Friday, June 26, 2015

Stone in the Sky (Sequel to Tin Star) by Cecil Castellucci –OPTIONAL

Castellucci, Cecil Stone in the Sky (Sequel to Tin Star) 320 pgs, Roaring Brook Press; 2015. $17.99 Content: Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: PG Violence: PG
Tula has done well for herself alone on the space station by an empty planet. But her past choices are catching up with her and she is going to have to face them, including the dreaded Brother Blue, who destroyed her family. When the planet below the station blooms to life, Tula’s life takes an unexpected turn. She is also torn between romantic interests. Will she be able to survive Brother Blue and his crusade to eradicate her?
I found this one much more enjoyable than the first book, there was finally a change of scenery and was much less claustrophobic. I didn’t feel any closer to the main character and she seemed very detached from the men in her life though the pull between the two seemed to be important. The story has many twists and turns and it felt very long at times. I got a bit lost in all the political snafus involving the status of earth. Due to its complexity this book isn’t quite right for middle school. I am a big fan of sci-fi, but this just isn’t my favorite.

HS- OPTIONAL  Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.

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