D for Deadman

Cinnamon The Book Of Ill Deeds.

Dolphin 3/3 RECRUITED
Under the Sea The Lightning Thief
White Hair Sword of Destiny
NOT from Atlantis A Man With One of Those Faces


Starman Will Payton 3/3 RECRUITED
I love the 80's Bridge of Birds
Man of a 1000 Faces Age of Assassins
Going Down Swinging One Word Kill


Danny Chase 3/3
Family Business Viper
Mind Over Matter Aurora Rising
No Costume A Natural History of Dragons


Electra-Woman CLAIMED BY DC 3/3
...and Dyna-Girl Indiana Jones and the Eye of the Fates
Crime-Scope Slabscape: Reset
Lori and Judy Swordheart


The Raven CLAIMED BY DC 3/3
Another Female Jewel Thief? Six of Crows
Spin-off Iron and Magic
Born in Normandy The Murder on the Links


Manimal CLAIMED BY DC 3/3
1. Any Animal The Grey Bastards
2. How’s This Work? The Foul Mouth and the Fanged Lady (The King Henry Tapes)
3.Detective MacKenzie Storm Front


HEADQUARTERS 3 of 3 ALL HQ DONE
Perisphere The Museum of Extraordinary Things
Gabriel’s Horn The Trouble with Temptation
Blackhawk Island Balanced on the Blade's Edge



message 11: by Ben George (last edited Apr 30, 2019 12:55PM) (new)

Ben  George | 32 comments DC

Energy Cells 1/24
Heroes Recruited: 0/12
Villains Defeated: 0/12
Portal Heroes/Bonuses: 0/0

HEROES
Colossal Boy
Tides of Darkness (World of Warcraft, #3) by Aaron Rosenberg Sword Art Online Progressive, Vol. 3 (Sword Art Online Progressive Manga, #3) by Kiseki Himura Texas Ranger by James Patterson
[ ] My Favorite Martian- Tides of Darkness
[ ] Giant Size- Sword Art Online Progressive, Vol. 3
[ ] Science Police- Texas Ranger

Triumph

[ ] Lost in Limbo-
[ ] Electromagnetic Powerhouse-
[ ] Tempted by Neron-

Obsidian
Jade City (The Green Bone Saga, #1) by Fonda Lee
[ ] Legacy Hero-
[ ] Jade- Jade City
[ ] Todd Rice-

Blackwing
Batman The Court of Owls by Greg Cox
[ ] Charley Bullock, JD-
[ ] Glider Wings-
[ ] Guardian of Gotham- Batman: The Court of Owls

Acrata
The Storm Runner (The Storm Runner, #1) by J.C. Cervantes
[ ] Literary Quote-
[ ] Teleport-
[ ] Mayan Symbol- The Storm Runner

Max Mercury
Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero
[ ] Slippin’ Into the Future-
[ ] Ahwehota- Meddling Kids
[ ] Cavalry Scout-


message 12: by Audrey, Queen of the Potato People (last edited Jun 26, 2019 09:03PM) (new)

Audrey (niceyackerman) | 2933 comments Mod
Heroes Recruited: 6/12
Villains Defeated: 0/12
Bonus/Misc:
Energy Cells: The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie The Demolished Man by Alfred Bester A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe (The Salvagers, #1) by Alex White

1. Warpath
*1. Thunderbird – The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
2. Vibranium Knives – Changing Wax
Read a book with a special weapon in the story or with any bladed weapon on the cover.
3. Mesa Verde – Lakhoni
Read a book where a village, town, or bigger collection of people is destroyed or with a fire on the cover.

Side Jobs Stories from the Dresden Files (The Dresden Files, #12.5) by Jim Butcher Heidi by Johanna Spyri Circe by Madeline Miller
2. Cloud
*1. Brainwashed – Side Jobs: Stories from the Dresden Files
*2. Defenders, Colorado Version – Heidi
*3. Vast Cosmic Power – Circe

3. Wasp III
*1. Girl Genius – All Those Explosions Were Someone Else’s Fault
*2. Wasp Wings – The Rogue Knight
3. Third of Her Name – Fatal Green, Active Memory, Calamity

Dear Mrs. Bird by A.J. Pearce Calamity (The Reckoners, #3) by Brandon Sanderson Theft of Swords (The Riyria Revelations, #1-2) by Michael J. Sullivan
4. El Aguila
*1. Hero of Spain – Dear Mrs. Bird
*2. Hidden Power – Calamity
*3. Swashbuckler – Theft of Swords

5. White Tiger I
*1. Tigre Blanco – Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
2. Jade Amulet – Amulet of Samarkand, Harry Dresden
Read a book with any kind of magic jewelry in the story or with any kind of necklace on the cover.
*3. Lost His Secret ID – The Windfall App

Seeds of Rebellion (Beyonders, #2) by Brandon Mull An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, #1) by Sabaa Tahir Drowned Wednesday (The Keys to the Kingdom, #3) by Garth Nix
6. Shang-Chi
*1. Master of Kung Fu – Seeds of Rebellion
*2. Son of Fu Manchu – An Ember in the Ashes
*3. Gone Fishing – Drowned Wednesday

7. Spitfire
*1. Lady Jacqueline Falsworth Crichton – The Queen’s Poisoner
2. Vampire Bite – Dresden Files?, First Kisses Suck
Read a book with a vampire on the cover or where any character drinks blood.
3. Pilot – Ketty Jay, Mysteries of Cove
Read a book with a pilot as a major character, or with any kind of flying vehicle on the cover.

8. Cannonball
*1. Rocket Man – Post-Apocalyptic Nomadic Warriors
2. Lila Chaney – My Robot Buddy
Read a book with a famous performer on the cover, with some kind of superstar as a character in the story, or where something teleports over interstellar distances.
*3. Southern Charm – To Kill a Mockingbird

The Broken Girls by Simone St. James Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
9. Puck
*1. You Thought Wolverine Was Short … – The Broken Girls
*2. Black Razer – Spinning Silver
*3. Alpha Flight – Station Eleven

Age of Legend (The Legends of the First Empire, #4) by Michael J. Sullivan Men at Arms (Discworld, #15; City Watch #2) by Terry Pratchett Cold Days (The Dresden Files, #14) by Jim Butcher
10. Silhouette
*1. No Legs, No Problem – Age of Legend
*2. Pesky Teleport Side Effect – Men at Arms
*3. Taser Crutch! – Cold Days

A Dirty Job (Grim Reaper, #1) by Christopher Moore Barbed Wire Heart by Tess Sharpe Ghost Story (The Dresden Files, #13) by Jim Butcher
11. Thunderstrike
*1. Single Dad – A Dirty Job
*2. Thor II – Barbed Wire Heart
*3. Curse of the Blood Axe – Ghost Story

12. Powerhouse
*1. Power Pack – Navigating the Stars
*2. Friday – Terminal Alliance
3. Stolen Powers – Five Kingdoms?
Read a book where a character steals something important from their family or with a character fighting with a sibling on the cover.

===============================
PORTAL HEROES/BONUSES

Mantis
*1. M.A.N.T.I.S. – The Empty Grave
*2. Port Columbia – Sir Thursday
3. Dr. Miles Hawkins

Daphne Powell
1. Sweet 16
Read a book with a teenager as a main character, or with a school as a major setting.
2. Mental Powers
Read a book where someone can read and/or control minds, or with a character with any kind of mental powers on the cover.
3. Psychometry
Read a book where someone gets visions by touching something/one, where visions are important to the story, or where any variation of psychic or vision is on the cover or in the title.

Headquarters
1. Hydrobase –
Read a book with an artificial landmass of some kind, with an oceanographer as a major character, or with something sinking on the cover.
2. Lighthouse –
Read a book with a tower or lighthouse on the cover or that’s set in England.
*. Starjammer –
Read a book that has pirates important to the story in some way, or with a starship on the cover.

Firelord
1. Flame Staff – Dresden
Read a book where a character uses a staff as a weapon, or with a staff (stick-like weapon, not group of employees) on the cover.
2. The search for Gabriel – Riyria
Read a book where a character goes to great lengths to find a missing friend, with two close friends as main characters, or with friends on the cover.
*3. Ex-Nova Corps – Leviathan Wakes


message 13: by Maximum (last edited May 31, 2019 03:32PM) (new)

Maximum Beans (maximumbeans) | 515 comments Team Marvel
========================================
Statistics
Heroes (0/12)
Villains (4/12)
Portal Heroes (0/6)
Energy Cells (7/24)

========================================

January
[X] BOTM (Sci-Fi): A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe
[X] Mod Special: The Phantom Tollbooth

March
[X] BOTM (Fantasy): Senlin Ascends
[X] BOTM (Sci-Fi): Childhood's End

April
[X] BOTM (Sci-Fi): Dark Matter
[X] Mod Special: The Demolished Man

May
[X] Mod Special: The Knife of Never Letting Go

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Heroes
1. Warpath (1/3)
Time of the Twins (Dragonlance Legends, #1) by Margaret Weis + Malice (The Faithful and the Fallen, #1) by John Gwynne + The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy, #1) by S.A. Chakraborty
[_] Thunderbird- Read a book with two brothers on the cover or where someone’s brother dies. Time of the Twins
[X] Vibranium Knives- read a book with a special weapon in the story or with any bladed weapon on the cover. Malice
[_] Mesa Verde- read a book where a village, town, or bigger collection of people is destroyed or with a fire on the cover. The City of Brass

2. Cloud (1/3)
Death Masks (The Dresden Files, #5) by Jim Butcher
[X] Brainwashed- read a book where someone is forced to forget their past or put under someone else’s control. Death Masks
[_] Defenders, Colorado Version- read a book with a mountainous setting for at least a major scene, or with a mountain on the cover.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
The Left Hand of Darkness
[_] Vast Cosmic Power- read a book where a character is incredibly powerful, or with some kind of god-like being on the cover.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

5. White Tiger I (1/3)
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondō
[X] Tigre Blanco- read a book with a mostly white cover, with “White” in the title, or has a character that dressed in white. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
[ ] Jade Amulet- read a book with any kind of magic jewelry in the story or with any kind of necklace on the cover.
Amulet of Samarkand?
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...
[ ] Lost His Secret ID- read a book where a major secret is revealed or a character is unjustly imprisoned.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
Who Fears Death

