Sanderson is perhaps best known for recently completing the late Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series. But before he even took up that legacy, he completed his own fantasy tour de force in the Mistborn Trilogy. All 1800+ pages of the series are full of the best hallmarks of fantasy: a wholly unique magic system, a complex cast of unforgettable characters, and heavy themes like politics, peace, war, power, and finding yourself in a world shaped (literally) by an immortal tyrant. Vin is a protagonist with universal appeal: she grows from a girl to a woman in a society seeped in incredible oppression and turmoil, and must learn that trust, not power, is the key to save a planet on the brink of apocalypse. There's nothing here that isn't truly epic, that won't keep you flipping pages late into the night. The Mistborn Trilogy is great read for fantasy fans of all ages. — Jennie
Mia the ballerina kitten stars in this whimsical retelling of the favorite Christmas ballet "The Nutcracker, " in which she is transported into the role of Clara in this clever tale within a tale. Full color.