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by C.B.Lee


Welcome to Andover... where superpowers are common, but internships are complicated. Just ask high school nobody, Jessica Tran. Despite her heroic lineage, Jess is resigned to a life without superpowers and is merely looking to beef-up her college applications when she stumbles upon the perfect (paid!) internship - only it turns out to be for the town's most heinous supervillain. On the upside, she gets to work with her longtime secret crush, Abby, who Jess thinks may have a secret of her own. Then there's the budding attraction to her fellow intern, the mysterious 'M,' who never seems to be in the same place as Abby. But what starts as a fun way to spite her superhero parents takes a sudden and dangerous turn when she uncovers a plot larger than heroes and villains altogether.

Paperback: 262 pages

Publisher: Duet, an imprint of Interlude Press (September 8, 2016)

C.B. Lee is a bisexual writer, rock climber and pinniped enthusiast based in California. She is a fi rst-generation Asian American and has a BA in Sociology and Environmental Science, which occasionally comes in handy in her chosen career, but not usually. Lee enjoys reading, hiking and other outdoor pursuits. Her fi rst novel, Seven Tears at High Tide, was published by Duet Books (Interlude Press) in 2015 and named a fi nalist for two Bisexual Book of the Year Awards. Ms. Lee was also named to Lambda Literary’s 2016 Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices. You can connect to C.B. at cb-lee.com and on Twitter at @author_cblee.

ALSO - Not Your Sidekick was featured as a Barnes & Noble Teen -- Most Anticipated YA Titles of Fall 2016.

The book cover has been everywhere--major YA blogs, Book Riot, We Need Diverse Books, etc. And it's being championed by Cindy Pon and other prominent YA authors.

The cover reveal alone garnered more than 6,000 reblogs on Tumblr alone.

The author just completed a residency with Lambda Literary Emerging Writer's Workshop for 2016, and will be featured as an emerging writer at Decatur Book Festival.

Finally--it's the first in a trilogy. The sequel, Not Your Villain, will be released October of 2017.