6. Shang-Chi (1/3)
[_] Master of Kung Fu- read a book with a master fighter as a major character, or with a highly skilled fighter on the cover.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...
[_] Son of Fu Manchu- read a book where a hero is the child of a major villain or with a setting in China.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
The Red Threads of Fortune
[X] Gone Fishing- read a book with an ocean scene on the cover, or where a character fishes at some point in the story. Belgarath the Sorcerer

8. Cannonball (0/3)
The Honor of the Queen (Honor Harrington, #2) by David Weber
[X] Rocket Man- read a book with some kind of rocket or missile on the cover, or with some kind of flying weapon in the book. The Honor of the Queen
[_] Lila Chaney- read a book with a famous performer on the cover, with some kind of superstar as a character in the story, or where something teleports over interstellar distances.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
{_} Southern Charm- read a book set in the American South, with a major character from the South, or with a scene from the South on the cover.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

10. Silhouette (2/3)
Before They Are Hanged (The First Law, #2) by Joe Abercrombie + + Half a War (Shattered Sea, #3) by Joe Abercrombie
[X] No Legs, No Problem- read a book where someone has some kind of serious physical limitation, or has a crutch/crutches and/or a cane or a wheelchair on the cover. Before They Are Hanged
[_] Pesky Teleport Side-effect- read a book where a character ends up losing their clothes/accidentally naked in the story, or with a nearly naked character on the cover.
Brave New World or The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
[X] Taser Crutch!- read a book with a hidden/disguised weapon, a regular object modified into a weapon, or someone being shocked (electrically, not emotionally) on the cover. Half a War
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Villains
Crazy Quilt January 1-January 31 (3/3)
The Martian by Andy Weir + Zeroes (Zeroes, #1) by Scott Westerfeld + Sanctuary (Sanctuary, #1) by Caryn Lix
[X] Weird Helmet- read a book with a helm or helmet on the cover, or where a helmet or some kind of headgear plays a part in the story. The Martian
[X] Can’t You See I Can’t See?- read a book with a blind character, or a blind/blindfolded character on the cover. Zeroes
[X] Locked in Belle Reeve- read a book with a prison as one of the settings, a prisoner as a major character, or with a prison/jail (they’re not the same thing) on the cover. Sanctuary

Rival March 1-March 31 (3/3)
The Magicians (The Magicians #1) by Lev Grossman + The Skylark of Space (Skylark #1) by E.E. "Doc" Smith + Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1) by Sarah J. Maas
[X] Professor Edward Clariss- read a book with a college professor as a major character, or with a professor or university/college on the cover. The Magicians
[X] Velocity 9- find a book with a chemical formula as part of the story, or with chemicals of some kind on the cover. The Skylark of Space
[X] Psycho-Killer- read a book where a character kills a lot of people, with a serial killer in the story, or with a killer of some kind on the cover. Throne of Glass

Vapor Apr 1-Apr 30 (3/3)
The Ghost Brigades (Old Man's War, #2) by John Scalzi + The Uncertain Midnight by Edmund Cooper + The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1) by Patrick Rothfuss
[X] It’s Not Easy Being Green- read a book with a mostly green cover or where a character dresses in green/likes the color green a lot. The Ghost Brigades
[X] It’s A Gas, Gas, Gas- read a book where some kind of gas used as a weapon, where a character has trouble breathing for a scene or longer, or with some kind of gas/vapor on the cover. The Uncertain Midnight
[X] It’s An Ill Wind…- read a book with wind/hurricane/tornado in the title, with some kind of storm on the cover, or where wind is important the story. The Name of the Wind

Silent Majority May 1-May 31 (3/3)
New Writings in SF-16 by John Carnell + Dauntless (The Lost Fleet, #1) by Jack Campbell + For We Are Many (Bobiverse, #2) by Dennis E. Taylor
[X] Strong, Silent Type- read a book where a character doesn’t talk much or at all, or where a character is wearing sunglasses on the cover. New Writings in SF-16
[X] Patriotic Hero- read a book where a character is extremely patriotic or with your nation and/or state’s flag on the cover. Dauntless
[X] I Am Many, I Am One- read a book where a character can duplicate themself, where there are clones in the story, or where there are duplicates or a mirrored reflection on the cover. For We Are Many
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Portal Heroes
MANTIS (1/3)
We Are Legion (Bobiverse, #1) by Dennis E. Taylor +
[X] M.A.N.T.I.S.- read a book that has an acronym in it, the more ridiculous the better, or with a title that stands for something else. We Are Legion (We Are Bob)
[ ] Port Columbia- read a book that has at least one significant made-up setting (city or town, not building) or shows a place that doesn’t exist on the cover.
[ ] Dr. Miles Hawkins- read a book where a scientist comes up with a revolutionary device, or with a scientist on the cover.
========================================


message 14: by Hayley (last edited Dec 30, 2019 12:58PM) (new)

Hayley | 417 comments Team DC

Heroes Recruited: 7/12
Villains Defeated: 6/12
Portal Heroes/Bonuses: 4

Energy Cells: 4
A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe (The Salvagers, #1) by Alex White Circe by Madeline Miller Dark Matter by Blake Crouch The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy, #1) by S.A. Chakraborty

PORTAL HEROES

Electra-Woman

Age of Assassins (The Wounded Kingdom, #1) by R.J. Barker The Long War (The Long Earth, #2) by Terry Pratchett Children of Ruin (Children of Time, #2) by Adrian Tchaikovsky
1. ...and Dyna-Girl- Age of Assassins
2. Crime-Scope- The Long War
3. Lori and Judy- Children of Ruin

The Raven
The Disappearance of Winter's Daughter (The Riyria Chronicles, #4) by Michael J. Sullivan The Planets by Brian Cox The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
1. Another Female Jewel Thief?- The Disappearance of Winter's Daughter
2. Spin-Off- The Planets
3. Born in Normandy- The Nightingale

Manimal
The Grey Bastards (The Lot Lands #1) by Jonathan French The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, #1) by Stephen King
1. Any Animal- The Grey Bastards
2. How’s This Work?- The Gunslinger
3.Detective MacKenzie- read a book where a law enforcement officer has to team up with an odd consultant of some kind, or with a law enforcement officer on the cover

BONUSES

Firebrand II - Summer- June - August

A Day of Fire A Novel of Pompeii by Stephanie Dray The Poppy War (The Poppy War, #1) by R.F. Kuang The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
1. Volcanologist- A Day of Fire: A Novel of Pompeii
2. War Time Heroine- The Poppy War
3. Pearl Harbor- The Unhoneymooners

Polar Boy - Winter- October - December
Followed by Frost by Charlie N. Holmberg The Faerie Ring (The Faerie Ring, #1) by Kiki Hamilton The Shepherd's Crown (Discworld, #41) by Terry Pratchett
1. Tharr- Followed by Frost
2. Earn That Ring!- The Faerie Ring
3. I’m not THAT short- The Shepherd's Crown

HEROES

Colossal Boy

The Long Mars (The Long Earth, #3) by Terry Pratchett Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky
1. My Favorite Martian- The Long Mars
2. Giant Size- Children of Time
3. Science Police- read a book where a character is part of a law enforcement agency that covers a lot of territory (small town cop wouldn’t work, a national agency or bigger would)

Triumph
The Sudden Appearance of Hope by Claire North
1. Lost in Limbo- The Sudden Appearance of Hope
2. Electromagnetic Powerhouse- read a book where a character is hugely powerful, with some kind electromagnetic energy on the cover, or where someone has powers that are not explained well.
3. Tempted by Neron- read a book with some kind of supernatural deal, where someone sells their soul, or with a candle on the cover.

Obsidian
The Queen of Blood (The Queens of Renthia, #1) by Sarah Beth Durst Honor's Knight (Paradox, #2) by Rachel Bach The Binding by Bridget Collins
1. Legacy Hero- The Queen of Blood
2. Jade- Honor's Knight
3. Todd Rice- The Binding

Blackwing
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Sausages (J. W. Wells & Co., #7) by Tom Holt Inkmistress (Of Fire and Stars, #0.5) by Audrey Coulthurst
1. Charley Bullock, JD- Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Sausages
2. Glider Wings- Inkmistress
3. Guardian of Gotham- read a book with a cityscape on the cover, or where a character has a strong tie to a particular city.

Acrata
Unbound by Shawn Speakman The Decaying Empire (The Vanishing Girl, #2) by Laura Thalassa Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
1. Literary Quote- Unbound
2. Teleport- The Decaying Empire
3. Mayan Symbol- Like Water for Chocolate

Max Mercury
Eirik (Mists of Albion #1) by Joanna Bell The Queen of Sorrow (The Queens of Renthia, #3) by Sarah Beth Durst The Vanishing Girl (The Vanishing Girl, #1) by Laura Thalassa
1. Slippin’ Into the Future- Eirik
2. Ahwehota- The Queen of Sorrow
3. Cavalry Scout- The Vanishing Girl

Iron Munro
Heaven's Queen (Paradox #3) by Rachel Bach
1. High School Baseball- read a book with an athlete on the cover, or where a character gets a nickname from something they’re good at in the story.
2. Long-lived- read a book where a character is immortal or ages more slowly than normal, or where something stays around longer than expected.
3. Invulnerable- Heaven's Queen

Spoiler
Rise of Fire (Reign of Shadows, #2) by Sophie Jordan The Seven (The Vagrant, #3) by Peter Newman Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay
1. Cluemaster- Rise of Fire
2. Gave Up Her Daughter- The Seven
3. Not Really Dead- Tigana

Nighthawk I
The Long Earth (The Long Earth, #1) by Terry Pratchett Promise of Blood (Powder Mage, #1) by Brian McClellan Uprooted by Naomi Novik
1. Born Again- The Long Earth
2. Gunslinger- Promise of Blood
3. Cinnamon- Uprooted

Dolphin
Temple of Sorrow (Stonehaven League #1) by Carrie Summers
1. Under the Sea- read a book with a diver on the cover or with at least one scene set underwater.
2. White Hair- read a book with a character that has white hair or a mostly white cover.
3. NOT from Atlantis- Temple of Sorrow

Starman Will Payton
The Unpredictable Consequences of Love by Jill Mansell The Humans by Matt Haig Before the Storm (World of Warcraft, #15) by Christie Golden
1. I love the 80's- The Unpredictable Consequences of Love
2. Man of a 1000 Faces- The Humans
3. Going Down Swinging-Before the Storm

Danny Chase
The Malice (The Vagrant, #2) by Peter Newman Retribution Falls (Tales of the Ketty Jay, #1) by Chris Wooding Long May She Reign by Rhiannon Thomas
1. Family Business- The Malice
2. Mind Over Matter- Retribution Falls
3. No Costume- Long May She Reign

