Happy Pub Day, Powerless!

October 27th, 2009 • Kate

Powerless3Happy literary birthday to Matthew Cody and his debut novel Powerless, which officially launches today! Check out this fantastic description:

Twelve-year-old Daniel, the new kid in town, soon learns the truth about his nice—but odd—new friends: one can fly, another can turn invisible, yet another controls electricity. Incredible. The superkids use their powers to secretly do good in the town, but they’re haunted by the fact that the moment they turn thirteen, their abilities will disappear—along with any memory that they ever had them. Is a memory-stealing supervillain sapping their powers?

The answers lie in a long-ago meteor strike, a World War II–era comic book (Fantastic Futures, starring the first superhero, Johnny Noble), the green-flamed Witch Fire, a hidden Shroud cave, and—possibly, unbelievably—“powerless” regular-kid Daniel himself.

Superhero kids meet comic book mystery in this action-filled debut about the true meaning of a hero.

Borders, which has been awesome about supporting the book, features it on the front kids page of their site, with a sample chapter to boot! If you prefer to do your shopping on Amazon, you can get the hard copy or a Kindle edition, for instant gratification. And of course, please feel free to support your local independent bookstore (like Colorado’s own Tattered Cover, my store of choice) by shopping online with Indie Bound.

And in honor of Powerless AND Halloween, I want to know — if you could have any ONE superpower, what would it be? I’m going to go with flight.

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10 Responses to “Happy Pub Day, Powerless!”

  1. Jamie Says:

    psychic. That'd be so rockin'.

  2. Michelle Hodkin Says:

    The power of persuasion, for sure. I'd be jedi-mind-tricking folk left and right.

  3. Michelle Hodkin Says:

    And YAY for Powerless! Off to buy it for a ten year old voracious reader I know.

  4. Sara Raasch Says:

    Yay, Matthew!!

    I'd want to be clairvoyant. Predicting the future would be freakishly helpful.

  5. Stacey Says:

    Invisibility for sure. Can you imagine what you could get away with!?! 🙂

  6. Ash Says:

    definitely flying

  7. Ellen Booraem Says:

    POWERLESS sounds like a lot of fun. Congratulations and good luck, Matthew!

    Oh, and "flight" would be my pick.

  8. Sherrie Petersen Says:

    I've always wanted to fly. I remember jumping from the roof as a little kid. That didn't turn out so well.

    This book arrived yesterday (we had preordered) and my son loves it. He's about halfway through. I'll have to wait my turn to read 🙂

  9. Jenny Says:

    Hmmm, do I have to choose just one? Okay, I would have to go with flying too. And congrats to Matt!

  10. Joe Iriarte Says:


    ::closes eyes and wishes::

    Crap. Nothing happened.



    Not as far as I can tell, anyway.


    Powerless sounds like fun. I might check it out myself.