Skyward (Skyward, #1) by Brandon Sanderson

Skyward (Skyward, #1)

Defeated, crushed, and driven almost to extinction, the remnants of the human race are trapped on a planet that is constantly attacked by mysterious alien starfighters. Spensa, a teenage girl living among them, longs to be a pilot. When she discovers the wreckage of an ancient ship, she realizes this dream might be possible—assuming she can repair the ship, navigate flight school, and (perhaps most importantly) persuade the strange machine to h...

Details Skyward (Skyward, #1)

TitleSkyward (Skyward, #1)
Release DateNov 6th, 2018
GenreScience Fiction, Young Adult, Fantasy, Fiction

Reviews Skyward (Skyward, #1)

  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Even though I already had the book, I'm impressed a Brandon Sanderson book was in my November Fairyloot!! Click the link under the picture to see the goods. I think I left out a picture of one of the cards! sigh....THE GOODSI had so many things I wanted to say for this review but I have nothing right now! I have cried sad and happy tears. I have loved many. Go read the damn book people! It's Brandon Sanderson! What more needs to be said?Happy Rea...
  • Melanie
    “You get to choose who you are. Legacy, memories of the past, can serve us well. But we cannot let them define us. When heritage becomes a box instead of an inspiration, it has gone too far.” Skyward is the start of a brand-new YA Sci-Fi series by Brandon Sanderson. You all know that I love Brandon Sanderson’s work, especially The Stormlight Archive and Mistborn, and I knew I couldn’t let this new release pass me by without immediately r...
  • TS Chan
    4.5 stars.This is a fine example of how one writes Young Adult. I am once again in awe of this master of storytelling, who excelled in his first full-length space opera novel. Skyward is another hallmark of Sanderson's ability to spin the most incredible stories. He described the book as How to Train Your Dragon meets Top Gun and Enders Game. These references, however, would count for nothing if the execution was poor. Fortunately, and to solidif...
  • Bradley
    Okay, it's official, folks. Brandon Sanderson is a god.He's not just a go-to guy for all things fantasy. I've read a few of his Cosmere SF stores but this is the first outright SF novel I've read from him and OMG he slams it out of the park. Or sky. :)Let's put it this way. You remember how Armada should have been the glorious Last Starfighter? Let's just ignore that for a moment.THIS is the quintessential Top Gun meets the Last Starfighter, comp...
  • Anja
    EDIT: The book dropped a few days ago, everyone needs to go read it ASAP, you won't regret it!!*AS MANY STARS AS THERE ARE DEBRIS IN THE RUBBLE BELT*Okay, let me start off with this: I live for Spensa. I adore Spensa. I look up to Spensa. Since this book hasn't been officially released yet and I don't want to spoil anything, I'll be keeping this short. What I will say is that I would have given this 5 stars for Spensa alone. But throw a precious,...
  • ❄️Nani❄️
    This was a fun read and I enjoyed it (it is, after all, Sanderson) but his adult novels are what truly get my pulse racing. Wand what cemented my love for him in the first place.
  • Eon ♒Windrunner♒
    I was lucky enough to be provided an ARC from the publisher, Gollancz, via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity.Rating: 4.5 stars Brandon Sanderson shoots for the stars in Skyward, the first entry of his sci-fi adventure, and absolutely aces the takeoff. Is there anything better than a new book release from your favourite author?Ok, I have to admit though. I am not a huge fan of sci-fi books...
  • Kaitlin
    I'm definitely pleased that Sanderson is back to writing books I adore and surprising me. I certainly wasn't sure if the fantasy author I've read previously would be able to turn his hand so effectively to Sci fi but I am pleased to confirm he did it again.This is the story of a human race who are clinging onto existence whilst under fire from an alien race called the Krell. Humans have fled Earth in ships many years ago, and they are conducting ...
  • Robin (Bridge Four)
    This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart “That music the water makes,” she said. “Isn’t it the most wonderful sound ever?”“The most wonderful sound ever is the lamentations of my enemies, screaming my name toward the heavens with ragged, dying voices.” Bless My Stars this was fantastic! You know how you are going along in your life thinking that most of the stuff you are reading is good, and it is, but then you rea...
  • Gavin
    I always find it hard to review a Brandon Sanderson book as the guy has been one of my favourite authors since I first stumbled across Elantris way back in 2006! Skyward, the first book in his new YA sci-fi series, was pretty much everything I was expecting it to be. Like all Sanderson stories it had a nice mix of action, humor, mystery, and surprise twists and turns that kept it an engaging read. It also had the usual cast of memorable character...
  • Iryna semi-hiatus (Book and Sword)
    3.75/5 stars “Tremble and fear, all enemies!” he shouted. “For we shall shake the air with thunder and blood! Your doom is imminent!”Let's talk about this gorgeous cover. Gorgeous, but very misleading. Because from the cover it looks like a main character might be, ohh I don't know a 25 year old woman, while in reality Spensa is a 17 year old who acts as if she were 12 most of the time. The whole book is very juvenile, really. In fact it ...
  • Anya
    Claim the stars ✨ OH MY GOD GUYS! This book was amazing and so much more than I was expecting. The characters are all so well written and the world and ughhhhhhh everything about this was spectacular! And inspiring! I love M-Bot and Spensa and Jorgen I can’t wait to see what Brandon Sanderson has planned for Starsight!!
