Steelheart

Brandon Sanderson

Published September 2013

Reckoners #1

First and foremost, I am new to Brandon Sanderson books.  Why?  I can honestly say I have no freaking idea.  Not only is he a bad ass storyteller, we share a last name….and that has got to count for something.

Steelheart was such a fun read, or in my case, a fun listen.  I solidly, and without hesitation give this book 5 stars.  It was entertaining from start to finish, balancing action, humor, suspense, and a teeny bit or romance.

A quick synopsis:  Ten years ago, Calamity came.  A bursting event in the sky that gave ordinary men and women super powers.  But these people are far from what we would call super heroes, instead, they are called Epics.  

It seems though, that no person granted with epic powers uses them for good.  Instead, the Epics kill and take what ever they wish, feeling they are entitled with their god-like powers.  What’s more is the government has stepped aside to let them do as they wish.  What’s the point, right?  Regular people can’t stand up to those with epic powers, so nobody fights them…nobody but the Reckoners.   A shadow group of ordinary humans who spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them.  This book revolves around the Epic Steelheart, and the plot the Reckoners have to come up with to bring down his tyrannical rein of Newcago, the post-Epic Chicago. Continue reading “Steelheart”

The Fall

 R.J. Pineiro

Published July 2015

The Fall is a sci-fi thriller that came into my hands after my dad had listened to the Audible version, and loved it.  He promptly bought me the book in hopes that a physical copy would entice me to move it up on my TBR list, and then we could discuss; you know, like most father-daughter relationships.  That was very sweet of him but I think he grossly underestimated my pile of books waiting to be read, for here we are, 7 months later, and I am finally moving this from the “currently reading” category to the “2 star” shelf. Continue reading “The Fall”