Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

Thursday, January 7th 2016

Meet David the most ADORKABLE character that you’ll probably ever  meet. He is so adorably dorky that you just want to love him even when he annoys you. He has the heart of a hero but the tongue of a true awkward nerdy. *sigh* He constantly means to sound clever; cool; mature; witty; even sophisticated, instead it’s just a jumble mess of confusing statements like:

“It’s like a banana farm for guns!” 
“It’s okay,” I said. “I feel like a brick made of porridge.”
“No, no,” I said. “It makes sense! Listen. A brick is supposed to be strong, right? But if one were secretly made of porridge, and all of the other bricks didn’t know, he’d sit around worrying that he’d be weak when the rest of them were strong. He’d get smooshed when he was placed in the wall, you see, maybe get some of his porridge mixed with that stuff they stick between bricks.”

I told you he’s ADORKABLE!

He is a character of my heart! Thank you Brandon Sanderson for writing a character that all you’re loving fans can relate to! His obsession is discovering the weakness of Epics. Epics, a group of mutated super human’s that have special super power abilities. The Epics gain their ability after the fall of Calamity, it’s still not clear on how some gain these abilities while other’s have not. It doesn’t matter to David he only has one Epic in mind, Steelheart. Joining the Reckoners is the  piece of the puzzle to David’s plan to finally take down Steelheart.

It’s so hard to write this review without giving away all the spoilers! Ughs!

Let me just say that I am a big Mistborn fan. I was not sure if I was going to enjoy any other series for Brandon Sanderson after reading the Mistborn, and I was surely wrong. Sanderson made the prefect guy for me to fall in love with *sigh* David. Sweet tongue tide David. Thank you Sanderosn!


I gave this book a 5 out of 5 stars, despite my ever-growing love for Brandon Sanderson this book truly earn my stars. It has great world building. The idea of having comic book styled mutated humans actually become the “anti-hero” is a refreshing concept. The dialogue in the book is very easy to fallow, while being smooth to read. Once you sit down to read you are entering a realm far beyond the one you left. The environment that Brandon Sanderson created through the power of his words is just marvelous. The emotional impact that happens between the characters, the politics of the environment, the character development through all the ups and downs just make it amazing read.  Did I mention the plot twist is so Brandon Sanderson? Only he can make me question ever possible plot twist only to develop the plot twist that I was soon not expecting! if you love comic books, and can grasp the concept of anti-hero then this is the adventures, adorable tale of David and his obsession with Epics in Newcago!

About Brandon Sanderson

Brandon Sanderson was born in 1975 in Lincoln, Nebraska. As a child Brandon enjoyed reading, but he lost interest in the types of titles often suggested to him, and by junior high he never cracked a book if he could help it. This changed when an eighth grade teacher gave him Dragonsbane by Barbara Hambly.

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