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Elantris
Elantris: Tenth Anniversary Author's Definitive Edition | Brandon Sanderson
In 2005, Brandon Sanderson debuted with Elantris, an epic fantasy unlike any other then on the market. To celebrate its tenth anniversary, Tor is reissuing Elantris in a special edition, a fresh chance to introduce it to the myriad readers who have since become Sanderson fans. This new edition begins with a preface by author Dan Wells, the first person to read the completed novel, and a new afterword by Sanderson explaining how he came to write the book and its place in the Cosmere, the unified universe of all his Tor novels. Also included is an expanded version of the "Ars Arcanum" appendix, with more of the technical details of the book's magic that fans can never get enough of.Elantris was truly a milestone both for Sanderson and for the genre of epic fantasy. It deserves this special treatment, something Tor has done only once before, with Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game. Sanderson fans old and new will be excited to discover it.
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kylienoele
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I enjoyed this!! Sarene was a bad ass and I loved her. I hope to see more of this world! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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my.books.in.squares
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June Wrap Up 💛

13 books read.

No 5 star reads this month but I gave 4.5 stars to The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo and Elantris by Brandon Sanderson which were both really amazing.

What was your favourite book of the month?

cherinium I also read Elantris this month and loved it. I'm really into Sanderson right now. 2mo
my.books.in.squares @cherinium he's a fantastic writer. I think I'll start the Mistborn series next! 2mo
cherinium You'll love it. Vin is the best. 2mo
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TiffanyMichele
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Omy Word this was an utterly marvelous read!
I dnfed this back last fall, I was put off by the three POVs but now after reading the Stormlight Archive I was so down for this book!
Boy oh boy. I adore Sandersons writing. Yup. I am a sucker. Anywho this is a great book. Give it a shot! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Loved it loved the world and the relationships and the over all goodness. Gah. It was good.

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cherinium
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What can I say? I just love Sanderson. 5 years ago, I would never believe that I would be someone who likes fantasy books. I always thought the covers were too cheesy, and yes, I judged them. I hesitantly jumped in when a coworker recommended The Way of Kings. Hook. Line. Sinker. I happily allowed myself to be reeled in. Even as a debut novel, Elantris is a winner for me. And yes, I still think fantasy novels have cheesy covers. #fantasy #cosmere

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cherinium
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Different house. Different cat. Same book. #catsoflitsy #littenkitten #lazysunday #cuddlebuddy

Crazeedi ❤❤😻😻❤❤ 2mo
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cherinium
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rretzler 😻 2mo
Soubhiville So sweet! He doesn‘t care about the book, but he‘s enjoying time with you! 2mo
Texreader He‘s adorable beyond words! 2mo
Crazeedi I love your kitty's coloring, so beautiful! 2mo
cherinium @rretzler @Soubhiville @Texreader @Crazeedi Thanks! He's pretty special. Not the brightest kitty in the world, but very loving and affectionate. 2mo
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cherinium
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This observation about imparting knowledge to others really speaks to me. My job often entails training and mentoring students of veterinary nursing. I, too, have marveled at the way some of them hold their "weapons", in this case IV catheters or syringes while in the early stages of learning. ?⚔??

Hats off to teachers everywhere! ?

#teachersoflitsy #truth #learning #training #fantasy #cosmere #sanderson #elantris

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tealwish
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I hate when you are into a really good book, and then something horrific happens in your real life (like finding out that your bf is cheating on you) and then the book is ruined!! Elantris, you could have been a favorite, but now I can barely finish you! Not even Brandon Sanderson can help me escape through fiction right now.. 😪😪😪

