NEW APPLE LITERARY AWARD WINNER AND READERS' FAVORITE FINALIST (Relaunching in September 2021 as Generation Manifestation)
The Genetic Wars that turned most of the planet into a wasteland are over. The so-called “dregs” (short for “DNA regulars”) and superpowered “Supergenics” now live separately from each other: the Supergenics in the shiny towers of Jupitar City, the dregs across the river in the squat concrete buildings of the boroughs. But Supergenic children are still born to dreg parents, and under repressive laws must be sent to live with their own kind. To find these special few, every teen faces their Testing Day. When her turn comes, socially isolated Caitlin Feral is determined to Manifest superpowers. If she fails, she faces a lifetime of loneliness and drudgery in the boroughs. But how much is she willing to sacrifice to be the supergirl she’s always wanted to be? And when she uncovers dark secrets kept by both sides, does she dare start another war to reveal the truth?
“A refreshing, entertaining, and at times heartbreaking exploration meant for anyone who has found themselves wanting to be more than they are—and are constantly told to settle.”
-Nicole Demerse, Award-winning screenwriter/producer (Mohawk Girls, Degrassi: The Next Generation, 6Teen)
“Bereznai's prose keeps the heart and mind racing. His superhuman characters are complex, unabashedly flawed, and perfectly relatable idols for the 22nd century.”
-Elio Iannacci, FASHION Magazine
"I Want Superpowers speaks to our inner kid who longed for the chance to defeat evil with the most extraordinary abilities.”
-Ryan Carter, Entertainment reporter, CTV
"Steven Bereznai has created something really special here, something that speaks to the certified nerd in me. He has not only concocted a story that feels wholly original, characters that were intriguing and believable, and a plot that kept me eager to see unfold; but he did all of this in less than 300 freaking pages."
"Reminds me a lot of The Hunger Games and Divergent. Especially the beginning with all the dress and styling scenes, but afterward the book follows its own unique path."
"Oh man, it was so genuine and so eventful... The ending is killing me, and I need a sequel!"
—Jessica Tay, JessicaBooksBlog