Summary: 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.
Read-Alikes: If you liked Steelheart, you might also like Red Rising by Pierce Brown, Inhuman by Kat Falls, Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan, or Legend by Marie Lu. Brandon Sanderson has also written many other books, so if you like his writing style, he has many more to choose from.
Book Club: Steelheart is Eliza’s teen book club selection for July. Book discussion will be held on Saturday July 23rd @ 2:00pm. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk and downloadable versions can be found on MyMediaMall.