Starsight (#2)

Previous: Skyward

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.


“Spensa’s habitual over-the-top recklessness adds a rousing spark, and the author folds in plenty of banter as well as a colorful supporting cast.”


“STARSIGHT offers fun times just as Skyward did, with more worldbuilding, some favorite returning characters from Skyward, some amazing new characters and settings, and a ramped-up storyline.”

“[A] unique and engaging novel. STARSIGHT took a sharp turn in a new direction early on, and Sanderson throws in several game-changer developments throughout the novel, keeping both Spensa and the reader on their toes [...] I’m searching for a way to teleport myself into the future and get a copy of the next book in this series now rather than in 2021.”

Fantasy Literature

“STARSIGHT is an exploration of the other, and a way to reconcile with it. It is a story of fear, of facing that fear and growing stronger for the staring down of it. It is a tale of friendship, loyalty and sacrifice. And it is beautiful.”


“A lot of flight action and suspense. And there were several surprising twists along the way. I really enjoyed the new, diverse characters. In fact, I enjoyed this sequel even more than the previous novel. With plenty of danger, suspense, intrigue, and drama – this well-paced story left me excited for the next installment.”

“With STARSIGHT, Spensa’s story has exploded into an exhilarating, high-stakes space adventure filled with the strange and the wonderful.”

Novel Notions

“To say that this is a book everyone needs in their lives right now is an understatement.”

The BiblioSanctum

“STARSIGHT is an intense ride with equal measures of thrilling action and emotional resonance.”

Fantasy Book Review

“New allies, shock betrayals and so much action really made STARSIGHT impossible to put down.”

Feeling Fictional

“A fast, easy read with so many things to love including the expansive world building, deep character development, thrilling space action, and witty dialogue.”

FanFi Addict

“The worldbuilding is of the standard I’ve come to expect from Brandon Sanderson, which is to say that it’s excellent.”

The Fantasy Hive

Awards & Accolades


#1 New York Times Young Adult Hardcover Bestseller List


#1 Audible Bestseller List


#1 Amazon Chart


#4 Wallstreet Journal Bestseller List


#7 USA Today Bestseller List