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Ing Everything Spensa has been taught about her world is a lie But Spensa also discovered a few other things about herself and she'll travel to the end of the galaxy to save humankind if she needs. Starsight proves once again that Brandon Sanderson is a masterful storyteller across genres and age groups and who simply excels at writing seuelsI'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 and interviews I honestly believed that it comes from his passion in just wanting to tell good stories Notwithstanding the excellent worldbuilding and fantastic magic systems he is so well known for these were first and foremost stories about people A hero does not choose her trials Starsight is another damn fine young adult novel by Sanderson  In Skyward Spensa a teenage pilot who was trying very hard to proof that she was as brave and courageous as her father discovered some hard and devastating truths Her character development in the first book was convincing and realistic for a girl undergoing what she had to  Spensa continued to learn and grow in this seuel as she was thrown into a position that contradicted her nature and the stakes were a lot higher as she became embroiled in galactic political machinations  One of the best parts of her characterisation was that the life lessons experience taught her actually stick In short she didn't regress to some of the silly antics that she used to do just for some plot device's sake In a couple of early scenes she readily told the truth about what she was trying to do even though it sounded stupid or dangerous I really shouldn't need to mention how this was commendable but I'm tired of how some authors make their characters lie or withhold information for the sake of creating tension or dramaDo I even need to mention that the worldbuilding was excellent and fascinating This is Brandon Sanderson we're talking about From the planet Detritus and its orbital platforms to the central seat of power of the universe the scope of the worldbuilding increased substantially in this seuel  And from the deep and vast ocean of his imagination Sanderson created and breathed life to a myriad of weird and wonderful alien races or beings that are well conceived and well executed While they may appear strange in their form physiology culture and philosophy I also somehow felt that they were uite believable It's really hard for me to explain why without giving away details This is one of those books that I cannot reveal anything about the plot for even the book's synopsis did not say much I enjoyed myself immensely going in as blind as I could be so I hoped the same experience could be had for those who read this reviewThe themes that Sanderson threaded through this story are highly relevant to what we are facing in our real world; presumption prejudices and the inability to understand or even accept that which is foreign  These were not done in a preachy nor heavy handed manner which is typically not Sanderson's method anyway  He was able to achieve this by showing instead of telling and I'm positive that he just keeps getting better at it with every book he has written  This skill of incorporating the worldbuilding through the eyes of the main character extended to even the ideology or thematic commentary of the story  The realisation of certain ideas or notions hit me at the same time that it hit Spensa  And almost every time it happened I felt the same emotions that Spensa did  If this is not brilliant writing I don't know what is  The worldbuilding and themes were just so seamlessly melded into Spensa's character growth  I'm not forgetting the fan favourites of course  The uber cute Doomslug gained importance to the story and the ship AI with an attitude M Bot had some interesting developments in his 'sentience'  M Bot's story was uite moving and I teared up in one scene which to me demonstrated how powerful this narrative was about an AI who wants to become than just a programme  Frankly it is also a bit scary as how would one really know whether M Bot could morph into something uncontrollable You've lived your whole life with autonomy  For me it's a new hazardous thing a weapon I've been handed with no instructions  I might be on my way to becoming something terrible something I don't understand and cannot anticipate I've raved about the dogfighting scenes in my review of Skyward  While there were fewer dogfights in Starsight there were still enough well written and awesome action scenes to make this book an exciting and fun read The big climax at end of this book when we reach the hallmark Sanderlanche was much bigger in scale and uite terrifying One of the coolest worldbuilding elements in Starsight would fit right into a scifi horror movie  Sanderson's action scenes are always so cinematic and have such visual clarity  It doesn't matter whether it's a magic or space battle you can see everything that is happening The use of light lances was such an inventive way of creating a dramatic aerial battle scene It pushes the boundaries of real flight patterns to make it fantastical but also seem highly plausible and infinitely interestingFast paced and utterly absorbing Starsight ended with somewhat of a cliffhanger but it didn't leave me feeling unsatisfied  Although I do wish that the third book can be written soon Sanderson has two Cosmere books to complete next which I'm even eager to get my hands onWith Starsight Spensa's story has exploded into an exhilarating high stakes space adventure filled with the strange and the wonderful but at the same time remain grounded with compelling and loveable characters You can find this and my other reviews at Novel Notions

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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 crushingSpensa is sure there's to. I just realized it’s already been A WEEK since I read about M Bot and Doomslug Wow time really flies when your life no longer has purpose Revival - Deluxe Collection, Volume 1 realized it’s already been A WEEK since I Child of His Heart read about M Bot and Doomslug Wow time A Cowboy of Her Own really flies when your life no longer has purpose

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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 heard the stars and it was terrify. i can feel it in my spidey senses tingle that this is going to be a 5 star bookupdate spidey senses were off


10 thoughts on “Starsight

  1. says:

    I just finished a book who am I?


