Starsight by Brandon Sanderson
YA Science Fiction
November 26, 2019
Starsight was a great followup to Skyward. It was a huge jump in the Saga of Spensa’s revolution, but the speed felt appropriate. I’m not sure how many installments the series will be. Goodreads currently hows four, but that’s no guarantee. What I do know is that this series is far shorter than most of Sanderson’s other series, of so it appears.
Basically, things gotta move faster.
Starsight also introduced additional allies to Spensa and the people on Detritus. The fact is, in war allies are important. I love Spensa’s new ones. It added a whole new level to the story that’s going make for a better, more full, ending.
As much as I enjoyed the turn Starsight took, there were still things I missed. There was a comraderie between Spensa and her crew, particulary Jorgen, that was missing in this one. I think the story would have better if Spensa had been able to accomplish her mission with their assistance, rather than being separated.
As much as I enjoy Spensa and her crew, the real star of the series is my beloved M-Bot. And Doomslug. The both of them together are the heart of the Skyward series, and it wouldn’t be the same without them. Keep that in mind Mr Sanderson. Don’t. Hurt. The. AI!
There isn’t much info out there about Skyward #3… in fact, Brandon Sanderson has said it won’t be until 2021, at least. Possibly longer. Since this is currently the only Sanderson series I’m reading, it’s about to be torturous. Not that I’m complaining. I know authors hate that. I can be patient for a good book.
Even when it hurts.