To Sleep in a Sea of Stars
Updated: Jul 13, 2021
Rating - ⭐⭐⭐⭐
"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 is a brand new adult sci-fi novel by Christopher Paolini, the author behind Eragon.
So, aside from the ending that felt like a fever dream, this was a solid sci-fi read.
Despite the length of this and constant repetition of plot points, I didn't feel like it was a slow read at all. While I wasn't overly attached to many of the characters, I did rather like Falconi, Gregorovich, and Itari.
I'm not sure about how the author is going to further expand the universe and think that this could have easily been a standalone novel (even in spite of the weird ending).
If you are willing to brave all 800+ pages of this novel, you may enjoy this. I would give a guarantee as this is rather repetitive, but I would say give it a shot.