Steelheart (Reckoners #1) By: Brandon Sanderson
There are no heroes. Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics. But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must crush his wills. Nobody fights the Epics… nobody but the Reckoners. A shadowy group of ordinary humans, they spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them. And David wants in. He wants Steelheart—the Epic who is said to be invincible. The Epic who killed David’s father. For years, like the Reckoners, David’s been studying, and planning—and he has something they need. Not an object, but an experience. He’s seen Steelheart bleed. And he wants revenge.
Why do people feel the need to kill babies in books? It kills me. The book would have to be the most poorly book ever written and still I would probably cry. This book was obviously not poorly written and even though it’s done at the very beginning and just sort of offhand I still boohooed.
Totally not a world of superheroes I would want to live in, incredibly dark though not quite as depressing as I thought it would be. I must have been in a good mood because thinking back it’s a pretty depressing book.
Makes me sad that all the Epics are basically evil.
Loved the twist at the end, though I did call one of the things Sanderson did. Still loved it. Really looking forward to the next book, wish it was out now so I could read it and then demand the next book.