Firefight (The Reckoners #2)

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Title: Firefight

Series: The Reckoners

Author: Brandon Sanderson

Rating: 3 of 5 Battle Axes

Genre: SFF

Pages: 427

Format: Kindle

 

Synopsis:

David is convinced that Firefight isn’t actually the traitor she appears to be. So he heads to Manhattan to take out an Epic that has been throwing smaller epics at Newcago and so he can find Firefight and convince everyone just how innocent and perfect she is.

We find out lots of info about Epics and surprise, surprise, David’s hormones, instead of his brain, are right and Firefight is all sweetness and light.

 

My Thoughts:

I am done with this series. I did not really enjoy Steelheart and I found Mitosis to be yawn worthy.

It isn’t that it is badly written, or telling a poor story. I simply cannot stand David the main character. I was a 19 year old young man at one time. I KNOW what it is like to have hormones practically controlling you. I also know that you can overcome that and use your brain to at least put the brakes on things, if not do the right thing, ie, don’t endanger your whole crew to run after a girl.

I also know that hormones don’t tell you the truth and in fact they confuse you so much that you can barely tell left from right sometimes. So to have David be right because he “felt” it just made me annoyed to the point of illness. If I am going to read about young adults, I need someone like Rigg from the Pathfinder trilogy by Orson Scott Card.

Problem is, most young adults don’t control themselves and hence David would fit right in with them. Which is probably why I can’t stand him. So my first series of Sanderson’s that I’m leaving. Depending on how his Stormlight Archives series goes, that might be the second.

Mitosis (The Reckoners #1.5)

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Title: Mitosis

Series: The Reckoners

Author: Brandon Sanderson

Rating: 3 of 5 Battle Axes

Genre: Short Story

Pages: 35

Format: Kindle

 

 

 

Synopsis:

An Epic comes to Newcago. And the Prof is away so it is all up to David to be the hero.

 

My Thoughts:

Not a bad short story acting as an appetizer between Steelheart & Firefight. It is just as YA as Steelheart but being a short story, it kind of comes to the fore a bit more.

All I can say is that “The Power of Music” is cliched and it is cliched in this story as well.

 

Steelheart (Epics #1)

Steelheart - Brandon SandersonSteelheart

The Reckoners #1

Author: Brandon Sanderson

3 of 5 Stars

 

Awkward. That is how I felt almost the whole way through this book.

I’ve enjoyed almost all of Sanderson’s adult books, and I really liked his Alcatraz books, which I think of as children’s books.

But Steelheart? It really did seem like a teen book. It was awkward, stilted, not quite fitting any parameters, at times rational and adult and at others selfish and childish. I felt like I was wearing a set of clothes that just didn’t quite fit.

Don’t get me wrong, I did enjoy this read. But what I read versus what I was expecting was very different. I’ll be reading the next Epics book when it comes out, but with a much more realistic set of expectations and I’m hoping that will allow me to enjoy it more.