Steelheart (Reckoners, #1)

Steelheart - Brandon Sanderson

"People rarely want to kill, David," Abraham said calmly. "It's not basic to the makeup of the healthy human mind. In most situations they will go to great lengths to avoid killing. Remember that, and it will help you."

This book is hard for me to rate because I didn't hate it but I also didn't love it. Certain parts of the book I did hate, like the first half which I found to be slow and dull; and certain parts I loved, like the action towards the end. Ultimately this book is getting 3 stars from me because while the first half may have been slow, the second half had a faster pace and more interesting events.


From the beginning of this book I had a hard time connecting with David. I can understand his need for revenge but he could be absolutely annoying at times. The only character that I disliked more than David was Megan. Her mood swings were just too over the top. How David still managed to have his little crush on her is beyond me.


If I am able to guess major plot twists from a mile away then there is something wrong. Certain twists in this book were so obvious that I was not surprised when they were revealed nor did it help me stay interested in the story.


My favorite part of the book had to be the events and action towards the end. My interest was fully in the book during those parts and I flew right through them. In all honesty I can't see myself continuing on with this series but it was nice getting a taste of Brandon Sanderson's writing style. I hope someday to read some of his other work.