Firefight (Reckoners #2) Review

Title: Firefight
Author: Brandon Sanderson
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Genre: Fantasy, Sci-fi 

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Blurb: (from goodreads) From 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, Brandon Sanderson presents the second book in the Reckoners series: Firefight, the sequel to the #1 bestseller Steelheart.

They told David it was impossible--that even the Reckoners had never killed a High Epic. Yet, Steelheart--invincible, immortal, unconquerable--is dead. And he died by David's hand. (spoiler)

Eliminating Steelheart was supposed to make life more simple. Instead, it only made David realize he has questions. Big ones. And there's no one in Newcago who can give him the answers he needs. 

Babylon Restored, the old borough of Manhattan, has possibilities, though. Ruled by the mysterious High Epic, Regalia, David is sure Babylon Restored will lead him to what he needs to find. And while entering another city oppressed by a High Epic despot is a gamble, David's willing to risk it. Because killing Steelheart left a hole in David's heart. A hole where his thirst for vengeance once lived. Somehow, he filled that hole with another Epic--Firefight. And he's willing to go on a quest darker, and more dangerous even, than the fight against Steelheart to find her, and to get his answers.

Me: Steelheart boggled my mind. Firefight broke my heart and blew my mind and killed me repeatedly. 

The Ups: Such a fast-paced read. And I lovvveedd ittt. 
Brandon Sanderson can weave a story. I think that even though Steelheart and Firefight seem like any other sci-fi/fantasy books that have been out on the market lately, they're not. They have a certain quality to them that makes them seem incredibly fresh and new, and there is nothing boring about them. At all. 
At first I got a bit pissed that the actual release date wasn't what it said at the back of the book, but now I can forgive it. If it took a little more time to make this super amazing book, cool with me. 
So much that didn't get explained in the first book was revealed and thoroughly explained in Firefight. It didn't reveal too much, however, and now I'm left biting my nails until the spring of 2016, when Calamity comes out. (spoiler)It explained more of how Epics came to be, and how their weaknesses relate to their fears. Also, it revealed that Calamity was actually an EPIC (I kind of peed in my pants there) and that it was possible to take powers, give powers, and choose who would become an Epic. 
David, as usual, was a wonderful protagonist. I love him. So much. Any other character might seem annoying and a bit too heroic and "good" for my taste, but David is idiotic sometimes, crazy sometimes, bad sometimes, brave sometimes, and awkward all the time. His horrible similes and metaphors literally made me crack up every two seconds. He seems so real and feels like someone who would be my best friend. 
All the other characters too, like Val and Exel and Mizzy; I developed a real connection to all of them. I seriously am amazed with the character development of this book. I also really liked all the new Epics in this book, and was fascinated with each of them, and their names: Obliteration, Regalia, Sourcefield...LOVE IT
I literally could not put this book down. I became completely immersed in it, and made all my friends jealous because I got to read it right after it was released...

The Downs: I think that the only possible down might be that I would liked to see a bit more of Megan in this book. She does come out a lot but I feel like her character wasn't as strong as it was in Firefight.

Overall: Amazing. It just keeps on getting better. By Calamity, my head may explode. 

Rating: 5 kisses! 


  1. Ok so I didn't read your review closely. I havn't read the first book yet and didn't want to be spoiled at all. I have it coming up on Audio... yay! but I have heard great things about the first and wanted to see if the second lives up to the first and it does. So this is for sure a must read. I did buy my hubby the second book this weekend. He loved the first. So it must be a winner.

    1. Yay! So glad you're going to read it! Brandon Sanderson is AMAZING.

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