Cytonic (The Skyward Series)rt5

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In book three of the Cytonic series, Spensa has fallen into Nowhere. She encounters strange aliens, creatures, and most frighteningly, the realization that if she stays too long, she will forget her friends and family and who she is. But the appeal of staying becomes stronger the longer she is there. Will she choose to live a life without problems or go back and finish the battle with the Superiority?

Brandon Sanderson is one of my favorite authors; however, this book just did not feel necessary to me. I understand Spensa learning about her cytonic gift, but I think that could have happened in a prologue or novella. I am questioning if these new characters are going to show up again. It just seems like we’ve had three books with a set of mostly new characters minus Spensa.

I am deeply frustrated with the love plot. Spensa and Jorgen started to like each other at the end of Skyward and beginning of Starsight, and then Spensa kissed him and left. Now she’s off on another quest and while she can communicate with him to some degree, it was not enough and not believable for a young adult romance. If you are going to have a romance, don’t keep the characters apart for two books.

I would recommend that you read Skyward and Starsight and then just read a summary of this one.

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Author Brandon Sanderson
Star Count /5
Format Hard
Page Count 432 pages
Publisher Delacorte Press
Publish Date 23-Nov-2021
ISBN 9780399555855 Buy this Book
Issue February 2022
Category Science Fiction & Fantasy