Skyward (Skyward #1) by Brandon Sanderson

From Brandon Sanderson, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Reckoners series, Words of Radiance, and the internationally bestselling Mistborn series, comes the first book in an epic new series about a girl who dreams of becoming a pilot in a dangerous world at war for humanity’s future.

Skyward – Brandon Sanderson


Skyward – Brandon Sanderson



by Brandon Sanderson

(Skyward #1)

Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
Hardcover, 528 pages
Published November 6th 2018

Skyward – Brandon Sanderson


Skyward – Brandon Sanderson



Skyward was my first YA novel by Brandon Sanderson, and I don’t think I could have picked a better one to start with.

I always loved the idea of being special, having special skills or being the only one that has control of something special. Spensa is pretty much my ideal childhood dream all wrapped in one.

Even though the book is pretty long I never got bored. I love the author’s writing, and absolutely enjoyed Spensa’s journey and all the revelations that came about. It shouldn’t have shocked me how much this plot kept me enthralled. I loved it all!

I think what I enjoyed the most was Spensa going to flight school, and her time with her ship. Her gradual relationships with the rest of her flight crew gave her a family above ground, support and a group of kids her age that understood her better than anyone else. And her AI ship allowed her to finally find answers to all of her questions. It gave her a sense of belonging, and a deep knowledge of being in a place she was meant to be.

Skyward was brilliantly written. And it had a compelling, captivating and engaging storyline. I love unique characters, and Spensa’s ship was the most distinctive of all in Skyward. Spensa, herself was a strong willed, tenacious and fearless teenager. Rebellious but also loyal she successfully overcame the odds to become a pilot.

As it often happens, the book ended just when it got interesting, good thing there is more to come.


Skyward – Brandon Sanderson



Spensa’s world has been under attack for decades. Now pilots are the heroes of what’s left of the human race, and becoming one has always been Spensa’s dream. Since she was a little girl, she has imagined soaring skyward and proving her bravery. But her fate is intertwined with her father’s–a pilot himself who was killed years ago when he abruptly deserted his team, leaving Spensa’s chances of attending flight school at slim to none.

No one will let Spensa forget what her father did, yet fate works in mysterious ways. Flight school might be a long shot, but she is determined to fly. And an accidental discovery in a long-forgotten cavern might just provide her with a way to claim the stars.

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Brandon Sanderson was born in December 1975 in Lincoln, Nebraska. As a child Brandon enjoyed reading, but he lost interest in the types of titles often suggested for him, and by junior high he never cracked a book if he could help it. This all changed in eighth grade when an astute teacher, Mrs. Reader, gave Brandon Dragonsbane by Barbara Hambly. Brandon thoroughly enjoyed this book, and went in search of anything similar. He discovered such authors as Robert Jordan, Melanie Rawn, David Eddings, Anne McCaffrey, and Orson Scott Card. Brandon continued to be an avid reader through junior high and high school. He liked epic fantasy so much that he even tried his hand at writing some. His first attempts, he says, were dreadful.

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