VILLAINS

Crazy Quilt - January

Fortune's Pawn (Paradox #1) by Rachel Bach Reign of Shadows (Reign of Shadows, #1) by Sophie Jordan The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
1. Weird Helmet- Fortune's Pawn
2. Can’t You See I Can’t See?- Reign of Shadows
3. Locked in Belle Reeve- The Tattooist of Auschwitz

Gypsy Moth - February
Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful, #1) by Jamie McGuire
1. Weird Power- Beautiful Disaster

Rival - March
My Favourite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren The Plastic Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4) by Sarah J. Maas
1. Professor Edward Clariss- My Favorite Half-Night Stand
2. Velocity 9- The Plastic Magician
3. Psycho-Killer- Queen of Shadows

Vapor - April
The Reluctant Queen (The Queens of Renthia, #2) by Sarah Beth Durst Pompeii by Robert Harris Surviving Raine (Surviving Raine, #1) by Shay Savage
1. It’s Not Easy Being Green- The Reluctant Queen
2. It’s A Gas, Gas, Gas- Pompeii
3. It’s An Ill Wind…- Surviving Raine

Silent Majority - May
The Vagrant (The Vagrant, #1) by Peter Newman The Test by Sylvain Neuvel Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty
1. Strong, Silent Type- The Vagrant
2. Patriotic Hero- The Test
3. I Am Many, I Am One- Six Wakes

Oddball - June
Touch of Power (Healer #1) by Maria V. Snyder 21 Bringing Down the House The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions by Ben Mezrich Blood and Sand (Blood and Sand, #1) by C.V. Wyk
1. Juggler. No, Really.- Touch of Power
2. Reno- 21: Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions
3. Fight to the Death- Blood and Sand

Penny Dreadful - September
Compound 26 (The Makanza, #1) by Krista Street The Kingdom of Copper (The Daevabad Trilogy, #2) by S.A. Chakraborty Reservation 1 (The Makanza, #2) by Krista Street
1. Experiment- Compound 26
2. The Penny Dropped- The Kingdom of Copper
3. Shocking!- Reservation 1


message 15: by ♥ Joy Joy ♥ (last edited Nov 28, 2019 08:53AM) (new)

♥ Joy Joy ♥ (joylia) | 439 comments Dragons & Jetpack Superhero Challenge
2019: Team Marvel

(Reminder: can't START book until 1st of each month)
Current Villain (December): MAD DOG
description

1. Military Man- read a book with a major character who is a soldier, or with a soldier on the cover. - Marcus
2. Patsy’s Ex- read a book where a character breaks up with someone who goes on to become famous/successful, or where a character fights with an ex, or with a fighting couple on the cover. - Blood of the Covenant
3. Venomous Bite- read a book with any kind of venomous (poisons by bite/sting) character or animal, with poison on the cover, or with “poison” or “venom” in the title. - Venom & Vanilla


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Recruitment Roster:

White Tiger I Recruited!
Puck Recruited!
Warpath Recruited!
Cloud Recruited!
El Aguila Recruited!
Shang-Chi Recruited!
Spitfire Recruited!
Wasp III Recruited!
Silhouette Recruited!
Cannonball Recruited!
Powerhouse Recruited!
Thunderstrike Recruited!
Headquarter Bonus - Lighthouse - Done!
Portal Hero - Daphne - Recruited!
Headquarter Bonus - Hydrobase - Obtained!
Summer Bonus - Firelord - Recruited!
Headquarter Bonus - Starjammer - Obtained!
Halloween Bonus Hero - Magik - Recruited!


Portal Hero - Mantis
description

1. M.A.N.T.I.S.- read a book that has an acronym in it, the more ridiculous the better, or with a title that stands for something else. - Witch Hits the Beach (PRoVE)



Winter Bonus Hero - Jack Frost (Oct 1-Dec 31)
description

1. Well, It’s a Mystery… -read a book where a major character can’t remember their past or with the origins of something shrouded in mystery, or with fog/mist on the cover. - Only The Lost
2. Back to the Pole- read a book with a major setting in the Arctic or Antarctic, or with lots of ice on the cover. Or a pole dancer, I suppose…- Icebreaking Alaska
3. The Golden Age- read a book set in the 30’s or 40’s, or with a Nazi or Imperial Japanese Army soldier on the cover. - Evansville: The World War II Years (Set in 40s)


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Heroes Recruited:
(Includes Bonus and Energy Cell Heroes)
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Villains Defeated: 11 out of 12
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Energy Cells Obtained: 2
1984 by George Orwell One Word Kill (Impossible Times, #1) by Mark Lawrence


message 16: by Falynn - the TyGrammarSaurus Rex (last edited Dec 31, 2019 08:39AM) (new)

Falynn - the TyGrammarSaurus Rex | 519 comments Team Marvel

Heroes Recruited: 12/12
Villains Defeated: 12/12
Portal Heroes/Bonuses: 7/7
Energy Cells: 10/24


EC to read:




EC read:
A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe
The Phantom Tollbooth
Circe
1984
Senlin Ascends
Childhood's End
Ninefox Gambit
One Word Kill
The Library at Mount Char
The Calculating Stars


=======================
Heroes:

Warpath 3/3 - recruited!
1. Thunderbird The House of Impossible Beauties
2. Vibranium Knives Sweep of the Blade
3. Mesa Verde Nyxia Unleashed

Cloud 3/3 - recruited!
1. Brainwashed Harley Quinn: Mad Love
2. Defenders, Colorado Version Ensign Carey
3. Vast Cosmic Power Broken Homes

Wasp III 3/3 - recruited!
1. Girl Genius The Kiss Quotient
2. Wasp Wings Grave Importance
3. Third of Her Name Lifel1k3

El Aguila 3/3 - recruited!
1. Hero of Spain The Razor's Edge
2. Hidden Power A Pocketful of Crows
3. Swashbuckler The Truth of Valour: A Confederation Novel

White Tiger I 3/3 - recruited!
1. Tigre Blanco How to be Idle
2. Jade Amulet Ashes of Honor
3. Lost His Secret ID Whispers Underground

Shang-Chi 3/3 - recruited!
1. Master of Kung Fu Empress of All Seasons
2. Son of Fu Manchu The Ginger Griffin
3. Gone Fishing The Diary of a Bookseller

Spitfire 3/3 - recruited!
1. Lady Jacqueline Falsworth Crichton Arrows of the Queen
2. Vampire Bite Dreadful Company
3. Pilot Aurora Rising

Cannonball 3/3 - recruited!
1. Rocket Man Valour's Choice
2. Lila Chaney Space Opera
3. Southern Charm Sweep in Peace

Puck 3/3 - recruited!
1. You Thought Wolverine Was Short...Foundation
2. Black RazerOnce & Future
3. Alpha Flight Optimists Die First

Silhouette 3/3 - recruited!
1. No Legs, No Problem One Salt Sea
2. Pesky Teleport Side-effect Rosemary and Rue
3. Taser Crutch! One Fell Sweep

Thunderstrike 3/3 - recruited!
1. Single Dad The Boy Who Steals Houses
2. Thor II Poison
3. Curse of the Blood Axe Strange Magic

Powerhouse 3/3 - recruited!
1. Power Pack Oh My Gods
2. Friday To Be Taught, If Fortunate
3. Stolen Powers Geekerella

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Villains

Crazy Quilt - January - 3/3 - defeated!
1. Weird Helmet Simon the Coldheart
2. Can’t You See I Can’t See? She Is Not Invisible
3. Locked in Belle Reeve Grace and Fury

Gypsy Moth - February - 3/3 - defeated!
1. Weird Power Ink and Bone
2. Oh, Bi The Way... Leah on the Offbeat
3. Romanian And I Darken

Rival - March - 3/3 - defeated!
1. Professor Edward Clariss Stoner
2. Velocity 9 Antidote
3. Psycho-Killer A Local Habitation

Vapor - April - 3/3 - defeated!
1. It’s Not Easy Being Green Semiosis
2. It’s A Gas, Gas, Gas The Heart of Valor
3. It’s An Ill Wind… Trail of Lightning

Silent Majority - May - 3/3 - defeated!
1. Strong, Silent Type After Zero
2. Patriotic Hero The Test
3. I Am Many, I Am One Late Eclipses

Oddball - June - 3/3 - defeated!
1. Juggler. No, Really. Tempests and Slaughter
2. Reno Retribution
3. Fight to the Death Red Queen

Byth - July - 3/3 - defeated!
1. Grand Theft Starship Moving Target
2. Corrupt Cop Guards! Guards!
3. Nth Metal Trading in Danger

Fancy Dan - August - 3/3 - defeated!
1. Brooklyn! The Wizard of Dark Street
2. Knife ThrowingTo Kill a Kingdom
3. Enforcers Ace of Shades

Penny Dreadful - September - 3/3 - defeated!
1. Experiment Falling Free
2. The Penny Dropped Copper King
3. Shocking! Last Bus to Everland

Silver Dagger - October - 3/3 - defeated!
1. Ex-Cardinal Framley Parsonage
2. Kill The Witch! Heart of Thorns
3. Driven Mad by the Darkhold Beasts Made of Night

Javelin - November - 3/3 - defeated!
1. Olympian Chessboxer
2. Suicide Squad Embers of War
3. Pointy Stick! The Prize in the Game

Mad Dog - December - 3/3 - defeated!
1. Military Man Andromeda's Fall
2. Patsy’s Ex Jack of Hearts
3. Venomous Bite For Love of Mother-Not

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Portal Heroes

Mantis - 3/3 - recruited!
1. M.A.N.T.I.S. The Better Part of Valour
2. Port Columbia An Artificial Night
3. Dr. Miles Hawkins Onyx and Ivory

Daphne - 3/3 - recruited!
1. Sweet 16 The Spin
2. Mental Powers A Darker Shade of Magic
3. Psychometry Maresi

Johnny B - 3/3 - recruited!
1. Rock and Roll! The Punk Factor
2. Drain on the System Sporting Chance
3. Have a blast The Power

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Bonuses

Headquarters 1/6-31/12 - 3/3 - recruited!(?)
1. Hydrobase The Voyage of the Basilisk
2. Lighthouse Venetia: Georgette Heyer Classic Heroines
3. Starjammer Engaging The Enemy

Summer bonus - Firelord- 1/6-31/8 - 3/3 - recruited!
1. Flame Staff Clean Sweep
2. The search for Gabriel The Boneless Mercies
3. Ex-Nova Corps Horses and Heroin

