Book Review: Firefight (Reckoners #2) – Brandon Sanderson

FirefightBlurb: They told David it was impossible–that even the Reckoners had never killed a High Epic. Yet, Steelheart–invincible, immortal, unconquerable–is dead. And he died by David’s hand.

Eliminating Steelheart was supposed to make life more simple. Instead, it only made David realize he has questions. Big ones. And there’s no one in Newcago who can give him the answers he needs.

Babylon Restored, the old borough of Manhattan, has possibilities, though. Ruled by the mysterious High Epic, Regalia, David is sure Babylon Restored will lead him to what he needs to find. And while entering another city oppressed by a High Epic despot is a gamble, David’s willing to risk it. Because killing Steelheart left a hole in David’s heart. A hole where his thirst for vengeance once lived. Somehow, he filled that hole with another Epic–Firefight. And he’s willing to go on a quest darker, and more dangerous even, than the fight against Steelheart to find her, and to get his answers

This book was fairly disappointing in comparison with the first installment of the series. Back in book one, David’s obsession with metaphors was still funny but here, it just became annoying at some point making the book look like that it’s trying too hard to be funny.

I also didn’t like the twist at the end of the story which I find a bit too rushed and it Prof was suddenly thrown out of the loop altogether. Megan’s Epic power also became a wee bit complicated – at least for me.

And the most disappointing part of the story was how David lost his charm and just sounded like a low quality male version of Katniss Everdeen paired with a suspiciously similar feel of The Maze Runner. Go figure!

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

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