DivineDiana So sorry. ❤️ 3mo
tealwish @DivineDiana Thanks :) 3mo
Chrissyreadit Sending hugs. And complete empathy. It took me 25 years to listen to the Cure again for a similar reason. 3mo
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LiteraryinLititz Sending hugs to you during this shit time. 💜 3mo
tessavi Sorry to hear that *hug* 3mo
Rudis I‘m so sorry to hear that -hugs- from someone whose been there, it‘s hard & horrible but things will get better. 3mo
tealwish @Chrissyreadit Yes, I hate when you associate bad times with favorite things! :( Hope you can enjoy the Cure now! 3mo
tealwish @LiteraryinLititz It is a shit time, but it will pass eventually. Hey, everytime I see your Litsy name I wonder if you are in Lititz, PA? 3mo
tealwish @tessavi Thank you, when fiction fails, female camaraderie helps! 😊 3mo
tealwish @Rudis It's so horrible. This is not my first time being cheated on either! Trying to not beat myself up. This too will pass... 3mo
IamIamIam Oh my, I'm so sorry! You're worth 50 of him anyway!!! I think you need some true crime... something with a spectacular pay off! You deserve the best in life. 💓 3mo
tealwish @IamIamIam Oh, maybe I need a fictional revenge story! Thank you for the sympathy. I have been reminding myself that he's the one that lost me and I gained freedom from him! Just gotta believe that. :) 3mo
LiteraryinLititz @tealwish Yes I am! Where are you? 3mo
IamIamIam @tealwish One day, he'll look back and you'll be the one that got away. Hold your head up and take some time to focus on what you want for a while. 🤘 I wish you the best! 3mo
tealwish @LiteraryinLititz New Holland! I figure there can't be many Lititz's around!! 3mo
Jas16 Sending love 3mo
tealwish @Jas16 Thank you 😊 3mo
tealwish @IamIamIam That actually means a lot to me today. Thank you, really!! 3mo
IamIamIam @tealwish Hugs to you, my friend!!! 3mo
Chrissyreadit @tealwish yes- and I hope you can fall back in love with your book. Don‘t give anyone the power to take what you enjoy away- my new mantra. 3mo
Palimpsest Ugh, that is rotten. From my own experience, don‘t forgive and stay, they just keep doing it. Sorry your book was spoiled too, but someday you might be able to forget the negative attached to it. So sorry for what you are going through. 😔🤗 3mo
LiteraryinLititz @tealwish No way!!!! We should meet up at a bookstore sometime!!! Want to? 3mo
tealwish @Chrissyreadit I love that mantra!! 3mo
tealwish @Palimpsest You're right. I am not staying, but it's hard to accept it is over. Sorry that you've experienced this as well. It's awful! 3mo
tealwish @LiteraryinLititz Yes! That would be so fun! 3mo
JennyM Look after yourself. Sending love and hugs 😘 3mo
tealwish @JennyM ❤❤❤ 3mo
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tealwish
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You know it's going to be a good fantasy when a book starts with a map. This book has 3!

RealBooks4ever Love it! 💜 3mo
Soubhiville I really enjoyed this book! 3mo
tealwish @Soubhiville There are many things I "should" be doing today, but I can't put this book down!! ? 3mo
emz711 Great book 3mo
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RiverKScottWrites
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Happy Easter to me! This box of chocolates just arrived (thanks Mom) — and looks lovely next to the other best thing in the world...books. 📚💖🐣

Q - Dark, milk, or white? I‘m a dark chocolate 🍫 girl. 😉

SoapboxEdits Is all of the above an option? 😅 4mo
RiverKScottWrites @SoapboxEdits BEST answer. 😂 4mo
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ScientistSam
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An almost introspective fantasy with a princess adept at maneuvering politics - and who must do so in order to save two societies, a prince who gives back hope to people who have become "zombie lepers" - and who must heal the magic of his land, and a host of other interesting characters. Don"t expect dramatic action scenes, but rather a very thoughtful story with detailed world building. It's my first Sanderson, and it won't be my last.

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Cityofamber
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I really enjoyed this book, but it was kinda slow moving.

