Posted by Venus on Monday, June 29, 2015
Labels: Young Adult Review
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release Date: January 6, 2015
Killing High Epics was supposed to be impossible, but David did it. And then he did it again. Earning the reputation of being the premier Epic killer, David travels with the resistance to Babylon Restored, once called Manhattan. However, this time he doesn't want to kill an epic....he wants to save her.
I am absolutely unequivocally in love with Sanderson's young adult books. Cleverly crafted with plots that are intriguing and characters even more so, both books in this series have more than earned their keep. In the first book, David is a newbie, a force to be reckoned with for sure, but still learning the ropes. Now David is an old hat. At least that is what he thinks. There is so much that David doesn't know and as always, he has a tendency to act before he thinks. This trait helped with his success with Steelheart, but the players in Babylon Restored are smarter, faster, and far more ruthless than David understands.
There are old friendships that come bubbling to the surface. Within those friendships is Meagan, also known as Firefight, who David is supposed to help kill. He can't help but wonder though, instead of killing her, maybe he can save her.
I want to see these books as a movie. I want to know more about the comet, Calamity, that brought with it all these terrible powers. More important, I want to know the "science" element of this fiction. I want to know what Prof knows and I have feeling we only have one more book to go before we find that out.