Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Review: Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson

MistbornTitle: Mistborn
Author: Brandon Sanderson
Source/ Format: Purchased, Paperback
Age Range: YA
Publisher/ Publication Date: Tor (Tor Teen), May 13, 2014 (First Published July 17, 2006)
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     Warning, there aren’t spoilers ahead. (I tried to contain my excitement, and willingness to spew spoilers left and right by numerous rounds of editing this review.)

     So where should I begin? I want to say with EVERYTHING, but I should start with one at a time, right? Well for starters, Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson has become one of my favorite books ever, effectively earning its spot right beside the Rithmatist. With its interesting cast of characters, amazing world building, and plot that kept me reading despite the books length, Mistborn is easily a read I would recommend to just about anyone.

     The characters were interesting, all of them, one-dimensional doesn’t even describe them, not even a little. Vin was fantastic and I enjoyed seeing her change across the events that unfolded throughout the book. Kelsier was a character who was shrouded in an air of mystery, and I liked that his history was eventually revealed—so I could understand his motivation for what he did. Breeze, Ham, Dockson, and the rest of the crew were great as well, and I loved seeing their team work together. The Lord Ruler, the villain, he was so powerful that I was left wondering what they were going to do about him. Then there was Elend, he was interesting, but I don’t want to say much about him, otherwise I might end up putting in a massive spoiler…unintentionally. So to avoid doing so I think I’ll just stop talking about the characters now, moving on.

     The world building in Mistborn was executed nicely; the pacing was also excellent because despite the length, which I mentioned before, it was entertaining throughout. The Finale Empire and the system of magic, Allomancy, were both impressive concepts at the core of Mistborn, and I enjoyed learning more about both. The opening chapters really set up a nice beginning for the rest of the epic story. The descriptions really helped me get a sense of the setting, and I could really picture what was happening as it was happening. The ending was satisfying to say the least and wrapped up the plot quite nicely. Mistborn just sort of solidified my reasoning for why Brandon Sanderson is one of my all-time favorite authors. So, anyone that’s looking for a good fantasy read with strong characters, solid world building and plot, then you should definitely check out Mistborn.


  1. I won this book a while back, but haven't managed to read it yet. Now I'm even more anxious to get to it!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

    1. Yay, I'm glad you want to read Mistborn, thanks for stopping by! :D


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