Review | Warbreaker (Warbreaker, #1) by Brandon Sanderson | I fell in love once again

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Publishing Date: February 14, 2012

Publisher: Gollancz

Genre: High Fantasy, Epic Fantasy

Format: eBook (iBooks) & Audiobook

Pages: 652

Goodreads Rating: 4.25

My Rating: 4.7

“It’s not so uncommon for others to have more faith in someone than he has in himself.”

 

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This is the story of two sisters, who happen to be princesses. Theirs is a world in which those who die in glory return as gods to live confined to a pantheon in Hallandren’s capital city. A world transformed by a power based on an essence known as breath. Using magic is arduous as breath can only be collected one unit at a time.

 

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The Night We Met by Lord Huron
Castle – The Huntsman by Halsey
By Your Side by Gill Chang, Rhan Harper

(all of these songs can be found on Spotify)

 

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MY GOODREADS REVIEW ✧

★★★★★

I can definitely see hints of the Cosmere series in the novel AND I LOVE IT! I am always so blown away by anything Brandon Sanderson creates and this is no exception. I just wanna hug it and become my little sister.

If Mistborn is major on Religion and Politics was the side dish. Warbreaker is major in Politics and Religion was the side dish. It still amazes me how Sanderson is able to incorporate these ideas so vividly in fantasy. How everything comes to play is so mesmerizing and I just cannot stop reading his books.

All I am going to say is Vasher and Susebron ARE MY BAES!!! LIKE HELLO!!! They’re both like all powerful cinnamon buns that looks like they can kill you, can actually kill you, but won’t really. I cannot wait to see what else Vasher and Vivenna, Susebron and Siri will be up to next!! I shipped them all so much *heart eyes*

 

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It’s like just getting a taste of such a complex magic system. You think you have everything figured out until Sanderson comes out of his hole like NOPE! THERE’S MORE! The events were mostly contained in Hallandren which I was not entirely sold on as it made the world a bit more contained. Though, it was still VERY interesting.

Everything that was going on was so interesting and I just needed to know more about this new and intricate magic system. What I like about how Sanderson’s novels is how the magic systems always seem to ”make sense” (or how close to “making sense” a fantasy book can go). Considering that this is just the first book, I am pumped up to see just how far Sanderson can go, especially since I have already seen what he is capable of in Mistborn.

AND HELLO PLOT TWISTS! If you love plot twists (who doesn’t?) you might want to give this a try until the very last page.

 

It’s not too fast paced, some slow parts but a lot of things always seem to be happening. Especially details during battle scenes. There were times when my attention falters but I just plugged in the audiobook and problem solved! This is more my problem than the book however 🙂

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Flawless, descriptive in the right parts, without being too flowery. I have a new compartment in my head of the Warbreakerverse. Sanderson writes in the way that seems to be leading to one point but you’re not really sure whether to fully trust that path or not.

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I have to say that from the hundreds of fantasy characters that I have read, the characters were still unpredictable to me. Which is good!!! They are all well-written in terms of their actions and ideas but they were all pretty straight forward except for one character. I just wanted more complexity to match the rest of the book, which I have no doubt Sanderson will give in the rest of the series but right now I’m sticking to my rating.

There were times when the two sisters annoyed me and I was not vibing with their characters. Though, towards the end, they did redeem themselves and I fell in love with them anyway.

Special Mention: Lightsong my baby boy!!!!!!!! ❤ ❤ ❤

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This particular book (obviously I do not know about the whole series because it isn’t out yet) had a lot to say about how political systems work as well as how religion played into it. A bit hard to explain if you have not yet read the book without spoiling what goes on but that’s the essence of it.

It did not discuss a lot of sisterly bonds as much as I expected and focused more on the journey of the sisters individually. Which was not necessarily a bad thing.

 

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FIRST INSTALLMENT IN THE “WARBREAKER” SERIES

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