What a wonderful book. I honestly felt like a kid reading this book. It's just so much fun. I loved Brandon Sanderson's first novel in the Reckoners series, Steelheart, and somehow Firefight continues the charm of the first. What I love about Firefight is that Sanderson is able to capture just the right tone for this series about normal people fighting super heroes.
I laughed more in this book then in any other I've read in a long time. Sure the bad metaphors (or similes) is a joke device that might be used to often. But it fits. The characters have this incredibly smooth way of working together to fit a cohesive unit. Just like any good popcorn summer movie it has a great pacing of comedy and intrigue to keep the story going. I continue to fall more and more in love with the main character David. He's got a lot of depth for a book about super heroes. We get to learn so much more about the world that Sanderson has built and the Epics (the bad super heroes).
I couldn't get enough of Firefight. I texted Ally (my sister) multiple times while reading it (since she read it before me) with texts of horror and delight at some of the books twists and turns. I absolutely loved Firefight. It brought the inner-child in me that wanted to throw back on my Superman cape and fly away. Truly wonderful book and I cannot wait for the next one.