I saw The Emperor's Soul go by at work awhile ago. I thought it sounded interesting, so I bought it for my Kindle. It's taken me a bit, but I decided to read it on my trip (I decided to just bring my Kindle with me, rather than any physical books).
The Emperor's Soul is the first book by Brandon Sanderson that I've ever read. And I really, really enjoyed it. The Emperor's Soul is the story of Shai, a forger. She was caught while trying to steal the Emperor's scepter and is given an intriguing offer: she needs to reforge the Emperor's soul or else she will be killed. Shai jumps into the challenge, deciding that rather than just building a forged thing, and by extension making a puppet emperor, she will attempt to make the new soul as authentic as possible.
The Emperor's Soul was a short read, but it was one of the best books I've read in a long while. I liked it so much that I went to The World's Biggest Bookstore in Toronto and bought Elantris. I'm really looking forward to reading more books by Sanderson.
*As of September 24/15, I am not taking any more requests from authors to read their books. I currently have too many books to read. I'll update this if/when that changes.*
I currently have 164 fiction books just sitting in my room to read (although that doesn't stop me from randomly picking books up at work or buying them on Kindle!). I've been keeping track of them on a paper list for years. This blog shares what I read as I attempt to get "the List" down to a more manageable number.
If you'd like to know what books are on the List, check out my Goodreads shelf devoted to them - it's my physical list digitized! I've also got a shelf for every book I've reviewed here on this blog.
Not everything I review here is actually on the List. Some books come from the library, some books are nonfiction (which are not included on the List), some books are on my Kindle (which have never been included on the List), and some books are given to me by friends and family.
Note: as of April 12/14, I am not going to add the *spoiler* warning I used to when I'm giving away details of books. I want to talk about the books I've read in whatever detail I'd like. So if you haven't read a book I'm reviewing, you might not want to read the review.