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Book Review: Starsight, by Brandon Sanderson

So! After reading N.K. Jemisin’s The City We Became, I was in the mood for something a bit … lighter. And hey look, it’s Brandon Sanderson! That guy’s usually good for some punchy adventure, right? The funny thing is, I actually started reading Starsight nearly a year ago, but general pandemic malaise kept me from …

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Book Review: Brandon Sanderson’s Skyward

There are many (many) contemporary Sci-Fi & Fantasy authors who are better writers than Brandon Sanderson, but I can’t think of any who are nearly as prolific. Factor in the fact that Sanderson’s novels tend to be ridiculously popular, it seems that there’s always something new to take a look at. I don’t begrudge the …

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Audiobook Review: Brandon Sanderson’s The Bands of Mourning

So! A couple weeks ago, after I read Pirates of the Levant and The Black Company back to back. After that, I was in the mood for something lighter, and I needed an audiobook to listen to during my vacation road trip. A little browsing around on Overdrive brought me to an author I apparently …

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Book Review: Brandon Sanderson’s The Way of Kings

If you love Brandon Sanderson, you’ll love The Way of Kings. Thing is, I don’t love Brandon Sanderson. Sanderson is a hit or miss author for me– and maybe it’s just my luck, but I seem to be hitting the misses more often than not. Maybe I just haven’t gotten over Steelheart, because goddamn that …

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Book Review: Brandon Sanderson’s Shadows of Self

Y’know, after LeGuin’s timeless reflection on gender (and the lack therof), and Brust’s dense, witty prose, the next author on my reading list was going to have some big, big shoes to fill. This probably wasn’t very fair to Brandon Sanderson. So yeah. I read Steelheart, Sanderson’s YA superhero riff, awhile back, and absolutely hated …

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Book Review: Brandon Sanderson’s Steelheart

I need to stop reading YA novels. I never like them. Maybe I’m picking out the wrong ones. Maybe it’s my own fault. Maybe I read YA books with a more critical eye, so as to reaffirm “I’m an adult!” Then again, I watch a lot of cartoons, and those seem to hold up a …

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