I’ve seen “fangirl” defined as “a woman who is an extremely or overly enthusiastic fan of someone or something.” Well, I am an unabashed fangirl. I fangirl over a lot of different things; athletes, movies, cartoons, authors, actors, book series, etc. But, my obsession with all things superhero, specifically Marvel superheroes, have overtaken most other things over the past few years. I read the synopsis to Fandemic and knew that this was the book for me! A fangirl in love with a superhero and trying to save him and win his heart at the same time? Swoon and SQUEE! How awesome is that?
Bigtime, NY is the setting of Jennifer Estep’s Fandemic. It’s a town fairly littered with superheroes and supervillains and adoring fans. Piper, doesn’t have any super powers but does love the superhero culture. She cosplays as her fave superheroes. She belongs to a “Slaves for Superhero Sex” club, that’s not quite as salacious as it sounds. She not only loves the superheroes, but she has also discovered the secret identities of most of them, though she does her best not to reveal any of them. She’s even had a relationship with one of the town’s heroes, Swifte, though they aren’t together anymore, partially due to Piper’s obsession with superheroes.