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onceuponabookpanda
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Absolutely adored this book, was so eager to read it but also never wanting to end.
It really built the world in your imagination and made you apart of the story.

#elantris #brandonsanderson #author #read #books #bookish #fantasy #writer #fiction #worlds #beautiful

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Kammbia1
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I had to upgrade my mass market paperback copy of Elantris for this Tenth Anniversary Definitive Edition today. Elantris is the only Sanderson novel I have finished and I enjoyed it a lot. The religion, politics, and main characters of this secondary world fantasy were much more interesting than the magic to me. I know Sanderson fans like his later novels better. However, I think it's a solid first novel and will remain on my shelf as a keeper.

Nutmegnc I agree. I find it hard to get in to later Sanderson. But I loved this one. 12mo
Kammbia1 @Nutmegnc I tried to read Warbreaker and could not get into it. Elantris was my second attempt reading Sanderson and I'm glad I did. (edited) 12mo
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Khi0n3
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When I say this is one of Sanderson‘s weaker books I want you to fully understand ... it‘s still one of the best books I have ever read. You can see how much his writing has grown from Elantris to his other books and how much it has refined. As per usual, Sanderson leaves me conflicted about my feelings towards the villains in this world and blind sides me with a twist. Reading this book was the roller coaster of emotions I come to expect from him

TobeyTheScavengerMonk Agree 100%. “Lesser” Sanderson is still so high-quality that it‘s ridiculous. 14mo
Khi0n3 He‘s in a class of his own! 14mo
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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A cursed prince exiled to a colony of zombie lepers. A headstrong princess determined to save a kingdom with nothing but political savvy and sass. A villainous yet conflicted priest who grows tired of orchestrating bloodshed in the name of his god. Their fates are all tied to the fallen city of Elantris.

I read and listened to this. The audio was solid but flavorless. Continued below:

TobeyTheScavengerMonk Sanderson‘s first novel already shows off his trademark ultra-elaborate world building but with introspective talks about religion and politics instead of the mind-blowing action of his later books. 1y
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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#Starting this one. With #icecream you say #Riotgrams? If you insist.

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theresidentromantic
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THAT WAS AMAZING. I think it could've been a little more introspective, but I still think it was one of the best fantasy books I've ever read. Sarene was amazing as a female character in a male authored book, I was stunned. I've spent my Sunday finishing it and it was well, well worth it.

sammisho I keep meaning to read some Sanderson but he is daunting. And I am not sure where to start! 1y
theresidentromantic @sammisho Exactly my story! I recommend here! This was his first published book, so it's not as good as he ever gets (or so Goodreads says) but this is where I decided to start and once I finished, I started Mistborn, his trilogy. This book was outstanding and it seems there's only up from here. 1y
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theresidentromantic
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Soooooo I'm an extremely jaded individual and I generally can't take joy from stereotypical plot archs like "Will Iron Man come back from the dead a seventh time?!" And usually, the same applies for "Will the Prince best the curse and save his lady?!" BUT I'M ON PINS AND NEEDLES GUYS. WHAT IF HE RAODEN DOESN'T SAVE THEM?! *Hyperventilating, dies*

Scurvygirl 😹 1y
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theresidentromantic
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Reading is like breathing to me, but I really struggle with big books, though I've really been looking for a new world to live in, like Hogwarts. And I may have found it in Brandon Sanderson's work. I'm 50%, still totally and completely hooked, and extremely anxious about the romance. So good, you guys. I'm probably headed straight into Mistborn from here.

