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Mistborn
Mistborn: The Final Empire | Brandon Sanderson
Brandon Sanderson, fantasy's newest master tale spinner, author of the acclaimed debut Elantris, dares to turn a genre on its head by asking a simple question: What if the hero of prophecy fails? What kind of world results when the Dark Lord is in charge? The answer will be found in the Mistborn Trilogy, a saga of surprises and magical martial-arts action that begins in Mistborn.For a thousand years the ash fell and no flowers bloomed. For a thousand years the Skaa slaved in misery and lived in fear. For a thousand years the Lord Ruler, the "Sliver of Infinity," reigned with absolute power and ultimate terror, divinely invincible. Then, when hope was so long lost that not even its memory remained, a terribly scarred, heart-broken half-Skaa rediscovered it in the depths of the Lord Ruler's most hellish prison. Kelsier "snapped" and found in himself the powers of a Mistborn. A brilliant thief and natural leader, he turned his talents to the ultimate caper, with the Lord Ruler himself as the mark. Kelsier recruited the underworld's elite, the smartest and most trustworthy allomancers, each of whom shares one of his many powers, and all of whom relish a high-stakes challenge. Only then does he reveal his ultimate dream, not just the greatest heist in history, but the downfall of the divine despot.But even with the best criminal crew ever assembled, Kel's plan looks more like the ultimate long shot, until luck brings a ragged girl named Vin into his life. Like him, she's a half-Skaa orphan, but she's lived a much harsher life. Vin has learned to expect betrayal from everyone she meets, and gotten it. She will have to learn to trust, if Kel is to help her master powers of which she never dreamed.Readers of Elantris thought they'd discovered someone special in Brandon Sanderson. Mistborn proves they were right.
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Branwen
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It was 50° today! 😱 I had to take advantage of that and take a nice long bookish walk! 🌿📚

keys_on_fire That looks so lovely! 🥰 2w
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Nessavamusic
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This was a reread and I loved it way more this time round. The beginning to an epic series with the most unique and well crafted magic system. Such a great adventure story and I look forward to reading more of this world. 5⭐️
#bookspinbingo - bingo!

TheAromaofBooks Yay bingo!!! 3w
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TheNeverendingTBR
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The setting of this story was very unique, with ash-covered cities, a red sun and the mist. I also thought Allomancy was a very interesting take on magic. I loved the characters, the crew and Kelsier (especially Kelsier).

The heroine Vin very loveable despite being the typical ‘starts off weak but learns she is special‘ kind of character and it was enjoyable to see her develop throughout the story.

Some parts were good but mostly it was a slog.

RaeLovesToRead Aww man. I had high hopes for this series. I'm not really loving the Stormlight Archive - it's a bit waffly, long winded and the plot is a huge tangle - but I was hoping Mistborn would be better! 😖😟 3w
TheNeverendingTBR @RaeLovesToRead Waffly, that's a great way to describe The Final Empire. 😆👌 3w
TheNeverendingTBR @RaeLovesToRead I seen an article a while ago which was basically 'Things To Read If You Enjoyed The Dark Tower by Stephen King" and Mistborn was on the list, so that's why I decided to try it, otherwise I wouldn't have bothered because I'm not really into Fantasy. 3w
TheNeverendingTBR @RaeLovesToRead It's nothing like The Dark Tower.. 3w
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PageShifter
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I had to read only a chapter and I knew I am going to love this book. I loved every page. Writing style was pure magic and I loved characters, world and adventure. I enjoyed immensely.

The ending wasn't what I expected it to be and there were minor anticlimactic twists but also some that I really loved.

#SeriesRead2022

TheNeverendingTBR I have a copy of this, I'll need to get around to reading it. 👌 3w
PageShifter Ooooo, you definitely need to do that @TheNeverendingTBR !! 3w
TheSpineView Love this series! 3w
TheNeverendingTBR @PageShifter it's my current read. 😁 3w
PageShifter Haha, yessss. You rock @TheNeverendingTBR 😂🦾 3w
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StarDreams
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I can't believe I waited this long to read this, but I was sort of intimidated by the possibility of a too complex world structure and politics.
It took some time to wrap my head around it, reminding me of a mix between Star Wars and Ocean's Elleven, but OMG was it worth it. I laughed, I cried and I enjoyed it immensely ❤️

Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Pogue
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Mehso-so

This was the first Sanderson book I have read. I liked the world and the magic, but I felt nothing for the characters. That might just be me.

