Mini-Reviews: Brandon Sanderson Novellas | Perfect State, Mistborn: Secret History, & Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell

I happen to have read two novellas/short stories from Brandon Sanderson recently and I decided to combine them into one set of mini-reviews! I grabbed the audio of PERFECT STATE  and SILENCE FOR SHADOWS IN THE FORESTS OF HELL in a recent Audible sale and managed to squeeze them in between full-length novels. Then I […]

The Bands of Mourning (Mistborn #6) – Brandon Sanderson

It always seems impossible to find a place to start when reviewing and discussing Brandon Sanderson’s books. I quickly became addicted to the Mistborn series in 2014 and it also opened the door for me to explore other fantasy books and also not limit myself to young adult. I do have to say thank GOODNESS […]

Shadows of Self (Mistborn #5) – Brandon Sanderson

SHADOWS OF SELF was one of my most-anticipated reads of the year. I fell in love with Brandon Sanderson’s work over my first read of MISTBORN, became obsessed with his Reckoners Trilogy, and really just can’t get enough of the Mistborn world. SHADOWS OF SELF definitely continued the wild ride in this incredible fantasy world […]

The Alloy of Law (Mistborn #4) – Brandon Sanderson

Of course immediately after inhaling the first three books in the Mistborn series (grouped together as a trilogy since THE ALLOY OF LAW takes place three hundred years after THE HERO OF AGES and is really more of a spin-off), I had to start the next book in this series. I grew obsessed, craving for […]

The Hero of Ages (Mistborn #3) – Brandon Sanderson

** No spoilers for THE HERO OF AGES but there are DEFINITE spoilers if you haven’t read MISTBORN or THE WELL OF ASCENSION yet so readers beware! **  If there was one piece of important advice from Nikki while reading this series (and really, all of her advice was important and very true), it was that don’t […]

The Well of Ascension (Mistborn #2) – Brandon Sanderson

** No spoilers for THE WELL OF ASCENSION but there are DEFINITE spoilers if you haven’t read MISTBORN yet so readers beware! **  Since starting and finishing MISTBORN, I pretty much immediately knew I needed to dive into the rest of the series. I actually ended up waiting maybe a month between books but honestly, […]

Mistborn: The Final Empire (Mistborn #1) – Brandon Sanderson

I’ve been getting a lot more into adult fantasy — little by little — and the more I heard about MISTBORN, the more it sounded pretty amazing. Then Nikki (There Were Books Involved) basically told me it WAS amazing and I should read it immediately. I needed a new audiobook and since this was a […]

Snow Like Ashes (Snow Like Ashes #1) – Sara Raasch

I’ve had SNOW LIKE ASHES on my TBR for forever (I think quite literally four years) but I had tried the audio and didn’t like the narrator so I decided to wait until I was ready to read the print copy. I finally got around to picking this one up and it both went as […]

The Bone Season (The Bone Season #1) – Samantha Shannon

THE BONE SEASON is an incredibly interesting book and it’s also very complicated. I had first started to read this via audio a few years ago and the audiobook narrator was just sooooo boring that I ended up returning it and I never came back to continue on until now. I’m definitely glad that I […]

Promise of Blood (Powder Mage #1) – Brian McClellan

I took my time listening to this book, in part because it was longer than the short YA books I’ve been reading and in part because it just didn’t quite grab me. With a blurb from Brandon Sanderson and an interesting magic system, I thought I’d be all about it but the characters were just […]