This week, we’re celebrating the debut of Emily Lloyd Jones’ YA novel, Illusive, pitched as X-Men meets Ocean’s Eleven ! Who can resist that? And to start, we’re talking about superpowers to which Emily asks us –
What kind of superpower would you like to have, and why?
There is a reason why people called me Wolv-Erin back in high school:
And no, it’s not because I was hairy or had huge thighs or was short and grouchy (okay, maybe because I was short and grouchy), but mostly because I was the resident geek, Wolverine is my favorite mutant of all time (edging out Namor only by this much), and because I had always thought having a healing factor was the coolest superpower ever. How can you not want the semi-immortality that comes with the ability? As a kid, I was always running into tables and getting knocked around from sports that I was fond of, like taekwondo and running and badminton and biking (I might also have been the only person ever to get scratched knees from bowling, of all things), and it would always took so long for any bruises to heal. The promise of any and all injuries magically disappearing within seconds was an appealing one to me.
If you could have any superpower, what would you choose?