Starsight (The Skywards series book 2) by Brandon Sanderson

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


So, I had some doubts about this book, but in the end it was pretty good! Though, every book has it’s flaws, and I knew this one was going to have some cause I REALLY don’t like the other books the author wrote. (But I LOVED Skyward, so I decided to read book 2)

This book is about the humans still fighting against the Krell, but now Spensa is on their team. But every time she flies she finds more about her powers she didn’t know. Including the dangerous creatures that could destroy the galaxy as they know it. The only way to defeat it may be to join the aliens she has fought against for so long…

I did enjoy this book, but the way this particular author made different aliens is beyond weird! There is a species in this book that doesn’t have genders… When the 2 aliens have their “child” they merge together to see what it’s personality could be like. Resulting in one being with two brains…and no gender….. So it’s not transgender…. but I have no clue what that is supposed to be! (Which makes me as a Christian say no to the book. I used to say yes! But I am changing that… sorry.)

Also in the book is the cytonics. People or aliens with this superabilty to hyperjump, have fast reflexes, and the ability to summon the delver. Which is a horrible alien that could destroy the world. The only probably I had with this was the word summon. It sounds weird and creepy, but turns out the species can also be “summoned” or disturbed by radio signals. (Their are also screaming hyperdrives that the delvers don’t like….)

The other minor issues is minimal violence and minor cussing. (It’s sci-fi, people are going to blow up in ships, get shot, disappear in weird portals and die…)

Over all, I re-read the series and as a Christian I’m saying no to the books. I don’t like this author and I really don’t like how he wrote this book with wired gender-less aliens, and summoning of creatures. Sorry but this is not a book for you.The Young Llama Reader.


  • Interesting sci-fi!


  • Really weird alien biology….
  • Some cuss words.
  • Lots of violence.

All her life, Spensa’s dreamed of becoming a pilot and proving herself a hero like her father. She made it to the sky, but the truths she learned there were crushing. The rumors of her father’s cowardice are true–he deserted his Flight during battle against the Krell. Worse, though, he turned against his team and attacked them.

Spensa is sure that there’s more to the story. And she’s sure that whatever happened to her father that day could happen to her. When she made it outside the protective shell of her planet, she heard the stars–and what they revealed to her was terrifying. Everything Spensa has been taught about her world is a lie.

Humankind has always celebrated heros, but who defines what a hero is? Could humanity be the evil the galaxy needs to be protected from? Spensa is determined to find out, but each answer she discovers reveals a dozen new questions: about the war, about her enemies, and even, perhaps, about Spensa herself.

But Spensa also discovered a few other things about herself–and she’ll travel to the end of the galaxy to save humankind if she needs to.

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