Author: Brandon Sanderson
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Would you like to nominate this book for Teens’ Top Ten?
If yes, please give a 2-3 sentence summary of the book that will make other teens want to read the book. If no, please tell us why you would not nominate this book.
Well, sadly this book doesn't quite surpass the 1st book in the Reckoners series (Steelheart, for those of you that are just starting) ,but it doesn't fall short either, I admit that my view could just be twisted by my love of Steelheart. I leave it up to you to decide. In 'Firefight' the main character, David, goes to Babilar, short for Babylon Restored, to fight an Epic named Regalia (spoiler alert: Babilar was originally Manhattan, before Regalia flooded it). While there he sleeps in a mansion, chases his kinda girlfriend, fights the insane Epic Obliteration, starts the series' of events that will destroy the city, and, oh yeah, becomes an Epic. There's a LOT more to it than that, but if that doesn't get you interested, why in the world a you looking a teen book review site?
What did you like about the cover? Did the cover reflect the contents?
The cover was good, but it just looks cool, nothing more. The only thing of any interest is the New York skyline at the bottom. I really would have preferred it if they had stayed with the theme of the original Steelheart cover.
Describe the most compelling aspect of the book.
Urmm, uhh, ehhh, oh how did I put it with Steelheart? Calamity/Epics. Calamity is this big, red star thing that showed up exactly 1 year before Superhumans, called Epics, started showing up. The whole powers and weaknesses things with the Epics is cool\intriguing.
Were you disappointed with any aspect of the book?
It seemed, I dunno, slower, less tense, than Steelheart, but that's not really a problem. Steelheart was edge-of-your-seat, thousand-thrills-a-minute action book. Firefight is a more deep-thinking, revelations-around-every-corner read. And that is absolutely fine.
How would you rate this book?
5 - Hard to imagine a better book