Well of Ascension, good, but not very uplifting.

The Well of Ascension (Mistborn, #2)The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this second in the Mistborn series, but had some difficulty with a few issues. The characters are so repeatedly and predictably thwarted at every turn throughout the book that it starts to become commonplace. No plan works, no idea helps, and in the end… well, minor spoiler here… that theme continues. The theme of the book comes off as so negative, such a downer at times, that I felt like “What’s going to go wrong next?” every time I picked it up.
Don’t get me wrong, four solid stars, and Brandon Sanderson is a complete pro, but man… how about a ray of sunshine?
Now, of course, I am looking forward to the third book in the series…

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