Review: Firefight by Brandon Sanderson

FirefightSource: Gifted 
Delacourte Press
 The Reckoners #2
Hardcover, 432 pages
Young Adult Science Fiction
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From the #1 “New York Times” bestselling author of Words of Radiance coauthor of Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series, and creator of the internationally bestselling Mistborn Trilogy, Brandon Sanderson presents the second book in the Reckoners series: Firefight, the sequel to the #1 bestseller Steelheart.

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.

Firefight is the awesome sequel to the book Steelheart. It’s set in a time when Epics have taken over the world, and now it’s up to the Reckoners to try and help normal people reclaim their places.

Oh how I missed this world! We dive right in as David and the Reckoners have to deal with yet another Epic vying for attention in the streets of Newcago. This second installment to the series keeps the pace moving and we get to see much more of the post-Epic world as the Reckoners head to New Babylon. David is still hilarious (to me atleast) with his really awful metaphors and similes, and his need to quick qip everything. He is still managing to be both an idiot and a genius all at the same time, and I love how he takes on new problems and how he sees the world. New Babylon is a fantastic setting, I love it even more than the cold metal Newcago. It’s so vibrant and Sanderson pulls in his awesome fantasy world building to bring the city to life in all it’s neon colors and fruit.

There are a lot of interesting twists in this one, which makes it hard to talk about the plot without giving something away but I really loved each one of them. Most of them were unexpected, and others my boyfriend and I have spent quite a bit of time theorizing about before we read Firefight.

I really hate that we have to wait another year to read the next one, but it will be so worth it. I’m really curious to see how the David deals with the end events of Firefight and how other Epics will react.

5 stars


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4 Responses to Review: Firefight by Brandon Sanderson

  1. Kat Stark says:

    I loved this one too!! Can’t wait for book three! I wanna know how it all goes down for David and the gang.

  2. Christy says:

    Okay, I’m kind of glad I haven’t started the first book yet. I kind of want to wait a little longer so I don’t have to wait so long between books. I can’t wait though!

  3. lilradrad says:

    The only book I’ve read of Brandon Sanderson so far is Elantris and I did end up loving it even though it’s not really a book I would normally read. He’s an amazing writer even after just reading one book and I’m not surprise this turned out as awesome as the first. I really need to read more Sanderson! Awesome review! 🙂

  4. Yes! *dances* This series satisfied my superhero fix. I am so glad you are loved it A year feels so long to wait. Boo. Maybe he will tease us with another novella.

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