Calamity (Reckoners #3) by Brandon Sanderson // Bullet Point Thoughts


Calamity (Reckoners #3) by Brandon Sanderson, Published by Random House, Purchased for my own Collection.

There are three major things you need to know: I love the Reckoners series with all my heart, Firefight was one of my top two favorite books last year, and I don’t know if I’ve ever anticipated a book as much as I anticipated Calamity.

calamitylightssmallCalamity was released on Tuesday, I picked up my copy on Tuesday, and it took me the rest of the week to read it as I went back and forth between “I want to finish this now!” and “Nooo I don’t want it to end!” I finished it Friday night and it’s been stuck in my head ever since. This series may be over, but I doubt this obsession will end anytime soon.

As this was a pretty momentous read I find that I really can’t relay my thoughts in any sort of coherent review manner. For this I’ve decided to just write out my thoughts in a (long) list of bullet points.

There is also  really no way to talk about Calamity at all without spoiling either the book in question or the previous two books in the series. In the way of Brandon Sanderson, even the first page of book three would spoil book two almost entirely… and so, everything is going under the cut because spoilers everywhere.

Commentary About the Plot / Things I Liked:

“The powers are mine,” she whispered. “I claim them. My burden, my task, my self. I don’t know why that mattered, but it did.” pg. 318

A Few Criticisms / Things I Didn’t Like:

All in all, it wasn’t a perfect conclusion, but… Yes okay I was overjoyed by it anyways. While I wanted more answers I do really feel like the ending was perfect. My favorites got a (mostly) happy ending that, while somewhat confusing, worked well enough. There are very rare moments where one of your favorite series receives a perfect ending, and there are times where the ending is just the best one you’re going to get. Calamity falls more toward the second camp, but I thought it was amazing anyways.