Superhero

Firefight

My name is David Charleston.
I kill people with super powers. *

Written by Brandon Sanderson and published in 2015 by Dragonsteel Entertainment, Firefight is the compelling second installment in the popular Reckoners series. Filled with intrigue, mad superheroes, and a dash of good-humored banter, this book falls under the Superhero\Sci-Fi Action genre.
David Charleston has officially joined the band of rebels that he has dreamed about for years. They’re managed to free one metropolis from an Epic tyrant and are making plans to free other cities nearby. But Regalia, the empress of Balibar, formerly New York City, keeps interfering with their plans, sending them Epic after Epic to defeat. David is convinced that there’s more to this than meets the eye; so when Prof. Jon Phaedrus-leader of the Reckoners-decides to visit his rebel cell in Balibar, David eagerly accompanies him. Then, the Reckoners discover that a High Epic named Obliteration, one of the deadliest Epics to walk the Earth is now in Balibar and is preparing to destroy the city. Firefight, an Epic who had infiltrated the Reckoners and grown close to David, also is in Balibar. What is going on? Is Regalia plotting something that will destroy the Reckoners? And will David be able to persuade his fellow rebels that Firefight is not evil and can be trusted?
I highly recommend this book for ages 16+. There is some mature elements as well as some language and a few mildly inappropriate parts. The storyline is phenomenal, characters amazing, and super powers incredibly imaginative. 4.5 out of 5 stars.

I believe in heroes. **

*Excerpt taken from Firefight, Chapter Three; Written by Brandon Sanderson and Copyright by Dragonsteel Entertainment 2015.
**Excerpt taken from Firefight, Chapter Fifty One; Written by Brandon Sanderson and Copyright by Dragonsteel Entertainment 2015.

Blank Mastermind

 

“I heard you and came back to help. It’s okay…”
The boy shook his head slowly, his eyes fixed on my face with a mix of terror and confusion. “Nobody comes back to help the person they just shot.”
Suddenly, I didn’t want to know who I was.*

Wolfgang wakes up covered with blood in the backstage of a theater. He can’t remember who he is, where he’s from, or why there’s a dead man lying only a few feet from him. So Wolfgang sets out to find answers…but what if those answers are not what he wanted them to be? What if it turns out that he’s the villain in the story? Is it too late for him to change what he’s become?

Sometimes the life you forgot isn’t one worth remembering…*

Blank Mastermind was published by the author, Rosey Mucklestone in 2018, and would fall under the Superhero genre. Filled with bombs, cake, secret gangs, superpowers, and a good dose of laughter and heart; this book is highly recommended for ages 13+. A medium reading difficulty with memorable characters and edge-of-your-seat escapades; Blank Mastermind is a thoroughly enjoyable read. 4 out of 5 stars.

 

*Excerpts taken from Blank Mastermind, copyrighted 2018 by Rosey Mucklestone