Author: Brandon Sanderson
Published: January 2015, Gollancz
Series: Book 2, Reckoners
Summary: MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS! They told David it was impossible--that even the Reckoners had never killed a High Epic. Yet, Steelheart--invincible, immortal, unconquerable--is dead. And he died by David's hand.
Eliminating Steelheart was supposed to make life more simple. Instead, it only made David realize he has questions. Big ones. And there's no one in Newcago who can give him the answers he needs.
Babylon Restored, the old borough of Manhattan, has possibilities, though. Ruled by the mysterious High Epic, Regalia, David is sure Babylon Restored will lead him to what he needs to find. And while entering another city oppressed by a High Epic despot is a gamble, David's willing to risk it. Because killing Steelheart left a hole in David's heart. A hole where his thirst for vengeance once lived. Somehow, he filled that hole with another Epic--Firefight. And he's willing to go on a quest darker, and more dangerous even, than the fight against Steelheart to find her, and to get his answers. (Taken from Goodreads)
Thoughts: After reading the first book in 2013 I was so excited to read Firefight because Steelheart was so good. Firefight, I am happy to say, is just as good! Sometimes I feel like the second book in a trilogy is kind of boring and a waste because nothing really happens. However, Firefight is an amazing second book. It's hard to say if I like this one or Steelheart better because they're both amazing.
I feel like it's hard for me to talk about Firefight a little. I don't want to give anything away but I will just say that Brandon Sanderson has done a great job with Firefight. There is so many mysterious things going on and that kept me reading on because I just needed to know what was happening. There were some really odd things in Babylon Restored. It made it really interesting when things were revealed in the end.
There were a couple of things in the book that I could see coming. I thought it was very interesting to see how things progressed. Some of them I didn't guess at. One thing I am really happy about, is that we got some questions answered about certain things.
Firefight is just as action-packed and exciting as Steelheart. There are also a few surprises scattered throughout the book. Needless to say, I am so excited for the next book in the trilogy because I imagine it is going to be Epic.