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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Steelheart (YA)

Book #101 Read in 2013
Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson (YA)

This is the first book in a steampunk, young adult series.  Not my usual genre, but I ended up liking this one.  Set in what was once Chicago, there are now "super-powered" people called Epics in charge...and most are not especially nice.  Steelheart is the supreme ruler and a young man named David has studied him for order to exact revenge against Steelheart for killing his father when he was a boy.  David joins a rebel group called the Reckoners and enlists their help in bringing down Steelheart.  The rebel group has many interesting characters in it and they throw themselves into David's fight.

This book, while a little slow in the middle, was a decent read.  The premise is an interesting one and the Reckoners, including David, were interesting and complex characters.  There was a lot of action in this book, some humor and a hint of romance.  I will read the second book in the series, coming out in the fall of 2014.

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