For all the people who watch the CW hit TV Series, “Supergirl: Age of Atlantis” by Jo Whittemore is for you. This TV-inspired novel is packed with adventure and fun.
Kara Danvers is just your ordinary CatCo reporter… with a big secret. She’s Supergirl, who, along with her friends Winn Schott and James Olsen, works with the DEO (the Department of Extranormal Operations) to bring down supervillains and save National City time after time… until instead of there being too many villains, there are too many heroes. Ordinary citizens are randomly getting powers, with no explanation why. This would seem like a good thing, except the citizens don’t know how to use their powers, and some of them aren’t using their powers for good at all. Giant cats escape from a zoo, and streets crack open. These inexperienced new heroes are hurting more than helping. People are out of control. Martian Manhunter and Mon El are trying to help, but there are more and more super citizens at every turn.
In the meantime, the DEO has captured a strange humanoid underwater creature that seems to want to find something. The DEO discovered “Bubbles” at an aquarium, where security footage shows him diving into the water and trying to strangle a diver feeding some sharks. He has already tried to escape more than once, and is proving to be more intelligent than the DEO originally thought. Are these two mysterious circumstances connected? Is not even Supergirl immune to the wave of new powers sweeping the city? What has drawn the mysterious creature to National City?
I thought that this book really did a good job of representing the TV show. However, it does have spoilers from the show if you haven’t seen season three yet. In this novel, there is lots of description, and you can really visualize the scene playing out in front of your eyes. It feels like you are reading a comic book. Jo Whittemore excels at taking the characters from the show and perfectly continuing their personalities. This book is for ages 3rd grade and up, though it might seem childish for people over twelve. The sentences are very simplistic, and there is no inappropriate content, so it’s good for kids. This book was originally published in 2017, and has a partner book; “The Flash: Hocus Pocus” written by Barry Yga, also based on a CW TV Series, The Flash.