Sanderson, Brandon

Book - 2013
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
At age eight, David watched as his father was killed by an Epic, a human with superhuman powers, and now, ten years later, he joins the Reckoners--the only people who are trying to kill the Epics and end their tyranny.

Publisher: New York :, Delacorte Press,, [2013]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780385743563
Branch Call Number: y SANDERSON 2013
Characteristics: 386 pages ;,24 cm
Alternate Title: Steel heart


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Steelheart is the first in the series, "Reckoners" by the hugely popular Brandon Sanderson. Steelheart is a thrilling fantasy-sci fi hybrid with a twist. The superheroes are all villains! They kill without mercy and just take whatever they want. We follow the Reckoners as they try to ou... Read More »

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Dec 28, 2014

I love you Jessica Mong- George Clooney

Oct 27, 2014
  • Britty346 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The only other work by Brandon Sanderson that I have read is 'The Way of Kings'. I love that book so when I heard about this one I thought I would give it a try.
When I started to read it and discovered it was in the first person narrative I almost set it down; I'm not a fan of that form of writing but I decided to give it a try and I'm glad I did!
The story is interesting and the characters have depth. Towards the end there is so many twists I found myself shocked at each one ! This is worth reading if you want a good book. Brandon Sanderson is an author you should definitely check out if you love fantasy and sci fi.

Oct 22, 2014
  • OvergrownHobbit rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The Pizza and Pages teen book club say this book had a lot of action (lots of super heroes, though technically they're all super VILLAINS). 9 out of 9 teens liked it. Seven REALLY liked it. One read it 3 times.

The twist at the end was really good. It makes re-reading it interesting to see how it is all set up. The mystery of how David and the normal humans are actually going to take down the ultimate super-villain, Steelheart keeps you turning the pages.

Rating: On a scale from spinach to pizza this one's a solid cheese pizza.

Aug 30, 2014
  • ebbynmochie rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

So it's been a while since I've read a really good book and when I started reading Steelheart I was really happy with how it was written. It's a really good book and I recommend this to anyone who likes sci-fi and fantasy. Even if you don't usually read those genres, you should still give this book a chance!

Aug 08, 2014
  • livieb17 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I just want to let everybody know that if you really enjoyed this book, you can vote it for Hamilton's next top novel if you follow this link.

Now for my comments about the book...
I really enjoyed Brandon Sanderson's dystopian novel and i can't wait for the sequel titled Firefight to come out in Fall 2014. It was very original and kept me guessing the whole way through. Some parts put me close to tears and others very confusing. Very unrealistic which kinda made it amazing. I also think it would appeal to both genders. Please read this book and then vote for it. Thank you for reading my comment.

Jul 01, 2014
  • EragonShadeslayer rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Steelheart was the best book I've read in a while. Most of the characters felt well-developed, and the story was great. It is set in a world where random people are given powers that defy all physics and logic. These people, the Epics, act as rulers, exempt from laws. Fighting against the Epics are the Reckoners, a group of freedom fighters who target one Epic at a time and assassinate them. Steelheart was well-paced, with a good plot and a good balance of humor and seriousness. Its only flaw was the Maze Runner style made-up swearword system: no matter how hard you try, "Sparks" does not sound like a swear word. I would defiantly recommend Steelheart, which will be followed by Fireflight (next year) and Calamity.

Jun 24, 2014

Great book. wouldn't recommend it for people under 14, a bit gory and descriptive in some parts, mainly the prologue.

Jun 18, 2014

BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!!!!!

Jun 17, 2014
  • maroon_moose_12 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great Read, I really enjoyed it, just couldn't put it down. Had to read through class...Oops. Tension all the way until the very end. I would highly suggest it!

Jun 02, 2014
  • Blue_Cheetah_345 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a great page-turning book!

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Nov 22, 2014
  • awhayat2 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

awhayat2 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 18

Jun 24, 2014

mytwodog thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

Jun 17, 2014
  • maroon_moose_12 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

maroon_moose_12 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

Jun 01, 2014
  • blue_bear_910 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jan 10, 2014
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Jun 17, 2014
  • maroon_moose_12 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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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Jun 17, 2014
  • maroon_moose_12 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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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Jun 17, 2014
  • maroon_moose_12 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

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