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Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
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really liked it

Talk about Cape Busters.

Steelheart has a tendency to overexplain things at times, and rely mostly on telling while eschewing showing, in addition to occasionally dipping into overly-convenient plot turns or explanations with no prior knowledge or foreshadowing leading to them. It must also be said that, despite its intent, David's metaphors are really, really bad.

And that's it, really. Those are the only flaws I can think of. Besides them, it's a fast-paced action story with some great character moments that at once is a great novel and evokes the possibility of being an excellent movie (seriously, tell me you can't see Matthew McConaughey as Southern/Scottish/Australian/argh awesome dude Cody). As YA goes it can get exceedingly dark (that prologue) but I find that works in its favour. No training wheels or youngster-coddling here; this is a stark yet still hopeful tale with some great worldbuilding and believable characters.

Damn solid. Bring on the sequel.
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January 5, 2015 – Shelved
January 5, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
January 11, 2015 – Started Reading
January 11, 2015 –
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January 12, 2015 – Finished Reading

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