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Addison_Reads
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#SeriesRead2022 @TheSpineView

One of my local librarians suggested I read this book. I've had it on my TBR for years and I'm thankful she finally gave me the push to start this series.

The magic system in this world is so fascinating to me and Sanderson explains it well. I was unsure about the characters at first, but they all became such well developed parts of the story that I quickly became a fan.

Great start to a great series!

TheSpineView Awesome 4mo
vivastory This was the first Sanderson I read & I loved it! The rest of the trilogy gets better with each entry IMO 4mo
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Branwen
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I'm hoping to finish this one up in the next couple of days! I forgot how wonderful the world building is! Sanderson really is a fantasy master! 🥰💕📚 #catsoflitsy #littenkitten #rumpel

QuietlyLaura 😻❤️ 5mo
Leftcoastzen So adorable!😻 5mo
RaeLovesToRead She's smiling ☺☺☺ 5mo
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Branwen
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This week is supposed to get grossly hot (almost 100°! 🥵) so I figured I better get my bookish walk in before it gets too bad! 💕📚🌿

CocoReads That‘s a gorgeous view. 6mo
Branwen @CocoReads Thank you! I love bringing books with me to the park, I have so many great reading spots! 6mo
Clare-Dragonfly That looks absolutely beautiful! What a great place to read! 6mo
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Branwen
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My summer of Sanderson continues with Mistborn! I'm rereading the first book, because it's been quite awhile since I've read it and I'm sure I've forgotten many things! 🤣 I'm planning to read the whole series this time however! 🎉📚💕 #catsoflitsy #littenkitten #rumpel

HeyT I just reread this in audio so I could finally move on to the rest of the trilogy. Only sad thing is there is a six week hold now for the next one. 6mo
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HeyT
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It‘s my gaming grind fest season so I thought I‘d do a reread of this in audio. I first read this in 2016 but was surprised how much I remembered once it got going. I love heist plots so this was just as good as the first time I read it. I‘m just sad the next one is six weeks out on hold for the audio.

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tealwish
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If you are a Brandon Sanderson fan, you must watch this video he released. If you are a fan of authors doing shocking things, also check it out!!
https://youtu.be/6a-k6eaT-jQ

julesG Still chuckling about his last sentences. 🤣🤣 9mo
tealwish @julesG Yes! Great twist ending!! He had me concerned at the beginning. 9mo
j9brown This was one of the most bonkers things I've ever seen an author do - in a good way! 😆 9mo
tealwish @j9brown Yes!! And a brilliant marketing strategy! 9mo
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Nessavamusic
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Have you heard about the Wild kickstarter Brandon Sanderson is doing? Here‘s his video:

https://youtu.be/6a-k6eaT-jQ

TracyReadsBooks Have you seen the numbers?!? They are off the charts! 9mo
Nessavamusic @tracyreadsbooks I know right! 9mo
nitalibrarian I let myself pledge for the hardbacks, but couldn't justify spending more on all the other stuff. 9mo
tealwish I am so excited about this!! My bf and I shared the full package, and this will be our next 2 birthday and Christmas presents to each other. It's the only way I could justify it. 9mo
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wisherwishinguponastar
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I am going to be honest, I still have thirty minutes of the audiobook left. I am bored. “Mistborn” has an interesting magical system, but it has taken a couple months to get through this and I had to resort to an audiobook to finish it. Maybe if it wasn‘t suggested to me multiple times as an amazing experience I wouldn‘t have been so nonplussed. #bookspin for January! #bookjournal

wisherwishinguponastar If it is of interest… I didn‘t care so much for the ending and something about the Lord Ruler in the end just frustrated me (no spoilers). 10mo
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Enchanted_Bibliophile
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1. Ot depends on the genre I read. For example: Thrillers need to be fast, but Fantasy can take its sweet time.

2. The Final Empire 🤩 actually all of Sanderson's books I've read this far.

#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView
Thanks for the tag @Yuki_Onna

Want to play @fredamans @bthegood @JessClark78

TheSpineView I am a big Sanderson fan! Thanks for playing! 11mo
fredamans Thanks for the tag! I'm a day late to play so I'll answer it here...
I am with you on depending on the book itself and the story. I like my romances to be slowburners. As for a well-done book; Pretty Little Wife by Darby Kane. Just read it and it will be hard for a book to beat it as my fave for the year. It was epic and completely plot-driven!
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JuliaTheBookNerd
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Eggs ❤️📚🖤 11mo
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galueth28
The Final Empire | Brandon Sanderson
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Christmas #bookhaul for this year 😂🤩😎

