(EN) Review: Brandon Sanderson – Skyward

Posted november 2, 2019 by Laurie in English, Recensies, Reviews, Young Adult / 6 Comments

It has been a while, but I’m going to try and write more English reviews again. So, let’s start with Skyward by Brandon Sanderson. Can you believe that this is my first book by this authro? He has written and published so many books already and I haven’t read any of them. Well, I finally listened to the Skyward audiobook and I don’t understand why I didn’t pick up one of Sanderson’s books before.

(EN) Review: Brandon Sanderson – SkywardSkyward by Brandon Sanderson
Series: Skyward #1
Format: Audiobook
Narrator: Suzy Jackson
Length: 15 hours, 28 minutes
Genres: Young Adult
Published by Delacorte Press on November 6, 2018
ISBN: 9780399555770
Also by this author: Starsight
Also in this series: Starsight

Spensa's world has been under attack for decades. Now pilots are the heroes of what's left of the human race, and becoming one has always been Spensa's dream. Since she was a little girl, she has imagined soaring skyward and proving her bravery. But her fate is intertwined with that of her father's—a pilot himself who was killed years ago when he abruptly deserted his team, leaving Spensa the daughter of a coward, her chances of attending Flight School slim to none.

No one will let Spensa forget what her father did, yet fate works in mysterious ways. Flight school might be a long shot, but she is determined to fly. And an accidental discovery in a long-forgotten cavern might just provide her with a way to claim the stars.

I have to admit that I really had no clue of what to think of Skyward at first. It seemed to me that this book was a very slow-paced one in which nothing exciting would happen. Oh how wrong was I! The prologue actually gives you a very good clue of the things that will happen in this book. It immediately raised a question, what had Spensa’s father done and what happened to him?

Of course her father’s actions are portrayed on Spensa. People give her weird looks and don’t trust her. Spensa is determined to prove them all wrong and does everything to become a pilot like her father was. Actually, the first part of the book was quite slow indeed. Not much happened, although there were still little clues of what would happen further into the story. I was curious for Spensa’s discovery and what it would bring her.

When further into the story of Skyward, things really did happen. There were secrets to be revealed and obstacles to be overcome. So, my impression that Skyward was not that super interesting was completely wrong. The end makes me want to listen to Starsight as well and I pre-ordered it. So, my first experience with the books by Brandon Sanderson was a positive one.

Have you read any of Sanderson’s books or are you planning to do so?


6 responses to “(EN) Review: Brandon Sanderson – Skyward

  1. I’d never read anything by Brandon Sanderson until I read the Reckoners trilogy a few years ago and LOVED them! Sci-Fi is a tiny bit out of my comfort zone but I’m slowly trying to get more into it and this series looks so good too! I’m glad you enjoyed it! 🙂

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