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Steelheart

Sanderson, Brandon (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Steelheart
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At age eight, David watched as his father was killed by an Epic, a human with superhuman powers, and now, ten years later, he joins the Reckoners--the only people who are trying to kill the Epics and end their tyranny.
Authors: Sanderson, Brandon
Title: Steelheart
Publisher: New York :, Delacorte Press,, [2013]
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: 386 pages ;,24 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: At age eight, David watched as his father was killed by an Epic, a human with superhuman powers, and now, ten years later, he joins the Reckoners--the only people who are trying to kill the Epics and end their tyranny.
Alternate Title: Steel heart
ISBN: 0375991212
9780375991219
9780449818398
0385743564
9780385743563
Statement of Responsibility: Brandon Sanderson
Subject Headings: Science fiction Guerrilla warfare Fiction Supervillains Fiction Guerrilla warfare Juvenile fiction Supervillains Juvenile fiction
Genre/Form: Young adult fiction
Topical Term: Science fiction
Guerrilla warfare
Supervillains
Guerrilla warfare
Supervillains
LCCN: 2012045751
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400 p. (Gr. 8-10) A super powered being named Steelheart, kills David's father. David joins a group of people dedicated to destroying the super beings to exact his revenge.


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Aug 08, 2014
  • livieb17 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I just want to let everybody know that if you really enjoyed this book, you can vote it for Hamilton's next top novel if you follow this link.

http://www.hpl.ca/articles/hamiltons-next-top-novel

Now for my comments about the book...
I really enjoyed Brandon Sanderson's dystopian novel and i can't wait for the sequel titled Firefight to come out in Fall 2014. It was very original and kept me guessing the whole way through. Some parts put me close to tears and others very confusing. Very unrealistic which kinda made it amazing. I also think it would appeal to both genders. Please read this book and then vote for it. Thank you for reading my comment.

Jul 01, 2014
  • EragonShadeslayer rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Steelheart was the best book I've read in a while. Most of the characters felt well-developed, and the story was great. It is set in a world where random people are given powers that defy all physics and logic. These people, the Epics, act as rulers, exempt from laws. Fighting against the Epics are the Reckoners, a group of freedom fighters who target one Epic at a time and assassinate them. Steelheart was well-paced, with a good plot and a good balance of humor and seriousness. Its only flaw was the Maze Runner style made-up swearword system: no matter how hard you try, "Sparks" does not sound like a swear word. I would defiantly recommend Steelheart, which will be followed by Fireflight (next year) and Calamity.

Great book. wouldn't recommend it for people under 14, a bit gory and descriptive in some parts, mainly the prologue.

BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!!!!!

Jun 17, 2014
  • maroon_moose_12 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great Read, I really enjoyed it, just couldn't put it down. Had to read through class...Oops. Tension all the way until the very end. I would highly suggest it!

Jun 02, 2014
  • Blue_Cheetah_345 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a great page-turning book!

Jun 01, 2014
  • blue_bear_910 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Amazing book that makes me give it a 5 out of 5 stars rating.

May 21, 2014
  • nickmcdonagh2019 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of the best book you will every read. You would not want to put it down.

Apr 25, 2014
  • danomcd rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A great story - I really enjoyed this book! I found the story much more engaging than some of Brandon's other series.

Definately worth picking it up for a read.

Mar 11, 2014
  • ekk097 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Simply marvelous! I love this book and recommend this to dystopian/fantasy/superhero/magical powers lovers. What I love that makes this book unique is the fact that the "heroes" (Epics) are not so perfect like your average Superman with super strength or some other power s/he uses to help humanity. The heroes are flawed with hubris and in this book they are also the villains, which is a different concept and one that I like! Very well written, and the characters are well developed throughout the book. David at first is taking revenge for his father's death, but experiences with the Reckoners change his perspectives, for example. I also happen to love David's metaphors, which suck but are cool- they are a part of his diverse character. Definitely going to read Firefight, the second book in this series!

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Jul 17, 2014
  • orange_panda_241 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

orange_panda_241 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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Jun 17, 2014
  • maroon_moose_12 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

maroon_moose_12 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

Jun 01, 2014
  • blue_bear_910 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

blue_bear_910 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

Jan 10, 2014
  • green_tiger_230 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

green_tiger_230 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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Jun 17, 2014
  • maroon_moose_12 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

David watched his dad die in a bank by an epic named steel heart, he has spent the last 10 years of his life preparing for this moment and finally it has arrived...He saw steelheart bleed now he will see him bleed again.

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Jun 17, 2014
  • maroon_moose_12 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Other: Very very minimal language and sexual content. He is a teen boy, he tells you what he is thinking but it is nothing absolutely terrible

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Jun 17, 2014
  • maroon_moose_12 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"You are an epic, It all makes sense now!"

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