"Wearing the Cape"
Afterwards they called it "The Event", or whatever that translated to in other languages. For a handful of seconds the entire world blanked out, from supercomputers, to flashlights, to human brains. When the lights came back on the world was in chaos, and from the ashes rose astounding heros, and villians.
Marion G. Harmon has created a world where super powered humans make sense. Scientists freak out over the laws of physics being ignored and the sigh, grit their teeth and amend their theories accordingly. Into this world where international powers are rearranging and a single individual can stand in for an army steps Hope. She is a self described pixy of a young woman who is hoping for one last growth spurt before she heads off to take University by storm. The the mysterious Teatime Anarchist drops an overpass on her. Granted he was aiming for the senator who was passing but Hope was the one caught in the blast, and Hope was the one who suddenly discovered that giant blocks of concrete and steel suddenly weren't that heavy anymore. In the aftermath she is offered an apprenticeship with her home city's local Superhero team.
The characters are engaging and real from a girl who just wants to do the right thing, to her overprotective father with secrets of his own, to a quite old professor of ancient history who bequeaths her a wealth of knowledge and Malus (his distinctive mace only liftable by superheros). The situation the heroine finds herself in are so real they feel like the could have been lifted from any modern newspaper. This is a book that keeps you reading.