  2. says:

    Love love love love LOVE IT 😉😘I love this cover sooooo much ❌⭕️Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾


  3. says:

    I just realized it’s already been A WEEK since I read about M Bot and Doomslug Wow time really flies when your life no longer has purpose


  4. says:

    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 it to be slower paced than the first book nor did I think the plot would go in the direction that it did Since I was reading it uite slowly I decided to listen to the audiobook as well as read it; I found that this helped me become invested in the story and when I neared the last 100 pages or so of the book I switched back to reading it because I had to know what happenedWhile this wasn't the most exciting book at times I think it was a solid seuel to Skyward and once again the main character Spensa grew throughout the book Now let's get into of the specifics of the book Plot I'm not going to talk much about this because of spoilers but the book leaves off a couple of months after Skyward Characters I can't really talk much about the characters either since new ones are introduced but Spensa Jorgen Kimmalyn and M Bot are all in this story Themes I don't normally talk about themes but I think the themes in Starsight were important This story explored collectivism vs individuality prejudice and biases Although Brandon explores these themes it never seems like he just 'threw' these themes in just for the sake of it These themes are important to the story and it helps the reader understand about the universe that Spensa and the other characters live in This book also shows how important it is to look passed one's biases and listen to others even if they may be different than you Without these themes I think I would've rated this book lower because I think it would've been a disservice to the story Brandon really handled these themes well and it added so much to the story Okay so now I'm going to get into some spoilersview spoiler I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT HAPPENED TO M BOT? I know I shouldn't have been THAT upset about what happened to him but I am So doomslug's species is a hyperdrive??? Winzik is AWFUL and Brade is awful too I do feel bad for Brade though I love the kitsen and Morriumur That scene where Spensa showed Cuna who she really was is SO powerful I really hope that Cuna survived That ending? I have no idea where the next book will start now Will Brandon explore the nowhere??? Will it start with her back on Detritus? I have SO MANY UESTIONS hide spoiler


  5. says:

    i can feel it in my spidey senses tingle that this is going to be a 5 star bookupdate spidey senses were off


  6. says:

    45 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 wordsIn Starsight the seuel to Brandon Sanderson’s young adult science fiction novel Skyward the few humans who remain have been trapped on the barren planet of Detritus for several decades with alien guardians who freuently attack the human colony with their fighter spaceships preventing them from leaving Detritus Spensa is a hot headed young fighter pilot who revels in the space battles with the alien Krell and lately she’s been pushing the envelope in those battles in the hope that getting herself into deadly danger will trigger her latent cytonic ability allowing her to hyperjump or teleport herself and her ship through space and possibly open up a way for the humans to escape DetritusThanks in part to Spensa’s ability to “hear” the aliens’ remote commands the humans have been able to push the boundaries of the battle out farther from the planet itself So when a small single alien spaceship of unknown design appears by their space defense platforms Spensa is sent to intercept it She finds the ship is already damaged and its pilot is injured Before the pilot sinks into a coma she gives Spensa a warning combined with a plea to go to a huge deep space station called Starsight This may be the opportunity the humans have been looking for to steal the aliens’ hyperdrive technology but the risks are as immense as the potential rewardsI liked Skyward but I think Starsight is a uniue and engaging novel Starsight took a sharp turn in a new direction early on and Sanderson throws in several game changer developments throughout the novel keeping both Spensa and the reader on their toes It wasn’t at all the seuel I expected and I enjoyed it all the because of that Spensa’s horizons and the worldbuilding in this universe both expand exponentially Starsight is not just a place it’s also a description of the visions Spensa sees when she’s in the nowhere of hyperspace stars that are also eyes focusing their malevolent view on Spensa Those hate filled eyes turn out to be significant to both the past and present eventsSpensa is slowly learning to curb her reckless impulses and play better with others well at least some of the time If I have a complaint about this novel it’s that Spensa’s inner thoughts and the freuent dogmatic declarations she makes to herself about the evils of certain alien individuals and their society telegraph fairly clearly that Spensa is going to be slapped with a reason to re examine her internal presumptions and prejudices Still I found these perspective changes truly touching when they occurredThis theme of self examination and personal identity is reflected in several different characters particularly M Bot Spensa’s AI companion that drives her spaceship M Bot is still funny in that annoying way but he’s also an artificial intelligence having an existential crisis which adds an interesting flavor to the story Even the surprisingly delightful Doomslug turns out to be far important than she first appearedThere are a few interludes in between chapters featuring some familiar secondary characters that begin as fairly simple fleshing out of their characters and the world of Detritus but end in a significant discovery that will almost certainly play a key role in the next book in the SKYWARD series Between that and the rather cliffhangerish ending of Starsight I’m searching for a way to teleport myself into the future and get a copy of the next book in this series now rather than in 2021Prior comments If you liked Skyward I think Starsight is even better So many gamechangers here and they’re just so much fun I have to say the blurb for this is about the most non informative blurb I've ever seen it basically just recaps the first book but there are Reasons for that and I want to honor that by not giving away too much about the plot But Doomslug turns out to be important which warms my cold tired heart M Bot is a key player as well and still funny in that annoying way but he's also an AI having an existential crisis which added an interesting flavor to the story And Spensa finds out that you can't just rely on your initial impressions of individuals and their societies and also that prejudices both against or in favor of someone can lead you astrayThanks so much to Penguin Random House for sending me the ARCInitial post I just opened a package with the hardback ARC of this book I love it when the books sent to me that I didn't reuest are actually things I really want to read And this immediately solves my what to read next uestion


