Kiera Cass – The Elite (The Selection #2) | Review

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The Selection began with thirty-five girls.
Now with the group narrowed down to the six Elite, the competition to win Prince Maxon’s heart is fiercer than ever—and America is still struggling to decide where her heart truly lies. Is it with Maxon, who could make her life a fairy tale? Or with her first love, Aspen?
America is desperate for more time. But the rest of the Elite know exactly what they want—and America’s chance to choose is about to slip away.

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I just read my review on the first book in the trilogy, The Selection, and I can’t stop laughing. My opinions changed so much after I read the second book. The Elite was not particularly better or worse than The Selection, which is a good thing because that means we have a constant. It was a very satisfying sequel and I was in the perfect mood for the book like this.  16248068

There was a lot more plot in this book, but that also means a lot more drama. We finally got to some more serious topics than just America’s love life (this is a dystopian trilogy, after all), but I think that potential could’ve been used a bit more. The Elite was even more fast-paced and even more fun than The Selection, but the way America’s relationships developed was not my favourite thing. However, I couldn’t expect her to choose immediately, since we still have one more book to go, right? And even though I know who she’s going to end up with (damn you, spoilers), I’m still excited to see how that is going to happen.

I know that in my last review I said that I don’t find America that annoying. Well, I was wrong. In this book, I just wanted to slap her and I was rolling my eyes whenever she changed her mind (which was on pretty much every single page). Just decide, woman! It’s pretty obvious who she likes better and who she really wants, but her reasons for not being sure are the most stupid thing ever. Now I can totally see why is everyone so frustrated with her.
My opinion on both Maxon and Aspen changed quite a bit as well. In the first book, I was rooting a bit more for Aspen, but in this book my feelings dropped. He was not really there and I have a feeling like he came up only when America needed to change her mind again so she can annoy me even more. I don’t see their connection anymore and now I feel like he’s just pushing too hard, instead leaving her alone.
I grew to love Maxon, though my feelings for him constantly changed throughout the book. But let’s say I understand him. Mostly. What I don’t understand is why is he dealing with America’s shit. He’s doing everything for her, but all she does is whining and complaining and being indecisive. If I was him, I’d just send her home and go after someone who would appreciate me more. However, I can’t not ship them. I want them to end up together, if America ever makes a decision.
I hate the King. That’s all I’m going to say about him because he doesn’t deserve anything else. If you read the book, you’ll understand.

The writing is still average and I still like it.  I still think it fit perfectly to the story and I appreciate that the author didn’t push it too hard and didn’t try to be lyrical or sound too smart when that was completely unneccesary. Dialogues in this book were equally not perfect as in the first book, but I learned to ignore that and just enjyoy the story.

To wrap it all up, I flew through this book. It was really entertaining and I would definitely recommend this trilogy if you’re looking for something fun and not very realistic. I’m definitely reading the last book in this trilogy very soon.

Kiera Cass – The Selection (The Selection #1) | Review

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For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.
But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn’t want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.
Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she’s made for herself—and realizes that the life she’s always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

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I’ve been hearing about this book a lot lately so I finally checked it out in the library and read it. I was prepared for a not-so-great book with an annoying main character (I was seriously mentaly prepared to hate America) and the only expectation I had going into it was to have fun. I was pleasantly surprised.10507293

When I started reading, it reminded me a lot of The Hunger Games. I don’t know if anyone else had that feeling, but I just found a ton of simmilarities. The Selection was girly and just tamer version of The Hunger Games. I’ll give you few examples: dystopian world where the protagonist is poor and has a chance to become rich if wins in a competition (it’s just that here she doesn’t have to kill anyone), our lead has a younger sister who she really loves, the two love interests are so Peeta (Maxon) and Gale (Aspen)… Oh, and we even have our Effie Trinket in here – Silvia. Surprisingly, that didn’t bother me as much as you may think now. I just find it kind of funny.
The plot itself was actually very interesting and I managed to fly through it. The romance takes a huge part in this book, so don’t expect anything else from it, except a lot of drama and huge amount of fun.

As I said, I was really prepared to hate America SInger. A lot of people say that she’s the most annoying protagonist ever and I went into this book expecting that, but it didn’t happen. Okay, she’s not the best, but I didn’t find her as annoying as everyone else portrayed her. I even really liked her at the beginning. Toward the end when she started playing with both Aspen and Maxon, she started to annoy me. So maybe she becomes the most annoying protagonist ever in the next books.
When it comes to our love interests, I have no idea for who I root for. At the beginning, I really liked Aspen and I was so sure I’ll be team Aspen, but then he broke my heart and Maxon showed up. However, I didn’t like Maxon immediately. Then I started liking Maxon more and more, but Aspen also couldn’t leave me alone. I DON’T KNOW which team I am! I like them both, but I don’t really love either of them. Okay, maybe I understand why is America indecisive. But if I really had to choose who I like better, I’m leaning a bit more toward Aspen. But just a bit.
When it comes to relationships between America and these two guys, I have mixed feelings. I actually really like her relationship with Maxon, but the problem is that at the beginning, I friendzoned Maxon and I really enjoyed their relationship when they were friends. On the other hand, Aspen was immediately categorized as a boyfirend material in my mind so I guess that’s why I’m rooting for him a bit more.
I don’t really have anything to say about other characters, since they all seem quite unimportant. We didn’t really get to know any of them and they are all just names and roles for me, not real people, Which is a bit disappointing, but whatever.

Kiera Cass‘ writing style was average. Not bad, but there was nothing special to it. However, I think it fit perfectly to the story and I appreciate that the author didn’t push it too hard and didn’t try to be lyrical or sound too smart when that was completely unneccesary. Dialogues in this book were not perfect and that’s probably my only complaint about the writing. When two characters talked, it all seemed a bit too juvenille, but I went over that and reminded myself that I’m reading a YA book and I should get used to it.

Overall, I highly enjoyed this book and I would definitely recommend it if you’re looking for a fun and easy read. I will definitely be continuing with the trilogy very soon. Reading about this highly unrealistic boy drama is just so entertaining and relaxing.

Veronica Roth – Divergent (Divergent #1) | Review

In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.
During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating boy fits into the life she’s chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she’s kept hidden from everyone because she’s been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

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I felt like I was the only person in the book world who still hadn’t read this book, so I decided it’s time to finally pick it up. And I LOVED it. I can totally see why is this trilogy so hyped and why everyone loves this book. Now I can finally join the fandom and it makes me very happy. Even though I went into this book with some expectations (I’ve been spoiled on a few parts before, because I use internet and this series is all over it), I experienced this book on a very weird way. Basically everything I pictured this book would be was more or less wrong and while reading I was super excited because I had no idea what was happening, which is actually surprising, since I’m super late with this book.

This book has been compared to The Hunger Games and Harry Potter a lot, but I don’t think it deserves it. Yeah, it’s a great book, just like THG and HP, and I could find some minor simmilarities with these series, but overall I think Divergent is not like The Hunger Games, and even less like Harry Potter.
The whole premise of this book souded so cool and original, and once I actually started reading this book I realized it’s even better than I first expected. I like the idea behing factions and how the society works, but the bad aspects of that same society were also portrayed very well. Of course I had to ask myself which faction would I choose if I lived in that world and it turned out to be a tough question. At the end I decided that I’d pick either Dauntless or Erudite, though I don’t think I would fully belong to any. However, there is no way I’d pick Amity, Abnegation or Candor.
The plot in this book was very interesting and I couldn’t put the book down the entire time. I love Dauntless and their faction was very well developed, so we got to really understand how it all works with them and who they really are. The only problem is that we didn’t get to see that with other four factions.
My favourite aspect of this book were all the simulations Tris and others went through. I found them extremely fascinating and just awesome. A huge plus was that it was actually explained how these work and the reasons behind each. So freaking cool!
When it comes to the ending, it felt a bit rushed, but I don’t really mind since I was so excited and I just had to know what happens next so I flew through these last 60-70 pages. I liked how this book ended because there is enough material for the next two books, but it didn’t really end on a cliffhanger so I’m not dying to read Insurgent immediately (though I will definitely read it in the next couple of weeks).

I love Tris so much. She is probably one of my favourite female protagonists ever. Seriously. She’s an amazing lead character, she’s not annoying at all and I could connect with her easily. The thing I like the most about her is that she doesn’t think she the prettiest, best at fighting or basically best in any way, but she’s still fighting and trying to get better, which eventually happens. I appreciate her character a lot and the development we saw throughout the book was fantastic. She started at the bottom, but with hard work she got to the top and I admire her for that. She’s a great role model and I wish there were more heroines in YA literature like her.
Now, Four. Don’t hate me for saying this, but I didn’t like him very much. But let me explain myself. I definitely see why everyone loves Four and I was going into this book expecting to love him, since I usually fall for that type of characters. However, it didn’t click. I don’t hate him or anything like that, but I can’t force myself to like him either. I just feel nothing for him. Okay, I’ll admit, there are some interesting aspects to his character which I really like, and he’s definitely very badass, but I guess that just wasn’t enough for me this time. I really hope I’ll start liking him more in the next two books, but for now I just can’t. What I think caused me not liking Four is the fact that I don’t ship him and Tris. At all. Don’t shoot me. I just don’t feel their chemistry and I couldn’t make myself root for them. Yeah, they have treir cute moments (throwing knifes was not one of them), but most of the time Four just frustrated me with his hot and cold attitude. Nope, I don’t support that romance. However, I found another ship for myself, since I can’t read a book without shipping at least one pair (not necessarily a couple). Uriah and Tris. I think they’re great together, even though we didn’t see that much of Uriah in this book. I hope that changes in the next two. Yeah, so Uriah is my second favourite character in this book, after Tris. I don’t really know why, but I love him whole lot.

I really liked the writing style in this book. It was simple, straight-to-the-point and easy to read. There were some poetic parts, but not too much since otherwise it wouldn’t really fit the whole atmosphere. The whole plot was very action-packed so the writing was fast-paced and it managed to keep my attention the entire time.When it comes to world-building, I’m happy that informations were not thrown at us at the very beginning, but we got to slowly discover Tris’ world, alongside with her.

Okay, this review is quite long so I’ll just stop now. If there is anyone out there who hasn’t read this book yet (which I doubt, but still, you can never know), you should go read it. I was a bit sceptical about it because of all the hype, but it’s definitely worth the read. These is a little bit of everything so I believe anyone can find something enjoyable in this book.

Meg Rosoff – How I Live Now | Review

Fifteen-year-old New Yorker Daisy is sent to live in the English countryside with cousins she’s never even met. When England is attacked and occupied by an unnamed enemy, the cousins find themselves on their own. Power fails, system fail. As they grow more isolated, the farm becomes a kind of Eden, with no rules. Until the war arrives in their midst.
Daisy’s is a war story, a survival story, a love story—all told in the voice of a subversive and witty teenager. This book crackles with anxiety and with lust. It’s a stunning and unforgettable first novel that captures the essence of the age of terrorism: how we live now.

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I first heard about this book last summer from Ariel Bisett and I wanted to read it since. Now I finally picked it up and read it. I am a bit disappointed because I had this picture in my head what this book is going to be, and when it wasn’t what I imagined I was immediately discouraged. However, I still enjoyed it and would recommend it to everyone.

At first I had some trouble getting into this book, but the romance was what got me hooked. It’s not a usual romance and some people will probably say it’s very sick and weird (if you didn’t know, it’s a romance between cousins), but I found it very beautiful. One of my favourite thing about this book is how honest it is. I remember the part, at the very beginning, when it was just the five of them, without adults, and even though they were at war, they were just so happy to be alone, without parents or anyone to tell them what to do. It might not seem apropriate for that situation, but it was the most honest thing I read in a while. Because this is exactly how teenagers would feel.
The middle part of the book was extremely boring to me and I don’t really remember every detail about it, but the last one third of the book was really good and I just flew through it. It was very sad and heart-breaking, especially the last 20-30 pages, but still wonderful. War was described very vividly and all the situations our protagonist found herself in were held very well and, in my opinion, were very realistic. Also, it was very interesting that we never found out with which country was England in war. As I already said, the ending broke my heart, but I guess it could’ve been worse. I think it’s very apropriate and again, realistic.

I don’t know how I feel about Daisy. She didn’t annoy me, but I didn’t love her either. I guess I just don’t have some special opinion about her. I do appreciate her character and everything she’s been through, but I guess I just couldn’t connect with her.
I liked Edmond a lot, though I don’t really know why. I think it’s more that I liked the relationship between him and Daisy and the chemistry they had was just amazing. That’s also why the ending hurt so much.
Piper was probably my favourite character. She is really a badass. Though she is just nine, she managed to deal with war a lot better than most adults and I admire her because of that. This little girl is just awesome.
There was one thing that really confused me about these characters. Are they psychic or just weird? Was Daisy’s connection with Edmund real, or was it all just in her head? Could Isaac really talk to animals? However, I don’t really mind having these questions unanswered because it just adds another layer to the whole story.

The writing style was the biggest fault of this book. At the beginning, I completely hated it and I was even considering putting the book down, but I pushed through because I read some reviews which made me wanted to finish the book, so I continued with it. However, after a while, you get used to this different narrating style and you just go with it. At the end, I actually started to appreciate how unique Meg Rosoff‘s writing is and I ended up really liking it. The thing I found very funny was this random capitalization of everything. However, I can totaly see the point in it. If you’ve read the book, you know what’t I’m talking about.

I think everyone should read this book, because the message it sends is absolutely amazing. War books intrigue me, but they also make me very sad at the same time. However, war books are probably pieces of literature that I appreciate the most. If you haven’t, GO READ THIS BOOK! And enjoy while it’s breaking your heart.

James Dashner – The Maze Runner (The Maze Runner #1) | Review

If you ain’t scared, you ain’t human.
When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He’s surrounded by strangers—boys whose memories are also gone.
Nice to meet ya, shank. Welcome to the Glade.
Outside the towering stone walls that surround the Glade is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It’s the only way out—and no one’s ever made it through alive.
Everything is going to change.
Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying.
Remember. Survive. Run.

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I was really intrigued by the premise of this book. Bunch of boys being trapped in the middle of the huge Maze sounded like a great read and I was not disappointed. It is as good as it sounds. Even though the mystery of the Maze itself was exciting enough, I really wanted to know the back-story of why were they in that Maze, and again, I was amazed with how well all the informations worked together so that everything made sense at the end.
The Maze Runner reminded me of The Hunger Games and The 100 a bit, but it was actually completely different and unique. Only the feel while reading it was quite simmilar.

Some people consider the beginning of the book a bit slowand hard to get into, but that was not the case with me. I immediately got sucked in that world and really invested in the story. For me, the plot was exciting from the first page and I kept turning pages because I just wanted to find out more and more about the Maze and life inside it. All the mystery and all those intense moments (especially the ones involving Greivers) kept me at the edge of my seat. The ending (about last ¼ of the book) was a bit rushed, but I think it was supposed to be like that because a lot of stuff happen in a very short time and, in my opinion, all that excitement would be ruined if everything was described more or whatever. There were some unexpectable events which really amazed me, but there were a few predictable plot twists as well (for example, whatever stupid and reckless action Thimas did, he always succeded and that became a bit annoying after a while). But there were more brilliant and exciting plot twists so I was not very frustrated about these two flaws.

Probably the worst aspect of this book were the characters. Lack of character development was so obvious in this book! Also, I didn’t really buy the romance.
Thomas was really annoying at times, and sometimes even stupid, but most of the time he was just impulsive and reckless (what I usually like, but here I didn’t).
I couldn’t really connect to any of the characters and I just didn’t care about any of them at the end. I wasn’t able to even form an opinion about some of them and decide whether I liked them or not (Newt, Alby, Chuck…). It’s obvious that the plot was much more important to the author than relationships between characters, which is actualy okay and all together worked just fine.

I really like James Dashner’s writing style because it’s simple, straight-to-the-point, but also descriptive and detailed when necessary. But what I liked the most were all those made up words Gladers used. I think this new language gave another layer to the story and made it even more special and original. James Dashner is fantastic at describing action-packed scenes and I loved how every chapter ended on a cliffhanger and made me want to read more and more.

All in all, I really recommend this book to all the fans od young adult dystopian books because I think it’s a quick, exciting fun read. It’s a great way to start the trilogy, even though I’m afraid that I’m not going to like the rest of the books in the series, but there’s only one way to find out, right?

Kass Morgan – Day 21 (The Hundred #2) | Review

No one has set foot on Earth in centuries — until now.
It’s been 21 days since the hundred landed on Earth. They’re the only humans to set foot on the planet in centuries…or so they thought. Facing an unknown enemy, Wells attempts to keep the group together. Clarke strikes out for Mount Weather, in search of other Colonists, while Bellamy is determined to rescue his sister, no matter the cost. And back on the ship, Glass faces an unthinkable choice between the love of her life and life itself.
In this pulse-pounding sequel to Kass Morgan’s The 100, secrets are revealed, beliefs are challenged, and relationships are tested. And the hundred will struggle to survive the only way they can — together.

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I’ve been waiting for this book to come out since I read the first book and now I finally read it. I still can’t believe it. This book! This book was awesome and I love it so much! Probably even more that the first one. I read in one weekend, once I started it, I couldn’t put it down. I got it only two days after it came out and I started reading it two days after that. Also, it’s kind of cool that I finished it on September 21st because the book is called Day 21. Get it?
This book was action-packed from the beginning to the end, very easy to read and very addictive. I love the writing style and ALMOST all the plot twists. Also, there was much more romance in this book than in the first book, but I didn’t mind at all because it was done very well and I have three ships in this book now. Great. I can’t really think of any complaint to this book because there was none and I enjoyed readin it from first to last page. Characters were really loveable and I could easily connect to all of them, the plot was pretty realistic, and the whole idea for the book is very unique and awesome. I have no idea if there is going to be a third book, but I assume there will be because we still have some unanswered questions and it would suck if this is the end. So, I’m hoping the next book will come out soon. I’m going to die while waiting for it, but I don’t care. I’m ready to suffer! BUT, the second seadon of the tv show is coming out in October so that’s good, right?
So, I definitely recommend this series to you. These books are so good! READ THEM! But prepare for the rollercoaster of feelings.

SPOILER PART – if you haven’t read the book yet, I recommend not to read any further, go and read the book and then come back.

Okay, so I already said how much I love the idea and the setting, but I have to repeat it one more time. I especially liked how realistic the relationships between the hundred were, how some people trusted Sasha, and some didn’t. Also, there was a lot of fighting, but they still managed to stick together because that was the only way to survive. So good! And since I’m talking about relationships, I have to mention my ships. First, Bellarke. Damn it, I love them so much. When Bellamy was angry with Clarke for killing Lilly, I was destroyed. I absolutely hated that part. Also, not long after that, my other ship sank as well, Luke found out that Glass was responsible for his best friend’s death. That was not a good thing to do! Thankfully, both of my ships got back together soon and I was happy again. I also found myself shipping Wells and Sasha. They were really cute together and I liked how they understood eachother.As you can see, there was a lot of fangirling in this book.

