What an absolutely stunning, fabulous book!! To Sleep in a Sea of Stars is a story filled with excitement, adventure, surprises, aliens, space ships, sassy AIs, great characters, and a load of other things!
It’s the year 2257, and Kira Navárez accidentally stumbles across an alien relic that turns her world upside down. A dust-like substance begins to crawl over her, and she cannot remove it. It encompasses her entirely, creating a suit (the “xeno”), but one that has a mind of its own, sharing Kira’s body as a host. Kira soon finds herself in a situation where she is racing against the clock, and an army of dangerous aliens to save humans and life as we know it.
So, that was a pretty short description of an 880-page book. But don’t let the length be a deterrent for you! This was an absolutely excellent book. Christopher Paolini created an amazing world with characters that you connect with, and a story that you can’t put down!
I would highly recommend the audio for this one. Jennifer Hale is the narrator, and she did a fabulous job. Her characters are wonderful, and she has a voice that is easy to listen to! There is a computer/AI that keeps calling the humans “meat bags”, and the way she delivers the line every time, it’s just perfect. It was one of the many endearing things that I enjoyed about this book!
Overall, I absolutely loved this book! The story was exciting, action-packed, and amazing! I loved the characters, the mission they were on, and the thrill of being in space! I highly recommend this one!
To Read or Not To Read:
I would recommend To Sleep in a Sea of Stars for readers that enjoy action and adventure in a science fiction space setting! It’s got aliens, sci-fi tech, space ships, new worlds, and still maintains that human aspect that we can all relate to.
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“To Sleep in a Sea of Stars is a brand new epic novel from New York Times bestselling author Christopher Paolini.
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 . . .”
Just the Facts:
To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini
Genre: Science Fiction
Page Count: 880 pages
Publisher: Tor Books
Pub Date: September 15, 2020
I was provided an advanced reader’s copy of this book for free. I am leaving my honest review voluntarily.