THE RITHMATIST (Brandon Sanderson) series reading information

Brandon Sanderson is a brilliant writer.  His MISTBORN fantasy series earned him a wide and enthusiastic Adult audience, and now he has turned his hand to the Young Adult market.  
  • In this first book there is no profanity nor sexual situations and the violence takes place off-screen, so that this book would also be appropriate for younger teens.
  • The overall 'flavor' is steampunk-ish with a 'realistic' sort of magical system.  (Sanderson is known for his world building expertise.)

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bookcover of THE RITHMATIST  (Rithmatist #1)   by Brandon Sanderson THE RITHMATIST
(Rithmatist #1)
by Brandon Sanderson
Ben McSweeney (Illustrator)    

4.25 avg rating — 11,935 ratings

Rithmatists are people who have the ability to bring chalklings--chalk drawings-- to life.

16 year-old Joel attends an exclusive school that trains both Rithmatist and non-Rithmatist students.  Joel isn't a Rithmatist but he has made the art the intensive focus of his studies. When Rithmatist students begin disappearing he and another student, Melody, are assigned to a Rithmatist professor, and together they begin to investigate what is snatching students from their beds.

Word Count: 89,898
Page Count:  378
Accelerated Reader: 4.9 / points: 13.0
AR quiz: 159269
Lexile: HL680L

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Middle Grade on Up
Review: Screaming Staircase
Review: The Burning Sky
Review:The Unwanteds

Young Adult and New Adult on up
Review: Screaming Staircase
Review: California Bones
Review: Shadow and Bone
Review: Sorrow's Knot

 A second book is due out in 2015

compiled by Pam
updated July 2014