Review: Firefight by Brandon Sanderson

Firefight (Reckoners #2) by Brandon Sanderson

Firefight by Brandon Sanderson

Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction Publisher: Delacourte Press Format: ARC
Source: Received from the publisher through Red Ballon’s Teen Bookclub in exchange for an honest review Rating:  (5/5 Stars) Synopsis: 

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..

At first, I though Firefight was very different than Steelheart. Not bad different, I was still really liking it, but it was a much softer book. I wasn’t hanging off every page like I did with Steelheart and it wasn’t as intense as the first book. Now, I don’t want to give anything away, but this book did end up being as intense as Steelheart was. All the plot threads wove together to create an amazing (and very emotional) conclusion. Firefight was a great book and a very strong sequel.

Firefight had really great character development. All the main characters really grew, and I became very happy about certain things* (see star for spoiler) I hadn’t liked so much in Steelheart.

I also really liked Firefight’s new setting. Newcago was a great setting, but I think I liked Babylon Restored even more. It was so imaginative and mysterious. It managed to be very different than Newcago while still being cohesive. Just great.

I’m just gonna stop here because I have a lot of feelings after finishing this book and if I continue I’m bound to spoil something. All you be to know is Firefight is a great book. If you liked Steelheart you’ll love it and if you haven’t read Steelheart, what are you doing?

* (highlight to view spoiler) I didn’t really like the romance between David and Megan in book one. It was just too obsessive and too girl-I-just-met. But in Firefight I actually liked it and it was cute and I loved their snark.