Elisa OMG I have never seen Elantris fanart!!! That‘s so awesome!! Who‘s the artist?? 1y
theresidentromantic @Elisa Pinterest has evvveryyything! The only thing it doesn't usually have is artists, which is unfortunate. 😯 1y
Elisa I usually click to find the original post and then drag it onto a google image search 🙂 1y
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theresidentromantic
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I've admired Brandon Sanderson for a while for his witty and extremely helpful how to be a writer essays on his website. But today I finally was like yeah, let's do this and boys and girls, I am not sorry. I'm only like 15 pages in and I'm already entertained, which is not usually the relationship I have with high fantasy. The forward was also super moving 😌

Shadowfat I just finished this last week, it's long but so good! 1y
theresidentromantic @Shadowfat It might be the longest book I've attempted since HP7, but I shut off the page counter on my Kindle app and am just going for it 1y
Shadowfat @theresidentromantic that's a good idea! Once you get into the story it'll go by fast. 1y
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Shadowfat
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I can't say enough good things about this book. He really did a good job with building an interesting world filled with nobility, magic and religion. Only another 2 years until the next book comes out! Now to read the rest of his novels while I wait 😀

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cozynarwhal
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Awesome! This was my first Sanderson book and I really enjoyed his style of epic fantasy. I'm so bummed that this series has only 1.5 entries, but I'm looking forward to reading his other series.

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MamaGina
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So the last time my son and his wife visited we did some serious book shopping and I ended up buying Brandon Sanderson's debut based on my son's enthusiastic description. Afterwards, I got a kick out of him proudly telling her "Mom bought a book I recommended to her!"? Just started reading it yesterday and happy to say it's fantastic!!!

minkyb ❣️ 1y
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cozynarwhal

Sarene is definitely one of my favorite female characters ever.

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cozynarwhal

Started this book today, it pulled me in so quickly!

shanaqui I love the worldbuilding in Sanderson's books! I need to get round to this one. 1y
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Bailedbailed

Life is short. Don‘t force yourself to read something that doesn‘t grab you.

readordierachel Words to live by 1y
JoScho 🙌🏼 1y
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JSW
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Just not feeling this book. Yet I want to know what happens. 😐 I need a cliff notes.

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JSW
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When the world is madness, I retreat to another world. Fantasy has saved me many times.
While in a Pike Place Market used bookstore, the owner recommended this one. Looking forward to it!

SaturnDoo I 💗 that cover👀👀👀 2y
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victoriaburstrom
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5/5⭐️ Ofc I loved this one. Brandon Sanderson is a genius! (I‘m moving to a new apartment tomorrow, and the book is in a moving box hahah)

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DannyHattan
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Struggling with this, so people watching it is 😂 #fantasy #epicfantasy #notabadview #dubaimarina #tonightsview

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DannyHattan
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Out exploring while listening to an #audiobook #audible #UAE

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victoriaburstrom
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It‘s time to continue my reading of all the Brandon Samderson books! This is the seventh of his books I‘ll read!

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Bookworm-Bobbie
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“Yesterday‘s classics have become tomorrow‘s lunch.”

Oh the horror! 🍽📚

398.2 Oh no! 🙈 2y
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MartinaLove
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Christmas bookhaul 📚📖📚

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Bookworm-Bobbie
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I‘m not getting anywhere with One Dark Throne, I‘m sure I‘ll come back to it at some point, but for now I‘m swapping it for Elantris.

Yeah_I_Read I didn‘t care for Three Dark Crowns or whatever the first one in the series was 😳 2y
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Bookworm-Bobbie
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Happy new year littens! This year my resolution is to (very sadly) not buy any new books until I‘ve read all the books I already own. I‘ve prioritised the list above. It‘ll be hard to stick to, but I have some incentive as this year I‘m getting married ❤️ 👰🤵 and need to save money. It‘s going to be a great year! I hope it is for all you too!