Andrew65 Love Night Circus ❤️❤️❤️ 11mo
galueth28 @Andrew65 I loved Starless Sea, so that one is def at the top of the list. 11mo
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Elizabeth2
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My oldest son‘s girlfriend is an avid reader. (I am so excited by this!) She loaned me this book because it is one of her most favorite. This epic fantasy took some time to develop, but once the world building is completed, it really takes off. The story and the characters draw you in and the novel becomes unputdownable. I raced to the heart pounding conclusion. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

✅First goal completed for #novelnovember ❤️📚

AvidReader25 I‘ve been curious about this one for awhile. I‘ve been reading one of his other series this year. 13mo
Elizabeth2 This is the first of his that I‘ve read, but my son‘s GF is a big fan of his. Even though this is the first of a series, it really could be a standalone - the story is concluded well enough. 13mo
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 🍾 13mo
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Elizabeth2
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#novelnovember #read #sundaymorningvibes

I must focus today and really dig into this book. I wanted to finish it by the end of the day today, but I am only 40% through. According to my Bookly app, it will take 10 hours of reading time to finish and I don‘t think that‘s going to happen today. The story is really moving now, and I am enjoying it. I‘ll enjoy it even more if I can immerse myself in it today. ❤️📚

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Elizabeth2
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Got the crockpot going with dinner, the morning chores are finished, the house is quiet (for now)…it‘s time to sit down with this book. ❤️📚 It took a bit to get into, with the intricate world building (which isn‘t normally my thing), but I‘m about 100 pages in now so I‘m starting to get it and become more invested in the characters.

I hope all of my Litsy friends have a great Saturday!

#saturdaymorningvibes

TrishB You too 😁 13mo
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Elizabeth2
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My two oldest sons‘ GFs are readers!! (I am so excited by this!) We have shared book recommendations, and my oldest son‘s GF (a 24 year old grad student studying nursing at Johns Hopkins) recently gave me her very well loved copy of one of her most favorite books to read. I‘m excited to dive in and see why it‘s one of her favorite books. ❤️📚

TheSpineView Enjoyed this one! 13mo
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bell7
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This sort of epic fantasy with complex world-building, political maneuvering, and a large cast of fabulous characters is, quite simply, my kind of read. It was long but didn't feel that way, because I was fascinated by every new development. The story ended in a satisfying way still leaving some threads for further books in the series, and I'm looking forward to seeing where the story goes from here.

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bthegood
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#BFC21 thx for hosting @wanderinglynn

Goals are to read when and as much as I can, workout 4x a week😊

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Pogue
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Book haul. I confess I have never read a Sanderson book.

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BookwormAHN
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I really enjoyed Mistborn. I'm not sure why I didn't read it sooner. The magic system was quite original. I loved Kelsier and Elend. Elend bringing his books & reading at the noblemen's balls was fantastic 💜

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ᴛɪᴛʟᴇ: ᴛʜᴇ ꜰɪɴᴀʟ ᴇᴍᴘɪʀᴇ
ᴀᴜᴛʜᴏʀ: ʙʀᴀɴᴅᴏɴ ꜱᴀɴᴅᴇʀꜱᴏɴ
ꜱᴇʀɪᴇꜱ: ᴍɪꜱᴛʙᴏʀɴ

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Schnoebs
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5⭐️

Skaa are not human. They‘re below the nobleman and are only valued as slaves to work the plantations, keep the refineries churning, and sweep away the never ending ash that falls from the sky. At least that‘s what has always been taught. This could change. But, the Lord Ruler is god, the mists rule the night, and he controls everything across the Final Empire.

Goodreads Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2669093376

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Laughterhp
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Glad I gave this book a 2nd chance. I tried to read it a few years ago and bailed after liked 100 pages. This time I listened to it and at first it was slow going. However, after a certain point I was hooked and into it! I will be continuing this series.

Also, side note, I thought this was a trilogy and it is not! There are a lot of books in the series!

Thanks for picking this one #LitsyLoveFantasyFunBookClub (I just made that # up) #LitsyLove

Deifio Well, the first three books are the main trilogy. Then the other books set in the same world but like over a hundred years later. And I think he plans a third epoch too 1y
Laughterhp @Deifio Oh okay! That‘s good to know! Thanks! 1y
DGRachel I really enjoyed the first book in the trilogy but got stuck in the second. Maybe I‘ll give the audiobook a try… 1y
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wildwoodreads
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I‘ve been interested in starting Brandon Sanderson‘s Cosmere after loving Skyward. I heard Mistborn was the perfect place to start, so I did. And I‘m glad I did. It was definitely slow to start, but wow that ending. I‘m obsessed.

