Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
4 out of 5 stars.

“Our belief is often strongest when it should be weakest. That is the nature of hope.”

Goodreads Description: 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 did a buddy read of Mistborn with Maren, Tricia, and Lauren this month. I am so glad that we did this buddy read, because I ended up loving Mistborn so much.

I really liked all the characters, especially Kelsier. He was hilarious and witty. I loved that he was protect of Vin and really cared about her, his friends, and the cause. He is definitely one of my new favorite book characters. I liked Vin, but sometimes she could be a bit annoying. Overall though, she was a good character. I love the way Sanderson writes his characters. So much detail and depth. I felt like they all were well written and so it was easy to connect with them and fall in love with them all. I was confused a bit about the ages of some of the characters though. In my head I was thinking they were younger, but they sometimes gave off the vibe that they were a lot older. I don’t think they ever really stated ages, besides Vin.

There were tons of things happening throughout the book and that was really excting. I love when a book has a lot going on. There were some times where I did get a little bit bored though. I breezed through the book even with it being over 600 pages. It was hard to put down at times, because I always wanted to know what was going to happen next. The story, the world, it was all so interesting. I loved learning about the allomancy aspect of it. That was really interesting.

Mistborn was such an awesome book. I definitely went through all the emotions while reading this book, which I honestly didn’t expect. I laughed out loud a lot, I got angry with things happening in the story, and I even cried quite a bit (I was not at all expecting to cry as much as I did (or even at all), lol). Like I mentioned above, Sanderson is so good with writing his characters and you just get so connected with them that it’s hard not to feel the things they feel.

Overall, I really enjoyed Mistborn so much and it’s definitely going to be one of my favorites! I can’t wait to get the second book and see where it all goes. This was my first time reading a Brandon Sanderson book and I am excited to check out the rest of the series and his other books.

“The right belief is like a good cloak, I think. If it fits you well, it keeps you warm and safe. The wrong fit however, can suffocate.”


Have you read Mistborn? If so, what did you think?

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