Halloween bonus - Magik - 1/10-31/10 - 3/3 - recruited!
1. Illyana Nikolievna RasputinaMy Childhood
2. Soulsword Hounded
3. Ruler of Limbo The Atrocity Archives

Winter bonus - Jack Frost - 1/10-31/12- 3/3 - recruited!
1. Well, It’s a Mystery… All Systems Red
2. Back to the Pole The Winter Long
3. The Golden Age Illyrian Spring


message 17: by Em (last edited Dec 29, 2019 01:23PM) (new)

Em (emeralds0ng) | 162 comments ---- Team Marvel ----

Heroes Recruited: 9/12
Villains Defeated: 0/12
Portal Heroes / Bonuses: Daphne recruited!
Energy Cells: 3/24


---- Heroes ----

Warpath 3 of 3

[ X ] 1. Thunderbird- The Raven Tower
[ X ] 2. Vibranium Knives- The Subtle Knife
[ X ] 3. Mesa Verde- The Electric State


Cloud -- 3 of 3

[ X ] 1. Brainwashed- Ancillary Justice
[ X ] 2. Defenders, Colorado Version- Ancillary Sword
[ X ] 3. Vast Cosmic Power- For We Are Many


Wasp III -- 3 of 3

[ X ] 1. Girl Genius- Home
[ X ] 2. Wasp Wings- Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
[ X ] 3. Third of Her Name- A History of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years


El Aguila -- 3 of 3

[ X ] 1. Hero of Spain- Over Sea, Under Stone
[ X ] 2. Hidden Power- The Power
[ X ] 3. Swashbuckler- Bloody Rose


White Tiger I -- 3 of 3

[ X ] 1. Tigre Blanco- The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying
[ X ] 2. Jade Amulet- Throne of Glass
[ X ] 3. Lost His Secret ID- Northern Lights


Shang-Chi - 2 of 3

[ ] 1. Master of Kung Fu- Fight Choreography: A Practical Guide for Stage, Film and Television
[ X ] 2. Son of Fu Manchu- Strategy: A History
[ X ] 3. Gone Fishing- A Wizard of Earthsea


Spitfire -- 2 of 3

[ X ] 1. Lady Jacqueline Falsworth Crichton- The Disney Villain
[ ] 2. Vampire Bite- Carpe Jugulum
[ X ] 3. Pilot- The Calculating Stars


Cannonball -- 3 of 3

[ X ] 1. Rocket Man- Ancillary Mercy
[ X ] 2. Lila Chaney- Wishful Drinking
[ X ] 3. Southern Charm- Kindred


Puck 1 of 3

[ ] 1. You Thought Wolverine Was Short...- Dragons of Autumn Twilight
[ X ] 2. Black Razer- Talexi - The Concept Art of Alessandro Taini: for HEAVENLY SWORD, ENSLAVED and DmC
[ ] 3. Alpha Flight- White Fang


Silhouette -- 3 of 3

[ X ] 1. No Legs, No Problem- Odd Girl Out: An Autistic Woman in a Neurotypical World
[ X ] 2. Pesky Teleport Side-effect- Who Fears Death
[ X ] 3. Taser Crutch!- King of the Vagabonds


Thunderstrike - 3 of 3

[ X ] 1. Single Dad- The Ice Dragon
[ X ] 2. Thor II- Equal Rites
[ X ] 3. Curse of the Blood Axe- We Are Legion (We Are Bob)


Powerhouse - 3 of 3

[ X ] 1. Power Pack- Five Go On A Strategy Away Day
[ X ] 2. Friday- The Night Masquerade
[ X ] 3. Stolen Powers- Thin Air


---- Portal Heroes ----

M.A.N.T.I.S.

[ ] 1. M.A.N.T.I.S.-
[ ] 2. Port Columbia-
[ ] 3. Dr. Milkes Hawkins-


Daphne 3 of 3

[ X ] 1. Sweet 16- Spectrum Women: Walking to the Beat of Autism
[ X ] 2. Mental Powers- Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness meditation for everyday life
[ X ] 3. Psychometry- The Dark Is Rising


message 18: by Karina (last edited May 31, 2019 10:18PM) (new)

Karina Ramirez (ophelia24) | 48 comments Team Marvel

Heroes Recruited: 1/12
Villains Defeated: 3/12
Portal Heroes/Bonuses:
Energy Cells: 3/24

Warpath 2/3

[x] Thunderbird- Read a book with two brothers on the cover or where someone’s brother dies. I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer

[x]Vibranium Knives- read a book with a special weapon in the story or with any bladed weapon on the cover. Sleeping Giants

[ ]Mesa Verde- read a book where a village, town, or bigger collection of people is destroyed or with a fire on the cover. Iron Gold

Cloud 3/3
[x] Brainwashed The Incendiaries
[x] Defenders, Colorado Version A Thousand Beginnings and Endings
[x] Vast Cosmic Power Waking Gods

Wasp III 0/3

[ ] Girl Genius- read a book with a highly intelligent major character, or where intelligence plays a significant role in the story.

[ ] Wasp Wings- read a book with a winged character on the cover, or where a major character has wings.

[x] Third of Her Name- read a book with a 3 on the cover, in the title, or where a character has a 3 as part of the name, John Smith III for example. Trinity

El Aguila 0/3

[ ] Hero of Spain- read a book set in Europe, with a Spanish major character, or with any European flag on the cover.

[ ] Hidden Power- read a book where a character hides a special ability of any kind, with someone hiding on the cover, or with either “Hide” or “Power” in the title.

[ ] Swashbuckler- read a book with a main character who does really cool action scenes in the story or with dramatically flamboyant action on the cover.

White Tiger I 1/3

[ ] Tigre Blanco- read a book with a mostly white cover, with “White” in the title, or has a character that dressed in white.

[ ] Jade Amulet- read a book with any kind of magic jewelry in the story or with any kind of necklace on the cover.

[x] Lost His Secret ID- read a book where a major secret is revealed or a character is unjustly imprisoned. American Gods

Shang-Chi 0/3

[ ] Master of Kung Fu- read a book with a master fighter as a major character, or with a highly skilled fighter on the cover.

[ ] Son of Fu Manchu- read a book where a hero is the child of a major villain or with a setting in China.

[ ] Gone Fishing- read a book with an ocean scene on the cover, or where a character fishes at some point in the story.

Spitfire 0/3

[ ] Lady Jacqueline Falsworth Crichton- read a book with a major character who is a noble, or with some kind of nobility, royalty, or coat of arms on the cover.

[ ] Vampire Bite- read a book with a vampire on the cover or where any character drinks blood.

[ ] Pilot- read a book with a pilot as a major character, or with any kind of flying vehicle on the cover.

Cannonball 0/3

[ ] Rocket Man- read a book with some kind of rocket or missile on the cover, or with some kind of flying weapon in the book.

[ ] Lila Chaney- read a book with a famous performer on the cover, with some kind of superstar as a character in the story, or where something teleports over interstellar distances.

[ ] Southern Charm- read a book set in the American South, with a major character from the South, or with a scene from the South on the cover.

Puck 0/3

[ ] You Thought Wolverine Was Short...- read a book with a dwarf on the cover, or where a major character is notably short.

[ ] Black Razer- read a book with an enchanted sword on the cover, or where a character is in someway cursed/afflicted by black magic.

[ ] Alpha Flight- read a book with a Canadian major character, at least one significant setting in Canada, or a maple leaf and/or tree on the cover.

Silhouette 0/3

[ ] No Legs, No Problem- read a book where someone has some kind of serious physical limitation, or has a crutch/crutches and/or a cane or a wheelchair on the cover.

[ ] Pesky Teleport Side-effect- read a book where a character ends up losing their clothes/accidentally naked in the story, or with a nearly naked character on the cover.

[ ] Taser Crutch!- read a book with a hidden/disguised weapon, a regular object modified into a weapon, or someone being shocked (electrically, not emotionally) on the cover.

Thunderstrike 1/3

[x] Single Dad- read a book with one parent and child on the cover, or where there’s a single parent as a major character. Drop by Drop

[ ] Thor II- read a book where someone takes up a legacy for someone else, inherits a title, or has a hammer, mace, or other non-edged weapon on the cover.

[ ] Curse of the Blood Axe- read a book where a character sacrifices themselves to stop a powerful foe, where a character goes on to an afterlife, or where a character dies on the cover. Neverworld Wake

Powerhouse 0/3

[ ] Power Pack- read a book where a family goes on an adventure together (at least 3 members) or with a family on the cover (again, at least 3).

[ ] Friday- read a book where the characters travel in a spaceship, or with a spaceship on the cover

[ ] Stolen Powers- read a book where a character steals something important from their family or with a character fighting with a sibling on the cover.

Villains

January: Crazy Quilt 0/3

February: Gypsy Moth 1/3
[x] Weird Power Touch

March: Rival 3/3
[x] Professor Edward Clariss The Lost Symbol
[x] Velocity 9 The Chemist
[x] Psycho-Killer The Snowman

April: Vapor 3/3
[x] It’s Not Easy Being Green The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick
[x] It’s A Gas, Gas, Gas Mister Monday
[x] It’s An Ill Wind… The Shadow of the Wind

May: Silent Majority
[x] Strong, Silent Type My Sister, the Serial Killer
[x] Patriotic Hero The Intercept
[x] Am Many, I Am OneNever Let Me Go


message 19: by Ben George (new)

Ben  George | 32 comments Forgive me DC brethren. I went to the bookstore to pick up my first challenge and forgot about the monthly villain :(


message 20: by Melanie (new)

Melanie | 1273 comments Ben wrote: "Forgive me DC brethren. I went to the bookstore to pick up my first challenge and forgot about the monthly villain :("

We're not a high strung crew. No appologies needed. At the end of the day, the most important part of the challenge is to have fun reading books.

