5 starsVal Recent Review

Mistborn (Mistborn #1) by Brandon Sanderson

Mistborn Book Cover Mistborn
Mistborn Series #1
Brandon Sanderson
Fiction, High Fantasy
July 31, 2007

Where ash falls from the sky, and mist dominates the night, evil cloaks the land and stifles all life. Criminal mastermind Kelsier teaches Allomancy, the magic of metals, to another Mistborn, urchin Vin 16. The unlikely heroine is distracted by rich Venture heir Elend. Can Kelsier's thieving crew take on the tyrant Lord Ruler and bring back colour to their world?

Val’s Review

Thank the Lord Ruler I finally crawled out from whatever rock I was living under and finally decided to read this book.









I have been telling myself for years that I should try and branch out from just romance, paranormal romance, UF romance, sci-fi alien smut and the occasional murder mystery or biography (not that there is a damn thing wrong with my beloved romance, but just to challenge myself to try something new) and attempt to tackle a straight high fantasy.

Well, this book was my first true foray into that genre and all I can say is…




Jay kay, peeps, jay kay.

Just making sure I live down to your expectations. *wink*

In all sincerity though, this book was everything and I truly don’t know why I waited so long to tackle this genre.

Comic/Sci-Fi/Fantasy movies are my all time FAVORITE movie genres.

And this book felt like I was locked in one of them.
Like I was in a theater watching an epic fantasy film.


Because we ALL know the book is always better.

Brandon Sanderson is now a front runner in the Val’s Spirit Animal Games and I just want to sit across from him at a pub table and watch him breathe.

His world building is so amazing, I can’t even.
I was enthralled from page one until page end.

This is an older book and and I’m late to the fiesta, so I’ll stop there; but long story short, I loved this thing so hard I might sleep with it under my pillow for a while.

And the best part?

There are now aisles of books at the bookstore that I feel have suddenly been opened to me.

AISLES, people.

So glad I tried something new.
I feel so mature.


Three cheers for Garth.