Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

Young Llama Thoughts
  • Adventurous
  • Christian Friendly
  • Easy Reading
  • Humerous
  • Youth Appropriate
4.2 Llamas


Ok, I posted this book a long time ago, and every now and then I Re-post so here it is! This book was one I did for my Summer Llama Book List 2019, and I REALLY enjoyed it, so I bought it! And now I am reading book 2 and loving it, but there are some weird stuff in it. (It is sci-fi…)

This book is about what is left of the human race stuck on this planet trying to escape but being fought back by these aliens! Then Spensa, the daughter of a coward pilot, wants to join the fleets to make up for her fathers mistakes. But when she starts finding strange things about herself and the aliens are trying to destroy the last humans. Will she be allowed to fly and discover her families true secret?

I REALLY love this book. I”m not so sure about the 2nd book yet, (still reading it) but this book is actually really good! Now, there is also violence in the book, but it is a space kind-of fight so of course there’s gonna be violence! Ships do get shot down, and people do die, they blow up, crash, and die in heroic deaths… BUT THE BOOK IS STILL GOOD!!!!

And there is some cursing sadly…. But it isn’t too bad. (It’s just a teen book) And I love the Spensa. She is amazing!!! But she does have a bad habit of yelling really weird things like, “I will destroy these aliens, crush their bones and make a throne out of their TOENAILS!!!!!!!!!”. I though it was the best thing EVER! But she does say some really “barbaric?” things. (Not sure if barbaric is the right word to explain it, how about “funny in a really barbaric way!”?)

Over all, this was a book I was suggesting to people; but I read it again and I’m saying no. As a Christian, you re-read books and say no to ones you used to love. So that is what I am doing here and and as sad as it is, it’s for the best. -The Young Llama Reader.


  • Funny, interesting and and fun.


  • Violence and some cursing…

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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