Review: Brandon Sanderson – Starsight

Posted February 13, 2020 by Laurie in Reviews / 0 Comments

Late last year, I read my first Brandon Sanderson book which was Skyward. Not long after I finished this book, the second installment in this series came out: Starsight. This review contains spoilers for Skyward, please be aware of that.

Review: Brandon Sanderson – StarsightStarsight by Brandon Sanderson
Series: Skyward #2
Format: Audiobook
Narrator: Suzy Jackson
Length: 14 hours, 30 minutes
Genres: Young Adult
Published by Orion Publishing on November 26, 2019
ISBN: 9781473217904
Also by this author: Skyward
Also in this series: Skyward

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.

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. 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 to.

Starsight takes place six months after the events of Skyward. It’s good to see MBot in action already at the first page. However, I couldn’t get back into the story straight away. We got some Jerkface in the first few pages as well, which was pretty awesome.

However, I found Starsight less interesting than Skyward, at least at first. The dynamics between the characters was not the same and the storyline had the same structure as in Skyward. Spensa was again in flight training, but I hoped that things would have happened. They eventually did, but quite late in the book. Politics played a major role in Starsight, this was not the case in Skyward. This was certainly interesting as space has same issues too, but it made the progress of this book kind of slow. The final chapter ended with a cliffhanger which promises something for the third book in this series.

Quite honestly, I hope Sanderson is wrapping up Skyward after the next book. I think it’s impossible to write more books in this universe, given the fact that the storylines of the first two books were pretty much the same. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed Starsight, but I enjoyed Skyward more. Let’s see what the next book brings!


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