Author:     Brandon Sanderson
   Genre:    YA/Sci-Fi
   Pages:    515
   Format:   e-book
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 combat the enemy. Pilots are the heroes of what’s left of the human race.


Becoming a pilot has always been Spensa’s dream. Since she was a little girl, she has imagined soaring above Earth 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, but she is determined to fly. And the Krell just made that a possibility. They’ve doubled their fleet, which will make Spensa’s world twice as deadly . . . but just might take her skyward.


I had no idea what I was getting into when I started this book. I knew the second had just come out, and I’ve never read Sanderson before. Aside from that, Sci-Fi is not my normal reading habits. I’m more interested in it than previously, but I’m still wary most of the time.

I was absolutely blown away by this book. I was addicted from the first moment and by the end I wanted to tear my hair out BECAUSE HOW COULD IT END WITH THAT?

I don’t think caps lock encapsulates my feelings regarding this book. There was so much going on, and so much to love with this book. I love slow paced books and I love action packed books. This was an action packed jaunt. This book was full steam ahead, there was always something going on, something happening.

I supposed by my mother’s definition that made him extra foolish, but I always considered him extra brave.

On top of that there was a “mystery” that had to be solved. Or a past part of Spensa’s life that needed to be resolved. Anyways, it kept me on the edge of my seat the whole book. I wanted to know what was next and what was going to happen.

Gripping is a bit of an understatement regarding this book.

I loved Spensa and I loved almost all the characters. I really liked how they felt fleshed out and they stood on their own two feet. Even Jerkface. I am so pleased with the character development in this book and how it relates to plot events. I feel as if it was done absolutely seamlessly.

Also love how there wasn’t romance, or nothing obvious. It felt like a breath of fresh air for me!

Other things to love are: M-Bot and everything. The writing, the plot, EVERYTHING. I am so tempted to go and buy the second one so I can have it RIGHT THIS MINUTE.


“Claim the stars, Spensa,” he said. 

I need to read the second one immediately. And the third. And the fourth. In the meantime, I’m going to go check out Mistborn.

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