The Villain: The Life of Don Whillans pI just realized it s already been A WEEK since I read about M Bot and Doomslug Wow time really flies when your life no longer hasurpose 45 stars for Brandon Sanderson s latest novel which is on sale now Review first osted on Fantasy Literature A hero doesn t choose her trials Spensa can t help but hear her Gran Gran s voice saying these words to her every time Spensa balks at a new trouble in her life And Spensa a magnet for trouble has lenty of occasions to remember these wordsIn Starsight the seuel to Brandon Sanderson s young adult *Science Fiction Novel Skyward The *fiction novel Skyward the humans who remain have been trapped on the barren lanet of Detritus for several decades with alien guardians who freuently attack the human colony with their fighter spaceships reventing them from le YEEEEE bring on book 3 lz
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actually at a loss as to how to start or write this review without sounding like a broken at a loss as to how to start or write this review without sounding like a broken As far as I m concerned Sanderson is a genius and he has never failed to deliver a captivating story whether he was writing adult or young adult fantasy or science fiction And after reading so much from him and listening to him talk at signings and interviews I honestly believed that it comes from his Times of Bede passion in just wanting to tell good stories Notwithstanding the excellent worldbuilding and fantastic magic systems he is so well known for these were first and foremost stories abouteople A hero does not choose her trials Starsight is another damn fine young adult novel by Sanderson In Skyward Spensa a teenage The Catechism of the Council of Trent pilot who was trying very hard toroof that she was as brave and courageous as her father discovered some hard and devastating truths Her character development in the first book was convincing and realistic for a girl undergoing what she had to Spensa continued to learn and grow in this seuel as she was thrown into a City for Sale: Ed Koch and the Betrayal of New York position that contradicted her nature and the stakes were a lot higher as she became embroiled in galacticolitical machinations One of the best The Runaway Prophet Jonah Study Guide 1998 parts of her characterisation was that the life lessons experience taught her actually stick In short she didn t regress to some of the silly antics that she used to do just for somelot device s sake In a couple of early scenes she readily told the truth about what she was trying to do even though it sounded stupid or dangerous I really shouldn t need to mention how this was commendable but I m tired of how some authors make their characters lie or withhold information for the sake of creating tension or dramaDo I even need to mention that the worldbuilding was excellent and fascinating This is Brandon Sanderson we re talking about From the Književna groupie 2: Strovaljivanje planet Detritus and its orbitallatforms to the central seat of ower of the universe the scope of the worldbuilding increased substantially in this seuel And from the deep and vast ocean of his imagination Sanderson created and breathed life to a myriad of weird and wonderful alien races or beings that are well conceived and well executed While they may appear strange. All her life Spensa has dreamed of becoming a ilot Of roving she's a hero like her father She made it to the sky but the truths she learned about her father were crushingSpensa is sure there's to.
Review Ù eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ö Brandon SandersonErs You can find this and my other reviews at Novel Notions I just finished a book who am I Hey would you look at that I m actually writing a review I can t remember last time I wrote a review instead of just a short reaction to a book SO Starsight This was my most anticipated read of the year Did it live up to my expectations Yes and no It did live up to my expectations because it was a solid installment of the series and it made me want to know what happens in the next book It did not live up to my expectations because of the direction the story went in I did not expect it to be slower Learner Strategies in Language Learning paced than the first book nor did I think thelot would go in the direction that it did Since I was reading it uite slowly I decided to listen to the audiobook as well as read it I found that this helped me become invested in the story and when I neared the last 100 ages or so of the book I switched back to reading it because
had to what happenedWhile this wasn t the most exciting book at times I think it was a solid seuel to Skyward and once again the main character Spensa grew throughout the book Now let s get into of the specifics of the book Plot I m not going to talk much about this because of spoilers but the book leaves off a couple of months after Skyward Characters Ii had to
