Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
Published: May 13, 2014
Following on the heels of Sanderson’s successful launch into the YA market with the New York Times bestselling Rithmatist comes Mistborn, now repackaged for the teen audience
Once, a hero rose to save the world. He failed.
For a thousand years since, the world has been a wasteland of ash and mist ruled by the immortal emperor known as the Lord Ruler. Every revolt has failed miserably.
Yet somehow, hope survives. Hope that dares to dream of ending the empire and defeating the Lord Ruler. A new kind of uprising is being planned—one that depends on the cunning of a brilliant criminal mastermind and the determination of an unlikely heroine: a teenage street urchin named Vin.
Once, a hero rose to save the world and failed. This time, can a young heroine succeed?
I had trouble picking up this book because of the heft of the entire series. It’s a daunting 3 books to look at and knowing that it’s much more complex than YA Fantasy is also a bit jarring. But oh my goodness. The amazingness of this book…I suggest it to ANYONE who is interested or likes fantasy. This story is about a girl named Vin who doesn’t know she’s a Mistborn until she runs into Kel and their paths intertwine in trying to take down the Lord Ruler and the final empire.
This book has it all. A great magic system, wonderful characters, and a great overall plot that keeps you guessing and is constantly changing. The world and absolutely everything is just perfection. I’ve never read such a compelling fantasy story with so many amazing characters that I connected to each and every one.
The twists and turns that happen in this book are all above and beyond. I cannot even begin to explain how many times I thought that I knew what was going on and I was completely lied to (in the best way). I absolutely adore this book and this series is going to be absolutely a life ruiner (again, in the best way) and I know it. Most definitely going to try and finish this series within the next few months.