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Chelsea Russell's Blog

I grew up with a love of the written word. Writing is an art just like any other creative endeavor. Unlike painting with pastels, my words are my medium.

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The Passage
Justin Cronin
The Golem and the Jinni
Helene Wecker
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Made from Scratch: Discovering the Pleasures of a Handmade Life
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The Fellowship of the Ring
J.R.R. Tolkien
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
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Steelheart - Brandon Sanderson Brandon Sanderson really is an amazing writer. I have yet to read any of his epic fantasy series, but the two YA books I read by him were amazing! I can’t wait to delve into his more expansive writings. It’s crazy to think he’s already written over 13 books since he was first published in 2005. He truly is a prolific writer.

I really enjoyed “Steelheart.” The prologue was absolutely riveting. Sanderson built his newest series around the old adage, “Absolute power corrupts absolutely.” When a mysterious phenomenon granted ordinary people extraordinary powers it didn’t take long for society to collapse. These gifted individuals became known as “Epics.” I won’t waste your time trying to summarize the book since you can easily find all the pertinent information in the synopsis.

If you’re a fan of the television series “Heroes,” then you’ll probably love this book. It’s crammed with fast-paced action and plenty of unexpected twists. I really enjoyed learning about the different Epics and their abilities. Overall, I thought “Steelheart” was very well-written. I’m definitely looking forward to the next book in the series!