Dreamer (2014) by Brandon Sanderson

This was a really uncharacteristic story for Brandon. Sure, it has an intriguing magic system, and the fast pace that his Earth stories (like Legion) generally have, but the actual story itself was quite disturbing. It drifts toward a certain nihilism I’ve never seen Sanderson go anywhere near. The characters are selfish, murderously flippant, casually…

The Rithmatist (2013) by Brandon Sanderson

I liked this book a lot more than Sanderson’s other YA series, Alcatraz. It was more of a typical Sanderson book in a lot of ways – intriguing worldbuilding, a structured magic system, series of twists at the end. It didn’t overall come together for me, but I still enjoyed a lot of aspects of…