Book review – Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

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Mistborn: The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1)


Buddy read with Emily!

Tbh, I’ve been putting off reading Sanderson for years. He’s always on my Goodreads dash and there’s such hype around him and I just am a stubborn ass about reading hyped books.

However, this year, I’m going to read his stuff with my lovely bookstagram friend, Emily. We decided to tackle some of his stuff together in 2019, so this is our first read!

And, let me just say, I shouldn’t have waited so long.

I was completely captivated by his characters and world. It felt like I was slipping into a well-crafted universe where I understood all and never really struggled. I love books like that. It’s how I can tell there’s a skilled author at the helm of it. I can completely understand it and don’t have an issue.

The plot was also amazing. I love a good heist/revolution. So, when there’s a man, Kelsier, trying to get the enslaved skaa to rise against the nobles and Lord Ruler that oppress them, along with there being some killer magic at the same time and a young girl, Vin, learning it, I’m caught.

I thought the plot progressed perfectly. Everything felt natural and it didn’t feel odd or out of place when things changed/developed. It was a real joy to delve into.

The only reason I took off .5 stars is because I felt like the ending wrapped up too cleanly, especially when there are quite a few books in the series. This is a trilogy and has three, but then there are more after it kind of lumped in as a saga. It left an opening for discord and problems, but it just felt super quick and simple.

That’s just a me problem, I think. But it still was a bit distracting when I was reading and realizing that this was it and it was done with the snap of my fingers.

That being said, I’m super excited to read the second book. Which I’m going to go and do right now.

Talk to me!
What do you think of this book?
What other books by Sanderson do you recommend?

6 thoughts on “Book review – Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

  1. I’m so excited to see you reading (and enjoying!) this series!! I can’t wait to see what you think of the next two books, I really think Sanderson’s plotting abilities are the best part of his writing so I’ll definitely be interested to see how you feel about the way things progress, and especially the ending! 🙂

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    • I’m nearly 200 pages into The Wells of Ascension and I’m enjoying it! I definitely agree that he is fantastic with his plots. They’ve interesting and I’m wondering where it’s all going, although I have a few theories. But, I’ll definitely be reviewing the whole trilogy! Just a matter of reading it, which isn’t a hardship.


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