Melissa Benoist has defeated Astra In-Ze, Non, Agent Liberty, and Reign as the CW’s Supergirl. Now Benoist is working to conquer the publishing world with her debut novel Haven’s Secret, the first of a middle grade fantasy series named The Powers. With the help of her sister Jessica Benoist and author Mariko Tamaki, the book will be released October 19, 2021.
Similar to the dynamic duo of Kara Zo-Rel and Alex Danvers, Haven’s Secret revolves around two extraordinarily powerful sisters who struggle to connect. According to publisher, Abrams Books,
Ellie McFadden has intuitive gifts. She can sense what other living things are feeling. She can even talk to animals! Too bad she can’t connect with her twin sister, Parker. Parker McFadden has kinetic gifts. She can cause shocks to the earth and produce heat energy that explodes from her body like fire, especially when she is angry. The sisters aren’t aware of the legacy they inherited from their mother until, on their thirteenth birthday, two mysterious relatives on the Power side whisk them off to an isolated farm called Haven. Ellie immediately adapts to their new routine; but Parker has one impulse: to get back to her normal life of friends and sports, fast.
Unbeknownst to Ellie and Parker, the secrets the Power women have kept for generations offer clues to their own simmering magic. Unlocking Haven’s secrets is just the beginning of what Ellie and Parker can do if they choose to work together to harness their gifts. But the sinister force that destroyed their mother has other plans; and if the sisters’ fragile relationship succumbs to The Danger, the world beyond Haven will face terrible risk.
With the CW’s Supergirl winding down its final season, The Powers will be an exciting way for Melissa Benoist fans to stay connected with Melissa Benoist until her next role on the screen. Haven’s Secret will be released October 19, 2021, but pre-ordering is available on Amazon now.