Skyward by Brandon Sanderson


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

Release DateNov 6th, 2018
GenreScience Fiction, Young Adult, Fantasy

Reviews Skyward

  • TS Chan
    I received an advanced reading copy from the publisher, Gollancz, via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.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 Ender...
  • Anja
    *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, sassy and funny sidekick, a band of awesome and loyal flightmates and some seriously kickass a...
  • ✨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...
  • 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 ...
  • Patricia Crowther
    Advanced copy provided via Netgalley in exchange for honest review!Its been almost a week since I finished Skyward and I still don’t quite know where to start with this review. I simply just loved it, the end. But that will come as no surprise to anyone who knows me because I am quite the fan of the Sanderson’s work. (FYI I don’t even bother with reading the synopsis anymore, I just hand over my money more than willingly.) Which is probably...
  • Kirsty (Amethyst Bookwyrm)
    Thanks to Netgalley and Orion Publishing Group for giving me this book to review.Skyward is an excellent new sci-fi book from Brandon Sanderson. It is a little slow paced but that led to great world building and character growth. While I really enjoyed this book, it did not read like Sanderson’s other works, but that did not stop it from being and action-packed book, full of unexpected twists and a mystery which will keep you guessing. Spensa i...
  • ReadOff
    I like it a lot, but I was not the targeted audience so I didn't like Spensa much.I could understand and relate to Spensa. People treating Spensa the way they do is the perfect example of how prejudice works. Thank you Brandon Sanderson, and thanks to my friend for sending me an arc to read. More on:
  • Jean
    Advanced Reading Copy ReviewHands down, this is my favorite Brandon Sanderson book yet! So fun and entertaining! This is Ender’s Game meets Illuminae meets Ready Player One! Read this book if you love: a kickass female protagonist with an attitude problem, an awesome A.I. character with an attitude problem, witty but at times awkward humor, tons of action, tons of sci-fi words like ‘cytonic hyperdrive’ that will blow your mind or turn it t...
  • Kogiopsis
    SPENSA NIGHTSHADE IS MY FRAGILE GARBAGE ASSHOLE DAUGHTERALSO THIS BOOK WAS A LOVE LETTER TO CLASSIC SCI-FI I LOVED IN HIGH SCHOOL AND I'M NEVER GONNA BE OVER ITnot-capslock review to come. possibly closer to release date. idk. depends on how much time I spend rereading 80s sf to write an essay about Skyward as commentary on touchstone works of the era.alternately, I might just replace this review with a series of HTTYD gifs. time will tell.
  • Darci Cole
    Fantastic. Epic. Amazing. I read the beta version and the following draft with some fixes and I can not recommend this book enough. I cried from laughter and heartbreak and I cannot wait for the next installment!
  • Glory
    Давным-давно (лет эдак 70 назад) преследуемые инопланетными гадами (креллами) человеческие корабли рухнули на чужой планете и уже не смогли выбраться. Планета непростая, она так плотно окружена всякими обломками и космическим мусором, что даже пр...
  • charlotte
    But remember, Spensa. You get to choose who you are. Galley provided by publisherI have always found it incredibly hard to review books I loved, and Skyward by Brandon Sanderson is hardly going to break that streak. Because it's been about six hours since I finished it and I'm no closer to working out what I want to say about the book.Let me start with the plot. The human race has been driven almost to extinction, and the survivors are trapped on...
  • Lulai
    -- I received this book through NetGalley against an honest review. --I love Brandon Sanderson for his adult novels, so I was thrilled to be able to read his future YA novel in advance.I think Brandon's strength is his ability to create complex and interesting universes. We are on a planet surrounded by space detritus, hence the name Detritus, the latter serve as protection for humans, but they also represent a risk since they crash on the planet...