Review: Starsight by Brandon Sanderson


Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆
Title: Starsight
Author: Brandon Sanderson
Series: Skyward #1
Genre: Science Fiction
Audience: Young Adult
Format: Audible Audiobook
Narrator: Suzy Jackson
Length: 14.5 hours (457 pages)
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release Date: November 26, 2019
Source: Personal collection
Recommended for fans of: The Aurora Cycle


ll her life, Spensa’s 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. The rumors of his 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 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.


While I thought Skyward was amazing, it was just a prelude to Starsight, which expands the world so much. Spensa and M-Bot venture off her home planet of Detritus. While undercover, she encounters new alien species, a new society, and new villains, and she discovers why the galaxy fears humans so much.

I loved seeing Spensa mature in a new setting and become a leader on a new team, but I missed all of Skyward flight back on Detritus! This book had a very different feel from the first one, but it was still good. I am officially obsessed with this series. This series is full of action, emotions, and just plain fun!

Author: Caroline | Carolibrary

Hello! I’m Caroline! I am a teacher, a book lover, and a nerd. My passions include reading, writing, bookstagram, barre & yoga, baking, binging TV shows, and Star Wars. I love stories in all formats because they can transport you to a different world while helping you understand the world around you. I have always found books to be a particularly magical source of imagination.

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