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(Skyward #2)

4.58  ·  Rating details ·  3,463 ratings  ·  511 reviews
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Reckoners series, Words of Radiance, the Mistborn trilogy, and the Stormlight Archive comes the second book in an epic series about a girl with a secret in a dangerous world at war for humanity's future.

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,
Kindle Edition, 482 pages
Published November 26th 2019 by Gollancz
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Aurora Come on dude. It’s 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

Nov 24, 2018 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Happy Publication Day!

Can't wait to see what happens.


As you can tell, I'm NOT excited about this book at all. Nope, not at all.
[8/16] The release date was announced so I'm moving this to my to-read shelf because I know I'll be reading it the day it comes out (hopefully). I'm SUPER excited for this book.


Dear Brandon,

Can you please release this book as quickly as possible?

I need to know what happens to
amy ☂︎
Mar 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 doesn’t choose her trials.”

Spensa can’t help but hear her Gran-Gran’s 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 Sanderson’s young adult science fiction novel Skyward, the few humans who remain have been trapped on
TS Chan
Nov 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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
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
Dec 12, 2018 marked it as unreleased-sequels  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: most-anticipated

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

(Yes I know that’s not how it works)
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
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 the
Joleen (starlightbooktales)
Oh god the love of harmony. I LOVED THIS BOOK
Feb 02, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
What the prologue needs to be: what happened to Doomslug

Also some people might hate me for this but.. Spinface, anyone?

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.
i’m gonna be honest: i missed the old characters, who didn’t appear as much as in the first one, but the new set of
Dec 26, 2018 marked it as most-anticipated  ·  review of another edition
One thing we tend to expect in YA is the presence of romance. There’s no real sign of it in Skyward, though. Was this your intention from the start, or did the characters just not work out that way?

It was more the characters. In my first draft, I tried to shoehorn a romance in. I like romance; you’ll find them in my adult books. But here, it didn’t fit the characters or the theme, and it felt inappropriate. This is a very traumatic time for Spensa, who’s focused in every way on becoming a pilot
Nov 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
alana ♡
Apr 26, 2019 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
We have a cover and it's BEAUTIFUL.
I need to be reunited with this world and these characters ASAP.

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sofia (sam willows)
is anyone actually surprised a sanderson book is great??
Deborah Obida
Nov 17, 2019 is currently reading it
Can't wait to read how Spensa and M-bolt deal with their new situations.
shre ♡



if this is the cover i'm child looks so good



i will sacrifice the organs of my enemies to get my hands on this book


can y’all believe spensa, m-bot, and the rest of the gang are out there living their best lives right now and we don’t know what’s going on
Mar 21, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Easily my most anticipated book of 2019. Keeping my fingers crossed for an arc like I got for Skyward!
Jun 20, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
the COVERRR!! i want this so badly oh god
Alexandra Elend Wolf
Isn't it a beauty?

I've been waiting to the release of this cover since I read Skyward and it didn't disappoint!

I have now several questions originated from it, which is always fun.

Bottom line is I just can't wait for December to arrive and finally have this beauty in my hands.
Iryna *Book and Sword*
*Intense excitement building up*

This comes out 5 days after my birthday, so basically happy birthday to me from Brandon Sanderson :D

Going into Starsight, there were several things that I was hoping for. I wanted the scope of the world we got to know in Skyward massively expand and to see the characters we got to know develop even more. Most of all, I just wanted things to get BIG.

In Starsight, I was not disappointed! Brandon somehow once again produces a huge and detailed new setting and a world that really showcases the entire breadth of his talent. To say anything about the plot would be a spoiler since the story took
Frank-Intergalactic Bookdragon
Update April 2019
This cover reveal added at least 20+ years to my life

Prereview December 2018
This is going to be like the wait for Wildcard all over again, isn't it? >_>
Zitong Ren
Oct 30, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I haven’t read book 1 yet but it’s Sanderson so I’m still excited.
Celia McMahon
Dec 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So long to wait. I’m going to die.
Nov 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome 5 stars!

I listened to the audioversion narrated by Sophie Aldred whose use of various English accents already turned the first book into a feast for the ears for me and she is equally fantastic with the second book. (As I learned this is the British version, which also has the better cover art, so I'm not sure it is available in US.)

No plot summary here, because part of the fun is to follow Spensa's journey without any knowledge.

I really liked the first book as a great comfort read, yet
isa ☆
Nov 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
holy shit is all i can really say about this book
Caylynn Bleess
Nov 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"My name is Spensa. You said you were waiting to hold out your hand to a human, in peace. I am."

Well now, THAT just happened. What a fucking sequel. Was it as good as the first book? No. But was it an extremely well done second book that built up from Skyward into a believable long term story? Hell yes.

There really isn't much that I can say without totally spoiling this book. Like other reviewers have stated, the synopsis that's given for this sequel is vague for a reason, because
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