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Starsight

Auteur(s): Brandon Sanderson
Narrateur(s): Suzy Jackson
Série: Skyward, Livre 2
Durée: 14 h et 30 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (277 évaluations)

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The sequel to the New York Times best seller Skyward!

From the number-one New York Times best-selling author of the Reckoners series, Words of Radiance, the Mistborn trilogy, and the Stormlight Archive comes the second book in an epic series about a girl with a secret in a dangerous world at war for humanity's future.

All her life, Spensa has dreamed of becoming a pilot. Of proving she's a hero like her father. She made it to the sky, but the truths she learned about her father were crushing. The rumors of his 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 there's more to the story. And she's sure that whatever happened to her father in his starship could happen to her. When she made it outside the protective shell of her planet, she heard the stars - and it was terrifying. Everything Spensa has been taught about her world is a lie. 

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. 

"[A] nonstop, highflying opener." (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) 

"With this action-packed trilogy opener, Sanderson offers up a resourceful, fearless heroine and a memorable cast." (Publishers Weekly

"Sanderson delivers a cinematic adventure that explores the defining aspects of the individual versus the society.... Fans of Sanderson will not be disappointed." (SLJ)

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love hate relationship

I love this book and the series in general but what irks me the most is that Sanderson will be putting this series on hold to finish the next 2 stormlight books. Which is also great but it just irks me that I gotta wait probably two more years for the next book

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Wow

That is all. Just. Wow. Stop reading reviews and read this book. Well, after you read the first one.

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Amazing as is every Brandon Sanderson Books are !

Like every Sanderson Series, The first book are simply fantastic, second books give you the feeling of wanting more, now I can't wait to read the third book of this Master piece of a serie.

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Contrived.

Usually I love Brandon Sanderson, but the plot of this novel is so forced and so artificial that I got nearly no enjoyment out of it. You could feel Brandon massage the details at every moment so that Spensa met exactly the right people at exactly the right time with exactly the right equipment so that exactly the right plot could occur.

Heavy handed. Would not recommend.

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Great Great 2nd book to the series.

You learn so many secrets about so many things in this book. This book was way different then I expected it to. Totally new issues, more new charecters, new places and new threats.

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Excellent!

Brandon Sanderson is a master of character creation and story telling. This sequel to Skyward has a bit of a gap at the beginning of the story and was a bit confusing for a chapter, but quickly resolved the gap and wove a great continuation of the story. I am looking forward to the next in the series.

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Sadly, not as good as the first

I was so excited for this book and now that I have read it I feel disappointed. The story ended feeling lackluster and incomplete. It was slow to progress and was missing the great relationships that were present in the first novel. By the end, I did feel connected to the new characters, but the book was already over. I will definitely read the next in the series when it comes out, but I'm feeling a bit betrayed for waiting so long for such a "meh" book. This novel never gave me that "I can't stop reading" feeling.

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Thrilling, but not quite right

I love Sanderson's fantasy books. I liked a lot Skyward, but to me, Starsight is kinda rushed. The sense of urgency seems artificial and forced, some plot problems seems very convenient, if not magical and doesn't seem right...

Don't get me wrong, I liked the overall experience, but I'd say it's subpar for Sanderson's standards.

As for Suzy Jackson, it continues to shine and making the listening experience lovely.

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  • R-B
  • 2019-12-29

Entertaining story

I enjoyed this book. There was nothing particularly mind-blowing or revolutionary, and the plot twists were a bit predictable, but the characters were good enough and the story entertaining enough that I enjoyed the listen. Narrator was fantastic.

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Loved it!

Downloaded it from my cloud yesterday morning, and finished before I could go to sleep! Great story and great narrator! I couldn't put it down.

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  • Quiet Coyote
  • 2019-12-10

Good, but lacks where Skyward excelled.

I enjoyed this book, but the entire time I felt it was missing something that made the first book so good. The characters felt more shallow, and the story somewhat rushed and lacking in the interpersonal tension that the Skyward did so well. I feel like I had less of a reason to root for Spensa, as her personal struggles seemed less personal and her greater mission seemed too far in the background. Plus, so many of the characters I had enjoyed in the first one are only occasionally mentioned and hardly seen. That said there are some great moments throughout and overall it is still a great book. And just like the last one the audio performance is exceptional. It just feels lacking in the areas the first excelled.

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  • Jeremy Finck
  • 2019-11-27

Excellent continuation of series with cliffhanger

While the tone of this segment of the story is very different from Skyward, it is every bit as good. And Suzy Jackson's narration of Starsight is excellent.
I hope the next book is released Audible soon! I listened to this one in just 2 days, and it has a cliffhanger ending! Aarrrrgh!

