Defeated, crushed, and driven almost to extinction, the remnants of the human race are trapped on a planet that is constantly attacked by mysterious alien starfighters. Spensa, a teenage girl living among them, longs to be a pilot. When she discovers the wreckage of an ancient ship, she realizes this dream might be possible—assuming she can repair the ship, navigate flight school, and (perhaps most importantly) persuade the strange machine to help her. Because this ship, uniquely, appears to have a soul.
I loved this book. If it had been written by someone else I’d probably have passed it by, but I am so glad I picked it up after all.
As can be expected from Sanderson, the plot is intriguing, the pacing is spot on, the characters are complex… Sure, there are some things I’d have liked to see cleared up, the plot twist was somewhat predictable, and there is a possible romance I beg to just become a good friendship. But fck all of that, this read was a blast.
The characters are wonderful. Although some of them start of stereotypical, they manage to surprise you. And then there is the AI, which is one of the most perfect things you will ever read.
Sanderson proves himself to be a great writer, permanent. A YA scifi? No problem. Although this is nothing like his usual books, he still manages to raise the bar in the genre. It really was a great ride, filled to the brim with epicness. A perfect holiday read, or just read in general.