I really liked Clarke. She’s an awesome, strong female character with her own demons and ghosts from the past, but she still manages to move on. I like her very much, that’s all I’m going to say. I didn’t like Wells very much in the first book, but now I kind of like him. He’s okay and I don’t have some real reason why I don’t like him, but he didn’t affect me much. My favourite character is probably pretty obvious – Bellamy. Damn it, I love him so much. He’s just perfect – badass, cocky and charming when he feels like it, mood, protective, he would do everything for the people he loves… do I have to continue? I thought so. I just love him so much, and I like the scenes where he was shirtless even more. I was fangirling every time it happened. I also really liked Sasha, she was an interesting character. It intrigued me how she was willing to help the hundred even though they kept her as a prisoner, but that just shows how awesome person she is. Totally loved her! Graham is still an idiot and I hate him very much. I still like Glass a lot, I think she’s an awesome character and it was very interesting to see her dealing with all these bad stuff happening on the ship. Luke was still amazing but I have the feeling that we didn’t get to meet him very well, or at least not as much as we did the other characters. Camille is a bitch, hate her!

Can we talk about all the new stuff we found out for a bit?
First, we finally found out about Bellamy’s secret girlfriend from the past and I was totally shocked when we found out it was Lilly, the girl Clarke killed to ease her pain. Woah! Didn’t see that coming. I understand Bellamy’s reaction when he found out that his girlfriend kind of killed his ex-girlfriend. That’s kind of crazy. Still, that doesn’t mean I liked that he was angry with Clarke. Another shocking thing was that Bellamy and Wells are half brothers. Wow. I would never guess that. Also, Clarke parents were alive? Of course they are, that was kind of too much, maybe. That is probably the only thing I didn’t like, but I’m okay with it.

My favourite scene in the while book was probably the one when Glass went outside of the ship so she can get on Phoenix and open the skybridge. My heart stopped when she missed that handle and just floated in space with no one to help her. That was probably the most intense part in the whole book. I also loved all the Bellarke scenes, I don’t think I have to specially say that. But I did anyway. The last chapter was pretty amazing as well, but the finishing sentence just blew me away.

As I already said, I really like Kass Morgan’s writing style. I loved how these parts from the past were inserted in the story and they seemed irrelevant but later it turned out to be really important. That was just awesome! Also, it was interesting how we had a gay couple mentioned casualy, but they weren’t important. Still, I really like when there are gay characters in books, even whan that doesn’t affect the story at all. I just thought it was cool.  I really liked that we got a lot of answers in this book, but we also got some new questiones that are still waiting to be answered. I need the third book!

Related:
Kass Morgan – The 100 (The Hundred #1)

Brandon Sanderson – Steelheart (Reckoners #1) | Review

Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics. But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must crush his wills.
Nobody fights the Epics…nobody but the Reckoners. A shadowy group of ordinary humans, they spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them.
And David wants in. He wants Steelheart – the Epic who is said to be invincible. The Epic who killed David’s father. For years, like the Reckoners, David’s been studying, and planning – and he has something they need. Not an object, but an experience.
He’s seen Steelheart bleed. And he wants revenge.

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This book. OMG. I expected it to be good, but it was so much more than I thought it would be. So good! I decided to borrow it from the library mostly because of the cover (it’s absolutely beauftiful) but when I read the synopsis I wanted to read it even more. This book was intense, action-packed and just awesome. The action started at the very beginning of the book and it lasted until the end, something was always happening and I found myself unable to stop reading once I started. There were a lot of funny parts as well, I found myself really liking all the characters (yeah, all of them, good and bad guys equaly). While reading this book I had a feeling like I was watching some really awesome action movie and I think that this book would make a great movie if they do it right. Writing style is amazing. There was no even a single boring scene in the whole book, it’s really easy to read but the sentences are powerful and they make you think. I especially loved how Brandon Sanderson always knows when to finish a chapter and how to make an awesome last sentence that leaves you with mouth wide opened (that happened to me). The last two sentenced of the prologue were my favourite, but then I read the very last sentence of the whole book and I was done. THis book is mind-blowing, awesome, and just perfect. All the twists at the end were so amazingly put together and they made perefect sense. All the clues we got during the whole book came together very well at the end and there were no unanswered questions left, but there is definitely space for the next book. Which reminds me, I can’t wait for the second book, Firefight, to come out in January 2015. It’s coming out two days after my birthday! All in all, this book was very good and I enjoyed it a lot. Definitely recommend!

