Series: Reckoners #2
Published by Delacorte Press on January 6th 2015
Genres: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Young Adult
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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.
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.
My name is David Charleston.
I kill people with super powers.
What a fun return to this universe! I just wanted to give David a huge hug. The Reckoners are still going after Epics and it’s a action-packed fueled adventure. This time in a new town, with a few new Reckoners and a few new bad guy Epics.
I loved Babylon Restored, the underwater Manhattan that’s ruled by the mysterious High Epic, Regalia. It totally had a different vibe compared to Newcago, with it’s more relaxed ocean feel. But what was still the same was definitely all the awesome action! There’s a few new bad guys (and maybe good guys!?) with some pretty crazy powers which resulted in a lot of epic battles that always kept you on your toes. I liked that Regalia is a bit manipulative and that things were not always what it seems. I also really enjoyed Mizzy, one of the Babylon Restored Reckoners. She’s a bit awkward and cute, like David.
I love the kind-hearted and awkward David so much! If possible, I think his metaphors have gotten even worst (aka. even better and more hilarious)!
“Don’t do anything stupid.’
‘Don’t worry,’ I whispered over the line, ‘I’m an expert on stupid.’
‘Like, I can spot stupidity, because I know it so well. The way an exterminator knows bugs really well, and can spot where they’ve been? I’m like that. A stupidinator.’
‘Never say that word again,’ Prof said.”
Sometimes I feel like he’s a bit naive with his rose-tinted glasses on the world buuut his heart is in the right place and sometimes you need a hero like that in your life.
I also like the development of Megan! Her character is a perfect example of how the world is never just black and white and it kind of forces David is shake up his viewpoints a bit on Epics. I seriously adored their relationship. Can we talk about how cute it is seeing David attempt to flirt with Megan (and the fact that Megan also crushes on David?)!
I needed to say something. Something romantic! Something to sweep her off her feet.
“You’re like a potato!” I shouted after her. “In a minefield.”
Firefight was definitely a great addition to the series as destroying Epics became more than just revenge for David. It brings about the the moral question of does the end justify the means and I like the line between “bad guys” and “good guys” isn’t always so obvious. I look forward to seeing how all of this plays out in the next book and I hope David becomes an even better hero.
And (more) QUOTES; because this book is too amazing to not have a bunch!
As she’d left, I’d glanced at her gun.
This time, when she’d pointed it at me, she’d flicked the safety on. If that wasn’t true love, I don’t know what was.
“I’m going to destroy you, little man!” Sourcefield yelled after me. “I’ll rip you apart like a piece of tissue paper in a hurricane!”
“Wow,” I said, reaching an intersection and taking cover by an old mailbox.
“What?” Tia asked.
“That was a really good metaphor.”
Stupid water, ruining my enjoyment of swimming.
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