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Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

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When the publisher approached me to have this book reviewed, my first thought was : YES A MILLION TIMES because it’s Brandon Sanderson, come on! This is another Young Adult attempt from the author. I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that last part left me skeptical a bit.

However lucky for us, the magical writing of Brandon Sanderson makes this book one of the best ones I’ve read in 2018.

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We follow the story of Spensa, a girl who lives in Detritus, a planet in a distant future galaxy. As you can tell from the name of the planet, most of people live underground and only a few elites live above. The journey and education of Spensa is battling against the stereotypes the lower class vs the privileged one.Β  Her family comes from nothing but at least she inherited a lineage of pilots, therefore, we follow her path into learning to become a pilot as a young age.

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If you’ve ever read any Brandon Sanderson’s book, you’d understand how beautiful and intriguing his writing is. He did it again in this one. And for those who didn’t have the chance to witness his genius yet, this book is a great start for you.Β 

Not only does he have an eye for creating super detailed world building while pacing out the information to not make it overwhelming, that makes you plunge into the world right away but he also conceived one of the best character-driven stories.

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Spensa since the beginning has demonstrated wit, passion, patience and great compassion. The qualities I rarely witness in characters I’ve read this year to be honest. The main theme of this book is to make us realize the disparities between the social classes and Spensa goest against the grain by pursuing her only goal: to be the best at what she does, despite the struggles, the competition and tons of people trying to bring her down and telling her she can’t do it.

Oh and did I mention.. A MYSTERIOUS AI SHIP? YES YES. That thing always gets me since The Illuminae Series haha. Brandon Sanderson did it beautifully and overall, I had so much fun reading this book.

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Some of the questions answered by the author for the Pre-Release Skyward AMA :

I wanted to feature some pics of the book but the pictures didn’t do the book justice so I will upload better pictures tonight LOL.Β 

Have you read this book? Do you intend to read it soon? πŸ™‚ What other books from Brandon Sanderson did you like?Β 

Thank you to Penguin Teen for sending me a copy to review!Β 

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21 responses to “Skyward by Brandon Sanderson”

  1. Bookstooge Avatar

    Actually, his Reckoners trilogy was YA. Also, the Rithmatist bordered on YA but from the middle grade direction. And Alcatraz was pure middle grade.

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    1. Trang Avatar

      Ohhh Reckoners Trilogy!! Youre right I forgot about that would have to edit my post πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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      1. Bookstooge Avatar

        One of the dangers of writing for people who read as much as you πŸ˜€

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      2. Trang Avatar

        Hahah I wouldn’t call it a danger I’m grateful XD

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  2. Rae Avatar

    I’m so looking forward to reading this book! I recently picked it up. 😍

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    1. Trang Avatar

      YAYY ❀ Can't wait to read your review πŸ˜€ Hope you are going to like it !

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  3. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum Avatar

    Loved this one. I don’t know how Sanderson does it, pretty much everything he writes is a winner πŸ™‚

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    1. Trang Avatar

      Brandon Sanderson is a genius seriously. He wrote SO MANY NOVELS :O And never disappointed me ahha! What was your favourite part of the book ? :O Or the least favourite hahah πŸ˜€

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  4. Marie Avatar

    This is a great review, Trang, I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed the book so much πŸ™‚ I haven’t read anything by this author just yet, but I’ve heard SO much about his books, maybe I should someday? haha πŸ™‚ ❀

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    1. Trang Avatar

      MARIE ❀ Thank you so much! I think you'll love his books. He has a very distinctive writing style, his world building is super enjoyable yet not too heavy on you. I loved the Mistborn Trilogy as well, I need to review that one soon XD

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  5. Madam Mim Avatar
    Madam Mim

    I’m so excited to read this one! Suuuper jelly that you got an ARC! It sounds awesome and I love Sanderson’s writing.

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    1. Trang Avatar

      AHH YES I’m so happy you’re excited too !! ❀ I don't I ever hate his novels LOL I loved the Mistborn Trilogy!

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  6. Norrie Avatar

    I only read his Reckoners Trilogy but that was awesome.
    I look forward to reading this one πŸ™‚ sounds brilliant!
    Great review.

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    1. Trang Avatar

      I haven’t got the chance to read his Reckoners Trilogy yet but I’m so happy you’re looking forward to this one. πŸ˜€ It’s a scifi vibe !

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  7. pcochrun Avatar

    I’ve heard so many good things about this one. Great review!

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  8. dragonsandzombies Avatar

    My favourite book this year, it was perfect, absolutely brilliant πŸ™‚ And I was not convinced when I heard about what it was about, haha

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  9. Raven @ Dreamy Addictions Avatar

    Great review! I’m glad you enjoyed this book! I’m planning to read it in December! πŸ™‚

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  10. Beware Of The Reader Avatar
    Beware Of The Reader

    Hahaha Trang you convinced me that I really need to try this Sanderson guy LOL Joke aside I love how you depicted this character and her qualities!

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  12. theorangutanlibrarian Avatar

    Other than the ending leaving you sceptical- this sounds like it definitely lives upto Sanderson’s other work and as always his world building sounds stellar! Definitely want to read this! Great review!

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  13. letstalkcinema14 Avatar

    Loved your review! I’m a huge Sanderson fan as well. Stormlight and Mistborn are my favorites. What about yours?

    Would mean a lot if you checked out my review as well.
    https://letstalkcinema.movie.blog/2019/04/27/skyward-book-review/

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