Personally I like how the challenge sometimes helps me decide what to read next.


message 21: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 1665 comments Look at it this way Ben - you just might have to make another trip to the bookstore! :-0

Just kidding - just have fun with it!


message 22: by Ophelia (last edited May 06, 2019 02:11AM) (new)

Ophelia Gunn (opheliagunn) | 66 comments Team DC


Heroes Recruited: 0/12
Villains Defeated: 4/12
Energy Cells: 5
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A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe (The Salvagers, #1) by Alex White Circe by Madeline Miller Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke Senlin Ascends (The Books of Babel, #1) by Josiah Bancroft Dark Matter by Blake Crouch ---------------------------------------------------------------------

Colossal Boy 1/3
Anna and the Alien (Alien Abduction, #1) by Honey Phillips ?? ??
[X] 1. My Favorite Martian- Anna and the Alien
[ ] 2. Giant Size-
[ ] 3. Science Police-

Triumph 0/3
?? ?? ??
[ ] 1. Lost in Limbo-
[ ] 2. Electromagnetic Powerhouse-
[ ] 3. Tempted by Neron-

Obsidian 0/3
?? Void Stalker (Night Lords #3) by Aaron Dembski-Bowden Enslaved by a Brute (Sold! #4) by Anitra Lynn McLeod
[ ] 1. Legacy Hero-
[ ] 2. Jade-
[ ] 3. Todd Rice-

Blackwing 0/3
Summary Justice (Benson and De Vere, #1) by John Fairfax ?? Perdido Street Station (New Crobuzon, #1) by China Miéville
[ ] 1. Charley Bullock, JD-
[ ] 2. Glider Wings-
[ ] 3. Guardian of Gotham-

Acrata 1/3
?? Know No Fear by Dan Abnett ??
[ ] 1. Literary Quote-
[X] 2. Teleport- Know No Fear
[ ] 3. Mayan Symbol-

Max Mercury 1/3
?? Little Big Man (Little Big Man #1) by Thomas Berger Deliverance Lost by Gav Thorpe
[ ] 1. Slippin’ Into the Future-
[ ] 2. Ahwehota-
[X] 3. Cavalry Scout- Deliverance Lost

Iron Munro 0/3
?? ?? ??
[ ] 1. High School Baseball-
[ ] 2. Long-lived-
[ ] 3. Invulnerable-

Spoiler 0/3
?? ?? ??
[ ] 1. Cluemaster-
[ ] 2. Gave Up Her Daughter-
[ ] 3. Not Really Dead-

Nighthawk I 0/3
?? ?? ??
[ ] 1. Born Again-
[ ] 2. Gunslinger-
[ ] 3. Cinnamon-

Dolphin 0/3
?? BloodLust (Rise of the Iliri, #1) by Auryn Hadley ??
[ ] 1. Under the Sea-
[ ] 2. White Hair-
[ ] 3. NOT from Atlantis-

Starman Will Payton 0/3
#GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso ?? ??
[ ] 1. I love the 80's-
[ ] 2. Man of a 1000 Faces-
[ ] 3. Going Down Swinging-

Danny Chase 0/3
?? ?? ??
[ ] 1. Family Business-
[ ] 2. Mind Over Matter-
[ ] 3. No Costume-


Villains
January: Crazy Quilt 3/3
The Martian by Andy Weir The Outcast Dead by Graham McNeill Perdition (Dred Chronicles, #1) by Ann Aguirre
[X] 1. Weird Helmet- The Martian
[X] 2. Can’t You See I Can’t See?- The Outcast Dead
[X] 3. Locked in Belle Reeve- Perdition

February: Gypsy Moth 3/3
Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer, #1) by Laini Taylor Written on the Body by Jeanette Winterson And I Darken (The Conqueror's Saga #1) by Kiersten White
[X] 1. Weird Power - Strange the Dreamer
[X] 2. Oh, Bi The Way... - Written on the Body
[X] 3. Romanian - And I Darken

March: Rival 3/3
Spacer's Cinderella by Adria Rose Antidote (Love and War, #1) by R.A. Steffan Fear to Tread by James Swallow
[X] Professor Edward Clariss - Spacer's Cinderella
[X] Velocity 9 - Antidote
[X] Psycho-Killer - Fear to Tread

April: Vapor 3/3
Angel Exterminatus by Graham McNeill Mate For The Feral Barbarians (Celestial Mates) by Scarlett Grove Magic in the Wind (Drake Sisters, #1) by Christine Feehan
[X] It’s Not Easy Being Green - Angel Exterminatus
[X] It’s A Gas, Gas, Gas - Mate For The Feral Barbarians
[X] It’s An Ill Wind… - Magic in the Wind

May: Silent Majority 1/3
Archer's Voice by Mia Sheridan Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City by K.J. Parker Naruto Sakura's Story by Masashi Kishimoto
[ ] Strong, Silent Type -
[X] Patriotic Hero - Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City
[ ] I Am Many, I Am One -


message 23: by Rinn, Captain of the SSV Normandy (last edited Jan 17, 2019 10:17AM) (new)

Rinn (rinnsohma) | 3456 comments Mod
HEROES:

Warpath
1.
2. Skullsworn
3.

Cloud
1.
2.
3. Circe

Wasp III
1.
2.
3.

El Aguila
1.
2.
3.

White Tiger I
1. Cold Earth
2.
3.

Shang-Chi
1.
2.
3.

Spitfire
1.
2.
3.

Cannonball
1.
2.
3. Dumplin'

Puck
1.
2.
3.

Silhouette
1.
2.
3.

Thunderstrike
1.
2.
3.

Powerhouse
1.
2.
3.

VILLAINS:

Crazy Quilt
1. The Martian
2.
3.

PLANNED BOOKS:

Heroes

Warpath
1. Thunderbird- Read a book with two brothers on the cover or where someone’s brother dies.
3. Mesa Verde- read a book where a village, town, or bigger collection of people is destroyed or with a fire on the cover. (The Burning Sky?)

Cloud
1. Brainwashed- read a book where someone is forced to forget their past or put under someone else’s control.
2. Defenders, Colorado Version- read a book with a mountainous setting for at least a major scene, or with a mountain on the cover.

Wasp III
1. Girl Genius- read a book with a highly intelligent major character, or where intelligence plays a significant role in the story. (Vicious re-read? / Valour)
2. Wasp Wings- read a book with a winged character on the cover, or where a major character has wings.
3. Third of Her Name- read a book with a 3 on the cover, in the title, or where a character has a 3 as part of the name, John Smith III for example. (The Three-Body Problem?)

El Aguila
1. Hero of Spain- read a book set in Europe, with a Spanish major character, or with any European flag on the cover.
2. Hidden Power- read a book where a character hides a special ability of any kind, with someone hiding on the cover, or with either “Hide” or “Power” in the title. (The Power That Preserves?)
3. Swashbuckler- read a book with a main character who does really cool action scenes in the story or with dramatically flamboyant action on the cover.

White Tiger I
2. Jade Amulet- read a book with any kind of magic jewelry in the story or with any kind of necklace on the cover. (LotR re-read)
3. Lost His Secret ID- read a book where a major secret is revealed or a character is unjustly imprisoned.

Shang-Chi
1. Master of Kung Fu- read a book with a master fighter as a major character, or with a highly skilled fighter on the cover.
2. Son of Fu Manchu- read a book where a hero is the child of a major villain or with a setting in China.
3. Gone Fishing- read a book with an ocean scene on the cover, or where a character fishes at some point in the story.

Spitfire
1. Lady Jacqueline Falsworth Crichton- read a book with a major character who is a noble, or with some kind of nobility, royalty, or coat of arms on the cover.
2. Vampire Bite- read a book with a vampire on the cover or where any character drinks blood.
3. Pilot- read a book with a pilot as a major character, or with any kind of flying vehicle on the cover.

Cannonball
1. Rocket Man- read a book with some kind of rocket or missile on the cover, or with some kind of flying weapon in the book.
2. Lila Chaney- read a book with a famous performer on the cover, with some kind of superstar as a character in the story, or where something teleports over interstellar distances.

Puck
1. You Thought Wolverine Was Short...- read a book with a dwarf on the cover, or where a major character is notably short.
2. Black Razer- read a book with an enchanted sword on the cover, or where a character is in someway cursed/afflicted by black magic.
3. Alpha Flight- read a book with a Canadian major character, at least one significant setting in Canada, or a maple leaf and/or tree on the cover.

Silhouette
1. No Legs, No Problem- read a book where someone has some kind of serious physical limitation, or has a crutch/crutches and/or a cane or a wheelchair on the cover. (Before They Are Hanged?)
2. Pesky Teleport Side-effect- read a book where a character ends up losing their clothes/accidentally naked in the story, or with a nearly naked character on the cover.
3. Taser Crutch!- read a book with a hidden/disguised weapon, a regular object modified into a weapon, or someone being shocked (electrically, not emotionally) on the cover.

Thunderstrike
1. Single Dad- read a book with one parent and child on the cover, or where there’s a single parent as a major character.
2. Thor II- read a book where someone takes up a legacy for someone else, inherits a title, or has a hammer, mace, or other non-edged weapon on the cover. (Norse Mythology?)
3. Curse of the Blood Axe- read a book where a character sacrifices themselves to stop a powerful foe, where a character goes on to an afterlife, or where a character dies on the cover.

Powerhouse
1. Power Pack- read a book where a family goes on an adventure together (at least 3 members) or with a family on the cover (again, at least 3).
2. Friday- read a book where the characters travel in a spaceship, or with a spaceship on the cover (Record of a Spaceborn Few?)
3. Stolen Powers- read a book where a character steals something important from their family or with a character fighting with a sibling on the cover.

Villains

Crazy Quilt (January)
1. Weird Helmet- read a book with a helm or helmet on the cover, or where a helmet or some kind of headgear plays a part in the story. (Gardens of the Moon, The Martian)
2. Can’t You See I Can’t See?- read a book with a blind character, or a blind/blindfolded character on the cover. (All the Light We Cannot See?)
3. Locked in Belle Reeve- read a book with a prison as one of the settings, a prisoner as a major character, or with a prison/jail (they’re not the same thing) on the cover.


message 24: by Kate (last edited Feb 10, 2019 02:33PM) (new)

Kate (kgskocelas) | 272 comments Team Marvel

Heroes Recruited: 0/12
Villains Defeated: 0/12
Energy Cells: 1/24
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A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe (The Salvagers, #1) by Alex White
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Warpath: 0/3
[ ] Thunderbird
[ ] Vibranium Knives
[ ] Mesa Verde

Cloud: 2/3
Rogue Protocol (The Murderbot Diaries, #3) by Martha Wells Dog Songs by Mary Oliver
[X] Brainwashed: Rogue Protocol
[X] Defenders, Colorado Version: Dog Songs
[ ] Vast Cosmic Power

Wasp III: 2/3
Three Little Words by Ashley Rhodes-Courter The Friend by Sigrid Nunez
[X] Girl Genius: The Friend
[X] Wasp Wings: Three Little Words
[ ] Third of Her Name

El Aguila: 1/3
Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell
[X] Hero of Spain: Down and Out in Paris and London
[ ] Hidden Power
[ ] Swashbuckler

White Tiger I: 0/3
[ ] Tigre Blanco
[ ] Jade Amulet
[ ] Lost His Secret ID

Shang-Chi: 1/3
In an Absent Dream (Wayward Children, #4) by Seanan McGuire
[ ] Master of Kung Fu
[ ] Son of Fu Manchu
[X] Gone Fishing: In an Absent Dream

Spitfire: 0/3
[ ] Lady Jacqueline Falsworth Crichton
[ ] Vampire Bite
[ ] Pilot

Cannonball: 2/3
Exit Strategy (The Murderbot Diaries, #4) by Martha Wells Starving In Search of Me A Coming-of-Age Story of Overcoming An Eating Disorder and Finding Self-Acceptance by Marissa LaRocca
[X] Rocket Man: Exit Strategy
[X] Lila Chaney: Starving In Search of Me: A Coming-of-Age Story of Overcoming An Eating Disorder and Finding Self-Acceptance
[ ] Southern Charm

Puck: 0/3
[ ] You Thought Wolverine Was Short...
[ ] Black Razor: Beware What You Wish
[ ] Alpha Flight

Silhouette: 0/3
[ ] No Legs, No Problem
[ ] Pesky Teleport Side-effect
[ ] Taser Crutch!

