A New York Times Editors' Choice Selection
A New York Times Notable Children's Book 2013
An American Library Association Best Fiction for Young Adults 2014
A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Books of 2013
Summer 2013 Kids' Indie Next List "Top Ten"
“Fantasy readers should devour this well-crafted mix of action and setup, enriched by thoroughly detailed cultural and historical background and capped by a distinctly unsettling twist.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“Featuring ingenious magic (complete with profuse chalk drawing–style diagrams and illustrations from McSweeney), feisty characters, and a complex plot likely to unwind over several volumes, this high-spirited, exciting story will appeal to readers of all ages.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
“The Rithmatist, while it’s definitely as clear and exciting as a YA novel should be, is every bit as deep and richly invented as the best of Sanderson’s adult novels.” —Orson Scott Card, New York Times bestselling author of Ender’s Game