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Starsight

Narrated by: Sophie Aldred
Series: Skyward, Book 2
Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
5 out of 5 stars (292 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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. The rumours 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 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. What she learned turned her world upside down. Everything Spensa's been taught is a lie.  

But Spensa also learned a few things about herself - and she'll travel to the end of the galaxy to save humankind if she needs to.

©2019 Dragonsteel Entertainment LLC (P)2019 Orion Publishing Group Limited

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fascinating

do I really need to fill in this bit. I mean its Brandon Sanderson the worst part is the wait

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Better than the first one

I found this story quite good. The main character stops being so 2-dimensionally single-minded and learns to accept some grey areas. Unfortunately yet again the author doesn't really end the book but leaves it so that there is definitely a third. Personally I find this really annoying. I understand the concept of a series but like each book to FINISH.
Having said all of that, I find I can relate to the main character more now and wish her well. And do want to know what happens next.

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Great from beginning to end 👌👏

After the long build up and character development of book 1 this book does not disappoint. There's a lot of action all the way through, and it's good. I started reading it and thought "wow this is good" and it stayed that way all the way through.

Although I gave it 5 stars I will add that it's not brilliantly good, with the introduction of new characters in a new setting I found I didn't have the emotional investment that I had with those in book 1 after it's great character development, although I tried to love them it was a challenge.

This books got a great beginning and a great ending so I can't complain too much, I'm looking forward to the next in the series & as a sci-fi fan I'm excited that Brandon Sanderson is branching out into the genre after all his fantasy books, it feels like Sanderson is just flexing his writing muscles here.

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No Regrets

I ordered this months ago when I finished the audio book for Skyward. I am so pleased I did so. The story has kept my attention with no dull spots and the performance is excellent. It fits the story well and really adds to the tone of the story

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Actually better than the first one

Actually better than the first book, not just the story, but the writing in general.

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Great book

Good sequel. Builds story well and sets up third instalment. Looking forward to the next one

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Starlite

Another amazing book from the incredibly mind of Brandon and his team of humans and other species and an I.A. and affectionate Slug. what a twist it was.

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Can’t wait for the next book

Fantastic expansion on the first book. Moving on deeper into Spencer’s journey.

I can’t wait for the next one as we discover more about this galaxy.

Pacing is great

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Fantastic... that is all

Great continuation of the series, awesome narration, diverse characters and voices.

Can't wait for the next one

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Far exceeds the first book.

It was really wonderful. A lot more fast pace than the first book. I really enjoyed it.

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  • Ruy
  • 19-03-2020

Kind of ok

Follows well on the first book, but from somewhere in the middle I hit a stretch of unrelenting dreariness which put me off the book for a good while. Eventually I soldiered on, and it’s fine at the end.

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  • Iwan
  • 05-03-2020

Another Branderson Classic!

Fresh feel to a Branderson classic. The characters are so real, even though set in a deep sci-fi story line. The introduction in Skyward explodes into a fantastical narrative that transports the characters and reader to new realms, taking all on a truly emotional journey that keeps the nerds in us guessing what will be around the next corner!

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  • A. Finch
  • 01-03-2020

masterpiece. great narration.

A massive upgrade on book 1. So many answers. new great characters. villians. really dug the book..

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  • Juho Ojama
  • 19-02-2020

Excelent serie!

Loved both books! Sophie was a great reader aswell. There will be more but im a afraid it shall be along wait😕

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  • Zdenek
  • 09-02-2020

Skyward was SciFi, Starsight is just Fi

In the first book of the series the author built a solid, planet-sized world based on a believable scenario with just a single superpower added to the hero, and a few shortcuts taken. Anyway the reader had an idea of what should be possible, could anticipate and judge the performance of the characters within that set world. Starsight is different. All the wold's boundaries are off and the made-up things are so numerous that there is nothing to relate to. There is always a new surprise from a new source, and the final "Nth dimension ex machina" is the worst. The hero does nothing, she just watches as new circumstances crop up, unexplained, all around her. Maybe if this was the 4th or 5th book in the series, and the facts were introduced more slowly, it could have made sense. But as it is, I don't understand what happened, how much of a happy end it was and if it was a happy end at all. Quite disappointing.

