AUTHOR: Brandon Sanderson
CATEGORY: Science Fiction
This book is probably best for 12+ as there is some mild violence. I would recommend this book to people who enjoy superheroes, action, and comedy, all rolled up into one tasty Sci-fi burrito.
Steelheart is a book that takes place in a somewhat dystopian America, about a teen named David who is seeking revenge on an evil superhero who murdered his father... and also seeking to become better at using metaphors.
After a powerful burst in the sky (ten years before our narrative begins), things were never the same. Some people were affected by it. Others weren't. Those who were gained superpowers, and became Epics. Each Epic has their own unique power- and weakness. Discovering this weakness is the key to eliminating them, and David knows this. Most people have submitted to the Epics, letting them rule over whatever lands they might choose. But not the Reckoners. The Reckoners want to fight back, and get rid of the Epics- for the good of mankind. Soon enough, David discovers this force, and joins them, hungry for revenge against Steelheart- the Epic who killed his dad and became ruler over Chicago (now known as Newcago). Will David and the Reckoners find a way to exterminate this titan? And what lessons will David learn about himself- and others- along the way? You'll have to read the book to find out.
This book is the first in "The Reckoners" series (of which the sequel was released in 2015 and the third book is set to release this year). It's an amazing blend of action, comedy, and superhero goodness. The sequel is great too. Give it a read!
Submitted by Jack Harkness