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  • 2 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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1 current hold with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library Y SAN (Text) 33500013232814 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library Y SAN (Text) 33500013232806 New In transit -
Roseau Public Library ya SAN (Text) 35500006259566 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780399555817
  • ISBN: 0399555811
  • ISBN: 9780593123829
  • ISBN: 0593123824
  • ISBN: 9780399555824
  • ISBN: 039955582X
  • Physical Description: 461 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, 2019.

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Summary, etc.:
"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"--Publisher description.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 March #1
    Spensa (aka "Spin"), a talented pilot in the Detritus Defense Force (DDF), assumes the holographic identity of an alien bound for a space-fleet tryout at Superiority headquarters. Her secret mission is to steal a hyperdrive, technology closely guarded by those who are oppressing humans across the galaxies. As she progresses in the trials and training, she discovers unlikely allies and a treacherous plot. Though Skyward (2018), the first book in this set, also places Spin in an uncomfortable outsider role, Sanderson successfully revamps that plot here by changing the location and details of the experience. It works, however, because no one has more fun writing or is better at describing galactic dogfights. Ironically, the most interesting character here is actually M-Bot, the artificial-intelligence unit that operates Spin's spacecraft, and whose growth is a window into what it means to be human. Read the first one for fun or enjoy the second on its own, as Sanderson skillfully incorporates Spin's backstory early in this sequel. Grades 7-10. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Brandon Sanderson is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Reckoners series: Steelheart, Firefight, and Calamity and the e-original Mitosis; the New York Times bestsellers Skyward and its sequel Starsight; the internationally bestselling Mistborn trilogy; and the Stormlight Archive. He was chosen to complete Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time series. His books have been published in more than twenty-five languages and have sold millions of copies worldwide. Brandon lives and writes in Utah. To learn more about him and his books, visit him at or follow @BrandSanderson on Twitter and Instagram.

Subject: Survival > Fiction.
Air pilots > Fiction.
Flight training > Fiction.
Extraterrestrial beings > Fiction.
Imaginary wars and battles > Fiction.
Women air pilots > Fiction.
Honesty > Fiction.
Fathers and daughters > Fiction.
Interplanetary voyages > Fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Genre: Science fiction.
Space operas (Fiction)

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