I can't believe it took me this long to realize Brandon Mull released a new book series! This guy. THIS GUY! He can't write a single bad story. Not evI can't believe it took me this long to realize Brandon Mull released a new book series! This guy. THIS GUY! He can't write a single bad story. Not even a little bit. Brandon Mull is the author who really made me fall in love with reading. His imagination is so incredibly fun to drink in.
Five Kingdoms: Sky Raiders is so full of imagination and adventure it makes me want to puke a rainbow and ride across it on a majestic steed. I loved Fablehaven. I LOVED Beyonders. Even the Candy Shop War books was surprisingly delightful (considering the idea didn't intrigue me at first). But this Five Kingdoms series shows so much potential to be his best work yet. It's jammed-packed with magic, adventure, and humour. And if I don't stop now I'll gush about it all night.
Read the book. Share it with your friends. Vote Brandon for galactic president....more
So big. So great. The sheer scope of this series is scrumptious. There are such great characters to care about and others to infuriate or intrigue. ISo big. So great. The sheer scope of this series is scrumptious. There are such great characters to care about and others to infuriate or intrigue. I can't say enough good things about The Stormlight Archive. I do know that I need to become a time traveler so I can read what comes next right now....more
I'm glad I discovered the Mistborn series a few months ago, because I never realized what I was missing without BrandoGreat Odin's Beard. What a book.
I'm glad I discovered the Mistborn series a few months ago, because I never realized what I was missing without Brandon Sanderson's books in my life. I love discovering authors whose stories make me forget about time and page count and make me feel like I'm being served the best grilled cheese sandwich of life. I love grilled cheese sandwiches. Straight from the get-go, Steelheart explodes off the page and slaps you in the face with essence of pure awesome. And even though I enjoyed the entire book, the prologue may be my favorite part. It's just so... so... HOLY MOTHER OF GOD MY EMOTIONS! It's pretty spectacular to say the least.
I had a bit of a ride reading through the ending. Unfortunately, during the time I was reading it, I wasn't feeling well. My stomach was already in a whirl, and so with the added excitement and nervous feeling from reading its heart racing ending I really worried I might have an accident.
Thanks, Brandon Sanderson. You almost made me shit my pants.
The first thing I want to say about Christopher Meades is that he can put a sentence together like no other. His use of the English language is absoluThe first thing I want to say about Christopher Meades is that he can put a sentence together like no other. His use of the English language is absolutely beautiful, and simply put, it's like literary magic. It's quirky, unique, and by Odin's beard it's damn funny. His use of imagery conjure vivid scenes full of detail, some that caused me to throw my head back in laughter, and the dialogue is always a joy to read.
Although I didn't like The Last Hiccup as much as I did The Three Fates of Henrik Nordmark (if you haven't read it yet then I suggest you put your life on hold so that you do!), it's still a great book. My first thought upon reading the title was "How does one write a book about everlasting hiccups?" But Christopher Meades does it and does it well! I'll admit that I hadn't expected it to play out the way it did, but that's not a bad thing. Vladimir is an interesting, complex character, and the rest of the cast are just as great. Especially Dr. Sergei, some of his scenes were my favorite.
Lastly, Meades' definitely has a flair for dramatic endings. This one certainly doesn't disappoint. I was glued to the pages and could hardly keep myself from ripping them out in the haste I was in to turn them.
After The Last Hiccup, and especially The Three Fates of Henrik Nordmark, I can hardly wait for Christopher Meades' next novel!...more