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  • Jessica Dahl
  • 2019-12-03

Unexpectedly disappointed with the direction

I did enjoy the book as a whole. However, I leave less excited for the 3rd book than I did for the 2nd. Here are my issues (without spoilers):
1. The beginning felt like it couldn't make up it's mind as to where the story was going. It was like: here is the plot... no wait it is actually there... actually it is over there instead. Okay lets go.
2. It was disappointing that the direction of the plot only brought original 2 characters along from the first book (well, I guess technically 3 if you count the slug). I don't mind getting to know the new characters, and it was done really well; just that the momentum from the first book was lost when the plot started going.
3. The main mystery plot device was completely guessable within the first half of the book. And completely suspicious from the first book. (Maybe I have just read too many Sanderson books so I recognize some of his tells)
4. The theme of the book seems to try and balance being a political spy thriller and a sportsie-combat-action. When the spy thriller theme took over, I found myself disliking the mundane combat-action scenes because I wanted to get back to the spy thriller.
5. The stakes didn't feel real. I didn't think anyone I cared about was going to die, unlike the first book where characters I liked died frequently. How many times can a star fighter fly within centimeters of something without harm? Or when did being without a shield suddenly have no consequences? In the first book Spensa, when got shot down, it felt like there were stakes, it felt like: "well, maybe the life buster will destroy Igneous and the story will go in a completely different direction because Spensa will survive with Mbot and go on a revenge campaign and help the humans live up to their sterotype". In this book I didn't feel any pain for any of the deaths, except for maybe the last one, but the way things were set up, lead me to believe a villain was being created rather than a sad loss of an ally and so the emotional beat missed me. Granted a bunch of my predictions were wrong too.
6. The 2nd book didn't build upon the progress from the first book in a satisfying way. Yes there was progress, but we spent the majority of the book away from it, so we didn't get to taste it. What about the other sides of the planet? Why didn't the DDF build a secondary base somewhere else? So many questions...
7. Once the plot got going, to me, the foreshadowing was done so straight, plain, and obvious that it was super predictable that certain events would take place.

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  • Mark
  • 2019-11-26

Simply amazing!

Realistic characters and flight mechanics, captivating writing, great humor and action. Very well balanced. You know it's good when it's Sci fi and my wife can't put it down. Thanks Brandon and thanks to your team.

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  • Eric Sellers
  • 2019-12-16

Somewhat disappointed 😞

I am a big fan of Sanderson's other works. I feel this series falls a bit flat. The story just feels too improbable and not referring to the sci-fi aspect.

Another minor annoyance, I can't hear "scud" one more time. The escalation of severity scales better with variety, not multiplicity. D___ to S___ to F___ gives you a better impression of a situation than, scud x 1, scud x 3, scud x 4 🙄😣 I'd rather hear no swearing than the same singular ficticous swear over and over again.

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  • Luis Monzon
  • 2019-11-28

Couldn't stop listening

I simply couldn't stop listening... Amazing book like always. Brandon has simply done it again. Now, the excruciating wait begins anew....

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  • Christopher A Rudolph
  • 2019-11-27

Excellent! This series doesn't get enough credit.

I read the first book last year on a lark, and fell in love with the world and characters. I am typically pretty snobby and stick to an epic/high fantasy genre only; I am SO GLAD I took a chance on these. This second installment, while admittedly shorter than I prefer at less than 20 hours, was still an amazing adventure in this series and leaves me drooling for more of this world. I must say... Sanderson is super popular for a reason; his stories really are just that good... and they don't even take 10 years to write.

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  • Jean
  • 2019-12-24

Gripping

This is book two of the Skyward series. Our hero, Spensa, goes undercover to spy on the Krell and steal hyperdrive technology. Spensa disguises herself as a violet-skinned UnDail and joins the Krell pilot training course.

The book is well written. I am impressed with Sanderson’s writing skills. He is a master at creating unique and intriguing worlds. The author expands on the characters in this issue and introduces us to a variety of other species. Of course, my favorite is the ship’s AI, M-Bot. I am looking forward to the next book in the series.

The book is fourteen hours and twenty-five minutes. Suzy Jackson does an excellent job narrating the book. Jackson is an actress and award-winning audiobook narrator.

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  • Sheri
  • 2019-12-01

Wish it’d never end!!!

Spensa is such a great character. The new characters were fun. My only criticism is the very small perspective given throughout regards Spensa home planet while she was away. I missed certain characters that I loved from the previous book.
I’m hoping to see more of them in the next book!!!

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  • Bill
  • 2019-11-28

Excellent flow, Very good story telling

Unlike the in Skyward, concepts in Starsight are rarely over-explained. It's more dense with lots of moving parts but sill very readable without jumping back and forth through time or through too many parallel substories.

I should probably give it 5 Stars but attention needs to be brought to one missing quality. The awe inspiring heroics that were so well developed and surprisingly sprung in Skyward, and in some other Sanderson works, were not as engrossing here. Yes, there were awesome heroics, but they didn't tug an my emotions as much.

Still, it's a VERY smart and enjoyable 14 hour epic through the eyes of thoroughly likable heroes!

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