Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Steelheart (Reckoners, #1) by Brandon Sanderson
This book is totally epic! When Calamity, a red light in the sky arose, many ordinary people were imbued with superhero like powers. The faithful felt that they would be heroes, but absolute power corrupts absolutely. Thus, the ones they called Epics were destructive and wanton and cruel in their destruction. When David was 8 years old, he witnessed Steelheart kill his father and many other people and transform most of the city of Chicago into steel. Steelheart became the invincible leader of the city that became known as Newcago, thrust into perpetual darkness by another Epic known as Nightshade. Ten years later, David is the only survivor of the catastrophe, and the only human being who has seen that Steelheart does indeed have a weakness, and he has been studying the Epics and plotting to destroy Steelheart all of those years. He has an overdeveloped sense of revenge. In order to destroy Steelheart, he needs to join a resistance group called the Reckoners. There is lots of action and adventure and the book is funny as well, as the geeky David continuously makes up odd metaphors while trying to impress Megan who is beautiful and carries tiny grenades in her top. The characters are fantastic and the book is tons of fun to read. It could make a fabulous movie. I look forward to reading the next book.