Book Review: Steelheart (Reckoners #1) – Brandon Sanderson

SteelheartDavid Charleston was eight when his father was killed by an Epic named Steelheart. Epics are humans with superpowers. A decade later and with an obsession for revenge, David joins the Reckoners – a group of people who are trying to kill Epics and end their ruling.

There are a lot of good things I loved about this book. I especially loved the humor in it mostly coming from David’s obsession with metaphors. His snarky/adorable ramblings and POV was a juxtaposition of the dystopian society formed under the ruling of these random humans who acquired superpowers and got it in their head to dominate the non-Epic ones destroying anyone who will defy them.

There’s also a great deal of details in it that mostly covered the emergence of Epics. I loved that part of it. It’s refreshing to see humans going against individual with super powers this time. I know this isn’t new with regards to human versus superhuman entity but you get what I mean right? It’s like the Avengers suddenly became the villains and all.

Overall, the storytelling here was solid and the voices of each character were complemented by great personalities. I especially adore Cody!! I’m a firm believer that if you don’t like the main character/s, you won’t get much enjoyment in a story. In this case, I loved all of them!

Congratulations Mr. Sanderson! Job well done!

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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