Skyward

The Brand New Series

528 pages

English language

Published Dec. 22, 2019 by Orion Publishing Group, Limited.

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5 stars (20 reviews)

Defeated, crushed, and driven almost to extinction, the remnants of the human race are trapped on a planet that is constantly attacked by mysterious alien starfighters. Spensa, a teenage girl living among them, longs to be a pilot. When she discovers the wreckage of an ancient ship, she realizes this dream might be possible—assuming she can repair the ship, navigate flight school, and (perhaps most importantly) persuade the strange machine to help her. Because this ship, uniquely, appears to have a soul.

2 editions

Exciting story and good world building

4 stars

This is the first from this author I have read, and I enjoyed it immensely. A coming of age story about a girl fighting hard to be a pilot in her planet's defence force. A broken world fighting against an unknown enemy. Mysterious powers and aliens. Can't wait to read the next book.

Review of 'Skyward' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

This was a very enjoyable read. I approached it as a standalone novella, yet was surprised to see it's a full length novel (~500 pages) and the first in a series. This means there's more cool things to see in this world. It's among the few Sanderson sci-fi works I've read so it's good to see he can also excel here as he does in fantasy. The characters were cool (especially the ship!) and the plot, though at times predictable, is paced perfectly. This will be a series to look out for.

For a full review, check out my blog: strakul.blogspot.com/2018/12/book-review-skyward-by-brandon-sanderson.html

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