Review – Shadows of self

Title: Shadows of self

Author: Brandon Sanderson

Format: Hardcover from library

Publisher: Gollancz

Page count: 376

Release day: October 15th 2015

Series: Mistborn #5, The alloy era #2

Rating: 3.5 stars

*Check my review for the mistborn trilogy here, and book 4 here!*


What is it about? (Summary from GoodReads)

Shadows of Self shows Mistborn’s society evolving as technology and magic mix, the economy grows, democracy contends with corruption, and religion becomes a growing cultural force, with four faiths competing for converts.

This bustling, optimistic, but still shaky society now faces its first instance of terrorism, crimes intended to stir up labour strife and religious conflict. Wax and Wayne, assisted by the lovely, brilliant Marasi, must unravel the conspiracy before civil strife stops Scadrial’s progress in its tracks.

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What I thought:

I really liked it that the prologue gave some more background information than book 4. So that I understood the story from book 4 a bit better 🙂

Besides the good prologue, the book also started off really good with lots of action. So my first reaction was that I would enjoy this book way better than book 4.

Unfortunately the rest of the story stayed kind off the same as from book 4, of course there was a different mystery. But I think I’m just not that interested in these characters, at least at the beginning of the book. Near the end I started to care more for the characters.

I did like this book a bit better than the previous one, mainly because I was more prepared for the story haha.

I’m really having a hard time expressing my feelings towards this book. Also partly because it is like the fifth book in the series.


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