Starsight

“A hero does not choose her trials. She steps into the darkness, then she faces what comes next.”

Book title

Starsight

Author

Brandon Sanderson

Date published

26-11-2019

Date started

07-01-2024

Date finished

11-02-2024

Page count

461

Stars

4

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.

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. 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.

My review

I know I really loved the first book, and had high expectations for the rest of the series. This book did not dissapoint! This book really added to the story. It takes place in a different setting than book 1, and Spensa has a whole load of other challenges she has to get through. It does feel like Spensa is growing up, and getting to grow up with a character is something I really enjoy reading about. I did miss the characters from the previous book, but I feel like we are going to get them back in the next books. Starsight gives us a lot of world building, and a lot of new characters to grow and love. Overall this book was a great sequel and I’m dying to dive into the next books!

Quotes

“When you’re young, you can assume that everyone older than you has life figured out. Once you get command yourself, you realize we’re all just the same kids wearing older bodies.”

“It happens in the epilogues. The stories after the stories. Warriors who have fought return home, but find they no longer belong. The battle has changed them, warped them, to the point where they are strangers. They protected the society they love, but in doing so, made themselves into something that could never again belong to it.”

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