Author: Brando Sanderson
Rating: 5/5 stars
"Steelheart" is a fun adventurous series starter. The main character, David Charleston, is relatable and funny. The plot manages to be dark and serious, but keep its light-hearted core, and have a touch of mystery. If you don't relate to David, you'll sync up with one of the others. Tia, Abraham, Cody, Megan, and Prof are fun characters that work off each other wonderfully. The setting is dark and moody, with a sense of urgency. Follow the Reckoners through Newcago as they work to take down the tyrant Steelheart and his lackeys, Nightwielder, Firefight, and Conflux. They're up against the clock, and tensions run high, but the pace never lets up and the thrill runs through the whole book. A plot twist will leave you reeling with shock, and sudden emotional turns will make your tears stain the pages. The following two books, Firefight and Calamity, stick with this style. With a fun dystopian setting and crazy possibilities, "Steelheart" is an amazingly tense and an overall great book for everyone. I would rate it 5.5 stars, and I would read again!
Contributed by Artur Breternitz