Since you're considering this book by reading a review, I'll assume you enjoy fantasy and fiction. If not, move along.
This is definitely in the realm of comic books, which is to say super-hero's and super-villains without too much attention paid to the how and why of physics.
As with many stories in the comic genre, it's about the characters and a unique concept. In this case, the unique concept is that the super-powers are held almost exclusively by the bad guys, and it's normal people fighting for good. The characters are very well done by both the author and the narrator, and this draws you into the story.
Of course, this type of book isn't designed to challenge your intellect, but it is meant to entertain, and this it does very well. Aimed, I think, at the YA demographic, I think it should also provide a good read for an older audience that still enjoys the super heroes of their younger days.
I look forward to follow on books.
Storytelling is good, but the story itself could have been a little stronger. There are so many things just hanging, unexplained, just left out. That makes the story hollow rather than solid. It's not a "bad" book, but not something I will recommend.
The Radiance and Mistborn series are much richer and better written but I still like the sorry and ideas presented here. Will try Firefight to see if I like it more, plus I'm still curious to see where the story goes.
Brandon Sanderson has a fluid writing style and the story was very interesting. What if Superman was a villain and no one knew about kryptonite?
Keep The Faith
I have enjoyed a few Sanderson's stories,
I loved "Atlantis" and "Steelheat" enough I listened to both straight through! However years stretched between each purchase. In between I found his others works compelling but my mood depressed me while I listening to the long epic fantasies and I lost all interest. It has taken years for me to risk reading anything published by Sanderson.
Now I am glad I did! I will be Reading the other books in this series today!! 👍
Brandon Sanderson writes the best fight scenes. I felt like I was watching a movie. loved the reader too. He did a great job with different voices (girls included) and accents.