Reisa Reviews: Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

Title: Steelheart

Author: Brandon Sanderson

Series: Yes.

Age Range: I would say 16 and up.

Genre: Young Adult, Sci Fi Fantasy, Comic Book like, Superheroes

Would I recommend it to anyone: Very much so

Description on Goodreads:

There are no heroes.

Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics.

But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must crush his wills.

Nobody fights the Epics… nobody but the Reckoners. A shadowy group of ordinary humans, they spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them.

And David wants in. He wants Steelheart—the Epic who is said to be invincible. The Epic who killed David’s father. For years, like the Reckoners, David’s been studying, and planning—and he has something they need. Not an object, but an experience.

He’s seen Steelheart bleed. And he wants revenge.


Holy moley. This book is amazing! I went into this book completely blind and let me tell you… it was worth it. I can’t think of a better start to my love of Mr. Sanderson.

Now, don’t get me wrong! I have wanted to start his books before, but nothing really caught my eye as much as Steelheart. I wanted to read Mistborn, I wanted to dive into The Rithmatist , I even wanted to jump into his Stormlight Archives. But… I just didn’t. I don’t know. I have no excuse. I just didn’t.

But now I crave it. His writing is something that can not be mimicked. It cannot be faked.

Now, as for Steelheart? Very very fast-paced, amazing in depth characters, lovely world building and just… wow. I would have to say I would recommend it for older teens though due to the graphic nature of some passages and characters. Other than that, stunning.

I found myself just losing hours with this book. Forgetting I had things to do, places to be and words to say. It can consume you, and I don’t want to go into too much detail, but from the prologue itself… I was caught like a fish on a hook.

I give it the rating I do, merely because toward the end some of it was predictable, but the reason it’s a .8 is the ending itself saved it from being a .5

Highly reccomended.

My Rating: 4.8/5

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