So this book was really really enjoyable.
Our main character, 16-year-old Vin is working as a theif to a street criminal when she is recruited to work with the infamous mistborn, Kelsier. Keliser is wanted by the Empire as a fugitive who escaped their jail several years earlier. Vin, having known only heartless criminals, learns that sometimes people can be nice and trustworthy.
Kelsier, being the iconic crazy guy that he is, plans to overthrow the empire to free all the Skaa slaves from abuse and oppression. With many hiccups and problems along the way, the stakes are high as he takes on the immortal and godlike Lord Ruler.
The magic system in this world is wonderfully unique, as Allomancers eat metals and each metal gives an Allomancer a different ability. Most Allomancers are just Mistings (who only have the ability to use and burn one metal). Then you have the rare Mistborn who can use and burn all of the metals.
I loved all of Kelsier's crew and I have to say my favorite is Sazed because he is the scholar (and I always have a soft spot for the scholars). Sazed is not your typical Allomancer. He actually stores his abilities in metals so that he can draw upon them later. Sazed is also a kindhearted and loyal companion to Vin.
I love this whole book, however as I was reading the 4th section there was a lot of repetition of points that were being made about the way this world works that allowd me to predict the ending and all the details quite accurately. I would have liked for it to be less predictable, but I still really and truly enjoyed the ending. The whole book and the magic system were very well constructed and there were so many good characters to love. Also this book made me tear up, and for it to do that on top of everything else is quite as feat as I'm not a cryer.
Loved this book and plan to start the next one in the series very soon!