STEELHEART / THE RECKONERS series reading infornation

BRANDON SANDERSON is best known for his adult series Mistborn, and for his work finishing Robert Jordan's fantasy series The Wheel of Time.  With THE RITHMATIST  Brandon made his first foray into the Young Adult market.  This series earned good marks from readers and the RECKONERS first book, STEELHEART, followed quickly.

**all ratings from GoodReads

**New York Times Bestseller**
bookcover of STEELHEART  (Reckoners, #1)   by Brandon SandersonSTEELHEART
(Reckoners, #1)
by Brandon Sanderson

**Starred Review** ALA BookList
4.14 avg rating — 56,780 ratings

The School Library Journal calls STEELHEART a 'fast-paced, futuristic science-fiction superhero story' and I think that's an accurate description.  

The backstory: One day the sky exploded and darkness came and stayed.  Even worse, some people developed super-human skills.  They are called Epics. And as it turns out they quickly become unpleasant people.

Enter David. When he was a young boy he went to the bank with his father. There they unfortunately crossed paths with Steelheart, the worst of the Epics, and their leader.  David's father is murdered and David swears to destroy Steelheart.  To this he worms his way into a group called the Reckoners.

Reading Information:
Word Count: 107,599
Page Count:  384
Accelerated Reader:  5.0 / points: 16.0
AR quiz: 161310
Lexile: 680L
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bookcover of MITOSIS  (Reckoners, #1.5) by Brandon Sanderson 

(Reckoners, #1.5)

3.90 avg rating — 10,265 ratings

Mitosis takes place after the Reckoners reclaim Newcago --trying to fill the space left by the death of Steelheart.

Looking at the reviews at Amazon I'd say that most people loved the story BUT thought it was too short for the price. 

Look for it on sale.  (It does happen. Sometimes the e-stories will drop to 99cents in price.)

Page Count: 35
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You might also want to look at:
Review: The Rithmatist 
Review: Screaming Staircase
Review: California Bones

bookcover of FIREFIGHT  (Reckoners, #2) by Brandon SandersonFIREFIGHT
(Reckoners, #2)

4.36 avg rating — 16,688 ratings

David and the Reckoners continue their fight against the Epics, humans with superhuman powers, except they may have met their match in Regalia, a High Epic who resides in Babylon Restored, the city formerly known as the borough of Manhattan.

Reading Information:
Word Count: 104,499
Page Count: 304
Accelerated Reader: 5.1 / points: 16.0
AR quiz: 171445
 Lexile: HL700L
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compiled by Pam
updated June 2015