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Summary

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. The rumours of his cowardice are true - he deserted his flight during battle against the Krell. Worse, though, he turned against his team and attacked them. 

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 heard the stars - and it was terrifying. What she learned turned her world upside down. Everything Spensa's been taught is a lie.  

But Spensa also learned a few things about herself - and she'll travel to the end of the galaxy to save humankind if she needs to.

©2019 Dragonsteel Entertainment LLC (P)2019 Orion Publishing Group Limited

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Safe 2nd instalment

This is definitely in the Sanderson Young Adult category. The writing is good, but not quite his exceptional world-building standard. It's a good second instalment, and you can see plot starting to grow (although this time, I guessed the plot twist!).
It's a steady, fun sci-fi story - but not earth-shatteringly brilliant. Still, if you're a Sanderson fan, then this won't disappoint you (but I'm not giving my usual 5-star-devotee plug).


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Great book, and excellent voice actor

After the first book, I had big expectations for starsight.

As usual, Sanderson does not disappoint. great story, twists and mysteries you won't see coming, and great characters.

The voice actor was perfect, really brought the characters to life.

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skysight? starward?

I enjoyed it, an ok follow up but this felt like I was rereading book 1.

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Not sure why, but it's boring.

I love Sanderson novels I've got loads of them and always look forward to a new one. Unfortunately for some reason I'm finding Starsight a bit of a slog. I like that we're peeling back the layers of the Human/Superiority mystery but we're doing so really slowly, and the intrigue is just a bit boring. The action feels distant and disconnected without much at stake so it doesn't pep the rest up really. Spin is still an interesting character, you can feel the misguided paranoia washing off her and of course the interplay between her and the ship is great, but the other characters are kind of meh so far.

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I like Starsight even more than first book! Can't wait to start next one, Cytonic~

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great syfy classic

it is just a bit of fun but surprisingly deep really worth the read

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Loved it!

Brilliantly read, and a fantastic story. yes there is a small bit of catch up repeat information from the first book in the series but it in no way ruins the overall thrill of the story. If this sort of thing bothers you then listen to another book before you jump into a second in the series. It could be read alone, but I'd recommend the first one as that was also very enjoyable!

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Liked the first book, but this is too childish

Enjoyed the first book quite a bit. Definitely YA which is all good, but this one became more like a children's book unfortunately. Super simplistic and so many out of the blue explanations for why things can all of a sudden happen like they do - instead of building up too big reveals as Brandon Sanderson is usually so good at.

Stopped after 10 hours listening - simply couldn't keep going.

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Brilliant! I hate the Krell leader.

Early on in the book, it was slow, same way as stormlight archive, but just like Stormlight archive, it all pays off, so much! I've loved every book by Brandon and the team I've so far, all of them are amazing. I've read Stormlight 1-4, Reckoners 1-4 and these 2!

Thank you for your books and I'm so happy that you get to do what you love ^^ You deserve it

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Oh, the ending !

Frankly, I’m not going to invest more of my time or money. The ending was not a conclusion and left me frustrated. I don’t suppose Sanderson reads these reviews, but if you do, remember, the reader expects a conclusion for their investment.

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  • 07-04-20

I knew it, I knew it

And it was still very satisfying to hear “the secret”
I love this book, very entertaining and also helps putting things in perspective about how we think of people who are different to us.
I don’t know why M-Bot has a Scottish accent but I like it.

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  • Ruy
  • 19-03-20

Kind of ok

Follows well on the first book, but from somewhere in the middle I hit a stretch of unrelenting dreariness which put me off the book for a good while. Eventually I soldiered on, and it’s fine at the end.

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  • Iwan
  • 05-03-20

Another Branderson Classic!

Fresh feel to a Branderson classic. The characters are so real, even though set in a deep sci-fi story line. The introduction in Skyward explodes into a fantastical narrative that transports the characters and reader to new realms, taking all on a truly emotional journey that keeps the nerds in us guessing what will be around the next corner!

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  • A. Finch
  • 01-03-20

masterpiece. great narration.

A massive upgrade on book 1. So many answers. new great characters. villians. really dug the book..

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  • Heather Byrom
  • 16-06-22

Sweet m-bot

I’m really enjoying this serious but I SWEAR if M-Bot goes baddy I will cry

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  • Alice Watchorn
  • 16-02-22

Just addictive!

The story of Spensa, M-Bot and Doomslug continues. I love the reflection on interacting with different species - a reminder of the dangers of ignorance when it comes to interacting with different folk. Such a fun story with brilliant twists and turns. Set aside some time because you won’t be able to put this down.

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  • JoSSte
  • 12-01-22

Vivid and surreal

I am sure that branden had watched too Michael the labyrinth Wien i head about historie and the kirken. Definitely sir didimus in a hitech setting . I warmly recommend This series

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  • Count Sessine
  • 07-10-21

Too long

Too long, too much pointless teenage angst and a super annoying wannabe Scottish accent that the narrator use for the robot. It feels like one of those nickle a dime novels from when authors were paid by the word count.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-08-21

Felt stretched out, struggled to finish

I had listened to Skyward #1 narrated by Suzy Jackson, and initially stalled on reading this book because the narrator had changed. I just couldn't imagine anyone else being Spencer. I came back though, because I really wanted to see where the story goes. Unfortunately it wasn't as good as book 1.

The main thing was that I struggled to finish this book. it was stretched out way too much, without as much depth in the plot or the new characters being introduced. There were chapters where the main character randomly gets sidetracked to have a lengthy conversations which don't lead anywhere, don't add to other character's development and have no payoff at the end. In book 1 we saw the main character go through several big events, some of which would be enough to add a layer of maturity. but the character felt as naive and clueless as if none of those events ever occurred.

The story is there, the universe the author has created is interesting. this book however could've been much shorter, and it would've been a fun 0.5 sequel to an amazing first book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-06-20

Awesome

Loved it....... just awesome. . .. . . . . . . . Must read