  • Isa Cantos (Crónicas de una Merodeadora)
    "—¿Es que existe algo justo? Sonrió.—La muerte. La muerte nos trata a todos como iguales".Creo que nunca me había devorado tan rápido un libro, ¡la historia que Sanderson contó aquí me atrapó por completo y la amé! Y es que, normalmente, no soy muy de historias en el espacio, naves y pilotos, pero Escuadrón me hizo querer ser parte de este mundo y convertirme en una piloto y combatir a los krells. Aquí nos encontramos con una civil...
  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    Brandon Sanderson takes on a YA military sci-fi adventure in Skyward and - after a slightly weak beginning - it gets traction and works its way up to an impressive finish. Along the way there's a semi-military space pilot training school for the 18 year old main characters, and lots of small spacecraft battles with aliens, so you have to like that sort of story.The main character is a young woman, Spensa, whose father died years ago during a spac...
  • Dana Ilie
    Sanderson’s world-building is one of the most interesting aspects to the story. He ekes out information at a steady rate as to not overwhelm the reader with massive info dumps and maintains an air of mystery as to how the circumstances of Spin’s people came to be. 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 rac...
  • Jo
    “I’m going to strap in, and I’m going to fight. That way when I die, at least I’ll die in a cockpit. Reaching for heaven.” Brandon Sanderson is my favorite fantasy author and once again he has shown why with this fantastic sci-fi YA novel. I’m a huge sci-fi fan and Sanderson once again blew me away with his AMAZING and BEAUTIFUL writing and his absolutely BRILLIANT imagination. “You watch yourself,” I said, wishing I had somet...
  • Nafeeza
    I loved Skyward with my whole heart. I can always count on Sanderson to create wholly unique worlds, filled with magic, wacky and endearing characters, and pulsating action sequences that leave you on the edge of your seat. This is not one to be missed my friends, it is a thoroughly entertaining read that will give you all the feels.
  • ✨Skye✨
    I received a free ebook version of this through Netgalley. Thankyou to both Netgalley and Orion for the chance to read this. My review is still honest!I’m just going to say what I do in most of my Sanderson reviews: this author can do no wrong. Skyward is something entirely different from his other work, and yet it may just be one of his best. This is on par with Stormlight and Mistborn, guys. That’s how good this is. I would also like to...
  • Swiffer
    When you’re young, it’s easy to see things in black and white. Concepts are valued as absolutes. Ice cream is good. Crime is bad. Fight for what’s right, and never run away. But with age comes wisdom and nuance, and suddenly your perceptions aren’t as easily defined. Coming to terms with these realizations can be challenging, especially without the support of family or friends. This is one of the more interesting themes explored by Brando...
  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    4.5 of 5 stars thing I love about being a Brandon Sanderson fan is not only what a prolific author he is, but also his stories are consistently excellent and full of unique and innovative ideas. In addition, he’s a versatile writer, always testing his limits by venturing into different spheres of speculative fiction. Although he is most widely known for his adult epic fantasy, his bibliography include...
  • Anna
    Review Be different. Set your sights on something higher. I wanted to write this review right away, but I thought that it would be better to let the book sink in a bit before I wrote the review. But I had to say SOMETHING about the book, hence my initial reaction review (which you can find below). This is my first Brandon Sanderson novel. Before this book, I had heard a lot of positive things about his work, but I was a little intimidated by h...
  • Richard
    6.5/10I didn’t realise this was young adult and I’m not a fan of the genre but there was plenty of interesting things happening here even if it did border slightly on the predictable side. It’s sort of a mash up of a number of things like Enders Game and Top Gun with the usual young adult well signposted plot points like a hate you, love you relationship and struggles against an oppressive power. But in the same breathe there were some fun ...
  • Mellie Antoinete
    “We must not cower in the dark because we’re afraid of the spark within us.”Shipping Jorgensa! Or Spengen. You Pick! Yes, that was the only takeaway! “The answer is not to put the spark out...”5 whole ✨...are not enough to classify Spensa! She’s fun, courageous, scared sh*tless and still kicking butt and taking names. Bias Baseline: 100% Sanderson fan. Not gonna lie, the man’s the writing Spin (ha! See what I did there!) “But t...
  • André Oliveira
    To be honest, I was expecting more.The pacing was really good, in my opinion. I never felt bored, even though I would say this is a slow book which I love. It gave me time to connect with a lot of the characters.Spensa was an interesting main character. She learns and grows so much on this book and I can't wait to see what will happen in the next book.M-Bot was unexpected! I found myself laughing out loud when M-Bot was speaking!It didn't blow me...
  • Nacho Iribarnegaray
    ¡Me lo he bebido! Este libro se ha leído solo. Es bonico, bello, te riega las plantas si te vas unos días fuera, huele bien y tiene navecicas.Muy recomendado.
  • Adah Udechukwu
    Skyward is good novel but it's length was annoying. The novel should not be a series. Book 2 is uncalled for. Everything should have been concluded in Skyward.