MISTBORN series reading level (Brandon Sanderson)

Brandon Sanderson roared onto the fantasy scene and has become a tremendously popular author.  His MISTBORN series are the books that most new readers hear about.  

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bookcover of THE FINAL EMPIRE (Mistborn #1) by Brandon SandersonTHE FINAL EMPIRE
(Mistborn #1)
by Brandon Sanderson

4.40 avg rating — 145,331 ratings 

In a world where ash falls from the sky, and mist dominates the night, an evil cloaks the land and stifles all life. The future of the empire rests on the shoulders of a troublemaker and his young apprentice. Together, can they fill the world with color once more?  In Brandon Sanderson's intriguing tale of love, loss, despair and hope, a new kind of magic enters the stage - Allomancy, a magic of the metals.

Reading Information:
Word Count: 212,417
Page Count: 541
Accelerated Reading level: 5.5 / points: 33.0
AR quiz: 166366
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bookcover of THE WELL OF ASCENSION (Mistborn #2) by Brandon SandersonTHE WELL OF ASCENSION
(Mistborn, #2)

4.33 avg rating — 101,509 ratings

The impossible has been accomplished. The Lord Ruler – the man who claimed to be god incarnate and brutally ruled the world for a thousand years – has been vanquished. But Kelsier, the hero who masterminded that triumph, is dead too, and now the awesome task of building a new world has been left to his young protégé, Vin, the former street urchin who is now the most powerful Mistborn in the land, and to the idealistic young nobleman she loves.

As Kelsier’s protégé and slayer of the Lord Ruler she is now venerated by a budding new religion, a distinction that makes her intensely uncomfortable. Even more worrying, the mists have begun behaving strangely since the Lord Ruler died, and seem to harbor a strange vaporous entity that haunts her.

Stopping assassins may keep Vin’s Mistborn skills sharp, but it’s the least of her problems. Luthadel, the largest city of the former empire, doesn’t run itself, and Vin and the other members of Kelsier’s crew, who lead the revolution, must learn a whole new set of practical and political skills to help. It certainly won’t get easier with three armies – one of them composed of ferocious giants – now vying to conquer the city, and no sign of the Lord Ruler’s hidden cache of atium, the rarest and most powerful allomantic metal.

As the siege of Luthadel tightens, an ancient legend seems to offer a glimmer of hope. But even if it really exists, no one knows where to find the Well of Ascension or what manner of power it bestows.

Reading Information:
Word Count: 245,672
Page Count: 590
Accelerated Reader: 5.3 / points: 38.0
AR quiz: 170174
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bookcover of THE HERO OF AGES (Mistborn #3) by Brandon SandersonTHE HERO OF AGES
(Mistborn, #3)

4.42 avg rating — 96,002 ratings

The conclusion of the Mistborn trilogy.  The ramifications of the first two books begins to cascade.

Reading Information:
Word Count: 235,114
Page Count: 572
Accelerated Reader: 5.7 / points: 37.0
AR quiz: 171267
Lexile: HL750L
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bookcover of THE ALLOY OF LAW (Mistborn #4) by Brandon SandersonThe Alloy of Law 
(Mistborn #4)

4.19 avg rating — 46,308 ratings

From here on out the series jumps 300 years.  There is still Allomancy and Feruchemy but the Mistborn/reborn world now has trains, electricity and steel construction.

There are still frontier areas though.  And enter Waxillium Ladrian, a rare Twinborn who can Push on metals with his Allomancy and use Feruchemy to become lighter or heavier at will. After twenty years in the Roughs, Wax must now put away his guns and assume the duties incumbent upon the head of a noble house--until he learns the hard way that the mansions and elegant tree-lined streets of the city can be even more dangerous than the dusty plains of the Roughs.

Shadows of Self      ---- OCTOBER 6th 2015
(Mistborn #5)

 Bands of Mourning  ---- January 26th 2015
(Mistborn #6)

compiled by Pam
June 2015