We’ve finally gotten to the end of 2021 and Marvel Studios has graced us with its highly anticipated updated calendar of new movie release dates! To kick off the most exciting season for movies – Fall – let’s grab our Snuggies, our biggest bowl of popcorn (with Raisinets mixed in of course) and let’s see which YA books remind us of our favorite Marvel movies!
Find What Book Pairs Perfectly with Your Favorite Marvel Movie
1. Eternals – The Wild Ones by Nafiza Azad
No spoilers, we promise! Eternals is exposing a side of Marvel that fans didn’t know existed, much like the magic that would give the Wild Ones the strength they didn’t know they had. The Wild Ones is an epic tale of magic, family and a good old fashion rescue mission. The mystery and urgency behind defeating the newly introduced Variants will surely parallel this fiercely uniting novel!
2. Black Widow – Girls with Sharp Sticks by Suzanne Young
This novel embodies the same girl power movement that Black Widow has! Just when the guardian of the girls of Innovations Academy thinks he’s gotten the perfect obedient clones, the girls unravel all the secrets and fight back! Imagine a Marvel universe with the women of Red Room Academy and the Girls of Innovations Academy! I guess just watching the movie after reading the book will have to do!
3. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings – Our Violent Ends by Chloe Gong
Similar to how Shang-Chi’s questions only led him to answers he was better off not knowing, our main character Juliette finds herself wrapped up with an organization determined to take everything that she holds dear. If you can’t help but enjoy a relentless determination to get answers and protect the ones you love, then this book is one to pick up!
4. Venom – Vespertine by Margaret Rogerson
The mysterious, dangerous, and intoxicating bond between a girl and an all-powerful ancient soul may be her end. The internal fight to co-exist with a powerful supernatural being is what makes these stories so captivatingly similar!
5. X-Men: Dark Phoenix – The Bones of Ruin by Sarah Raughley
A strange, but powerful girl who has never really fit in and has many questions about her past…ring a bell? Iris has no memory of her past but has always been curious about where her unnatural abilities originate from. We all know what happened when Jean Grey found out that Professor X kept her past from her – will Iris ever uncover hers? Read the book to find out!
6. Loki – The Infinity Courts by Akemi Dawn Bowman
Loki may not be its own movie, but can we agree that Loki deserves one! If you enjoyed Loki’s unpredictable storyline about humanity, love, rebellion, and all benevolent powers that can change the course of the universe, this is your book! In this book, Nami puts aside her own, dare I say, mortal worries, and becomes a part of mission that forces her to confront her past, future, and what truly makes us human.