Review: ReDawn by Brandon Sanderson and Janci Patterson

Series: Skyward #2.2
Authors: Brandon Sanderson and Janci Patterson
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Released: October 26, 2021
Received: Own

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ReDawn is the second novella set inside the Skyward universe, created by Brandon Sanderson. Working alongside Sanderson for these novellas (of which there will be at least three!) is Janci Patterson.

ReDawn is set following the adventures of Starsight and Sunreach (the first novella in the series). If you’ve been curious about what has been happening to the other characters in the series, then these are a must-read!

Alanik risked everything when she left her home planet – with the intention of using the pilot opportunity to steal a warp drive for her people. Instead, she crashed on the last world inhabited by humans.

Naturally, she wasn’t too pleased about being kept in a coma for quite some time. Now she’s active once again, and that means she’s back to fighting for her people. If only they were willing to do the same.

“Don’t trust their lies. Don’t trust their false peace.”

Guys, I don’t know why – but I was SO surprised to hear that we’d be getting a novella from Alanik’s perspective! Not that I’m complaining. ReDawn is a fantastic read, especially if you’re hoping to learn a bit more about the other alien races in the universe.

Alanik’s world is…fascinating. I could read full novels about her world and still not get enough of it. Just the hints we’ve seen have grabbed my curiosity, and it isn’t going to be letting go anytime soon!

I also adored seeing other characters make an appearance in this novella, though I won’t spoil it by talking about which characters (though I imagine active readers of the series would probably be able to guess?).

Overall, this was a fun and dramatic addition to the series. I’m going to be really curious to see how much of an impact this plot has on the main storyline. I’m also more interested than ever about what is happening to Spensa.

Next up is Cytonic, which is set to drop on November 23rd. So we’re almost there! The next novella will be following the events of that book, and I’m super curious for news on that front.

About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, reader, and much more. While my photography blog is feeling a bit neglected at the moment, the other sites I'm involved in are going strong. ✧I review books, comics, and basically anything else in the literary world over at Quirky Cat's Fat Stacks (of Books). ✧I review comics and books, as well as write content for Word of the Nerd. ✧I review comics for Monkeys Fighting Robots. ✧I write content for Screen Rant and CBR. ✧I write book reviews for The Review Crew.
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