Steelheart - YA Review by Simon DS

Reader: Simon D.S.
Age: 13
Title: Steelheart
Author: Brandon Sanderson
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Pub Date: 09/24/13
Galley: Yes
Top 25: Yes
Convince us to read the book: The elements of this book were well crafted. The dialogue was believable and the plot kept chugging along at a fast pace, however, the main character was a bit unrealistic, devoting his whole life to killing Steelheart. The sensory details however, were amazing. I felt like I was watching an blockbuster action movie.
Memorable or Forgettable: I really liked the in- depth thinking the author put into the universe of the book. I also found it interesting that the author portrayed almost every one with super powers as evil. Finally, I wouldn't be surprised if they made this book into a movie, because I feel this would make a good film.
Cover: The cover was okay, it didn't make sense at first until I looked closely/ read the book.
Age Range: 12 through 17
Quality: 4Q Better than most
Popularity: 4P Broad general teen appeal
Annotation: Newcago. Ruled by the cities resident epic, or meta- human. His name is Steelheart, and he killed David's father. Now, ten years later, David is seeking for revenge against Steelheart. He hopes to join the Reckoners, the mysterious organization that traps and kills Epics.

tags:  coming of age / post-apocalyptic / Reckoners / ya lit

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