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Monday, April 9, 2012

It's Monday! What are you reading?


It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Book Journey.

Last Week:
I read mostly mangas, Peach Girl series by Miwa Ueda and The Gentlemen's Alliance Cross series by Arina Tanemura.

 

Currently Reading:
I'm currently reading (though I don't know why it's taken me so long to read it, so far I love it) Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson.

Description (from Goodreads): 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.

Up Next:
I plan on reading Deep Wizardry by Diane Duane and The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson.

 

3 comments:

  1. I've never read a manga book...will have to see what they are all about.

    Hope you have a good week!
    Kristin @ Always With a Book

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  2. I've heard such good things about Mistborn - hope you're enjoying it and your other upcoming books.

    Tanya
    Girlxoxo.com

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