I didn't really feel like writing a full review for Steelheart, so here's a list for you to take a gander at (and it sums up what I think... mostly).
Six Things You Should Know About Steelheart
- In the overall view, this is a revenge book laced with superheroness. Eight year old David witnessed his father being killed by an Epic, a human with superpowers. Ten years later, he vows to join the Reckoners, a group of people who hunt and kill Epics for a living, and convince them to help him kill Steelheart.
- From the two superhero books I've read, superheroes have really sad nicknames. Steelheart, Nightwielder, Firefight – it might sound really cool, but... ew. (You'll find a review for that other one sometime in the near future.) O_O
- Sanderson writes this in a way that I actually liked and I'm not annoyed David is out wanting Steelheart's head on a platter in revenge. Not... really.
- David is as socially awkward as that one dude who probably has the same name in that one movie. Lucy London still takes the trophy as the best socially awkward character (plus, who can beat her? She's absolutely adorable!).
- David sucks at metaphors. I don't know if that's just Sanderson or the character, but David just tries too hard with the metaphors. Have I mentioned it makes him seem socially awkward?
- Have I mentioned those metaphors are so bad, it's bleeping hilarious? The explanations David comes up with makes it even more bad, thus more hilarious.