DC’s newest hit, Legends of Tomorrow, has just entered its riveting and action-packed third season and we’re already hooked! The series, based on the characters of some of our favorite DC comics growing up, follows a Time Master known as Rip Hunter, who goes rogue after his family is killed.
Atom: Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, Neil deGrasse Tyson
Atom, also known as Ray Palmer on the show, is a scientist, inventor, and former CEO of Palmer Technologies, so it’s safe to say that he knows a thing or two about science and technology. In fact, Atom is so super intelligent that he was able to develop a power suit with shrinking capabilities! He has been involved in some of the coolest fight scenes we can’t ever forget. If you’re just like Ray Palmer and have a knack for science, then Astrophysics for People in a Hurry may be for you. Neil deGrasse Tyson asks mind-expanding questions on the universe that you may have never considered before in this all-new novel that’s sure to blow your mind. With scientific concepts transformed into easy-to-understand phrases, we can’t put it down – and we can’t stop asking questions.
White Canary: These Things I’ve Done, Rebecca Phillips
Sara Lance (or White Canary), as we remember, took her place as team leader in season 2 when Rip Hunter disappeared. When the Legends fought with the Legion of Doom, the team interacted with their past selves and broke the world’s timeline so badly. Sara finds herself in a position of responsibility that will surely change her life forever, and teach her valuable lessons along the way. Speaking of the guilt that Sara feels when her mistakes become reality, we have a YA suggestion for you that sheds light on guilt in an all-new way: These Things I’ve Done. In this life-changing depiction of loss, Dara and Aubrey are best friends until times start to change and cracks start to break their bond. When Aubrey is killed, Dara is left with feelings of guilt that change the ways she sees things in her life, wracked with horrific memories of what has happened to her friend. This is one that you won’t be able to put down.
Firestorm: One of the Boys, Daniel Magariel
Firestorm is composed of two rich characters with totally different backstories: The magnificent nuclear physicist Martin Stein, who plays the scientific side of Firestorm, and the former high school athlete who works as an auto mechanic and plays the more humorous side, Jax (and we have come to love both!) In season 3, we are quickly finding out that Jax and Stein will not always see eye to eye, and this could forever change the outcome of our show as questions are thrown and tough choices must be made. In Magariel’s One of the Boys, we find that two young boys have been granted to live with their father after a rough custody battle. Just like Jax, the boys have a love for sports (specifically basketball) and live normally until everything changes in the world they have come to feel comfortable in. This dark look at two boys fighting for survival will remind you of the hardships that Firestorm faces and give you a new outlook on life.
Rip Hunter: All Our Wrong Todays, Elan Mastai
Of course we can’t forget Rip Hunter, who has evolved tremendously throughout the seasons of #LegendsOfTomorrow. Rip Hunter plays a time traveler who is responsible for the history of time, but hides behind these truths with his wit. However, throughout the seasons, he gives up everything to help save the world and his family as the leader of the Legends, but this all changes when he fights the internal battle of wondering if his team needs him or not after all. And speaking of time travel, we have a mind-bending and hilarious story for you, All Our Wrong Todays. The novel follows Tom Barren, where everything seems perfect as the world takes on a fresh outlook: There are no wars, no poverty, and everything seems just right. No matter how perfect the world seems, Tom can’t find happiness as he wonders if this alternate reality is right for him. He misses the life he once had, even if everything seems perfect here. Will he be able to make the most powerful choice of his life?
Who are your favorite #LegendsOfTomorrow characters and how have they left an impact on you? Let us know below in the comments!