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Starsight

(Skyward #2)

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All her life, Spensa has dreamed of becoming a pilot. Of proving she's a hero like her father. She made it to the sky, but the truths she learned about her father were crushing.

Spensa is sure there's more to the story. And she's sure that whatever happened to her father in his starship could happen to her. When she made it outside the protective shell of her planet, she
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Paperback, 461 pages
Published November 26th 2019 by Orion Publishing Co
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Aurora Come on dude. Its your fault for checking out the second book without finishing the first one.…moreCome on dude. It’s your fault for checking out the second book without finishing the first one. (less)
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Emily (Books with Emily Fox)
I need more Doomslug in my life... right now!
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
Love love love love LOVE IT! 😉😘



I love this cover sooooo much ❌⭕



Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾
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Anna
Nov 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2019
Hey, would you look at that, I'm actually writing a review. I can't remember last time I wrote a review instead of just a short reaction to a book.

SO. Starsight. This was my most anticipated read of the year. Did it live up to my expectations? Yes and no. It did live up to my expectations because it was a solid installment of the series and it made me want to know what happens in the next book. It did not live up to my expectations because of the direction the story went in - I did not expect
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Chaima ✨ شيماء
I just realized its already been A WEEK since I read about M-Bot and Doomslug. Wow, time really flies when your life no longer has purpose ...more
amy ☂︎
Mar 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
i can feel it in my spidey senses tingle that this is going to be a 5 star book

update: spidey senses were off
Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
4.5 stars for Brandon Sanderson's latest novel, which is on sale now! Review first posted on Fantasy Literature:

A hero doesnt choose her trials.

Spensa cant help but hear her Gran-Grans voice saying these words to her every time Spensa balks at a new trouble in her life. And Spensa a magnet for trouble has plenty of occasions to remember these words.

In Starsight, the sequel to Brandon Sandersons young adult science fiction novel Skyward, the few humans who remain have been trapped on the barren
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TS Chan
Starsight proves once again that Brandon Sanderson is a masterful storyteller across genres and age groups, and who simply excels at writing sequels.

I'm actually at a loss as to how to start or write this review without sounding like a broken record. As far as I'm concerned, Sanderson is a genius and he has never failed to deliver a captivating story, whether he was writing adult or young adult, fantasy or science fiction. And after reading so much from him and listening to him talk at signings
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Ashley Nuckles
Jan 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
YEEEEE bring on book 3 plz
may ❀
Dec 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
no one:
spensa: 👩🚀
the delvers: 👁 👁 👁 👁 👁 👁

so i definitely missed my skyward squad in this book but the ending was packed with action and reveals, i could not stop reading

rtc


👽please🌟don't🌠let⭐us☄down🌌sando🌕

buddy read with emily, my space princess
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Kogiopsis
Listen, that synopsis is crazy vague and is 70% Skyward recap, and after blitzing through the ARC in two days I can tell you: that's really the best they can do.

I cannot tell you anything about the plot of this book, because it takes a hard left within the first 100 pages and from there, I hope you all get to experience all of the revelations and the delightful feeling of things coming together the same way I did.

What I can say is:
- I love everyone in this book, new characters and old, but
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alana ♡
Apr 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
A hero does not choose her trials. She steps into the darkness, then she faces what comes next.

It feels so good to dive back into this world! This might be my favorite sci-fi series that I've ever read and it just continues to get better and better. It was seriously no surprise that falling back into this world of epic adventure would be super easy. Sanderson takes reader's on a journey across the galaxy with a group of lovable characters -human and alien- that will have you flipping the
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Khurram
Feb 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A great sequel. Nah a great book by any standards. A lot has changed in the last 6 months. The right people are in charge of the humans Spensa has gotten the notoriety she deserves but is obsessed with not only craving battle but unlocking the power within her to save her people.

In this story she is once again thrown out of her comfort zone and into a mission that sounds like suicide on every front. Of course she never backs down.

"A hero does not choose her trails".

What does make her such a
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Mogsy (MMOGC)
5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/12/03/...

Authors take note, this is how you write a book that will resonate with readers and stand the test of time. These days, I find the problem with a lot of YA is how canned it all feels, the way writers try so hard to conform to some pre-existing narrative which just makes the end result seem so sanctimonious and fake. And thats why Im such a huge fan of Brandon Sanderson, who has always ever only been interested in telling
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Alexandra Elend Wolf
Apr 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi, fantasy, 2019
4.25 stars.

Dont trust their lies. Dont trust their false peace.

Wasn't this quite the ride?

I'll admit, this was not what I had been expecting when I picked the book. Not even close.

When I finished Skyward last year I figure something big was gonna happen but I would have never guessed what actually went down. At first, I was so uncomfortable and unsure of that particular twist. Having a mostly complete new cast was a bold move. But it grew on me.

It also makes sense. A lot of
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April (Aprilius Maximus)
1.) Skyward ★★★★★
2.) Starsight ★★★★★


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A hero does not choose her trials. She steps into the darkness. Then she faces what comes next.

representation: do non-binary aliens count?

