RELEASE DATE: November 06, 2018
AUTHOR: Brandon Sanderson
GENRE: Young-Adult, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Adventure.
Spensa’s world has been under attack for hundreds of years. An alien race called the Krell leads onslaught after onslaught from the sky in a never-ending campaign to destroy humankind. Humanity’s only defense is to take to their ships and fight the enemy in the skies. Pilots have become the heroes of what’s left of the human race.
Spensa has always dreamed of being one of them; of soaring above Earth and proving her bravery. But her fate is intertwined with her father’s – a pilot who was killed years ago when he abruptly deserted his team, placing Spensa’s chances of attending flight school somewhere between slim and none.
No one will let Spensa forget what her father did, but she is still determined to fly. And the Krell just made that a possibility. They’ve doubled their fleet, making Spensa’s world twice as dangerous . . . but their desperation to survive might just take her skyward . . .
“You get to choose who you are. Legacy, memories of the past, can serve us well. But we cannot let them define us. When heritage becomes a box instead of an inspiration, it has gone too far.”
Skyward is the first installment in Brandon Sanderson’s new YA Sci-fi series. I loved his Mistborn series and I was very excited for this new series. Although It wasn’t as epic as his other works, It was an entertaining read. The plot was great, the characters were fun, and the world building was perfect.
The story is set on a planet named Detritus which is protected by layers of space junk. Most of the population lives in the underground cities. For hundreds of years, they were attacked by an alien race named Krell. Pilots are their only saviors who fights against them. Seventeen year old Spensa wanted to be a pilot just like her dad to fight against their enemies.. She considers him as her heroic figure. Her whole world turns upside down when her father was killed for deserting his team during a battle. Since then, she was branded as the coward’s daughter. Despite others criticism, she’s still determined to follow her dreams by joining the flight school. She decides to take the pilot test, but soon she learns that how her last name can impact her whole future.