Review: Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

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My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Cups of Tea

Genre: Science Fiction/Dystopian

Summary: When you live in a world full of supervillains, sometimes you have to become a hero all on your own. David’s only goal in life has been to avenge his father’s death by killing Steelheart, the supervillain who killed him. To do this, however, he must first find and join the team taking down others Epics (or supervillains). Here, he finds far more than he bargained for: secrets, betrayal, and death looming around every corner. Will David survive long enough with this team to avenge his father?

Things I Loved: 

1) The prologue grabs you, hooks you, and stays with you the entire novel. This is how you prologue, people.

2) Megan is an amazing character. Slay, girl, slay.

3) This is not like your typical dystopian. Well, it is, but it didn’t feel like it. Basically everything good about dystopian novels (the fast-pace, the twists and turns, the doom of society, the evil overlord, the misfit team of lovable characters) is all here and are executed perfectly.

4) The moral ambiguity of revenge being David’s only goal in life. It was wonderfully handled, wonderfully thought about, and it really made me think about what I would do in the same situation.

Things I Disliked:

1) Honestly, I didn’t dislike much. It just didn’t have the extra little umph to get 5 tea cups out of me.

Recommend to: super-hero movie fans, fans of when superpowers gone bad, those wanting to try out a new sci-fi dystopian

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