I have two book ideas (okay I have a ton but this post is about two in particular) that kinda play off a “superhero” idea.
One that’s on the back burner for the time being is a YA about a high school girl whose mother marries the headmaster of a superhero high school, and therefore, she is enrolled there. I did for a NaNoWriMo a couple of years ago.
Question: Would you prefer to read such a story that ends with her finding out that she actually does have super powers or one that ends with her figuring out how to fit in and see herself as powerful without super powers?
On a similar vein, I’m working on what I hope will be the first of a series of urban fantasy/romances about Storm Wizards – people who have the ability to control the weather. My heroine, at this point in my rough draft, has little power and thus works as a trainer. A Storm Wizard she trained, and loved romantically, has apparently gone rogue and has created a line of hurricanes that threaten the Gulf Coast.
Question: Would you be happier, without knowing the rest of the plot, to find out that she actually does have more power than she thought or would you be okay with her not having much?
My husband firmly believes that in both cases my heroines should find out they have more stronger powers “because that’s what we all want” but I’m leaning more toward my heroines becoming more satisfied with who they are and finding happiness without the powers.
What do you think?