Thunderstrike: 2/3
Turtles All the Way Down by John Green Beneath the Sugar Sky (Wayward Children, #3) by Seanan McGuire
[X] Single Dad: Turtles All the Way Down
[ ] Thor II
[X] Curse of the Blood Axe: Beneath the Sugar Sky

Powerhouse: 0/3
[ ] Power Pack
[ ] Friday
[ ] Stolen Powers


message 25: by Dawn (last edited Dec 27, 2019 06:05PM) (new)

Dawn | 1139 comments Team DC
Hero's: 12/12
Villains: 12/12
Portal Hero's: 3/3
Bonus : 4/4
Energy cells: 20/24

The Phantom Tollbooth (Essential Modern Classics) by Norton Juster A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe (The Salvagers, #1) by Alex White Circe by Madeline Miller 1984 by George Orwell Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke Senlin Ascends (The Books of Babel, #1) by Josiah Bancroft The Demolished Man by Alfred Bester Foundryside (Founders, #1) by Robert Jackson Bennett The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie Ninefox Gambit (The Machineries of Empire, #1) by Yoon Ha Lee The Quantum Thief (Jean le Flambeur, #1) by Hannu Rajaniemi Age of Assassins (The Wounded Kingdom, #1) by R.J. Barker The Grey Bastards (The Lot Lands, #1) by Jonathan French Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle, #1) by Amie Kaufman The Lives of Tao (Tao, #1) by Wesley Chu The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon The Calculating Stars (Lady Astronaut, #1) by Mary Robinette Kowal This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

Hero's

Colossal Boy - Recruited
[X] My Favorite Martian- character lives on a planet they weren’t born on. Caliban's War
[X] Giant Size- book where something being big is an important plot point. Abaddon's Gate
[X] Science Police- character is part of a law enforcement agency that covers a lot of territory. Clockwork City

Triumph - Recruited
[X] Lost in Limbo- limbo or void on the cover. Nyxia
[X] Electromagnetic Powerhouse- a character is hugely powerful. Extinct
[X] Tempted by Neron- supernatural deal. Poison City

Obsidian - Recruited
[X] Legacy Hero- book where a character carries on a heroic tradition Monster Hunter International
[X] Jade- book with a black and green cover. Cibola Burn
[X] Todd Rice- a character is gay. Station Eleven

Blackwing - Recruited
[X] Charley Bullock, JD-book where one of the main characters is a lawyer Imperium: A Novel of Ancient Rome
[X] Glider Wings- book where someone glides in the story Proxima
[X] Guardian of Gotham- book with a cityscape on the cover Lies Sleeping

Acrata - Recruited
[X] Literary Quote-book with books on the cover Book of Fire: a debut fantasy perfect for fans of The Hunger Games, Divergent and The Maze Runner
[X] Teleport- characters teleport in the story.manhatten in reverse
[X] Mayan Symbol- book with a symbol from a ancient civilization on the cover The Fire Sermon

Max Mercury - Recruited
[X] Slippin’ Into the Future- time travel is part of the plot.The Gradual
[X] Ahwehota- magic ritual. Year One
[X] Cavalry Scout- someone is a spy. The Night Circus

Iron Munro - Recruited
[X] High School Baseball- character gets a nickname. Artificial Condition
[X] Long-lived- book where a character is immortal NOS4A2
[X] Invulnerable- book where something can’t be damaged Steelheart

Spoiler - Recruited
[X] Cluemaster- book with a mostly orange cover. Autonomous
[X] Gave Up Her Daughter- book with a young child on the cover My Brother Is A Superhero
[X] Not Really Dead- book where a character fakes their own death Monster Hunter Vendetta

Nighthawk I - Recruited
[X] Born Again- book where reincarnation plays a part in the story, or with a blue sky on the cover. The Martian Chronicles
[X] Gunslinger- gun of any kind on the cover. The Forever War
[X] Cinnamon- book where a character has red hair The Library: Where Life Checks Out

Dolphin - Recruited
[X] Under the Sea- book with a diver on the cover Sea of Ghosts
[X] White Hair- book with a character that has white hair The Last Wish
[X] NOT from Atlantis- book where someone is consistently mistaken for being from someplace they aren’t The Dark Side of the Road

Starman Will Payton - Recruited
[X] I love the 80's- book set in the 80's One Word Kill
[X] Man of a 1000 Faces- someone impersonates someone else, Gemina
[X] Going Down Swinging- a character sacrifices themselves Obsidio

Danny Chase - Recruited
[X] Family Business- book where a child follows in a parent’s footsteps The Man Who Folded Himself
[X] Mind Over Matter- book where a character can move things with their mind Blood of Elves
[X] No Costume- book where someone does something that’s contrary to the expectations of their culture Divergent

Villains

Crazy Quilt - Jan - Defeated
[X] Weird Helmet Leviathan Wakes
[X] Can’t You See I Can’t See? The Good the Bad and the Infernal
[X] Locked in Belle Reeve Smoke and Summons

Gypsy Moth - Feb - Defeated
[X] Weird Power- moth or butterfly on the cover. The Darkest Part of the Forest
[X] Oh, Bi The Way...- a major character is bi/pansexual, The Fever King
[X] Romanian-Eastern European as a significant character Dreams of Gods & Monsters

Rival - Mar - Defeated
[X] Professor Edward Clariss- book with a college professor as a major character The Da Vinci Code
[X] Velocity 9- book with a chemical formula as part of the story Early Riser
[X] Psycho-Killer- a character kills a lot of people Jack Glass

Vapor - Apr - Defeated
[X] It’s Not Easy Being Green- book with a mostly green cover Archer: A Swashbuckling Medieval Fantasy Romance
[X] It’s A Gas, Gas, Gas- book with some kind of gas/vapor on the cover. Dead Man Walking
[X] It’s An Ill Wind…- book with some kind of storm on the cover. Strange Weather

Silent Majority - May - Defeated
[X] Strong, Silent Type- book where a character doesn’t talk much or at all The Ill-Made Mute
[X] Patriotic Hero- book where a character is extremely patriotic Dauntless
[X] I Am Many, I Am One- clones in the story. House of Suns

Oddball - Jun - Defeated
[X] Juggler. No, Really.- book where a character can juggle The Dragon's Path
[X] Reno- book with a setting anywhere in Nevada Demon Road
[X] Fight to the Death- book with any kind of lethal competition - Nyxia

Byth - Jul - Defeated
[X] Grand Theft Starship-book where someone steals any kind of vehicle The Wind in the Willows
[X] Corrupt Cop- book where a law enforcement official goes bad A Scanner Darkly
[X] Nth Metal- book with alien technology on Earth as a plot point/part of the story Waking Gods

Fancy Dan - Aug - Defeated
[X] Brooklyn!- book set in New York City City of Lost Souls
[X] Knife Throwing- book with a knife on the cover Kill Someone
[X] Enforcers- book where a gang plays a major part in the story Stolen Away

Penny Dreadful - Sep - Defeated
[X] Experiment- book where a character is genetically experimented on Spliced
[X] The Penny Dropped- book with “copper” in the title The Copper Promise
[X] Shocking!- book with lightning on the cover Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods (English)

Silver Dagger - Oct - Defeated
[X] Ex-Cardinal- book with a priest or religious officiant of any sort The Antipope
[X] Kill The Witch!- book where a character is obsessed with killing any type of person, creature To Kill a Kingdom
[X] Driven Mad by the Darkhold- book with a big book on the cover The Wee Free Men

Javelin - Nov - Defeated
[X] Olympian- award winning athlete as a character - Qualify
[X] Suicide Squad- character works as a secret agent - The Jennifer Morgue
[X] Pointy Stick!- book with a spear on the cover - The Black Hawks

Mad Dog - Dec- Defeated
[X] Military Man- major character who is a soldier The Song of Achilles
[X] Patsy’s Ex- a character breaks up with someone who goes on to become famous/successful Retribution Falls
[X] Venomous Bite- book with “venom” in the title Venom & Vanilla

Portal Heroes

Electra-Woman - Recruited
[X] ...and Dyna-Girl- book where someone has a younger partner/sidekick The Furthest Station
[X] Crime-Scope- book where AI is part of the story Consider Phlebas
[X] Lori and Judy- book with a one word title Reiver

The Raven - Recruited
[X] Another Female Jewel Thief?- book where a thief is a major part of the story - The Gutter Prayer
[X] Spin-Off- book that started as a movie, tv show, or another book series, or with “Spin” or “Off” in the title. Spin
[X] Born in Normandy- book where France is one of the settings A Second Chance

Manimal - Recruited
[X] Any Animal- book with an animal on the cover Neverwhere
[X] How’s This Work?- book where something important isn’t revealed Where the Forest Meets the Stars
[X] Detective MacKenzie- book where a law enforcement officer has to team up with an odd consultant of some kind Fool Moon

Bonus

Headquarters Bonus - Complete
[X] Perisphere - book where a fair is important to the story Tilt-a-Whirl
[X] Gabriel’s Horn - book where a nightclub is important to the story Nightingale's Lament
[X] Blackhawk Island - book with an island as an important setting Jurassic Park

