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YA Book Review: Calamity by Brandon Sanderson

YA Book Review: Calamity by Brandon Sanderson


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.


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!!!

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