Steelheart - YA Review by Eli S-M

Reader: Eli S.-M.
Age: 14
Title: Steelheart (Reckoners #1)
Author: Brandon Sanderson
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Pub Date: 09/24/13
Galley: No
Top 25: No
Convince us to read the book: This book is definitely worth reading, as it features an original, interesting world and plot and an intelligent, likable, main character. The world perfectly combines sci-fi, dystopian, and superhero cliches. The plot fits perfectly within the world, and the main character's lack of superpowers takes it in an unexpected but satisfying new direction. The main character himself is intelligent, and his classification system for superheroes adds clarity to what otherwise might be a confusing new world.
Memorable or Forgettable: This book was memorable mainly because of its original world. Not only does it explore what a sudden influx of invincible superheroes might actually do to the world, it takes place in a near-future sci-fi setting that is unique all on its own.
Cover: The cover did tempt me to pick the book up, and it does fairly accurately describe the book's contents.
Age Range: Under 12 through 18 and up
Quality: 5Q Hard to imagine a better book
Popularity: 4P Broad general teen appeal

tags:  science fiction / dystopian / superheroes / Reckoners / ya lit

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