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Oh whoa....that was intense. Steelheart was an interesting ride from start to finish, but this was more...better. This has none of that middle book syndrome that happens so often. Sanderson doesn't just rest on his success of the first novel, he adds to it. He gives us new characters and new mysterious while still trying to solve the unsolved problems of Steelheart. Now I'll admit that I missed some of book 1's characters, but I fell for the new crew pretty quickly.
I know I shipped Megan and David a lot in book 1, but I REALLY shipped them in this installment.
Seriously, all the feels. David is so adorable and sweet. Megan is so badass and awesome. Together they just work so well. I just...they just...I just ship it a lot, k?
I really love Mizzy in this. She's quirky and fun and almost like a female version of David. I am eternally grateful to Sanderson for not dragging us through the dreaded love triangle territory. It could easily have went down that road, but thankfully David's feelings for Mizzy stay solidly in the platonic field. And Prof...poor Prof. He's a hero and I hope it can remain that way. I can't say much because SPOILERS, but let's just say I'm very interested to say where Calamity goes.
Basically all you need to know is that if you like Steelheart, you'll love this. Sanderson using the book answer a few more questions while introducing a truckload more and still moving the story forward. I highly enjoyed it and I want more.
It's MacLeod Andrews! Seriously, if you don't know how amazing he is by now, you really need to remedy that. He's hands-down, my favorite narrator and I've listened to a A LOT of audiobooks. Enough said.
****Thank you to Esther Bochner at Audible for providing me with an audio copy in exchange for an honest review****