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ARC Review: To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini

Release Date: September 15th

Summary from Goodreads:

“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 . . .”


I knew that I needed To Sleep in a Sea of Stars in my hands the moment I saw the stunning cover. I also was a fan of the Eragon novels back in the day and wanted to check out Christopher Paolini’s first adult novel.

I rarely read heavy science fiction novels so this 800 paged giant one was intimidating for me. However, from chapter one and Paolini’s writing style I knew that I would love this novel. It was so easy to get sucked into this strange new world he created and root for our main character, Kira Navárez.

Christopher Paolini’s setting and world-building was well-crafted. He also did a great job of creating a varying cast of side characters that kept the story interesting as it unfolded over 800 pages. The plot was original and took twists and turns that made the reading experience thrilling for me.

It was a long novel that took dedication to read but I was never bored when I picked it up. I took a long time reading this one because I did not want this epic story to come to an end.


5 Out of 5 Stars all the way!!! Go request a copy on NetGalley or get it on release day. It is worth the read.

Warning: It does have adult content and violent imagery so I would avoid it if those things are not for you.


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