Starsight #BookReview #starsight #youngadultbook #yafantasy #bookworm #booklover

Synopsis from Penguin Random House:

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Reckoners series, the Mistborn trilogy, and the Stormlight Archive comes the second book in an epic series about a girl with a secret in a dangerous world at war for humanity’s future.

All her life, Spensa’s dreamed of becoming a pilot and proving herself a hero like her father. She made it to the sky, but the truths she learned there were crushing. The rumors of her father’s 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 that there’s more to the story. And she’s sure that whatever happened to her father that day could happen to her. When she made it outside the protective shell of her planet, she heard the stars–and what they revealed to her was terrifying. Everything Spensa has been taught about her world is a lie.

Humankind has always celebrated heros, but who defines what a hero is? Could humanity be the evil the galaxy needs to be protected from? Spensa is determined to find out, but each answer she discovers reveals a dozen new questions: about the war, about her enemies, and even, perhaps, about Spensa herself.

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.

About: Starsight is a young adult science fiction fantasy written by Brandon Sanderson. It was published on 11/26/2019 by Ember, an imprint of Penguin Random House, paperback, 544 pages. The genres are science fiction, young adult fantasy, and space opera. This book was intended for readers ages 12 and up, grades 7 and up. There are 3 primary books to this series: book 1 is Skyward, book 2 is Starsight, and book 3 is Cytonic. There are a few novellas to this series too. According to the publisher’s website, “Penguin Random House is the international home to nearly 275 editorially and creatively independent publishing imprints. Together, our imprints publish over 70,000 digital and 15,000 print titles annually, with more than 100,000 eBooks available worldwide.” Please see below for more information about the author and publisher.

My Experience: I started reading Starsight on 3/4/2022 and DNF it on 6/3/2022 at 1am. An okay read for me. I was disappointed that the romance between Spensa and Jorgen came on out of nowhere. Sure they had 6 months together but I didn’t witness their bantering. All of a sudden Spensa just threw herself at him. A spy mission to an unknown territory and only one person went. Of course there’s M-Bot but still. Then Jorgen admitted that he was attracted to her, but when? There weren’t any signs. The Superiority portion didn’t capture my attention well. I just didn’t care so much for all that going on. M-Bot didn’t fail to bring humor so he’s a plus. This book used the they/them non-binary for aliens. I stopped reading on page 253. I don’t know if I’ll ever go back to try to finish reading this book. I don’t want this book to hold me up from starting a new story.

This book started with Spensa, Lieutenant and her ship’s AI, M-Bot, 6 months later, in the middle of a battle against the Krell. After book 1, Spensa learned that the Krell were actually aliens and prison guards assigned to keep the humans from leaving the planet Detritus. They in turn hired remote drones to start sky battles against the humans. These battles kept humans busy so they don’t have time to plan escape routes from Detritus. The Krell’s boss were the Superiority and they feared Cytonics, which are people who can see into space and listen in on faster than light communication. Spensa, her great grandmother, and her dad had the ability to hear the communication and see them looking back. From book 1, Spensa learned that she can also teleport but currently doesn’t know how to control it. She attempted to put herself in danger to activate the cytonic during a battle but it didn’t work. The Superiority wanted Cytonics gone so they tried to kill Spensa. While watching the sky, they caught sight of a lone ship coming. Spensa gave chase and found this person to be a cytonic just like her. The lady alien who looked a lot like human was on her way to Superiority to try out for their military because they are recruiting. Spensa snatched the opportunity to infiltrate Superiority by going in place of the alien lady and possibly steal their technology. Everyone got promoted in this book. The main goal is to find a way off this planet Detritus in order to find another safe planet to live or reunite with other humans. Part 3 offered a surprise view from Jorgen.

DNF

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About the Author:

Brandon Sanderson is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Reckoners series: Steelheart, Firefight, and Calamity, and the e-original Mitosis; the New York Times bestsellers Skyward and its sequel Starsight; the internationally bestselling Mistborn trilogy; and the Stormlight Archive. He was chosen to complete Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time series, an adaptation of which is coming to Amazon Prime Video in November 2021. His books have been published in more than thirty-five languages and have sold 22 million copies worldwide. Brandon lives and writes in Utah. To learn more about him and his books, visit him at brandonsanderson.com or follow @BrandSanderson on Twitter and Instagram.

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***Disclaimer: Many thanks to Penguin Random House and Getunderlined for the opportunity to read and review. Please be assured that my opinions are honest.

xoxo,

Jasmine

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