Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson, review at Fantasy Book Critic
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.
I have listed these titles in earlier SSS posts: check out my SSS Books Page for links to more reviews:
Blood Song by Anthony Ryan, review at Fantasy Faction
The Dead of Winter by Lee Collins, review at The Ranting Dragon
The Killing Moon by N.K. Jemisin, review at SFF World
River of Stars by Guy Gavriel Kay, review at The Speculative Scotsman
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman, review at Worlds Without End
Terra by Mitch Benn, review at The Book Smugglers
The World of the End by Ofir Touche Gafla, review at Only The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy
Django Wexler at My Bookish Ways
Recommended Reads of 2013 (so far)
Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson at Fantasy Book Critic
The Thousand Names by Django Wexler at Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist