My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Firefight is the second book in Brandon Sanderson’s Reckoners series, and I liked it even better than the first.
Firefight takes place after both the first book, Steelheart, and the novella, Mitosis. In it, the main character, David, joins Prof and Tia on a trip to Babylon Restored, aka Manhattan. We got a new setting to explore, a new team of Reckoners, new villains with new super powers. It never ceases to amaze me how much unique detail Sanderson puts into every single one of his books.
I don’t want to go too much into the plot, because I’d hate to give anything away, but as always, Sanderson kept so many paths open it was impossible to guess exactly how the story would play out. There were several moments where I was genuinely surprised by the turn of events.
The narrator, David, continues his struggle to find a good metaphor, resulting in some truly hilarious moments. I actually laughed out loud, which rarely happens when I read. And I’m happy to say someone *finally* points out to him that none of the comparisons he makes are actually metaphors at all, but similes. That was bugging me through the whole book. Yeah, I know, I’m a nerd.
The point is, if you enjoyed Steelheart (and you should definitely read that first), you will not be disappointed with this sequel.