can t really talk much about the characters either since new ones are introduced but Spensa Jorgen Kimmalyn and M Bott really talk much about the characters either since new ones are introduced but Spensa Jorgen Kimmalyn and M Bot all in this story Themes I don t normally talk about themes but I think the themes in Starsight were important This story explored collectivism vs individuality rejudice and biases Although Brandon explores these themes it never seems like he just threw these themes in just for the sake of it These themes are important to the story and it helps the reader understand about the universe that Spensa and the other characters live in This book also shows how important it is to look Just Destiny passed one s biases and listen to others even if they may be different than you Without these themes I think I would ve rated this book lower because I think it would ve been a disservice to the story Brandon really handled these themes well and it added so much to the story Okay so now I m going to get into some spoilersview spoiler I CAN T BELIEVE THAT HAPPENED TO M BOT I know I shouldn t have been THAT upset about what happened to him but I am So doomslug s species is a hyperdrive Winzik is AWFUL and Brade is awful too I do feel bad for Brade though I love the kitsen and Morriumur That scene where Spensa showed Cuna who she really was is SOowerful I really hope that Cuna survived That ending I have no idea where the next book will start now Will Brandon explore the nowhere Will it start with her back on Detritus I have SO MANY UESTIONS hide spoiler Starsight Skyward 2The story itself is written well enough and is well Paradise Run placed in what is supposed to be a four book series Do not expect anything groundbreaking as the revelations areredictable and expected It is still worth a read as all of Sanderson s books are But I am growing increasingly sure that science fiction is simply not his strongest genre no onespensa the delvers so i definitely missed my skyward suad in this book but the ending was acked with action and reveals i could not stop readingrtc lease don t let us down sando buddy read with emily my space rincess. Ing 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. .
In their form The Book of Mordred physiology culture andhilosophy I also somehow felt that they were uite believable It s really hard for me to explain why without giving away details This is one of those books that I cannot reveal anything about the lot for even the book s synopsis did not say much I enjoyed myself immensely going in as blind as I could be so I hoped the same experience could be had for
those who read this reviewThe themes that Sanderson threaded through this story are highly relevant to what we are facing inwho read this reviewThe themes that Sanderson threaded through this story are highly relevant to what we are facing in real world resumption Wie war das noch? Schulwissen, neu aufpoliert prejudices and the inability to understand or even accept that which is foreign These were not done in areachy nor heavy handed manner which is typically not Sanderson s method anyway He was able to achieve this by showing instead of telling and I m Hidden Boundaries positive that he just keeps getting better at it with every book he has written This skill of incorporating the worldbuilding through the eyes of the main character extended to even the ideology or thematic commentary of the story The realisation of certain ideas or notions hit me at the same time that it hit Spensa And almost every time it happened I felt the same emotions that Spensa did If this is not brilliant writing I don t know what is The worldbuilding and themes were just so seamlessly melded into Spensa s character growth I m not forgetting the fan favourites of course The uber cute Doomslug gained importance to the story and the ship AI with an attitude M Bot had some interesting developments in his sentience M Bot s story was uite moving and I teared up in one scene which to me demonstrated howowerful this narrative was about an AI who wants to become than just a rogramme Frankly it is also a bit scary as how would one really know whether M Bot could morph into something uncontrollable You ve lived your whole life with autonomy For me it s a new hazardous thing a weapon I ve been handed with no instructions I might be on my way to becoming something terrible something I don t understand and cannot anticipate I ve raved about the dogfighting scenes #In My Review Of # my review of While there were fewer dogfights in Starsight there were still enough well written and awesome action scenes to make this book an exciting and fun read The big climax at end of this book when we reach the hallmark Sanderlanche was much bigger in scale and uite terrifying One of the coolest worldbuilding elements in Starsight would fit right into a scifi horror movie Sanderson s action scenes are always so cinematic and have such visual clarity It doesn t matter whether it s a magic or space battle you can see everything that is happening The use of light lances was such an inventive way of creating a dramatic aerial battle scene It ushes the boundaries of real flight Gods Callgirl patterns to make it fantastical but also seem highlylausible and infinitely interestingFast aced and utterly absorbing Starsight ended with somewhat of a cliffhanger but it didn t leave me feeling unsatisfied Although I do wish that the third book can be written soon Sanderson has two Cosmere books to complete next which I m even eager to get my hands onWith Starsight Spensa s story has exploded into an exhilarating high stakes space adventure filled with the strange and the wonderful but at the same time remain grounded with compelling and loveable charact. 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 rotective shell of her lanet she heard the stars and it was terrify. ,