To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini
Format: ARC provided by Tor Books and audiobook provided by Libro
Pages: 878 // 32h29
Top 3 Genres: Science fiction, Adventure, Adult
My rating: Set it on fire/ If you have nothing else to read/ you need to read it/Run and buy it.
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Hey bookdragons! Today I wanted to tell you about To Sleep in a Sea of Stars, the latest scifi by Christopher Paolini, but, looking at how HUGE this book is, my review would have taken for ever, so I decided to do something a bit different, hope you’ll like it 😉
« Kira Navárez dreamed of life on new worlds.
Now she’s awakened a nightmare.
During a routine survey mission on an uncolonized planet, Kira finds an alien relic. At first she’s delighted, but elation turns to terror when the ancient dust around her begins to move.
As war erupts among the stars, Kira is launched into a galaxy-spanning odyssey of discovery and transformation. First contact isn’t at all what she imagined, and events push her to the very limits of what it means to be human.
While Kira faces her own horrors, Earth and its colonies stand upon the brink of annihilation. Now, Kira might be humanity’s greatest and final hope . . . »
To Sleep in a Sea of Stars aesthetics
What I loved in this book
(+) the very well developed world-building, from how ships can travel faster than light, to human colonization of space and more!
(+) the concept of the Soft Blade, and the relationship Kira builds with it through the pages
(+) the idea of human evolution(s), all the techs we can dream of having in the future, or even body modifications.
(+) exploring how alien societies could work and have evolved
(+) great narrator on the audiobook version!
(+) the open ending, just what I love!
What was less great
(-) there is nothing super original about the entire story, it was pretty classic space opera
(-) Kira was a character I grew to like but she was a bit hard to relate to, as she felt a bit robotic or laking emotion wise (like her boyfriend dies, and she has barely any emotional reaction, I mean life or death situations does not explain all of it)
In a few words
A solid scifi, with a great world-building and lots of interesting aspects, if a bit lacking in terms of originality. I really enjoyed following the path of Kira and the Solf Blade, and if the book was a bit long, at least it was a standalone!
See you for a cup,
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