Monday, May 12, 2008
Review: Brandon Sanderson Books
Book: Alcatraz versus The Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson
Genre: YA Fantasy
My main reaction to this book is... WOW... how does he come up with this stuff? What a crazy imagination! It's a great story about a kid who learns that his talent for breaking stuff might be handy after all... and that the world he has lived in all his life is controlled by the evil librarians... and that if he doesn't go and find a certain bag of sand... then lots of bad stuff will happen. It's full of tons of quirky characters and bizarre happenings that kids will love.
Book: Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
I LOVED this one! I was in desparate need for a nice "big kid" fantasy with all the good stuff that implies. Again, a very imaginative tale about a not-so-nice world controlled by a very bad man. Our heroes, and one very spunky and powerful heroine, have come up with a plan to overthrow this ruler and try to change the world back to how it used to be. I loved the premise of getting power, or magic, from all the different kinds of metal. Very cool. And the bad guys in this book... whoa.... they are some pretty creepy dudes. I look forward to the sequel whenever I can get my hands on it. This was on of those books that when I wasn't reading it, I was thinking about and anxious to get back to it. Love those kind!