Sara’s Review: Mitosis by Brandon Sanderson (audiobook)

Mitosis (Reckoners, #1.5)Mitosis (Reckoners #1.5)
written by Brandon Sanderson
published by Delacorte Press, 2013

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Did I enjoy this book: I really enjoyed this novella. I picked it up because the audiobook was free as a promotion for the second book in the Firefight series. When I downloaded this, I had not yet read the first book in the series, but I am a Sanderson fan, so I thought I would give it a shot. Mitosis is a teaser novella that takes place between the first and second novels of the Reckoners series. Despite not having read the first book, I wasn’t totally lost, and I ended up being intrigued by the world and the characters! As a matter of fact, as soon as I finished it, I downloaded Steelheart (first in the series) and started listening to it!

I love the idea of a real world in which superhuman beings actually exist! To top it all off, they are almost all evil. I was also very interested in the character development — even in such a short story. I really wanted to learn more about the characters and their history, so I was thrilled to have a whole series to look forward to!

The best part was that there aren’t even any big spoilers. Despite reading this out of order, I was still able to enjoy the first book of the series without missing out on any of the secrets!



Would I recommend it: I sure would! If you are a Sanderson fan or not, pick up this series! This novella is a quick fun read and a wonderful addition to the fantasy world.


About the book – from Goodreads: From “New York Times” bestselling author Brandon Sanderson’s action-packed novel “Steelheart” comes “Mitosis,” a short story set in the world of The Reckoners series, exclusively available in the digital format.

Steelheart may be dead, but Epics still plague Newcago and David and the Reckoners have vowed to fight back.

Catch all the action before “Firefight,” the exciting sequel to “Steelheart,” hits shelves in January 2015.




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