Top positive review
I enjoyed more than the first one
Reviewed in the United States on February 28, 2020
Ah Mistborn. My first impression of this story was dull. I was not intrigued for the most part in the first book and found myself dragging my way through this one also. In short, if this series had been my intro to Brandon Sanderson, I don’t think I would have been a fan. I know, hard blow. Well, good thing I was already a fan because boy did this pay off! It took about 1,400 pages into this series for me to finally become hooked. Vin was my biggest struggle. I had a hard time understanding her mindsets and it was frustrating to read about a character who is so strong in attitude and prominent in the overall plot, be so self deprecating and contradictory to their own ideals. But she finally turned around. I will note one specific part that made all the build Sanderson gave her, well worth the wait. She takes on an almost Kaladin (The Stormlight Archive) like mentality and it just felt so right to see her make that turn. Her character arch finally breached and it felt so natural. Everything clicked at that point and she finally became a character I can now enjoy. Elend’s arch also just continues to grow and get better and better. Sazed’s character was already a top favorite and now, he’s up there, for me, with most of the Stormlight crew. The story finally picked up and in true Sanderson fashion, things pop off. Heavy hits of suspense, action and revelations are found everywhere in this novels last 200-300 pages. It took me about 500 pages to finally have faith in this plot, but once it happened, it was a huge change and now I’m actually very excited to read the next one. I grew feelings for these characters finally and can start to see why this is such a fan favorite. I think what the first book missed on, which for me was a connection to these characters and interest in what was happening, hit heavily in the ending of the second. I hate to admit when I’m wrong, but I was wrong about being opposed to reading this particular Sanderson series, it delivers great writing (as usual, right?) and makes me want to know more finally.