Feature & Follow Friday (#13)


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It’s Feature & Follow Friday! This is a weekly meme
hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.
Every week, we post our answers to a weekly question,
and get to meet & follow other book bloggers!

This week’s question is…

Today’s is the US’ Independence Day.

Share your favorite book with a war in it,
or an overthrow of the government.

Technically, Follow Friday takes place on July 5th… ;) but whatever, lol.

You guys are probably sick of hearing me talk (or at least, reading my thoughts) about Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn… BUT IT TOTALLY FITS THIS WEEK’S TOPIC OKAY. This series features the greatest “overthrow of the government” I’ve ever read. It’s a combination of Lord of the Rings and Ocean’s Eleven. And if that doesn’t scream “READ ME”, I honestly don’t know what does.

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Just… don’t judge the series by the covers, okay? They’re not my favorites. =S

Once, a hero arose to save the world. A young man with a mysterious heritage courageously challenged the darkness that strangled the land.

He failed.

For a thousand years since, the world has been a wasteland of ash and mist ruled by the immortal emperor known as the Lord Ruler. Every revolt has failed miserably.

Yet somehow, hope survives. Hope that dares to dream of ending the empire – and even the Lord Ruler himself. A new kind of uprising is being planned, one built around the ultimate caper, one that depends on the cunning of a brilliant criminal mastermind and the determination of an unlikely heroine, a street urchin who must learn to master Allomancy, the power of a Mistborn.

Seriously if you haven’t read this series, you need to. It’s a brilliant combination of heist-story/high fantasy. It’s a little bit (a little bit) graphic during some battle-sequences, but other than that I really think it’s a series that would appeal to fans of YA and straightforward high fantasy. JUST READ IT. Ugh. So good.

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11 thoughts on “Feature & Follow Friday (#13)

  1. I agree with you about the look of the covers, but I might be able to overlook them & read the series anyway, based on the premise. I love the line – short and not-at-all sweet – “he failed.”
    I’m a little nervous about the high fantasy description – I typically don’t do well with worlds that *sound* fantasy-ish (“Bilbo Baggins”, “Muggles”, “Daenerys Targaryen” – they all inspire an uncontrollable snorting/scoffing sound that I wish I could get rid of) — but I like magic, myth & anything unreal. I’ll definitely give it a try & add the first book, at least, to my “to-be-read” list!

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    • Honestly, I agree – some of the serious-fantasy-aspects can get to me, as well. But this series just feels so real, and is extremely accessible even to non-fantasy-fans. I didn’t find anything to be laughable at all. I hope you read it and love it!!

  2. I haven’t heard of this series, but I’m always up for a new fantasy series to check out! Have a lovely week!

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