A World Without Heroes - Brandon Mull The plot was wonderful, the writing was exceptional, and the characters convincing. A World Without Heroes was a great read!

Brandon Mull has, once again, crafted an enjoyable book for all ages. The only thing preventing me from giving this book five stars is the fact that it's High Fantasy. What's wrong with High Fantasy? Nothing, except that it's been done so many times that for a spectacular and talented author like Brandon Mull to tackle it is bound to give him somewhat of an unfair review. That said, I was slightly disappointed with the book because it basically followed your normal Fantasy code. Mull did cleverly combine many elements of different fantasy books together though, which I think earns him some points with the genre. I'd definitely read the sequel but not as eagerly as I would've hoped.

The one thing I think was missing for me was that this book didn't make me want to not put it down. It wasn't horrible and hard to read. I did want to read and finish it but it just wasn't spell-binding like the Fablehaven series.

My favorite part of the whole book is probably the prologue. I think it's the only spell-binding part I came across. I really like the character we were introduced to there but, I was kind of disappointed with how he turned out later in the book. I mean, he was a really cool character in those first 12 pages (give or take a few). I think the young Galloran was my favorite character in the whole book. I like Jason, just not as much as young Galloran.

I guess the ending should've been predictable and I should've known that it would end the way it did, but for some reason I didn't expect it. Maybe it was because I was in denial and wanted something else to happen instead. Nevertheless, I was...I wasn't surprised but at the same time I didn't think it would end the way it did.

I'd give this book a solid 4.5 stars.