Here's my pick for this week:
Release Date: September 24th, 2013
Author: Brandon Sanderson
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.
Yes, I'll admit it: I've been talking about this one non-stop already. And yes, I did get a copy at BEA so I'm technically not really waiting on it anymore...BUT, in my defense: I hadn't featured it as a WoW post yet and it was the one scheduled to go up this week. Plus, I'm holding off to read it closer to the release date - if only because I have so many other books to get to! So really, I am still waiting on Steelheart. And you know me, I'll jump at any excuse to fangirl over Brandon Sanderson!! For Steelheart, Sanderson revisits the idea of magic powers coming from or using metal (*ahem* Mistborn) but in typical Sanderson fashion, he offers a fresh & innovative spin on things! Steelheart is a sci-fi, dystopian read about Epics - who are pretty much like super-humans or Superheroes (!!!) who wish to rule ordinary humans. And then there are Reckoners, regular people with no power who study the Epics...so they can fight back. Hmm, calling them 'Epics' seems fitting because this book sounds like just that - EPIC.
Enough fan-girling from me - are YOU excited for Steelheart?
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