Cytonic - Brandon Sanderson Review


Spensa's life as a Defiant Defense Force pilot has been far from ordinary. She proved herself one of the best starfighters in the human enclave of Detritus and she saved her people from extermination at the hands of the Krell-the enigmatic alien species that has been holding them captive for decades. What's more, she traveled light-years from home as an undercover spy to infiltrate the Superiority, where she learned of the galaxy beyond her small, desolate planet home.

Now, the Superiority-the governing galactic alliance bent on dominating all human life-has started a galaxy-wide war. And Spensa has seen the weapons they plan to use to end it: the Delvers. Ancient, mysterious alien forces that can wipe out entire planetary systems in an instant. Spensa knows that no matter how many pilots the DDF has, there is no defeating this predator.

Except that Spensa is Cytonic. She faced down a Delver and saw something eerily familiar about it. And maybe, if she's able to figure out what she is, she could be more than just another pilot in this unfolding war. She could save the galaxy.

The only way she can discover what she really is, though, is to leave behind all she knows and enter the Nowhere. A place from which few ever return.

To have courage means facing fear. And this mission is terrifying.

 I have no idea how Brandon Sanderson does it , but he always amazes me with his writing skills. He has the ability to write a book series, with each book being different and innovative at the same time. Each book is different from the previous one, but they are also in the same storyline which is verry fascinating to read.

We go on a new adventure with Spensa and cute little M-Bot. M-bot gets more and more humanlike, and that's what makes his character so fascinating to me. I like him more than I the main character Spensa to be honest. There's nothing wrong with spensa, don't get me wrong. But there's something to M-Bot's character and personality in this book that makes him so much more likable in comparison to the other books.

I must admit that I wasn't too fond of Chet's character. I was constantly wondering whenever he was going to cross them over. I thought he had wrong intentions. So we took off on the wrong foot I guess. I can't say if he won me over, but I must admit that I don't dislike him as much as I used to.

Book 3 is something entirely else compared to the first two books. This is not something bad if you ask me. It's just a statement that I'm making. I really liked the book and I hope there are more coming. 

About the book: 

  • Author: Brandon Sanderson 
  • Genre: Sci-Fi
  • Themes: Spaceships, friendship, enemies, trust,... 
  • Publisher: Delacorte Press
  • Published:  November 23rd 2021
  • ISBN: 9780399555855
  • Number of pages: 409 pages
  • Rating: * * * *