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  • Grandpa
  • 02-02-2020

Great story brilliantly performed

Excellent series - Brandon Sanderson at his very best. Sophie Alfred’s performance is truly a masterpiece, unbelievably perfect.

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  • Ellen A.
  • 28-01-2020

Great story

Loved the first book and loved the second book too! Can't wait to hear the next one. There will be another one, right?!

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  • Mani S.
  • 25-01-2020

Sanderson stuns again

this was an excellent story backed by a wonderful performer. although this a YA title, it is fun for all ages. the Sanderson guarantee is that every gun you see will be fired but that doesn't take away from the twists and turns along the way. this is perhaps the best adventure book I've read in years.

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  • Cliente de Kindle
  • 10-01-2020

growing world, Wonderful story

loved to be back with Spensa and M bot! 👐 can't wait for the next book. I had to return the first copy I got because this is the best voice in my opinion and mind for M Bot and Doomslug. Here we can see how the world expanses and more species come into play in a political game

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  • Wayne Phillips
  • 28-12-2019

skud, even better than than the first book

second installment was more engaging and interesting. No predictability and very believable. can't wait for the next one

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  • Robyn
  • 29-01-2020

Safe 2nd instalment

This is definitely in the Sanderson Young Adult category. The writing is good, but not quite his exceptional world-building standard. It's a good second instalment, and you can see plot starting to grow (although this time, I guessed the plot twist!).
It's a steady, fun sci-fi story - but not earth-shatteringly brilliant. Still, if you're a Sanderson fan, then this won't disappoint you (but I'm not giving my usual 5-star-devotee plug).


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  • laurence
  • 22-12-2019

Not sure why, but it's boring.

I love Sanderson novels I've got loads of them and always look forward to a new one. Unfortunately for some reason I'm finding Starsight a bit of a slog. I like that we're peeling back the layers of the Human/Superiority mystery but we're doing so really slowly, and the intrigue is just a bit boring. The action feels distant and disconnected without much at stake so it doesn't pep the rest up really. Spin is still an interesting character, you can feel the misguided paranoia washing off her and of course the interplay between her and the ship is great, but the other characters are kind of meh so far.

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  • Connor
  • 05-12-2019

Great book, and excellent voice actor

After the first book, I had big expectations for starsight.

As usual, Sanderson does not disappoint. great story, twists and mysteries you won't see coming, and great characters.

The voice actor was perfect, really brought the characters to life.

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  • FB
  • 01-04-2020

Amazing

It was such a good book and an amazing story line can’t wait for the next book #cliffhanger

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  • Alexander Sutherland
  • 29-03-2020

Excellent sequel!

I’m honestly not sure how I can wait until 2021 for part 3... and to end on such a cliff hanger! Great listen from start to finish!

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  • Callum Robert Clifford Evans
  • 08-02-2020

Accidentally submitted this review.

This review was intended for Skyward. I accidentally submitted here under Starsight. I am sure this book is just as good as the first.

I will come back and edit this review once I've finished the sequel...

Whoops.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 31-01-2020

Loved it.

Ten out of ten.I really enjoyed listening and look forward no the next instalment which I hope won’t be too long from now.

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  • Petal
  • 20-01-2020

Awesome 2nd book in the series, bring on book 3!

Another fabulous story from Brandon and superbly narrated by Mel.
I came away wanting my own cheeky starship and pet slug.

A great story with a strong female lead character, with oodles of personality, grit and determination.
Absolutely brilliant.

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  • Will Stocks
  • 09-01-2020

A fitting sequel

A great follow up to the previous book. Sanderson builds on the series' lore tremendously and further solidified my endearment for Spensa

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  • D. Haywood
  • 03-01-2020

engaged throughout

even better than the first book and now I am impatient for the next installment.