The Reckoners Series, Book 1

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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...
Publisher: 2013
ISBN: 9780449818398

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Nov 13, 2018

AMAZING!! This is a MUST READ. This book and the next two in the series are possibly the greatest books I have ever read. Once I started reading I could not put it down. The way Sanderson creates his own unique dystopian universe is beyond impressive. Can't wait for the movie!

Jul 19, 2018

The story is about a boy named David who meets a group of people called the Reckoners in the apocalypse to fight a band of people called epics who have gotten superpowers for some reason and are corrupting the world. one thing I did like about the book was the fact that the characters were very original. It wasn't my favorite type of book because I am just not the type of person who likes to read about violence in books. Like I don't wanna know if someone's chest explodes, you get me? I am not saying it was a bad book and I totally recommend this book to some of my friends who i know would really like this type of book. I probably won't read the next books. I would recommend this to mostly teenagers (mostly boys I am guessing would like this). Personally, I would give it a 2.5 out of 5 stars.
- @terrificbooklover of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Mar 16, 2018

this book is a really good read, everything is so unpredictable its very entertaining!

Mar 14, 2018

This book is good if you like superheros or if you just want a good book. I liked this book because it is different than most other superhero stories. It has good comedy, but I found that it can be a bit slow at times.

I thought this book provided a lot of times where you would wonder what would happen next.
Like what will happen to the characters. It made me continue reading more and more. It had a good sense of adventures to keep the readers interested.

Tyler, 14 years old

Mr_Cliff Oct 28, 2017

This is a great superhero book with a main character who isn't a superhero! Although he is fascinated by them, he is actually working against them because their power has gone to their heads. The people with powers actually aren't heroes at all, they are villains who rule through fear and violence. It is up to the resistance, made up of normal folks, who find and exploit the weaknesses of those with powers. Great idea from a great author and the start to a great series. Read it!

Sep 20, 2017

From the outside, Steelheart seems like nothing more than your average, bland YA novel: orphaned teenaged kid fights evil supervillains in a dystopian world… nothing special, right? Wrong. The odd thing about Steelheart is that it is able to turn a flat and unoriginal premise into something amazing. It’s written with passion and spunk, and it’s a brilliant example of taking something boring and uncreative and making it extraordinary. Sanderson really knows how to write convincing, fluid characters, and in Steelheart, they seem to leap off of the page with their authenticity. Each and every single one is wonderfully complex and realistic. Unpredictable and intense, hilarious and epic, Steelheart turns the tropes of every boring YA novel on its head. You’ll wish it never ends. 5/5
- @Apis of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Steelheart starts with a lot of clichés but it keeps the story original and interesting enough to keep my attention. The story is about a boy named David who meets a group of people called the Reckoners in the apocalypse to fight a band of people called epics who have gotten superpowers for some reason and are corrupting the world. Sound familiar? But Sanderson has really gotten an in depth view on the mechanics of this broken world. He explains brilliantly how the people are suffering and why David should help them. There are also different classes of epics to explain how powerful different groups of them are and a lot of them have very unique powers. Obviously, there has to be an ultimate villain in this story called Steelheart who kills David's dad and David wants to get revenge on him. This is basically the entire plot of the story but the progression of the characters is what makes this book stand out. All in all, I like this book and you should give it a read. 4 out of 5.
- @Henny_Lee of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Aug 17, 2017

Wow. Just wow. One of my favorite books EVER. A stunning page-turner with twists and turns until the last page. The characters, story, plot, and setting all contribute to this must read.

I enjoyed this book. Just when you think that it has an ending like you've seen before, it changes into some ending you never saw coming. I especially liked how the main character wasn't some dumb, idiotic character that was great at everything. In fact, he just might be the opposite which makes this book 10x better. The author added logic into everything he wrote so you can never think, "Why didn't the characters just do <inserts a better idea>."

Feb 24, 2017

Great read! I really enjoyed the unique superpower system and I loved the way the author pressed the idea of too much power corrupting even the best of people. Very action-packed and I really like the world building and characters. They were very relatable and complex especially the main. I would highly recommend this series to anyone who likes superheroes, fantasy, magic or anyone who just likes a good, fast-paced book.

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Aug 17, 2017

"You keep us in the darkness. You show off your terrible powers.... You want us to be afraid... because the only that can kill you is people who fear you.

Jul 16, 2015

"I've seen Steelheart bleed."

Jun 17, 2014

"You are an epic, It all makes sense now!"


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Jul 17, 2015

This book is about an 18 year old boy wanting revenge on a so-called superhero, who killed his father!

Jun 17, 2014

David watched his dad die in a bank by an epic named steel heart, he has spent the last 10 years of his life preparing for this moment and finally it has arrived...He saw steelheart bleed now he will see him bleed again.


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penguinfami1 Mar 16, 2016

Other: Megan doesn't wear any clothes at one point.

Jun 17, 2014

Other: Very very minimal language and sexual content. He is a teen boy, he tells you what he is thinking but it is nothing absolutely terrible

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