Brandon Sanderson
At age eight, David watched as his father was killed by an Epic, a human with superhuman powers, and now, ten years later, he joins the Reckoners--the only people who are trying to kill the Epics and end their tyranny.
Steelheart is a great dystopian fiction book set in future Chicago. In the book, certain people have gained superpowers after a freak cosmic event. They now rule Earth with little sympathy for the humans they dominate. At the beginning of the story, David, the main character's father, is killed by the greatest Epic, Steelheart. Ten years later, he joins a group of rebels called the Reckoners and sets out to take Steelheart down. This is a great sci fi/dystopian novel with a good story, characters and originality.
Review by Steve