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esurient
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This has been overhyped to me. The plot reads like a mashup of the slave rebellion from Elvenbane with the heist/con job of Lies of Locke Lamora, but I'm finding the writing style a lot more bland in terms of characterization and missing that distinct author's voice. I don't think I'm going to read beyond the sample.

Clare-Dragonfly I really couldn‘t get into this. (edited) 1y
esurient @Clare-Dragonfly They can't all be matches to our taste. 🙁 1y
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Enchanted_Bibliophile
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😳 Tell me which books come to mind....
For me it will always be The Final Emnpire

Traci1 Game of Thrones 2y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk I had that big moment in The Final Empire spoiled for me because I was going to google fan art of the character and the search bar autocompleted “_______‘s death” 2y
Enchanted_Bibliophile @Traci1 I still have not hopped onto the GoT bandwagon. I'm not aure I'll be able to deal with all that death. 2y
Enchanted_Bibliophile @TobeyTheScavengerMonk I was so socked when I read that part of the book. I kept thinking how will Sandon bring him back, it can't be... He must still be alive. Why is my world burning 🔥 2y
Enchanted_Bibliophile @TobeyTheScavengerMonk I hate it when something like that happens. And then no matter how hard you try you can't forget that spoiler. 2y
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keithlafo
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The hardcover copy of Mistborn on my shelf, now sitting under a pile of at least a dozen other books, is staring aggressively at me while I share this. #meme

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Jess861
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I quite enjoyed this read. A fantasy world based on metals and alloys is such an interesting world. Little romance (although I can picture more of it in book 2) and some descriptive battles/fights. Just as I was starting to feel like the middle part of the book was starting to drag on - the writer moved along in the story line - it was perfect timing (for me). It was a good book to re-enter the fantasy genre with.

#Fantasy #AlloysAndMetals

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Jess861
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Haven't had a chance to read much this year but due to an outbreak I'm stuck in isolation at home with the kiddos. Might as well get some reading in and I've made it to part two of the first book in the Mistborn trilogy. Haven't read much fantasy for a while but I'm absolutely loving this book so far. I love the idea of using alloys as powers - very neat.

#Fantasy #CurrentlyReading

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Schlinkles
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For this month‘s sci-fi & fantasy book club.

Lucy_Anywhere I loved this book! Hope you enjoy it as much as I did 2y
Schlinkles @Lucy_Anywhere I loved it too! 2y
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Christinemarie
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Super slow build up but the ending was awesome!

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Enchanted_Bibliophile
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The only positive thing about this month is that the dreaded #readingslump is over.

May I'm totally only doing "mood reading"

APRIL #WrapUp

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Enchanted_Bibliophile
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110 pages to the end...
And even though I've read it before and knows how it will end.... The tension is still getting to me!

Sanderson is a master!

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Enchanted_Bibliophile
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Can't help but love Kell

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Haileysbooksandarts
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"New tastes are like new ideas, young man- the older you get, the more difficult they are for you to stomach"
-Mistborn, pg 9

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"Sometimes, I worry that l'm not the hero everyone thinks I am."

#FirstLineFridays
@ShyBookOwl

megnews Great first line 2y
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Enchanted_Bibliophile
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Trying to get back into reading ...
This slump is really getting the best of me.😒

LazyOwl I love the Mistborn novels, hopefully they help with your reading slump. 2y
Enchanted_Bibliophile Thanks @LazyOwl it seems like it's working. 60 pages in and can't get enough 2y
mavey @Enchanted_Bibliophile Hiya! Hope you're doing well! Glad to know you're getting out of the slump! Happy Reading! 2y
Enchanted_Bibliophile Thanks @Mavey Glad to see you're also back with us again. 2y
mavey @Enchanted_Bibliophile Thanks me too!❤ 2y
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And so the house war starts, Vin thought. Didn‘t think I‘d be the one to officially begin it.

Drnkpnkprincess I‘m addicted to this book. 2y
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Drnkpnkprincess
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“In fact , I‘d say calling me a troublemaker is probably the only accurate thing Tepper has said since I got here.”

I know this feeling. 2 chapters in and I‘m hooked. It‘s a love/hate relationship when I can read at work. But right now- I‘m loving it!!

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Samreamer
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I avoided this series for so long. I had to wait until I was ready for A LOT of world building. And there definitely was. But once I got through the slow beginning, I came to love the characters, and it really is a brilliant world Sanderson created. Will definitely be reading the next one. 8/10