Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday - Firefight by Brandon Sanderson

A weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine

This is about the second book in a series so beware of spoilers! (Like in the synopsis). If you haven't read Steelheart do it and come back. Here's my review to encourage you - READ IT

Title: Firefight
Series: The Reckoners #2
Author: Brandon Sanderson
Published: January 6, 2015 by Delacorte Press

Synopsis: 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 the second book in the Reckoners series: Firefight, the sequel to the #1 bestseller Steelheart.

Newcago is free.

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 simpler. Instead, it only made David realize he has questions. Big ones. And no one in Newcago can give him answers. 

Babylon Restored, the city formerly known as the borough of Manhattan, has possibilities, though. Ruled by the mysterious High Epic Regalia, Babylon Restored is flooded and miserable, but David is sure it's the path that will lead him to what he needs to find. Entering a city oppressed by a High Epic despot is risky, but David's willing to take the gamble. Because killing Steelheart left a hole in David's heart. A hole where his thirst for vengeance once lived. Somehow, he filled that hole with another Epic--Firefight. And now he will go on a quest darker and even more dangerous than the fight against Steelheart to find her, and to get his answers.

Why I'm Waiting 

The first book in this series, Steelheart (FULL REVIEW), was my very first Brandon Sanderson book. Oh to be young and innocent and not know the joy and pain of reading a book written by the incomparable Brandon Sanderson. I was completely blown away by how brilliant this book was.

Sanderson always does an impeccable job of creating characters that you can't help but love. Every one of The Reckoners is interesting and well-rounded and I need to find out what happened and will happen to so many of them. This series is about superheroes, no supervillains, no villainous superheroes? I don't even know! I'm not even sure how to categorize it. It's about people with superpowers who do not really use them for good. Or do they? It's all very unclear. WHICH IS AWESOME! The "magical system" here is incredibly unique and detailed. Everyone with powers has something distinct to them and there is a hierarchy of powers. But what really got me is the plot twists. The ending of this book completely blew my mind. I thought I had it figured out. I thought I knew the twist he was going to throw at me. But Brandon Sanderson is flawless and that was just a red herring! Sanderson you are a magnificant bastard!

I was recently listened to the audio for a short story within this world that connects Steelheart and Firefight called Mitosis. (It's free on audible right now so go check it out). I thought it would be a good way to tide myself over but it had the opposite effect. I forgot how brilliant this series is! I forgot how much humor it has, the main character uses the most terrible metaphors you guys, it's hilarious. I also forgot how much mystery there is in this world. Seriously it's only 35 pages long but like all Sanderson it packs some serious punch! It only served to make me desperately need to read Firefight!

What about you? What are you waiting for this Wednesday? Have you read Steelheart? Are you waiting on Firefight along with me? Leave me a comment with your thoughts. Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY READING!


  1. I haven't read any Brandon Sanderson books yet but I've been eyeing Steelheart! Hope you enjoy this one!

  2. OOh nice! Totally new to me! Sounds awesome though!

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  3. You're so right, Sanderson is a GENIUS!!!! If you want to try more of his stuff, I highly recommend Mistborn! I'm so excited to see the stories of the Reckoners continue in this next book. I just can't wait to find out what the events of book 1 will mean for David. But I know it's going to be AMAZING! lol, excellent pick!!

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