Tuesday, November 22, 2011

BOOK REVIEW: Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson

BOOK REVIEW: Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson

Mistborn is a book about a group of rebel Skaa--severely mistreated slaves--band together to end the thousand year reign of the oppressive and terrible Lord Ruler. They knew it was impossible, but they would die trying, fueled by their leader, Kelsier's, unquenchable charisma. Luckily, they find another Mistborn--one with the rare ability to use all Allomancer powers. Small, timid Vin has grown up in the slums, surviving the worst living conditions and the worst kind of beatings. But she never knew she was a Mistborn until Kelsier found her and taught her all he knows.

Vin must learn to overcome her upbringing and learn to trust and infiltrate herself into the noble society. She begins to learn who she really is, and finds and unlikely love.

Sanderson expertly tells the story from various character's viewpoints without giving away too much. His knowledge of politics, metals, and religion, mixed with truly horrific and realistic villains, make the 537 page book an intriguing page turner. I grew to care for the characters and was so glad that this is a trilogy so the characters can live on. Rated PG-13 for adult themes and violence. I give this book 4.8 stars. As always, way to go Brandon!!

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