That being said, I GUESSED THE TWIST AGAIN!!! *gloats* *booty shakes*
Anyway, MITOSIS was a short entertaining story that gave just a (possible) hint more insight into the mysterious ways of Epics. PLUS, you know, there's all the horribly hilarious metaphors a la David. Highly recommended.
My other reviews for this series:
Steelheart (The Reckoners, #1)
This was a enjoyable short story that gave me an appreciation for hotdogs! It also appears to be a necessary or maybe a better word is helpful bridge to the next book in the trilogy....
In this book we learn how the Reckoners have shed light (literally) on the city of newcago... and we are introduced to a new Epic Mitosis who has a very cool power of dividing as many times as he wants....
A short read, but I think w ...more
Set after of the events on the book Steelheart, now you can starting to understand the new role that The Reckoners must take after taking hard decisions at the end of the first novel.
Any action has consequences, and now The Reckoners know that anything that they, or some of its team, may done, will have sequels.
It was a brief reading but it has a great final act, so I was quite glad of having read this short story.
I opted not to comment more about this reading to avo ...more
The Good: We get a glimpse of how the people in the city are changing and a few bad metaphors from David.
“I like it. The colors are different. Not like the city was before Calamity, but also a big change from how it was under Steelheart. They make the city look like a big …...more
An impromptu buddy read with BB&B
A fast, light and delightful short story, which fits between the first and second books of the series. It was definitely on the comedy side of Sanderson and a transition from the tyranny of Steelheart to the effort of being human governed. People are still uncomfortable with the thought of the possibility of being free...
Don't attempt reading if you have not read the first volume, but if you have, definitely a fun addition'-) Have a great time reading! ...more
And if you haven't read book one....
I'm so happy to be back in Newcago! Even if it was for only 35 pages, it was 35 pages of humor, action, characters I love, and a new Epic to tie me over until book 2.
In this novella David and the Reckoners fend off the first of the Epics to make a try. The self replicating one man army Mitosis.
This was a fun read. It has served its purpose of hyping me up to read Firefight!
You'd be right. I did hate the first book. But, you see, I got a code for the audiobook and... well, here, read this:
I read this because the Epic, Mitosis, is mentioned in the first few chapters of Firefight, which I also happened to get free through Audible. I'd seen this short story floating around on Goodreads, but figured it was a standalone deal. Then What's-his-face (the narrator) brings up the fight in the new book, so I figured it ...more
A fast paced short read that acts as a perfect, if somewhat unnecessary filler between the two books. However, I feel that the question raised at the end of this book will form an important basis for the next book, at least that is my hope. Only reading the second book will ...more
Following the defeat of Steelheart and Nightweilder, the city of Newcago--that word still makes me cringe--is now a sunny post-apocalyptic refuge for the powerless. But the people are still weary, as though expecting a new Epic to defeat the Reckoners and plunge the city back into darkness. And one does step up to the challenge--Mitosis. He's the first to pose a threat, but he's certa ...more
David has a little bit of both, but that doesn't really mean much when he's been shot and is now bleeding profusely at the end of a tun ...more
This is one of the few novellas I felt actually added something essential to the series. The ongoing arc of The Reckoners is the characters’ struggle to figure out how epics’ weaknesses work. Mitosis offers so many clues! And I came away more pumped about the series than ever. This novella is totally worth your time if you plan to read the series.
Via The Obsessive Bookseller at www.nikihawkes.com ...more
Not much more to say other than it was a quick and fun read. You won't be missing any important information for Firefight even if you don't read it, though it migh ...more
“This is what we get,” Abraham said, “for coming out into the open. It is why Jon always wanted to remain hidden.”
“We can’t stand for something if we only move in shadows, Abraham,” I said.
A novella with some very interesting tidbits. Full of action and funny moments.
It's not necessarily a must read, but still worth-while to spend some more time with the adorable David and his awesome Reckoners, and also to gain some more information about this world Brandon Sanderson has created.
I joined a large group of people in a buddy read of Steelheart earlier in this month and absolutely loved it. I love to listen to audiobooks while I workout. The problem is that I don't really love to work out so it can take me forever to finish a book just because I have a hard time getting to the gym. With the next book in the Reckoners series coming out soon, I thought that this short story would be great for today's trip to the gy ...more
Can't wait for Firefight! ...more
Archive, among others. This collection features The Emperor’s S ...more
Other books in the series
It was time to buy a hot dog.”