Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: Shadows of Self

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine and offers an opportunity for readers to showcase the books they just can't live without.

This week is a book that has me soooo excited in such a fangirl way.

Sorry for such a bad picture, this was the best I could find for some reason...

But yes, this week I'm dying for Shadows of Self by Brandon Sanderson.  This is the fifth book in the Mistborn series, the second in the Wax and Wayne part of the series.  Here's the official description from the author's website:
The trilogy’s heroes are now figures of myth and legend, even objects of religious veneration. They are succeeded by wonderful new characters, chief among them Waxillium Ladrian, known as Wax, hereditary Lord of House Ladrian but also, until recently, a lawman in the ungoverned frontier region known as the Roughs. There he worked with his eccentric but effective buddy, Wayne. They are “twinborn,” meaning they are able to use both Allomantic and Feruchemical magic.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 labor 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.Shadows of Self will give fans of The Alloy of Law everything they’ve been hoping for and, this being a Brandon Sanderson book, more, much more.
This book comes out in October of this year, which also just happens to be my birthday month, so this would be such a great present!

What are you waiting for this Wednesday?

21 comments:

  1. I've seen this on a couple of WOW posts today, so it must be good! I can't believe I haven't read this series yet, but it's definitely on my list. Thanks for stopping by my wow today!

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    1. You definitely need to jump aboard the Mistborn band wagon. I haven't been this emotional over a book series in such a long time- it's great!

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  2. Oh. I haven't heard of this series. Maybe I should change that and read them!

    Erin @ The Hardcover Lover

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    1. Yes, yes you should. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. October is my birthday month too. :)
    I haven't read any of this series, but I hope you enjoy reading this book.
    Thanks for stopping by My WoW.

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    1. And thank you for stopping by as well!

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  4. I've never heard of this but it sounds pretty cool! It's definitely on my radar now!

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    1. Yay! It's really worth the read, I promise.

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  5. Wooooooot! Another series I've to catch up with? Damn it. I'll never get to read ALL the book I've wanted to! I'll put them on my To-Read-List! Maybe sometime, we'll be on the same level (I'm not great with catching up but I try :D)
    Thanks for stopping by!
    Have a lovely day! :)

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    1. Mistborn was actually on by TBR for about two years and I finally picked it up during a slow month... it quickly got me out of a book slump! Have fun reading.

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  6. BRANDON SANDERSON. His books are fantastic. I'm about to start Mistborn, and I suppose this one is to be added to my accumulating pile as well. :) Thanks for coming by my WoW!

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    1. Mr. Sanderson is amazing! I agree. Mistborn was his first epic fantasy I read but I've quickly become obsessed. Hopefully you'll love it as well!

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  7. New to me but sounds interesting. Hope you enjoy

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  8. I've never heard of this book before but it sounds really good! I've always had a thing for mystical societies and magic :D Great pick!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

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  9. LOL! I know what you mean about covers. Sometimes the covers really don't do a book justice at all. The summary sounds very interesting! Nice pick.

    Shannon @ The Tale Temptress

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  10. I hear such great things about this author! I'll have to pick up one of his book someday soon! This one looks great!

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  11. I haven't read anything by Brandon Sanderson yet but I really want to. I hope yoy enjoy it and thanks for stopping by :)

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  12. I've not heard of this, but it sounds interesting. I hope you love it.
    P.S. I love the byline of your blog. That's pretty much my life. Lol.

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  13. I haven't read any of his books (I'm more of a YA girl) but this book sounds great! Awesome pick! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

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