Firefight by Brandon Sanderson
Publication Date: January 6, 2015 by Delacorte Press
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
[Special thanks to the publisher for the review copy!]
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.
You can’t immerse yourself in something without coming to respect it.
When you try to learn more about something, you get to see the positive and the negative. You may have an initial opinion, but that can be challenged by the new information you’ll find out once you drop your judgments and actually search for the truth.
I figured the world would be pretty boring if all you did was stay the same.
I think we’re familiar with the saying that you wouldn’t know joy if there was no pain, and I think that really makes sense. We’re not in this world to live perfect lives. Because it’s in the imperfect moments that we find out who we really are.
If we stop helping people because we’re afraid, or ambivalent or whatever, then we lose. Let them do evil. I’ll stop them.
David here reminds me of Perry from Under the Never Sky. In Through the Ever Night, Perry said this: “We lose and lose, but we’re still here. Shaking in place, afraid of doing something. I’m tired of settling for this because I don’t know if something better exists. It has to. What point is there otherwise? I can do something about it now. And I will.”
I think this is what it means to be a hero.
Oh hell. The secret is the power of love. I think I’m going to be sick.
Here, Megan is being extremely adorable. 🙂
I believe you’ll appreciate this quote very much after finding out when (and why) she said this. ❤
This time, when she’d pointed at me she’d flicked the safety on. If that wasn’t true love, I don’t know what was.
THIS QUOTE IS THE ALL-SMILES KIND OF QUOTE. I felt really giddy while swooning over the particular scene when David had this thought. I just love Megan’s love-hate relationship with him. THE FEELS ARE OVERWHELMING, BELIEVE ME. ❤
I posted my review for this book two months ago, and I thought of posting this quote roundup to remind you that if you haven’t started reading the Reckoners series yet, you better start now. So much love for this book. ❤
Did I mention I gave this an infinity symbol for a rating? 🙂