  7. says:

    Starsight Skyward#2The story itself is written well enough and is well placed in what is supposed to be a four book series Do not expect anything groundbreaking as the revelations are predictable and expected It is still worth a read as all of Sanderson’s books are But I am growing increasingly sure that science fiction is simply not his strongest genre


  8. says:

    Starsight proves once again that Brandon Sanderson is a masterful storyteller across genres and age groups and who simply excels at writing seuelsI'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 and interviews I honestly believed that it comes from his passion in just wanting to tell good stories Notwithstanding the excellent worldbuilding and fantastic magic systems he is so well known for these were first and foremost stories about people A hero does not choose her trials Starsight is another damn fine young adult novel by Sanderson  In Skyward Spensa a teenage pilot who was trying very hard to proof that she was as brave and courageous as her father discovered some hard and devastating truths Her character development in the first book was convincing and realistic for a girl undergoing what she had to  Spensa continued to learn and grow in this seuel as she was thrown into a position that contradicted her nature and the stakes were a lot higher as she became embroiled in galactic political machinations  One of the best parts of her characterisation was that the life lessons experience taught her actually stick In short she didn't regress to some of the silly antics that she used to do just for some plot device's sake In a couple of early scenes she readily told the truth about what she was trying to do even though it sounded stupid or dangerous I really shouldn't need to mention how this was commendable but I'm tired of how some authors make their characters lie or withhold information for the sake of creating tension or dramaDo I even need to mention that the worldbuilding was excellent and fascinating? This is Brandon Sanderson we're talking about From the planet Detritus and its orbital platforms to the central seat of power of the universe the scope of the worldbuilding increased substantially in this seuel  And from the deep and vast ocean of his imagination Sanderson created and breathed life to a myriad of weird and wonderful alien races or beings that are well conceived and well executed While they may appear strange in their form physiology culture and philosophy I also somehow felt that they were uite believable It's really hard for me to explain why without giving away details This is one of those books that I cannot reveal anything about the plot for even the book's synopsis did not say much I enjoyed myself immensely going in as blind as I could be so I hoped the same experience could be had for those who read this reviewThe themes that Sanderson threaded through this story are highly relevant to what we are facing in our real world; presumption prejudices and the inability to understand or even accept that which is foreign  These were not done in a preachy nor heavy handed manner which is typically not Sanderson's method anyway  He was able to achieve this by showing instead of telling and I'm positive that he just keeps getting better at it with every book he has written  This skill of incorporating the worldbuilding through the eyes of the main character extended to even the ideology or thematic commentary of the story  The realisation of certain ideas or notions hit me at the same time that it hit Spensa  And almost every time it happened I felt the same emotions that Spensa did  If this is not brilliant writing I don't know what is  The worldbuilding and themes were just so seamlessly melded into Spensa's character growth  I'm not forgetting the fan favourites of course  The uber cute Doomslug gained importance to the story and the ship AI with an attitude M Bot had some interesting developments in his 'sentience'  M Bot's story was uite moving and I teared up in one scene which to me demonstrated how powerful this narrative was about an AI who wants to become than just a programme  Frankly it is also a bit scary as how would one really know whether M Bot could morph into something uncontrollable You've lived your whole life with autonomy  For me it's a new hazardous thing a weapon I've been handed with no instructions  I might be on my way to becoming something terrible something I don't understand and cannot anticipate I've raved about the dogfighting scenes in my review of Skyward  While there were fewer dogfights in Starsight there were still enough well written and awesome action scenes to make this book an exciting and fun read The big climax at end of this book when we reach the hallmark Sanderlanche was much bigger in scale and uite terrifying One of the coolest worldbuilding elements in Starsight would fit right into a scifi horror movie  Sanderson's action scenes are always so cinematic and have such visual clarity  It doesn't matter whether it's a magic or space battle you can see everything that is happening The use of light lances was such an inventive way of creating a dramatic aerial battle scene It pushes the boundaries of real flight patterns to make it fantastical but also seem highly plausible and infinitely interestingFast paced and utterly absorbing Starsight ended with somewhat of a cliffhanger but it didn't leave me feeling unsatisfied  Although I do wish that the third book can be written soon Sanderson has two Cosmere books to complete next which I'm even eager to get my hands onWith Starsight Spensa's story has exploded into an exhilarating high stakes space adventure filled with the strange and the wonderful but at the same time remain grounded with compelling and loveable characters You can find this and my other reviews at Novel Notions


  9. says:

    YEEEEE bring on book 3 plz


  10. says:

    no onespensa 👩‍🚀the delvers 👁️ 👁️ 👁️ 👁️ 👁️ 👁️ so i definitely missed my skyward suad in this book but the ending was packed with action and reveals i could not stop readingrtc👽please🌟don't🌠let⭐us☄️down🌌sando🌕 buddy read with emily my space princess


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