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Starsight: Skyward, Book 2

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

New alien allies up the ante in engrossing sci-fi series.

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Space battles don't always work well in prose, but this sci-fi adventure adds a human dimension that will keep the pages turning. Author Brandon Sanderson knows to build a futuristic world that's logical, compelling, and sometimes surprising. Teen starship pilot Sansa is an engaging protagonist: gutsy and determined, if more than a bit stubborn and quick to make snap judgments. The supporting cast is diverse and interesting, and the new alien species contribute some welcome variety to the proceedings. Especially fun is M-Bot, who struggles with how to become human.

The rare second installment that matches the novelty of a saga's first volume, Starsight offers plenty of action, humor, intrigue, and revealing character moments.The book ends with a cliff-hanger, but Sanderson has the stamina to deliver the next book in the series quickly. Readers who enjoy Ender's Game wil likely appreciate Starsight and look forward to the saga's next installment.

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