Steelheart

by Brandon Sanderson

Random House Children's Books | September 24, 2013 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

Steelheart is rated 4.3333 out of 5 by 3.

Pre-order the sequel—Firefight—today!

 Brandon Sanderson, 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, presents Steelheart, the first book in the Reckoners series, an action-packed thrill ride that will leave readers breathless.
   How far would you go for revenge if someone killed your father?
   If someone destroyed your city?
   If everything you ever loved was taken from you?
   David Charleston will go to any lengths to stop Steelheart. But to exact revenge in Steelheart’s world, David will need the Reckoners—a shadowy group of rebels bent on maintaining justice.
   And it turns out that the Reckoners might just need David too.
   Look for book two in the Reckoners series, Firefight, available in 2015.

"A tense, fast-paced adventure. Brandon Sanderson is one of the best fantasy sci-fi writers working today."-Christopher Paolini, author of the New York Times and USA Today bestseller Eragon

“Fantastic! The suspense is relentless and the climax explosive.” —James Dashner, New York Times bestselling author of the Maze Runner series
 

Steelheart is another win for Sanderson, proving that he’s not a brilliant writer of epic fantasy, he’s simply a brilliant writer. Period.” —Patrick Rothfuss, author of the New York Times and USA Today bestseller The Name of the Wind

[STAR] “Snappy dialogue, bizarre plot twists, high intensity action, and a touch of mystery and romance; it’s a formula that sucks readers into the prologue, slings them through one tension-filled encounter after the other, and then...leaves them panting for the sequel.”—Booklist, Starred
 
“The near-constant action, Sanderson’s whiz-bang imaginings, and a fully realized sense of danger… make this an absolute page-turner.”—Publishers Weekly
 
“Perfect for genre fans who love exciting adventure stories with surprising plot twists.”—School Library Journal
 
“A straight-up Marvel Comics–style action drama.”—Kirkus Reviews

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: September 24, 2013

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 044981839X

ISBN - 13: 9780449818398

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! I bought this book a while ago and it sat on my self for weeks because I'm not much of a reader, at all in fact this is like the 3rd book I've ever finished myself. I started reading it because I needed something to do and I'm glad I did, reading this I could picture everything that was happening in my head, it may be cliche but it was like a movie in my head. Great for a Young adult, someone who's interested in Science fiction and super powers/ abilities. I am now waiting for the second book to continue this series, and for the time being I'm going to pick up books more often! Great book good story could totally see this as a movie!
Date published: 2014-07-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Popcorn Book Steelheart was a good but not great book. I understand now why it was listed as a Young Adult book even though Brandon Sanderson usually writes for the adult crowd. This is the first Sanderson book I’ve read so I can’t compare it to his fantasy works. The book concept is very interesting. This is a superhero book. Something happens to the world and some people develop powers and they are called Epics. Unfortunately these people are bad and commit crimes and have toppled the government and run everything. A small group of rebels are the heart of the story and their fight back against these Epics. The story itself is good with a nice twist at the end as the mystery of what is going on is revealed. It’s a very action packed book although there is little in terms of character development and some of the writing is cheesy at times. Still I found myself eager to read it. This is more of summer time popcorn, Hollywood blockbuster type of book if I were to compare it to movie. It’s not a movie that would be nominated for an Oscar. 4/5
Date published: 2013-11-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Unique take on superheros - perfect for male YA reader The Good Stuff Nice to see a male protagonist, so many of the YA genre is geared towards female readers Fast paced and actually quite funny at times Really enjoyed David as a character. I took a instant liking to him and almost felt maternal towards him Will appeal to the reluctant reader Nice character development Again would like to mention the humour. Perfectly used in exactly the right moments Really wasn't expecting to like it as Sanderson is known as a Fantasy writer and that really isn't my genre, but I was totally hooked in right away The whole central message about doing the right thing really appealed to me and wasn't done in a preachy way Can't wait for the next installment Cody is such a delightful character and adds a nice light touch to what could be a very dark story One of the main characters is Canadian David's father reminded me so much of my Dad Secondary characters are very multidimensional not just filler, you want to know more about their back stories David, while mature, acts very much like a gangly teen at times which is extremely refreshing Nice banter between the characters The Not So Good Stuff I was a tad confused at times Some contradictions Almost put it down due to the descriptions of an infant being killed. I know, I know but I can't handle that stuff Favorite Quotes/Passage "Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely." "She can shoot like a dream, and she carries tiny grenades in her top, a bit of my addled mind thought. I think I might be in love." "It's good for you to think of this, son. Ponder. Worry. Stay up nights, frightened for the casualties of your ideology. It will do you good to realized the price of fighting." "Your father believed the best about people," Prof said. "You could call that foolish, but I'd never call it a fault." 4 Dewey's I picked up a copy of this at BookExpo America 2013
Date published: 2013-09-04

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Steelheart

by Brandon Sanderson

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: September 24, 2013

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 044981839X

ISBN - 13: 9780449818398

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Pre-order the sequel—Firefight—today!

 Brandon Sanderson, 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, presents Steelheart, the first book in the Reckoners series, an action-packed thrill ride that will leave readers breathless.
   How far would you go for revenge if someone killed your father?
   If someone destroyed your city?
   If everything you ever loved was taken from you?
   David Charleston will go to any lengths to stop Steelheart. But to exact revenge in Steelheart’s world, David will need the Reckoners—a shadowy group of rebels bent on maintaining justice.
   And it turns out that the Reckoners might just need David too.
   Look for book two in the Reckoners series, Firefight, available in 2015.

"A tense, fast-paced adventure. Brandon Sanderson is one of the best fantasy sci-fi writers working today."-Christopher Paolini, author of the New York Times and USA Today bestseller Eragon

“Fantastic! The suspense is relentless and the climax explosive.” —James Dashner, New York Times bestselling author of the Maze Runner series
 

Steelheart is another win for Sanderson, proving that he’s not a brilliant writer of epic fantasy, he’s simply a brilliant writer. Period.” —Patrick Rothfuss, author of the New York Times and USA Today bestseller The Name of the Wind

[STAR] “Snappy dialogue, bizarre plot twists, high intensity action, and a touch of mystery and romance; it’s a formula that sucks readers into the prologue, slings them through one tension-filled encounter after the other, and then...leaves them panting for the sequel.”—Booklist, Starred
 
“The near-constant action, Sanderson’s whiz-bang imaginings, and a fully realized sense of danger… make this an absolute page-turner.”—Publishers Weekly
 
“Perfect for genre fans who love exciting adventure stories with surprising plot twists.”—School Library Journal
 
“A straight-up Marvel Comics–style action drama.”—Kirkus Reviews