We are happy to share that Brandon Sanderson‘s STEELHEART has been chosen by the new NYC Reads 365 program for the 9th and 10th grade reading list. NYC Reads 365 is an independent initiative which encourages students to read for fun all year long. NYC Department of Education Chancellor Carmen Fariña summed up their intent: “Reading is not to take a test. Reading is for the rest of your life.”
In addition to this honor, STEELHEART has generated glowing critical reviews. Publishers Weekly has said, “The near-constant action, Sanderson’s whiz-bang imaginings, and a fully realized sense of danger (the brutal opening scene alone will hook many) make this an absolute page-turner.” In a starred review, Booklist raved, “Snappy dialogue, bizarre plot twists, high intensity action, and a touch of mystery and romance; it’s a formula that sucks readers into the prologue, slings them through one tension-filled encounter after the other, and then, at the strange and marginally hopeful conclusion, leaves them panting for the sequel.”
With reviews like these, it’s not hard to see why the first book in Brandon Sanderson’s Reckoners trilogy was chosen as one of the top books to read for fun. Pick up your copy now and catch up on the series before the final installment, CALAMITY, hits stores in February!