SPOILER PART – if you haven’t read the book yet, I recommend not to read any further, go and read the book and then come back.

This book was full of action, from the beginning. Even from prologue. I loved the prologue because I think it was a perfect way to introduce the readers to the situation and how it all began. I absolutely loved the last two sentences of the prologue, how they left us with excitement and I know I had to contiune reading. I saw Steelheart bleed. And I’m going to see him bleed again. Just wow.  Then we got another amount of action in the first chapter and again the last sentence got me. I just loved the last sentences in this book! My favourite non-action scene in the book was the explanation of nerd, to be more precise, why David was annoyed when Megan called him a nerd. I was just stunned. Wow. It was perfect. One of my favourite scenes in the book was the one when David, Abraham and Megan went to buy weapons. I just loved that scene, how David saved the day with his improvisation. Also, I really liked the final battle, the scene where David realizes that Steelheart’s weakness is that only people who are not afraid of him can kill him. And even then, I had no idea how is he going to kill him, but when Steelheart pulled the trigger and killed himself accidently, I was mindblown. It was epic! Also, I really liked the epilogue, especially that last paragraph, when David said that he fights for his father’s dreams. So good! I loved the whole book, every scene was good and very well done and I can’t really pick my favourite but I tried to choose ones that really left a lot of impact on me. What I can say for sure, however, is that there were no scenes in this book that I didn’t like. This book is pure epicness and awesomeness!

There were a lot of unexpected twists in this book but I’m really proud on myself because I managed to figure out one of the twists and I don’t think it was very obvious. Or maybe it was? I don’t know. Yeah, I figured out that Megan is an Epic but later I thought about the possibility that she is Firefight and I was right! That never happened to me before. But there were also some twists that I didn’t expect at all. I really tried to figure out what is Steelheart’s weakness but all my theories were wrong. However, his weakness was awesome and it made mo much sense. Also, I tried to figure out what is Prof secret and it occured to me that he may be an Epic but I gave up on that thought pretty quickly which was obviously a mistake because I was right again. I guess I just suspect everyone to be Epics. I never believed when someone died, either. I always expected them to be alive at the end and I was right with that as well. I was really nailing the mysteries in this book! And it wasn’t obvious, I think. Right?

I liked all the characters in this book. Some more, some less, but I loved all of them. I really liked David. He was funny, I love his metaphores, these always make me laugh. His improvisations were stupid but effective and I really enjoyed reading the book from his POV. Very good protagonist. I also really liked Megan at the beginning, she was badass, independent and kind of bitchy but me liking her kind of disappeared by the end of the book and I have no idea why. It was not the fact that she was an Epic, it was something else that bothered me with her, but I still have no idea what it was. I liked Tia a lot. She was brains of the team and even though she didn’t go and fight, Reckoners wouldn’t work that well if it weren’t for her. Loved her character! I really liked Cody, he was so funny and I liked how he made the good atmoshpere around Reckoners. Also, his blabbering about Scotland or whatever he’s from was hilarious. I really liked Abraham as well, poor guy was injured the most of them all, all the time. I liked that he’s a believer and I’d like to know more about him. I liked Prof at the beginning, a lot. He was badass and I kind of respected him, but as close to the end we got, I started disliking him because of his mood swings. Yeah, later we found out that it was because he used his powers and they made him ‘cranky’, but whatever. I even liked Steelheart. Okay, like is maybe too strong word, but I could understand him in some way. Especally when we found out what is his weakness, his behaviour made so much more sense. However, I’m really glad he’s dead.

I loved the idea of superheroes turned to villians, and especially the idea that every one of them had a weakness characteristic only to them. So good! The whole post-apocalyptic, steel setting was so cool and unique, it made awesome atmosphere. The technology was also very well explained, which I really liked, my favourite piece of technology were tensors and harmsway. SO useful, I wish I had one of those. Another thing I really enjoyed were these detailed descriptions of guns and weapons. I really loved reading about it. I love weapons and I love learning more about it, and in this book, we were introduced to variety of them. Again, mindblowing.