Since she was a little girl, she has imagined soaring skyward and proving her bravery. To see the stars, the sky and to discover what happened to her father. Bravery isn't about what people call you, Spensa. The writing is engaging from the beginning with a wonderful plot and an eclectic assortment of characters who complement each other in wonderful ways. Pilots are the heroes of what's left of the human race.
The book also was convenient and predictable at points. These references, however, would count for nothing if the execution was poor. I think I left out a picture of one of the cards! Fourth is M-bot, I know I mentioned him above talking ship but I think that I highlighted almost everything M-bot said in this book. The only author to make the short list for the David Gemmell Legend Award six times in four years, Brandon won that award in 2011 for The Way of Kings. I was worried that a flight school setting would ruin it for me - I hate school settings. Spensa, a teenage girl living among them, longs to be a pilot. Alas this is a dangerous place and not all the kids are going to make it to graduation.
Skyward has all the hallmarks of a Sanderson story: mysterious prologue, likeable protagonists, curious past civilizations, new technologies, and the looming threat of a warring race. His own flight team was forced to shoot him down to send a message to the other pilots: stay and fight, or all will be lost. I look up to Spensa. He kind of reminded me of Aidan, but In a cute innocent cinnamon roll way. They bring us hope, and that hope is real.
Like every page has dozens of italicized words. Her portrayal of Spensa was great and M-bot so funny. Not hope in the metaphysical sense or some god-like intervention, but hope that arises from the good in people. Brandon was working on his thirteenth novel when Moshe Feder at Tor Books bought the sixth he had written. Sientes los giros, la aceleración, las maniobras, los ataques, los disparos, la gravedad, los escudos cuando caen. Creo que nunca me había devorado tan rápido un libro, ¡la historia que Sanderson contó aquí me atrapó por completo y la amé! Now pilots are the heroes of what's left of the human race, and becoming one has always been Spensa's dream. That sort of thing—once so exciting to me—now seemed…less the words of a hero, and more the words of someone trying to sound heroic.
No spoilers, but even her family is forced to live off of rats, while never being able to see the sky, but living in fear of a lifetime war that never ceases. It does not take anything away from the gripping ending though and should not dissuade anyone from reading this either. Humanity's only defense is to take to their ships and fight the enemy in the skies. But Spensa has a surprise of her own: she's discovered a long-abandoned starfighter of unknown origin that could change her luck, and the war, once and for all. I am once again in awe of this master of storytelling, who excelled in his first full-length space opera novel. Spensa's world has been under attack for decades. This is the first in a series, but Sanderson does a very good job of giving the story its own self-contained story arc--unlike so many first volumes This is the first in a series, but Sanderson does a very good job of giving the story its own self-contained story arc--unlike so many first volumes in fantasy and sf series nowadays.
And these consequences are often dire: the violence is hardly graphic, but its repercussions are felt heavily throughout the story. The Krell chased a fleet of human spaceships to Detritus decades ago and have pinned them down on the planet since, frequently bombarding the humans with attacks that threaten to wipe out the colony, where people primarily live underground for safety. The ending was particularly exciting so I'm already bursting for the second instalment to get released so I can learn more about the Krell! No one will let Spensa forget what her father did, but she is still determined to fly. Sanderson uses plot twists that he teases enough for readers to pick up on to distract from the more dramatic reveals he has in store. But sometimes she felt so real. Be aware that in its current state, it does not include this additional content yet.
Pero la personalidad que le da Sanderson a esta personaje es increíble. Rig was also a character I liked a lot because he's a brainiac and a nerdy friend and he's exactly the kind of stereotype I love to love. Do you want to hear number two? So what do we get from Skyward? This book was amazing and so much more than I was expecting. Spensa has always dreamed of being one of them; of soaring above Earth and proving her bravery. But Spin discovers something that could change the tides of war and either save or doom the last survivors on this arid planet. I have to say, I am also impressed by the characters in this book as there were a lot of them to enjoy and many of them felt very well developed and fleshed out. Received a free copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.
From Brandon Sanderson, the 1 New York Times bestselling author of the Reckoners series, Words of Radiance, and the internationally bestselling Mistborn series, comes the first book in an epic new series about a girl who dreams of becoming a pilot in a dangerous world at war for humanity's future. He was hilarious, and his banter with Spensa was a joy to read. Rebecca: sorry I forgot to respond to your comment last month. I am not a huge fan of sci-fi books, and as such avoid them where possible. This is the story of a human race who are clinging onto existence whilst under fire from an alien race called the Krell. I could not put this book down.