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YA Book Review: Calamity by Brandon Sanderson
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Summary: The Reckoners are out to save the world, and they'll do it if they have to talk every blackmarket salesman, random drifter, and apathetic superhero into it.

4.9

Epic Finale to an Epic Series

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This book was the perfect epic ending to the perfect epic series. I got all sniffly at the end, just like MIstborn made me. Man. It’s not quite perfect, but good enough to satisfy my need for the HEA. I really loved the ending ending, epilogue bit even though the more I think about it, the more niggling a few details are to me. I’m left scratching my head about the alternate dimensions bit. Do different people get superpowers in those dimensions or just the one person they mention? It’s a small detail though in an otherwise awfully fantastic finale.

David’s voice is hilarious. I love the similes, metaphors, the sheer awful brilliance of them. Love the action sequences, the planning, the dialogue, and of course the super quick pacing that is perfect for this wrap up. Although one scene sticks out as being a little too fast paced, the scene with Megan and Larcener, where she hast to choose whether she wants to keep her powers or not. She seemed strangely indecisive for her character.

Some fantastically flawed similes: “How do you feel?” “Like a piece of bread at a rock concert.”

“I’m like a room-sized, steam-powered, robotic toenail-clipping machine.”

It kills me.

The romance wasn’t overpowering, but still sweet. “My Megan is a sunrise, always changing, but beautiful the entire time.” Their relationship was seriously cute. Through the book, Megan is struggling with whether she can truly control her powers, and if she will still be herself without them.

In the final epic battle against Prof, the action is intense, sometimes hilarious, sometimes bone-chilling, but always clear and enjoyable. The battle against Calamity was much less interesting and exciting, but still led to a satisfying conclusion.

In the epilogue, he ended it right. I can’t leave a spoiler but it made me happy. Not happy about some things. Can’t be happy about the friends they lost along the way, but those they saved.

This is going to be a series I turn to when I’m in the mood for just the right amount of action, superheroes and gritty, determined individualists.
Rock on Reckoners!!!

Calamity (The Reckoners)


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From the bestselling author of the Mistborn series and Words of Radiance comes Calamity, the final book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Reckoners series: Steelheart, Firefight, and Calamity.
    When Calamity lit up the sky, the Epics were born. David’s fate has been tied to their villainy ever since that historic night. Steelheart killed his father. Firefight stole his heart. And now Regalia has turned his closest ally into a dangerous enemy.
    David knew Prof’s secret, and kept it even when Prof struggled to control the effects of his Epic powers. But facing Obliteration in Babilar was too much. Once the Reckoners’ leader, Prof has now embraced his Epic destiny. He’s disappeared into those murky shadows of menace Epics are infamous for the world over, and everyone knows there’s no turning back. . . .
    But everyone is wrong. Redemption is possible for Epics—Megan proved it. They’re not lost. Not completely. And David is just about crazy enough to face down the most powerful High Epic of all to get his friend back. Or die trying.
 
Praise for the Reckoners Series:

#1 New York Times Bestselling Series

“The suspense is relentless and the climax explosive.” —James Dashner, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Maze Runner series

Another win for Sanderson . . . he’s simply a brilliant writer. Period.” —Patrick Rothfuss, author of the New York Times and USA Today bestseller The Name of the Wind
 
Action-packed.” —EW.com
 
Compelling. . . . Sanderson uses plot twists that he teases enough for readers to pick up on to distract from the more dramatic reveals he has in store.” —The A.V. Club

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