Partial Book Review: To Sleep in A Sea of Stars

tsiasosTitle: To Sleep in A Sea of Stars

Author: Christopher Paolini

Pub. Date: September 15, 2020

Rating: TBD

It was supposed to be a routine research mission on an uncolonized planet. But when xenobiologist Kira Navárez finds an alien relic beneath the surface of the world, the outcome transforms her forever and will alter the course of human history.

Her journey to discover the truth about the alien civilization will thrust her into the wonders and nightmares of first contact, epic space battles for the fate of humankind, and the farthest reaches of the galaxy.

This will be a short spoiler free review and thank you NetGalley for providing a free partial copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I went into this book expecting to love it and hate it. Love it because it’s everything I want in SF book, hate it because I only have a partial eARC and I don’t know if there will be full ARCs. I also went in expecting to be super mad, again, because I don’t have the whole book.

Let me tell you, the wait until September is going to kill me, because I need to know what happens next. Like a desperate, aching need.

Christopher Paolini has written the book I’ve wanted for a long time. It feels so much like some of my absolutely favorite Sci-Fi TV Shows – Farscape, Stargate…

In fact, the way this partial eARC left off, it gave me serious Stargate Universe vibes, and the non-ending (if you’ve seen the show, that might be a slight spoiler) to that show still drives me mad. The only consolation is that, there is more to this book, I just have to wait for it. Which, honestly, doesn’t console me much, because I’m dying with how the partial ended.

Y’all, what I did read was so good, so captivating and I was instantly sucked into this world he created. There was a moment in this, that I legitimately stopped breathing while I was reading. The action was so tense, so emotional, and the outcome of that scene is – well, I don’t want to spoil, but it had my heart pounding.

I really like Kira and how she’s this pawn in a much bigger plan and isn’t really thrilled with how events turn out for her. I’m so anxious to see how this continues, because where this partial ARC ends, I’m dying to know. I NEED to know.

I’m sure exactly how much of the book I’ve read, I know it’s long, but judging how I felt and the emotions I went through with just this partial, come September I might be wrecked.

Since I haven’t read the full book yet, I’m giving this a 3.5 – rounding up for rating sake, but I have no doubt that this is going to be a 5star read from me, and something I read over and over. I’ve loved everything I’ve read so far and I’m still a massive Christopher Paolini fan.

6 thoughts on “Partial Book Review: To Sleep in A Sea of Stars

    1. I usually hate excerpts (though this was longer than an excerpt). I’ll sometimes request them on NetGalley, just because they help boost my reviewer rating, but usually I’m left with wanting more. Then the waiting sucks. I honestly didn’t expect to be approved for this, but I would have found some way to read it regardless because I’m too damn excited for this book.
      I hope you enjoy it!


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