Audiobook Review: Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson

Title: Mistborn
Author: Brandon Sanderson
Genre: Adult Fantasy
Publication Date: July 17th, 2006
Publisher: Tor Fantasy
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐

“Once, a hero arose to save the world. A young man with a mysterious heritage courageously challenged the darkness that strangled the land.

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 even the Lord Ruler himself. A new kind of uprising is being planned, one built around the ultimate caper, one that depends on the cunning of a brilliant criminal mastermind and the determination of an unlikely heroine, a street urchin who must learn to master Allomancy, the power of a Mistborn.” (Goodreads)

This one took me awhile to get through! Partly because it is so long but also partly because I just wasn’t that invested in it.

The book is told from multiple point-of-views through third person narrating. I thought that it was done nicely as it gives us more information into the lives of the characters, especially because there are so many characters that bring something to the plot.

The characters weren’t really what I was expecting but I also wasn’t sure what to expect, haha. I think the hype definitely had me wanting to love them more but it was just hard to fully connect. When things happened to certain characters it kind of was hard to feel and I just ended up being like, “Oh, that happened. Well, alright then.” I don’t think there is anything wrong with them and did at least find them interesting for the most part.

This is a chonker and with that comes its low moments where nothing seems to happen. The beginning was very enticing but it felt like it reels you in just to slow down a lot of the time. I am sure because it’s the first in the series that the sequel will have more action. I can only hope or this series just may not work for me.

Overall, this was good but because of the hype I was just expecting a bit more. I don’t really have many thoughts on it since it took me over a month to get through and by then you kind of forget things, lol. I wasn’t going to start it over either!

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6 thoughts on “Audiobook Review: Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson

  1. Your honesty about Mistborn is so refreshing Joanna because all I hear is nothing but positive things (which always makes me hesitant to finish). I’m interested in the world, but the page count feels a bit intimidating 😅

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    1. Thank you! I do try to be as honest as possible. Hype is a curse as well as a blessing sometimes. 😂 It is a cool world though!

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