New York : Delacorte, 2013
Enter the Reckoners - a group of rag tag kids and adults whose mission is to restore peace by systematically taking out the epics. When David finds them, his knowledge becomes essential to their plans. Will they get to the strongest Epic to destroy him?
You won't want to put down this crazy ride of a book! I loved the well-drawn characters and found the dialogue really well done. Loved the story, too, and will be reading the sequel Firefight very soon!
a guy is the main character, there could
definitely be appeal to girls who like a
fast-paced adventure. I loved this one,
ago Calamity appeared in the sky. Before
that everything was normal. After Calamity,
the world knew the destruction of Epics,
ordinary people were given super powers. In
a cruel twist of fate all Epics seem to be
using those powers for evil. They quickly
divide up the world and rule their domains
with little mercy. One of the most powerful
Epics is known only as Steelheart, who can
turn nearly everything to steel with a touch
and bullets bounce right off him. Every
Epic, even Steelheart, has a weakness that
can kill them.
The Reckoners are committed to ridding the world of Epics, the super villains who appeared and turned society into the dystopia it is today, so of course David wants to be one of them. David has a wealth of knowledge on the abilities and weaknesses of all the Epics, especially one called Steelheart, who killed his father. He is sure he can convince the reckoners to help him take revenge. (Booktalk by the Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Committee)
Guerrilla warfare -- Fiction.