LaurenReads Congrats!!! 2y
RachelO Good luck & congratulations! 2y
Dragon You‘ve got a lot of great books on your list! Enjoy and congratulations! 🍾 2y
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Varshitha Congrats!! 2y
BeckyK Congratulations! What a great resolution, I need to do the same! Good luck with your list 😊 2y
Bookworm-Bobbie @LaurenReads @RachelO @Dragon @Varshitha @Beckykearns thank you all ☺️ it‘ll be hard not buying new books but I‘m sure I can do it with the support of Litsy! 2y
ju.ca.no Congrats😊😘 🍾 2y
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Kammbia1
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I've been told that I must read a Brandon Sanderson novel since fantasy is my favorite genre of fiction. I tried Warbreaker and could not finish it. But, I'm 35% into Elantris and enjoying this one a lot. Also, I'm glad this is a standalone book. (I know there is a novella set in the same world).

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ChristieStratos
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Another great read by Brandon Sanderson, this time a standalone. This was thoroughly enjoyable and had all the Sanderson trademarks, but it does come across as having slightly less finesse than the Stormlight Archive series. It‘s not surprising - this was first published in 2005 and the Stormlight Archive series started 5 years later. It‘s perfect to read this as part of Sanderson‘s career history and to analyze how a great author becomes greater.

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Bookworm-Bobbie
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It's been a good week 😁 I'm so excited about all of these!

Oryx Lost things is one of my favorites. What's the red one? 2y
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Elisa
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Incredible world building and great writing, but even that makes it hard to take a build-up that lasts over 300 pages. The story moved sooooo sloooooow for so long, and it made it very hard for me to get into the book. So it loses 1 1/2 star for that 😬 But I'm still in awe of his talent, so I'll be reading more of his work — starting with the Mistborn trilogy, on e I finish two more trilogies I already have open 😅

Bookworm-Bobbie I have the Mistborn on my TBR pile. I'm really excited. Hopefully they don't go as slow as you've found this. 🤞 (edited) 2y
Elisa @Bookworm-Bobbie ah, I'm not ready to start Mistborn or I would have proposed a read-along! But if you read Elantris and want to discuss it, give me a buzz! There are so many awesome details, and I would be happy to discuss and swap "notes" ? 2y
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nluev
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I absolutely loved the world building in this novel. I loved the magic and the conflict and character development. I was confused from time to time with some of the language. It wasn't always explained, but that didn't take away from the story. The characters are so well written. I loved Sarene's characterization. I loved how strong, witty, and intelligent she is. She's everything I want in a character. And Raoden. Raoden is just everything.

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"So, using his pride like a shield against despair, dejection, and–most important–self-pity, Raoden raised his head to stare damnation in the eyes." Ch. 1, p. 5

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nluev
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Finally settled in to my dorm. Reading Sanderson to start off the school year. :) #backtoschoolreads

CoffeeCatsBooks I loved the world building in this one! 2y
nluev @CoffeeCatsBooks I haven't read too far, but it's been really good! 2y
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Yeah_I_Read
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My latest ThriftBooks haul #blameitonlitsy I didn't even know that ThriftBooks existed before!! Now I got all of these for 12 dollars and earned my $5 reward so I'm gonna have to buy some more 🤗🤗

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ScarletQuill
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This, you guys, is why we love Friends of the Library stores. How much did I pay for this giant #bookstack, you ask? $7.75. That's right. Less than one trade paperback. Mama is happy. #bookhaul

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Ticklemetabbie
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Nothing I write can give this book justice. It was a sweet escape into a magical kingdom full of battles for control, unconditional love, and a challenging curse. Loved watching this story unfold.

Moirahelisabeth One of the best books I've read in a while.. ended up sobbing uncontrollably at a few parts 2y
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Hodgkinwire
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It's a good week to spend in Elantris.

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Rach_Reads
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#reread
There were a lot of details I had forgotten but remembered the main plot twist. I was still blown away by the depth of this book. When rereading the mistborn trilogy, I thought that #BrandonSanderson wasn't a romance writer. But the blossoming relationship between two characters in #Elantris is very central to the story and very well written from both of their perspectives. There is an interesting blend of genres and truly unique plot.

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metalheadreads
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Best book by favorite author 🙈💕#brandonsanderson #elantris

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