[trigger warnings are listed at the bottom of this review and may contain spoilers]


✧゚: *✧゚:* 5 s t a r s *:゚✧*:゚✧

THIS SERIES IS SO UNDERRATED. It's so much fun, so badass, with loveable characters, an awesome fully-realised sci-fi universe with different species and politics
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Rekha
Dec 12, 2018 marked it as unreleased-sequels
Shelves: most-anticipated
*sigh*

I want my own cytonic hyperdrive so I can teleport to 2019 to read this book.

(Yes I know thats not how it works)
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helena
ANOTHER PERFECT BOOK.

scud. SCUD. SCUD. this book was brilliant. again, brandon sanderson delivers perfect pacing, characters and writing. something that skyward didn't have and made my eyes sparkle are the alien races. this book is set in a space station and, of course, there were alien races there. and, holy shit, this is one of my personal examples for Good Alien Design™.
im gonna be honest: i missed the old characters, who didnt appear as much as in the first one, but the new set of characters
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Jackie ϟ Bookseller
Thank you to the publisher for providing me with an ARC via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

Skyward: ★★★★1/2
Starsight: ★★★★☆
Book Three: ?
Book Four: ?

"A hero does not choose her trials."


Starsight, sequel to 2018's Skyward, is an amazing, non-stop exciting, massive expansion of the fascinating universe readers discovered in the previous book. In this well-crafted installment, we follow Spensa beyond her own planet of Detritus as she tries to discover more about her mysterious powers and
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Gavin
Dec 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya-books, sci-fi
Starsight is the second instalment in Brandon Sanderson's Skyward/Cytonics series. This is a good quality YA sci-fi series and delivered pretty much everything one might expect from a Sanderson story. We got a nice mix of action, humor, mystery, and surprise twists and turns that kept this an engaging read. It also had the usual cast of memorable characters and compelling plot that sucked in my attention from start to finish!

I felt like Starsight was a worthy sequel to Skyward. If anything I
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Deborah Obida
It ended with a cliffhanger which isn't exactly surprising but it still sucks. Despite rating this book high it was a bit of a struggle reading the middle part of this book, it was so slow and filled with intensive internal monologue, it would have been better if this book was either multiple or dual narrative but only Spin was the narrator and there was little or nothing of interest happening around her. The beginning and the end of the book was really quite interesting but it wasn't enough to ...more
sofia (sam willows)
Nov 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-books, 2019, dont-own, sci-fi
is anyone actually surprised a sanderson book is great??

my feelings can be summarized by: i still really liked it and had fun reading, but some aspects from book one that i was really attached to and wanted to read more about were missing
Robin (Bridge Four)
4.5 Am I Alive Stars
I will sing to you, I whispered. As your ship burns and your soul flees, I will sing. To the contest we had.

What happened is what always happens when I read a Sanderson novel. I devour it in a day or two and then I cant think of how to write something that does it justice. So here it is weeks later and Im finally getting to a review for it. The short of it

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But the long of it is that Sanderson does sequels great. He takes the foundation of what he has already established in
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ChopinFC
Dec 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.75 Stars (Very Good/Excellent)

God I was looking forward to Starsight so much- that my 'hyperdrive' expectations got the best of me. What the hell did I expect after the sensational and incomparable 'Skyward', which shattered every notion of Sanderson's depth as a writer! After flying with 'Spensa' for the first novel, I felt connected to her struggles. I felt immense gratification in the relationship between Spensa and her beloved ship 'M-Bot'. In many ways, it was that exact extreme
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Bradley
Nov 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh, all the goodness.

So, aside from not being able to talk about the joys in this YA space opera by the wonderful Sanderson, I can at least gush over the things it made me feel.

I was always thrilled about every space battle. It's a perfect blend of personality, piloting, humor, and many little oddities that make this kind of thing special. I was never annoyed by any of the main characters. I loved the AI's existential crises, the cuteness of the tiny fox/badger aliens and their king, and the
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Anya
Holyyyyy... omg that ending?! Ughhh okay wheres the next one? ...more
Joleen (starlightbooktales)
Oh god the love of harmony. I LOVED THIS BOOK
Phrynne
Jan 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
That was fun and just as good as book one.

It was interesting that the author chose to take Spensa and M-Bot off planet, leaving the characters from the first book behind and introducing us to a whole range of new ones. They were all very imaginative too especially the one who was not born yet but was a mix of both his parents on a trial run. Crazy but clever. Special mention too to the Kitsens.

And then there was the ending. We always talk about cliff hangers. Well this was more of an avalanche.
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Dana Ilie
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, sf
Oh nooo, no you don't!

Brandon, do not end the book like that.....
Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller
Starsight was a little weaker than the first book, but still brought the fun-factor in abundance.

The first half of the book left me wanting a bit there were too many convenient plot points for my liking. Too many things left up to random chance all happening at once. So it took a great deal of suspended belief to get me through it. The writing also felt rushed. Like Sanderson didnt have time to get the main character from point A to point B gracefully, so he just manifested a quick fix and BOOM:
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☼ ☄︎ Anneli✩ ☽
Starsight
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
What?! No, give me more!

*Me after reading these books realizing Im doomed to reread them forever because theyre so good!*
😮🤔
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