Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Natasha would empathize with Katsa, the main character of this book who is born with a killing Grace. She works as the king’s enforcer doing all his dirty jobs before going rogue to fight for a cause that she thinks is right.
Moribito by Nahoko Uehashi
If Natasha was born in another time and place, she might have ended up like Balsa, the warrior woman at the heart of this story. Like Natasha, Balsa must fight enemies natural and supernatural to save the world.
Nick of Time by Ted Bell
Steve Rogers would appreciate Nick’s patriotism and courage in fighting for his country—even though that country is England. Thanks to time travel Nick fights two of his countries greatest enemies: the Nazis and Napoleon’s army
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
Rogers would enjoy this tale of adventure and bravery from World War I. Westerfeld imagines an alternate universe where machine-obsessed Clankers and gene-splicing Darwinists create complex creatures and machines to defend what they think is the best way of life.
Ranger’s Apprentice by John Flanagan
Reading about Will as he trains to be a ranger and learns the arts of stealth and archery will make it easy for Hawkeye to relate to him while the fantasy setting will allow him to escape his own hard life for a bit.
Outlaw by Stephen Davies
Hawkeye will be intrigued by this story of a modern-day Robin Hood. As someone who has changed sides himself, he will appreciate the story of an outlaw fighting for justice and enjoy the high-tech gadgetry in the story.
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Adapted by Lloyd S. Wagner Illustrated by Naresh Kumar
Bruce Banner would be able to empathize with both Dr. Frankenstein, the scientist whose experiment goes awry, and the monster it creates who is feared and shunned by society.
Jekel Loves Hyde by Beth Fantaskey
This modern version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde will appeal to Bruce because of its exploration of science experiments gone wrong. Bruce will sympathize with Jekel as she tries to control the violent impulses brought on by her experiments.
Evil Genius by Catherine Jinks
Tony Stark could easily identify with the young genius at the heart of this story who learns how to wield technology as he struggles to come to terms with the legacy of his father.
Brain Jack by Brian Falkner
Stark would feel completely at home with the technology in this sci-fi thriller. In this dystopia all it takes is a special headset to connect your mind directly to the internet but when computer hacker Sam discovers the possible repercussions it’s up to him to save the world.
Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta
Thor would appreciate the epic scale of this story and relate to Finnikin’s struggles against an imposter to the throne. Much like Thor, Finnikin has a great destiny and he must fight on, despite betrayals, to fulfill it.
Snakehead by Ann Halam
As the son of another man considered to be a god, Thor would relate to Perseus. His tale of adventure and bravery would appeal to Thor as well. Thor might enjoy learning more about another mythology.
Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz
With his CIA background, Nick Fury might enjoy this story of a teenage spy. This novel, packed full of action and adventure, will allow him to watch as deadly events unfold without having to worry about them himself for once.
The Shadow Project by Herbie Brennan
Much like S.H.I.E.L.D., the Shadow Project is a secret government organization that takes teens with special powers and sends them on missions all over the world to protect humanity.
Skinned by Robin Wasserman
When Lia gets in an accident her consciousness is downloaded into a new robot body to save her life. But as her friends all begin to flinch at her touch and the ‘lifers’ rail on that people like her are an abomination she begins to wonder if it was worth it. If J.A.R.V.I.S. is as intelligent as he seems he might find inspiration in this novel.
Spacer and Rat by Margaret Bechard
J.A.R.V.I.S. might enjoy this story of a robot named Waldo with an illegal level of intelligence and sentience. Waldo and his human companions must stay one step ahead of the law if he wants to survive.
Runemarks by Joanne Harris
Loki would enjoy the chaos in this post-apocalyptic adventure that takes place in a realm that should be familiar to him: Norse mythology. The fact that Loki himself makes an appearance in the novel will please his ego as well.
Icefall by Matthew J. Kirby
Loki will feel at home in the icy setting of this novel and he will enjoy reading about the betrayal of royal children. This cold, dark novel would suit Loki perfectly.