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31 January 2020

Book Beginnings: Starsight by Brandon Sanderson

For Book Beginnings, Rose City Reader invites us to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.

For Friday 56, Freda's Voice asks you to turn to Page 56 in your book or 56% on your e-reader and pick a sentence.

I am currently reading Starsight by Brandon Sanderson.
Starsight by Brandon Sanderson cover
I slammed on my overburn and boosted my starship through the middle of a chaotic mess of destructor blasts and explosions. 
It took my all of my strength and will-power to not pick this book up until I'd finished my review of Skyward by Brandon Sanderson. After the revelations at the end, I knew that I needed to continue the story as soon as possible.

I loved Skyward, so I'm excited to see how the second book turns out. I have a hard copy and the audiobook, again read by Sophie Aldred, and I have very high expectations.

The first lines bring us straight in to the action. I feel that if you haven't read the first book you would definitely be a bit confused. But I love it.
"What happened to the silent treatment?" I asked. 
"You were looking too comfortable," he said. "I decided that being silent is the wrong approach. Instead, I need to remind you what you're missing while not talking to me - by showing you how wonderful my interaction is." 
As I said in my review of Skyward by Brandon Sanderson, M-Bot is my favourite character. Interactions like this are a big reason why, he's such a sassy ship.

As I said, I'm excited to see where the story goes next, and barely 10% in at page 56 (UK hardback) it looks like there is already drama and twists. I am excited.

What are you reading this week?

5 comments:

  1. Love when a book ends and you are desperate for the sequel. Good thing when it is readily available, not so good when you have to wait a year for the sequel. Hope you enjoy the next book in the series. Happy weekend!
    My Friday 56 post

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  2. I haven't started reading this series yet, but I have heard a lot of good things about it.

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  3. Not a big sci-fi fan but I like how it sounds. Happy weekend!

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