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Reviewed: 16-04-2020

My pithy words cannot do justice to HOW MUCH I love this series. I first found this book because I searched 'fantasy with female protagonist'. This hit every note for me. It feels so unique and unusual, among a sea of fantasy books which are all unique and unusual to me (I am easy to please). I was captivated and Brandon Sanderson tells his readers a story which- for want of a better way of phrasing- really seems to care for the reader. Questions were raised and, get this, not forgotten by the author! Reading this was sad, desolate, hopeful, endearing, and inspiring. But most of all it made me feel safely held in the hand of a masterful story teller, who truly cared for his characters. I'm being sappy but I don't care this book launched me back into a reading obsession I had neglected for almost a decade and it has a very special place in my heart.

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Reviewed: 16-04-2020

I am not the hugest fan of the changing perspectives as I want to settle into one persons story, but it adds flavour I suppose. Who am I kidding I loved this book and that was literally the only criticism I have and it's personal preference. I love the book. I love how Brandon Sanderson writes characters. I love the story. I can barely contain my excitement for the next!

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Reviewed: 16-04-2020

what can I say that hasn't already been said. GREAT. must read. etc. A really hefty book but it is a delight to slip out of reality and into this world Brandon Sanderson has created.

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Reviewed: 16-04-2020

Holy guacamole this was a long book. And I loved it. Sometimes I get frustrated at the hopping between perspectives but that's no fault of the book. Story: top notch. Narration: top notch (it was such a treat to have crestfallen-ly finished the mistborn series, sad at potentially never hearing the dulcet tones of Michael Kramer again, and here he was. Delightful!) Not really sure what else to say for a review but I must express my sincere adoration of the author and story- every book I read I am engulfed into a fascinating new world and it is such a marvelous experience.

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Reviewed: 16-04-2020

this was my fist space book. I greatly enjoyed it. Sometimes the point was a bit 'on the nose' as they say, but I would highly recommend this book along with all of the other brandon sanderson books piling up in my collection. Up next: wheel of time! (yes I know it was not started by brandon sanderson but I've been making my way through his works and now am here. I've heard it is an excellent series)

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Reviewed: 16-04-2020

this is my first 'space book' (sorry, second- as this is a sequel) entered into only because of my growing adoration and die hard fanship of daddy Brandon Sanderson. I'm not good at book reviewing but if you are tossing up reading this book or not, I would highly recommend you do as it is entertaining and all the good book things. Of particular note (spoiler!!!): the alien with the 'creepy evil smile' storyline had me feeling disappointed and then elated, as I am autistic and commonly my attempts at human interaction are misread. I expected this story to follow the usual trope which I am well used to: trust your gut instinct, evil people look evil. It was delightful to have a story where this was proved wrong.