Sunday, November 27, 2016

Crown Review #20 - Steelheart

Steelheart - Brandon Sanderson 

Rating: 4.5/5 Stars
Series: Reckoners, #1
Length: 384 Pages
Purchase: [Amazon] | [Barnes & Noble]

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.

Sparks, that was really good. Before going into this book, I knew that super-powers were involved. However, I thought that the main characters would have the powers and it would be a battle between power and power. However, I was wrong. This is tale of non-powers viruses powers. Doesn't sound like a winning battle, right? That is what made this book so good.

In this world, something came out and appeared over the sky and people started to have powers later. They were soon called Epics. In Stealheart,  the main character, witnesses a moment that could change everything. In the event of an encounter with an Epic, his father is killed, but what happens gives him an important clue to defeat this Epic once and for all. When the timing is right, he offers this information to an important rebel group and joins them. This story was fast, action-packed, and overall the best hero story I've crossed so far. This story also tells you that you do not need powers to be super. 

However, I would have hoped that some of the characters were developed more. It would have been better, but the "we have to keep our stuff secret, for the better part of safety" card was played. The "past" development wasn't the best, but the development going forward was better. Each character showed development towards themselves and their personalities.

There were also times where it could have been improved, but most of the time, I wanted everything to keep going. Some the scenes were suspenseful and catching that makes you continue. You have to keep going to know what happens. Like I said, it was pretty action-packed. Even the creative use of weapons gave it an extra touch.

Overall, this story was like riding a comic book. This would have been an awesome action movie to watch as well and I hope one day that this does happen. This was definitely a creative take on a story involving powers.

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