Firebrand II - Summer Bonus - Complete
[X] Volcanologist- book with a volcano on the cover A Trail Through Time
[X] War Time Heroine- book with a war as part of the plot Nyxia Unleashed
[X] Pearl Harbor- book with a military base as a major setting Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

Dr Occult - Halloween Bonus - Complete
[X] …or is that Dr. Mystic? Book with a non-medical doctor on the cover Doctor Who - The 10th Doctor Adventures, Volume 1
[X] Mystic Symbol of the Seven- Story where a mystic artefact is important City of Heavenly Fire
[X] Trench Coat and Fedora- book with a trench coat/Fedora on the cover Liquid Cool: The Cyberpunk Detective Series

Polar Boy - Winter Bonus - Complete
[X] Tharr- book with a desert on the cover The Martian
[X] Earn That Ring!- a character fails at something important to them but eventually succeeds The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
[X] I’m not THAT short- a major character that is shorter than average Made Things


message 26: by Matthew (last edited Dec 18, 2019 09:21AM) (new)

Matthew (fogjuice) | 191 comments Marvel

Villains
January - Crazy Quilt (3/3)
Ready Player One (Ready Player One, #1) by Ernest Cline Mariel of Redwall (Redwall, #4) by Brian Jacques An Unwelcome Quest (Magic 2.0, #3) by Scott Meyer
[X] Weird Helmet: Ready Player One 01.11 - 01.22 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
[X] Can't You See That I Can't See: Mariel of Redwall 01.01-01.07 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
[X]Locked in Belle Reeve: An Unwelcome Quest 01.01 - 01.31 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

February - Gypsy Moth (1/3)
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers, #1) by Becky Chambers
[ ] Weird Power
[X] Oh, Bi The Way: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet 02.01 - 02.11 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
[ ] Romanian

October - Silver Dagger (3/3)
Sweep in Peace (Innkeeper Chronicles, #2) by Ilona Andrews Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues (White Trash Zombie, #2) by Diana Rowland Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
[X] Ex-Cardinal: Sweep in Peace 10.02 - 10.05
[X] Kill the Witch!: Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues 10.01 - 10.02
[X] Driven Mad by the Darkhold: Carmilla 10.08 - 10.09

Heroes
Warpath (3/3)
The Missing Chums (The Hardy Boys, #4) by Franklin W. Dixon The Delivery of Flesh (Bulletproof Witch, #1) by Francis James Blair The Andromeda Strain (Andromeda, #1) by Michael Crichton
[X] Thunderbird: The Missing Chums 12.13 - 12.18 ⭐⭐⭐
[X] Vibranium Knives: The Delivery of Flesh 05.31 - 06.07 ⭐⭐⭐
[X] Mesa Verda: The Andromeda Strain 08.06 - 08.13 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Cloud (3/3)
Artificial Condition (The Murderbot Diaries, #2) by Martha Wells The Man on the Mountaintop by Susan Trott The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul (Dirk Gently, #2) by Douglas Adams
[X] Brainwashed: Artificial Condition 01.22 - 01.23 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
[X] Defenders, Colorado Version: The Man on the Mountaintop 01.09 - 01.11 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
[X] Vast Cosmic Power: The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul 01.30 - 01.31 ⭐⭐⭐

Wasp III (3/3)
Riley Mack and the Other Known Troublemakers by Chris Grabenstein Andrea Vernon and the Superhero-Industrial Complex (Andrea Vernon, #2) by Alexander C. Kane The 3-Day Effect by Florence Williams
[X] Girl Genius: Riley Mack and the Other Known Troublemakers 04.18 - 04.23 ⭐⭐⭐
[X] Wasp Wings: Andrea Vernon and the Superhero Industrial Complex 10.01 - 10.28 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
[X] Third of Her Name: The 3-Day Effect 05.06 - 05.08 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

El Aguila (3/3)
Fight and Flight (Magic 2.0, #4) by Scott Meyer Foreverywhere by Steve Burns, Steven Drozd, Gabe Soria Sea of Rust by C. Robert Cargill
[X] Hero of Spain: Fight and Flight 03.12 - 04.28 ⭐⭐⭐
[X] Hidden Power: Foreverywhere 08.03 - 08.10 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
[X] Swashbuckler: Sea of Rust 06.27 - 06.29 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

White Tiger I (3/3)
My Life as a White Trash Zombie (White Trash Zombie, #1) by Diana Rowland Wishes and Wellingtons by Julie Berry Dodge & Twist A Sequel To Oliver Twist by Tony Lee
[X] Tigre Blanco: My Life as a White Trash Zombie 09.26 - 09.28 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
[X] Jade Amulet: Wishes and Wellingtons 04.03 - 04.16 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
[X] Lost His Secret ID: Dodge & Twist: A Sequel To Oliver Twist 02.11 - 02.19 ⭐⭐⭐

Shang-Chi (3/3)
The Grey Bastards (The Lot Lands, #1) by Jonathan French Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back by Donald F. Glut Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
[X] Master of Kung Fu: The Grey Bastards 07.08 - 07.18 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
[X] Son of Fu Manchu: The Empire Strikes Back 11.13 - 12.13 ⭐⭐⭐
[X] Gone Fishing: Where the Crawdads Sing 09.09 - 09.16 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Spitfire (3/3)
Master of Formalities by Scott Meyer Clean Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles, #1) by Ilona Andrews Hope for the Best (The Chronicles of St. Mary's, #10) by Jodi Taylor
[X] Lady Jacqueline Falsworth Crichton: Master of Formalities 03.07 - 03.14 ⭐⭐
[X] Vampire Bite: Clean Sweep 08.27 - 09.04 ⭐⭐⭐
[X] Pilot: Hope for the Best 05.20 - 05.28 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Cannonball (3/3)
Andrea Vernon and the Corporation for UltraHuman Protection by Alexander C. Kane You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day Wally Roux, Quantum Mechanic by Nick Carr
[X] Rocket Man: Andrea Vernon and the Corporation for UltraHuman Protection 08.20 09.28 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
[X] Lila Cheney: You're Never Weird on the Internet 02.21 - 03.04 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
[X] Southern Charm: Wally Roux, Quantum Mechanic 08.19 - 08.19 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Puck (3/3)
The Crystal Shard (Forgotten Realms Icewind Dale, #1; Legend of Drizzt, #4) by R.A. Salvatore The Forging of the Blade (Lowthar's Blade, #1) by R.L. LaFevers Climbing With Mollie by NOT A BOOK
[X] You Thought Wolverine Was Short: The Crystal Shard 09.06 - 09.25 ⭐⭐⭐
[X] Black Razer: The Forging of the Blade 11.13 - 11.13 ⭐⭐⭐
[X] Alpha Flight: Climbing With Mollie 11.01 - 11.01 ⭐⭐⭐

Silhouette (3/3)
The Quantum Magician by Derek Künsken The Dispatcher by John Scalzi Rogue Protocol (The Murderbot Diaries, #3) by Martha Wells
[X] No Legs, No Problem: The Quantum Magician 04.23 - 05.04 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
[X] Pesky Teleport Side-Effect: The Dispatcher 04.16 - 04.17 ⭐⭐⭐
[X] Taser Crutch!: Rogue Protocol 01.24 - 01.26 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Thunderstrike (3/3)
Rock Needs River A Memoir About a Very Open Adoption by Vanessa McGrady The Spies That Bind (Gallagher Girls, #0.5) by Ally Carter Exit Strategy (The Murderbot Diaries, #4) by Martha Wells
[X] Single Dad: Rock Needs River: A Memoir About a Very Open Adoption 03.18 - 03.26 ⭐
[X] Thor II: The Spies That Bind 01.07-01.08 ⭐⭐⭐
[X] Curse of the Blood Axe: Exit Strategy 01.28 - 01.29 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Powerhouse (3/3)
Sovereign by Jeff Hirsch The Event (The Survivors, #1) by Nathan Hystad Thin Air (Jessica Shaw #1) by Lisa Gray
[X] Power Pack: Sovereign 03.28 - 04.02 ⭐
[X] Friday: The Event 08.13 - 08.16 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
[X] Stolen Powers: Thin Air 05.06 - 05.23 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

MANTIS (3/3)
Andrea Vernon and the Corporation for UltraHuman Protection by Alexander C. Kane Max and the Multiverse (Max and the Multiverse #1) by Zachry Wheeler The Man Who Knew The Way to the Moon by Todd Zwillich
[X] M.A.N.T.I.S.: Andrea Vernon and the Corporation for UltraHuman Protection 07.18 - 07.24 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
[X] Port Columbia: Max and the Multiverse 07.18 - 08.19 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
[X] Dr. Miles Hawkins: The Man Who Knew The Way to the Moon 07.24 - 07.27 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Daphne (3/3)
The Mystery of Alice by Lee Bacon Yesterday's Thief (Eric Beckman, #1) by Al Macy Thrawn Alliances (Star Wars Thrawn, #2) by Timothy Zahn
[X] Sweet 16: The Mystery of Alice 06.10 - 06.25 ⭐
[X] Mental Powers: Yesterday's Thief 10.06 - 10.07 ⭐⭐⭐
[X] Psychometry: Alliances 07.29 - 08.06 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Johnny B. (3/3)
Viva Durant and The Secret of the Silver Buttons by Ashli St. Armant Doctor Who Spare Parts by Marc Platt One Fell Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles, #3) by Ilona Andrews
[X] Rock and Roll: Viva Durant and The Secret of the Silver Buttons 11.01 - 11.22 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
[X] Drain on the System: Doctor Who: Spare Parts 09.25 - 09.26 ⭐⭐⭐
[X] Have a Blast: One Fell Sweep 10.22 - 10.33 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Firelord (3/3)
Summer Bonus (June - August)
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien Larklight (Larklight, #1) by Philip Reeve Bastion Saturn by C. Chase Harwood
[X] Flame Staff: The Hobbit 06.17 - 06.26 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
[X] Search for Gabriel: Larklight 06.03 - 06.17 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
[X] Ex-Nova Corps: Bastion Saturn 06.10 - 06.12 ⭐⭐⭐

Jack Frost (3/3)
Winter Bonus (October - December)
The Orange Trees of Baghdad - In Search of My Lost Family  by Leilah Nadir Midnight Son by James Dommek Jr. The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
[X] Well, It's a Mystery: My Lost Family 10.07 - 10.08 ⭐⭐
[X] Back to the Pole: Midnight Son 11.04 - 11.12 ⭐⭐⭐
[X] The Golden Age: The Man in the High Castle 12.02 - 12.16 ⭐

HQ Bonus (3/3)
Sweep of the Blade (Innkeeper Chronicles, #4) by Ilona Andrews Out of Spite, Out of Mind (Magic 2.0 Book 5) by Scott Meyer Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton
[X] Hydrobase: Sweep of the Blade 10.28 - 10.30 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
[X] Lighthouse: Out of Spite, Out of Mind 06.24 - 07.22 ⭐⭐⭐
[X] Starjammer: Pirate Latitudes 08.14 - 08.27 ⭐⭐


message 27: by Veronica (last edited Jan 09, 2019 01:25PM) (new)

Veronica  (readingonthefly) | 803 comments Team Marvel

Heroes: 0/12
Villains: 0/12
Portal Heroes: 0/12
Energy Cells: 0/12

WARPATH - 0/3:
1. Thunderbird- Read a book with two brothers on the cover or where someone’s brother dies.
2. Vibranium Knives- read a book with a special weapon in the story or with any bladed weapon on the cover.
3. Mesa Verde- read a book where a village, town, or bigger collection of people is destroyed or with a fire on the cover.

