I received this book for free from Netgalley, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Skyward by Brandon Sanderson
Series: Skyward #1
Published by Gollancz on November 6, 2018
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult
Format: E-Arc, Hardback
Source: Netgalley, Publisher
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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 help her. Because this ship, uniquely, appears to have a soul.
Damn, you know that a book is awesome when you read it in one sitting and stay up until stupid o’clock to finish. Skyward was a blast and one that I adored. If your after a heart thumping, fist pumping book the n look no further!
Spensa is a girl who dreams of being a pilot and clearing her father’s name. But everyone is against her succeeding and the powers that be do everything in their power to prevent her from achieving her goal. To compensate for the cards she’s been dealt she is an angry girl with a big attitude who manages to spout some strange thought. Particularly when dealing with her enemies.
But she is determined to success and her growth is incredible. She starts to realise that there is more to life than being a pilot, that it takes more than being a good flyer. And sometimes you can change the very definition of a word.
Spensa has been told that she is the Cowards Daughter her whole life. And this is one label that is not easy for her to shake. However throughout she proves how strong, determined and brave she is. As she helps her friends, grieves for losses and proves herself time and time again.
I loved everyone in this story, I mourned the loss of those I’d grown fond of, I cheered for the victories and I jumped for joy at every success.
Skyward was a brilliant read that left me craving more and has made me so excited for the next story. Because this a book that you will want to read time and time again!