Blog Recommendation Friday

Recommendation Friday


It’s that time again and I’m finally finding enough time to be able to participate in weekly posts and what not. So here we go for recommendation friday! We’ll be hopping into some high fantasy that’s super engaging!


Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

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.


So I’m currently reading this/ listening to this at work. And I think this book is absolutely amazing. So amazing to the point where I’m willing to put it up for recommendation while I’m in the middle (yes, i’m legitimately about half way through) of reading it. I picked this up because I kind of wanted a segue into reading the Mistborn series. I’ve been super intimidated with the amount of detail in these books I thought to pick up Steelhart.

This book is about humans who get these powers and turn into Epics, but Epics take over the world and this one boy David is trying to get revenge on Steelhart. The one Epic who rules Newcago (Chicago) and the epic who murdered David’s dad.

The concept is AMAZING. Super heroes gone bad. And I have to say that the writing is amazing. I’m always so engaged whether I’m physically reading or listening. And when I do listen it’s almost like a TV show. It’s written with such ease and fluidity and thought that it’s just great.
So please if you’re looking for something with action and adventure and fantasy please pick this up. Or something to ease you into high fantasy like I do. Please please please nab this.





  • Ooh, I’ve read the first book of the Mistborn series but haven’t started this one yet! But there is a read-a-thon coming up soon on Tamaraniac’s blog (sorry I don’t have a link!) so I might pick it up soon :)

  • susannahhtaylor

    YAASSS!!! I’m going to be binge reading Sanderson in the next few months & I can’t wait to read this!!

  • Stephanie

    I’m so excited for you! I think next month I’m going to dive into Mistborn Series. He’s SUCH a good writer. It’s AMAZING how engaging Steelheart is.

  • Stephanie

    Please do! It’s really worth the read. I found Mistborn to be a bit more daunting than Steelheart for some reason.

  • susannahhtaylor

    OMG ME TOO!!!! I’m doing Daughter of Smoke & Bone, all of Brandon Sanderson, Sara Raasch, Maggie Stiefvater, The second book in Queen of the Tearling… it’s going to be awesome!!

  • Stephanie

    Haha we should be reading buddies next month! I’m trying for Mistborn, I have the 1st Daughter of Smoke and Bone book I REALLY want to read. I have the 1st Raven Boys book I want to read, and Snow Like Ashes!

  • susannahhtaylor

    OMG yes! That would be awesome! I’ll probably start with Daughter of Smoke and Bone next month and save Mistborn until Christmas/ January coz it’s foggy and cold and the British editions are white & blue and just so pretty and that just seems like the right time.

  • Stephanie

    Sweet, I’ll start the month reading Daughter of Smoke and Bone too! I know it’s one of Taylors favorites so it’s been on my list for a whiiiiile.

  • susannahhtaylor

    Cool!! I’ve been waiting to read this series for MONTHS.

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