CLOUD - 0/3:
1. Brainwashed- read a book where someone is forced to forget their past or put under someone else’s control.
2. Defenders, Colorado Version- read a book with a mountainous setting for at least a major scene, or with a mountain on the cover.
3. Vast Cosmic Power- read a book where a character is incredibly powerful, or with some kind of god-like being on the cover.

WASP - 0/3:
1. Girl Genius- read a book with a highly intelligent major character, or where intelligence plays a significant role in the story.
2. Wasp Wings- read a book with a winged character on the cover, or where a major character has wings.
3. Third of Her Name- read a book with a 3 on the cover, in the title, or where a character has a 3 as part of the name, John Smith III for example.

EL AGUILA - 0/3:
1. Hero of Spain- read a book set in Europe, with a Spanish major character, or with any European flag on the cover.
2. Hidden Power- read a book where a character hides a special ability of any kind, with someone hiding on the cover, or with either “Hide” or “Power” in the title.
3. Swashbuckler- read a book with a main character who does really cool action scenes in the story or with dramatically flamboyant action on the cover.

WHITE TIGER - 0/3:
1. Tigre Blanco- read a book with a mostly white cover, with “White” in the title, or has a character that dressed in white.
2. Jade Amulet- read a book with any kind of magic jewelry in the story or with any kind of necklace on the cover.
3. Lost His Secret ID- read a book where a major secret is revealed or a character is unjustly imprisoned.

SHANG CHI - 0/3:
1. Master of Kung Fu- read a book with a master fighter as a major character, or with a highly skilled fighter on the cover.
2. Son of Fu Manchu- read a book where a hero is the child of a major villain or with a setting in China.
3. Gone Fishing- read a book with an ocean scene on the cover, or where a character fishes at some point in the story.

SPITFIRE - 0/3:
1. Lady Jacqueline Falsworth Crichton- read a book with a major character who is a noble, or with some kind of nobility, royalty, or coat of arms on the cover.
2. Vampire Bite- read a book with a vampire on the cover or where any character drinks blood.
3. Pilot- read a book with a pilot as a major character, or with any kind of flying vehicle on the cover.

CANNONBALL - 0/3:
1. Rocket Man- read a book with some kind of rocket or missile on the cover, or with some kind of flying weapon in the book.
2. Lila Chaney- read a book with a famous performer on the cover, with some kind of superstar as a character in the story, or where something teleports over interstellar distances.
3. Southern Charm- read a book set in the American South, with a major character from the South, or with a scene from the South on the cover.

PUCK - 0/3:
1. You Thought Wolverine Was Short...- read a book with a dwarf on the cover, or where a major character is notably short.
2. Black Razer- read a book with an enchanted sword on the cover, or where a character is in someway cursed/afflicted by black magic.
3. Alpha Flight- read a book with a Canadian major character, at least one significant setting in Canada, or a maple leaf and/or tree on the cover.

SILHOUETTE -
1. No Legs, No Problem- read a book where someone has some kind of serious physical limitation, or has a crutch/crutches and/or a cane or a wheelchair on the cover.
2. Pesky Teleport Side-effect- read a book where a character ends up losing their clothes/accidentally naked in the story, or with a nearly naked character on the cover.
3. Taser Crutch!- read a book with a hidden/disguised weapon, a regular object modified into a weapon, or someone being shocked (electrically, not emotionally) on the cover.

THUNDERSTRIKE - 0/3:
1. Single Dad- read a book with one parent and child on the cover, or where there’s a single parent as a major character.
2. Thor II- read a book where someone takes up a legacy for someone else, inherits a title, or has a hammer, mace, or other non-edged weapon on the cover.
3. Curse of the Blood Axe- read a book where a character sacrifices themselves to stop a powerful foe, where a character goes on to an afterlife, or where a character dies on the cover.

POWERHOUSE - 0/3:
1. Power Pack- read a book where a family goes on an adventure together (at least 3 members) or with a family on the cover (again, at least 3).
2. Friday- read a book where the characters travel in a spaceship, or with a spaceship on the cover
3. Stolen Powers- read a book where a character steals something important from their family or with a character fighting with a sibling on the cover.


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Ben  George | 32 comments Does anybody object to me using Stain for "2. Can’t You See I Can’t See?- read a book with a blind character, or a blind/blindfolded character on the cover."

One of the pov characters is night blind in a kingdom of eternal night.

(P.S. I'm totally going to read it either way, it looks so good!!)


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Wayland Smith | 2943 comments Mod
If he's nightblind and it's always night, I'd say that works.


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Amy | 410 comments Loving the bios so far. Especally Cloud. Now is the time to bring back the sentient nebula, Marvel!


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Wayland Smith | 2943 comments Mod
Amy wrote: "Loving the bios so far. Especally Cloud. Now is the time to bring back the sentient nebula, Marvel!"

Glad you like. Two more for this week.


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Amy | 410 comments Quick query. For Iron Munro, High School Baseball- read a book where a character gets a nickname from something they’re good at in the story. Does it have to be a main characters to qualify? Or just in the book at some point?


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Wayland Smith | 2943 comments Mod
Amy wrote: "Quick query. For Iron Munro, High School Baseball- read a book where a character gets a nickname from something they’re good at in the story. Does it have to be a main characters to qualify? Or jus..."

Since that's one that can be hard, I'll go with happens in the book at some point.


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Amy | 410 comments Wayland wrote: "Since that's one that can be hard, I'll go with happens in the book at some point."

Great, thanks Wayland :)


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Karina Ramirez (ophelia24) | 48 comments Does anyone have suggestions for Vapor It's a Gas, Gas, Gas? I've already read 2 books that used gas as a weapon this year. I'm gassed out. :/


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Audrey (niceyackerman) | 2933 comments Mod
Karina wrote: “Does anyone have suggestions for Vapor It’s a Gas, Gas, Gas? I’ve already read 2 books that used gas as a weapon this year. I’m gassed out. :/”

Mister Monday – the MC has asthma and has trouble breathing at times, which fits the criteria.


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Ophelia Gunn (opheliagunn) | 66 comments Karina wrote: "Does anyone have suggestions for Vapor It's a Gas, Gas, Gas? I've already read 2 books that used gas as a weapon this year. I'm gassed out. :/"

I'm going to go for gas on the cover I think. I've got a load of scifi books and I'm pretty sure most of them will have a gas cloud/nebula or gas giant on the cover.


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Sandy | 1665 comments Audrey wrote: "Karina wrote: “Does anyone have suggestions for Vapor It’s a Gas, Gas, Gas? I’ve already read 2 books that used gas as a weapon this year. I’m gassed out. :/”

Mister Monday – the MC h..."


i has forgotten about that - good call Audrey!


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Karina Ramirez (ophelia24) | 48 comments Thanks everyone! I appreciate the suggestions. I have never heard of Mister Monday. Definitely going to give it a try.


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Audrey (niceyackerman) | 2933 comments Mod
Karina wrote: “Thanks everyone! I appreciate the suggestions. I have never heard of Mister Monday. Definitely going to give it a try.”

It’s Middle Grade, so it’s pretty quick. It’s by Garth Nix.


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Wayland Smith | 2943 comments Mod
There have been several Batman novels. If you pick one with the Joker, his Joker-gas will almost assuredly show up.


message 42: by Hayley (new)

Hayley | 417 comments I was thinking of something with mist on the cover as some kind of vapor. The series I'm reading at the moment the 2nd book has a green cover and the 3rd has a misty landscape so quite handy!


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Milou | 486 comments In the first Jackaby book a ‘flatulent’ frog gasses the characters out of the house.


message 44: by Amy (new)

Amy | 410 comments Hi Wayland, for Danny Chase/High School Baseball would a retired footballer still count as an athlete? (It's a biography, I'm sure he's still in great shape!) I'm really struggling with this one. Thanks.


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Wayland Smith | 2943 comments Mod
Amy wrote: "Hi Wayland, for Danny Chase/High School Baseball would a retired footballer still count as an athlete? (It's a biography, I'm sure he's still in great shape!) I'm really struggling with this one. T..."

I'd say yes, although I think that's Iron Munro not Danny Chase.


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Amy | 410 comments Cheers Wayland. Sorry, hard to check things on mobile app (that's what I'm blaming anyway).


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Vinca Russell (vinxlady) | 1317 comments Guys, I'm really struggling to find something for the following character trait:
Invulnerable- read a book where something can’t be damaged, or with something standing up to a lot of attacks on the cover.

Does anyone have any suggestions?


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Melanie | 1273 comments Vinca wrote: "Guys, I'm really struggling to find something for the following character trait:
Invulnerable- read a book where something can’t be damaged, or with something standing up to a lot of attacks on the..."


Steelheart Screw The Galaxy


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Hayley | 417 comments Vinca wrote: "Guys, I'm really struggling to find something for the following character trait:
Invulnerable- read a book where something can’t be damaged, or with something standing up to a lot of attacks on the..."


I really enjoyed Fortune's Pawn. There's an alien creature in the book that can't be damaged.


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Amy | 410 comments Vinca wrote: "Guys, I'm really struggling to find something for the following character trait:
Invulnerable- read a book where something can’t be damaged, or with something standing up to a lot of attacks on the..."


If you consider the TLOTR's one ring to qualify for this trait (although technically it can be damaged since destroy it in the end) then there is a tower in Strange the Dreamer that is impervious to most forms of attack, that might do?

I think it's a hard trait to find though - even adamantium is quoted as being virtually indestructable. And sadly not enough covers have battle scenes on them.


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