Review: Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson

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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?

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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.

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Review: Firefight by Brandon Sanderson

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Published: January 6, 2015

They told David it was impossible—that even the Reckoners had never killed a High Epic. Yet, Steelheart—invincible, immortal, unconquerable—is dead. And he died by David’s hand.

Eliminating Steelheart was supposed to make life more simple. Instead, it only made David realize he has questions. Big ones. And there’s no one in Newcago who can give him the answers he needs.

Babylon Restored, the old borough of Manhattan, has possibilities, though. Ruled by the mysterious High Epic, Regalia, David is sure Babylon Restored will lead him to what he needs to find. And while entering another city oppressed by a High Epic despot is a gamble, David’s willing to risk it. Because killing Steelheart left a hole in David’s heart. A hole where his thirst for vengeance once lived. Somehow, he filled that hole with another Epic—Firefight. And he’s willing to go on a quest darker, and more dangerous even, than the fight against Steelheart to find her, and to get his answers.


Okay, so. I’ve come to the conclusion that The Reckoners series is probably one of my favorite trilogies of all time. I’m having a really hard time putting these books down and an even tougher time not speaking about these books. Is that a bad thing? Absolutely not! This series is absolutely amazeballs, and I think everyone should read these books if you haven’t.

After slaying Steelheart, David and the reckoners end up in Babylon Restored, which was previously Long Island. And then action happens, just all action, on every page, with every words. ACTION WAS EVERYWHERE! I’m scared if I go too into the plot then I’ll spoil and that’s the last thing I want to do.

The team in this book is amazing, for some reason Cody and Abraham end up staying in Newcago. So we get a few new reckoners. Mizzy, Val and Exel to team up with Prof, Tia and David. Mizzy being my all time favorite, I think she’s pretty damn awesome and I loved her, the way she works, the way she kind of has to remind David that he can be a normal person (when they go to that party) and not  everything has to be reckoning 1000% of the time.

I thought Regalia was a cool epic and especially the end of the book when David finally finds her, I think it’s absolutely nuts. The ending was phenomenal and I completely absorbed this whole book as much as I could and I’m still not over it! I enjoy David more and more with each book as he grows, and I found Meghan to be a bit less…annoying. And dear god Prof….I.Cannot.Even.

I cannot even begin on the magical writing style of Brandon Sanderson. I cannot explain how ingenious each word was and how I couldn’t miss a single letting because each one felt all too important to even consider either skimming or just quickly passing over. I had to give each and every single word the attention it deserved.

The ending to this book I felt was very well thought out,action packed, and just about perfect. Although, I can’t quite understand where the last book will go. It’s called Calamity so I’m assuming it’s figuring out how Calamity “happened” and such.

I have to give 5 stars to my Fantasy King.

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Recommendation Friday

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It’s that time again and I’m finally finding enough time to be able to participate in weekly posts and what not. So here we go for recommendation friday! We’ll be hopping into some high fantasy that’s super engaging!

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Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics. But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must crush his wills.

Nobody fights the Epics…nobody but the Reckoners. A shadowy group of ordinary humans, they spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them.

And David wants in. He wants Steelheart – the Epic who is said to be invincible. The Epic who killed David’s father. For years, like the Reckoners, David’s been studying, and planning – and he has something they need. Not an object, but an experience.

He’s seen Steelheart bleed. And he wants revenge.


 

So I’m currently reading this/ listening to this at work. And I think this book is absolutely amazing. So amazing to the point where I’m willing to put it up for recommendation while I’m in the middle (yes, i’m legitimately about half way through) of reading it. I picked this up because I kind of wanted a segue into reading the Mistborn series. I’ve been super intimidated with the amount of detail in these books I thought to pick up Steelhart.

This book is about humans who get these powers and turn into Epics, but Epics take over the world and this one boy David is trying to get revenge on Steelhart. The one Epic who rules Newcago (Chicago) and the epic who murdered David’s dad.

The concept is AMAZING. Super heroes gone bad. And I have to say that the writing is amazing. I’m always so engaged whether I’m physically reading or listening. And when I do listen it’s almost like a TV show. It’s written with such ease and fluidity and thought that it’s just great.
So please if you’re looking for something with action and adventure and fantasy please pick this up. Or something to ease you into high fantasy like I do. Please please please nab this.

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