The Hero of Ages, Brandon Sanderson – A Review. [SPOILERS]

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Welcome back to my blog my lovely ppl❤

I’ve finished The Hero of Ages, and the whole Mistborn Book series from Brandon Sanderson! I’ll be doing a review on the series as a whole (probably the post after this one, and I’ll link my 3 reviews into that post should you want to read them).

Anyway, ON WITH THE REVIEW (especially since it’s taken me so long to read it..)

On the whole, this book was good, but not as good as the previous two. I felt like it was a very slow burner and then rushed at the end, almost as if the publishers had said “you need to get it out ASAP” and he wrote it so quickly.

I will say, it did come a full circle, and everything made sense at the end, which was a massive positive of the book, especially since the first two build up to that exact moment. That being said, I did find the getting to that point rushed.

The book was also split into 3/4 POV, so you were never sure who you were going to be following in which chapter, which I think is why it was so full and slow, because he was trying to tie up too many things.

On the whole, the book was good, a slow burner with a rushed ending, but it did round off the series nicely and tied everything together.

Now I’ve finally read the whole series I’ll do a complete post on the series as a whole, which will be out soon. 

Have you read The Hero Of Ages? Let me know what you thought in the comments below!


Em Xx

2019 TBR – I’ll update as the year goes on!

Hello everyone! And Happy New Year, it’s officially 2019 in England and it feels the same as last year, except the realisation that I’m going to be 20 bloody 4 this year, I’m going to sob in the corner.

I joke (I don’t really 😦 ) but I have SO many books to read this year, and I’m hoping to get through them fairly quickly so I can get some reviews up and then also find some other books to read (I’m completely open to suggestions so if anyone has read a good book lately, let me know!) If I do find some books that others have read or get suggestions, I’ll compile a blog post of them all so I can share them with you guys too 🙂

A lot of these books are Stephen King, I was kindly gifted a big set of his books around 2 years ago and I’m still working my way through them! There’s also my goal to complete the Brandon Sanderson series, in January, just one more book to read!

I’ll update this blog as I go along through the year with a done/read note and a link? can I do that? to each review I do, plus of course, any new books I add to my list. 

So, here goes!

1 – Mistborn Book 3 – The Hero Of Ages – Brandon Sanderson

2 – Misery – Stephen King

3 – IT – Stephen King (I’m hoping to read this before the second film comes out, as I watched the first film before I read the book which is unlike me!)

4 – End Of Watch – Stephen King

5 –  The Green Mile – Stephen King

6 – Inferno – Dan Brown

7 – Origin – Dan Brown

There will be so many more to add to this list, but I’m hoping to get these read in the first 3 or 4 months of 2019,  Mistborn book 3 is my priority! I also want to make sure I read It before chapter 2 is released in late 2019. I’m aiming to re-read a couple of other Stephen King books too, but they won’t take precedence until I’ve read everything else!

Anyway, what are your reading goals for 2019? Are you broadening your horizons or sticking to what you know with a few that have been on your shelf for ages?! Let me know in the comments.

Em Xx

The Well of Ascension, Brandon Sanderson – A Review. [SPOILERS]

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Aloha!!! (That’s become my favourite way of saying Hello after went to Disney soz)

I have completed Mistborn Book 2 – The Well of Ascension. WOOP.

And, well, wow. I suprised myself really with this book, I really enjoyed it from the second I picked it up but for some reason about 200 pages from the end I stopped reading for a couple of weeks, which now I’ve finished it, I wish I hadn’t stopped reading.

It was brilliant. From start to finish the whole book was a thousand times better than the first one. Because the scene was already set this book delved so much more into the journey that the empire undergoes.

There were a few different strands of the story, that all came together beautifully, with The Well of Ascension there was nothing, that I felt, was left unexplained.

There were a few shocks along the way, one that actually made me out loud say “I didn’t see that coming” and another that I’m hoping they’ll explore further in the next book.

I found The Well of Ascension to be a truly exciting, epic adventure and I can’t wait to start on book 3!

Till next time,

Em X

The Final Empire, Brandon Sanderson – A Review. [SPOILERS]

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Hello my lovelies!

& happy October! It’s my birthday month this month so I’m pretty excited😊

Back to the reason for my post however…

I have completed The Final Empire, Mistborn book one by Brandon Sanderson.

It’s actually taken me a while to complete this book, mainly because I read about a third and put it down for 3 months. Once I picked it back up I was done within a week.

It was a slow burner, but at the same time kept you wanting to turn the pages. The long chapters that Sanderson writes lend well to the page turning, especially for people like me that say “ill just finish this chapter”!!

It’s only been the last sort of hundred pages or so of the book that I felt it really came to a head and things kicked tf off.

However, the incredible way Sanderson writes more than makes up for this. Everything he does, every line he writes laid a foundation for the last hundred or so pages.

It’s been within the last hundred pages or so that I have gasped out loud, laughed, wanted to cry and actually shouted “what the fuck” so loud my mom came in my room asking why I was yelling😂

I particularly enjoyed the way he delved into the metal burning and the allomancy. Entirely fictional of course!

Whilst I struggled to enjoy the book in parts, once I finished it I realised how necessary every single part previously was, which in turn made me realise I did actually enjoy the book as a whole.

I’m really looking forward to reading the next two books in the series! They’ll be following directly from this one so expect some updates!

Until next time,

Em x