Author: Brandon Sanderson

Book Review: Yumi and the Nightmare Painter

Book Review: Yumi and the Nightmare Painter

I’ve been in a massive reading slump this year. Even books I’ve been anticipating or written by some of my favorite authors are difficult for me to finish. When my boyfriend told me that Yumi and the Nightmare Painter was inspired by one of my favorite video games of all time, Final Fantasy X, I decided to give it a try—I was immediately invested and read the entire book in […]

Posted April 13, 2024 in Book Reviews, Fantasy
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Book Review : Cytonic

Book Review : Cytonic

Cytonic is the follow-up to Skyward and Starsight, and like its predecessors, Cytonic follows pilot Spensa on a new journey. Unfortunately, this new adventure very much felt like filler for both the series and for Spensa, and I found myself really having to push to finish the novel. Even though Cytonic was very on brand for the series, featuring a lot of the same humor, a new group of ragtag […]

Posted December 7, 2021 in Book Reviews, Science Fiction, Young Adult
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Book Review : Starsight

Book Review : Starsight

I am so glad that I pushed through Skyward in order to get to its follow up, Starsight. Starsight feels much more like a Sanderson novel to me, complete with amazing world, er, galaxy building. I was completely surprised and thrown by the direction Starsight went in, but boy, was I glad it did. The only reason I didn’t give this book five stars was because there were a mere […]

Posted March 22, 2021 in Book Reviews, Science Fiction, Young Adult
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Book Review : Skyward

Book Review : Skyward

In my household, author Brandon Sanderson is always referred to as “my man, Brandon Sanderson.” I know when I pick up one of his novels, whether intended for adults or young adults, I am in for a treat with well-developed characters and fantastic world-building. With Skyward, I was immediately intrigued by the world-building, but I was a bit surprised to find that this sizable novel was very geared towards younger […]

Posted January 18, 2021 in Book Reviews, Science Fiction
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Book Review : Warbreaker

Book Review : Warbreaker

Brandon Sanderson is easily one of my favorite authors. He has a masterful ability to craft worlds and magical systems, and Warbreaker is no exception to this rule. However, I couldn’t help but feel that despite its realistic characters, sweet romance, and amazing magical system that this novel was missing something. I felt a disconnect with a lot of the characters and the emotional upheaval and I’m not sure why. […]

Posted March 21, 2020 in Book Reviews, Fantasy
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