Reisa Reviews: Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

Brandon Sanderson’s website:

http://brandonsanderson.com/

Goodreads Link:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17182126-steelheart

Amazon (Opens on Hardcover):

http://www.amazon.com/Steelheart-The-Reckoners-Brandon-Sanderson/dp/0385743564/ref=tmm_hrd_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1392334746&sr=1-1

Barnes and Noble (Opens on Hardcover):

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/steelheart-brandon-sanderson/1114016095?ean=9780385743563

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Twitter:

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My Book Blog:

https://seraquinn.wordpress.com/

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Tumblr:

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Bookies Subreddit:

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My written review:

https://seraquinn.wordpress.com/2014/02/13/reisa-reviews-steelheart-by-brandon-sanderson/

BookTubers Mentioned:

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WellDoneBooks:

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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.

Review:

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

Goodreads Link:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17182126-steelheart

My video review:

So that happened.

So I had to take a week off BookTube and blogging in general. 

 

We had a death in the family on my fiance’s side and well… I had a to be a better sweetheart than a better blogger. I hope you all understand. BUT! That did not mean that I stopped reading every second I got, which wasn’t a lot to be honest. 😦 

 

I did, however finish Steelheart today.  I cannot WAIT to type up the review for that! 😀 It was mind bending!

 

As a general blog post though; things seem to be going slowly back to what we consider to be normal. Auhzy is finally sleeping a bit, he fell asleep about two hours ago, and is eating normally, we should be able to get through the month hopefully.

I have moved onto Full Measures by Rebecca Yarros already and let me tell you! I needed a book like this. After Steelheart, I just needed a rewind. I was asked to read/review this by her publisher ASAP after I had sent in a request for it. One night, and I am already 25% done and looooving it!

 

Now… for me. How am I feeling? Honestly? I have no idea. I have been feeling like a blank slate this entire time. I mean, dont’ get me wrong, when it’s time for cuddling & loving I am all for it! I just… I feel like part of me is going BLEH to itself and I have no idea why. Maybe it’s just seasonal. I dunno.

 

Anyways, tomorrow may be the beginning of a new chapter on BookTube, a new setting for /r/bookies!

 

SEE YA SOON!

 

~ Reisa

 

Also, I have never seen Frozen but I love that Let it Go song. o_o

What a week!

After finally taking the dive and joining the wonderful world of Booktube, I have been more inspired to read, review and am already in my first booktube group reading with BooksNerd and WellDoneBooks starting next week! We will be reading Steelheart, by Brandon Sanderson! It will be BooksNerd and I’s first Sanderson!

 

I am almost done Splintered and let me tell you… MOTHMAN IS FUCKING l;kahbshdf’KSDFKAHSDLF’LKshdn.hSEOIYFOslkdnf;alsdflk.

 

 

Yes. He is the equivalent of mashed words on a keyboard. A.G. Howard knows how to write… just… sweet lord.

 

HE BEAT OUT LESTAT AND ARMAND. NO ONE BEATS OUT THEM!!

 

She, by the way is an absolute delight!

 

I will be doing a review ASAP…

 

I need to catch up on my reviews. D:

 

Any ideas for video tags, themes/blog posts ya’ll want to see in the future?

 

 

Anyways. 

 

Reisa out!

 

Peace and Love!