Stone in the Sky (Tin Star, #2)

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  • Hardcover
  • 313 pages
  • Stone in the Sky (Tin Star, #2)
  • Cecil Castellucci
  • English
  • 10 February 2017
  • 1596437766

Stone in the Sky (Tin Star, #2) In This Thrilling Follow Up To Tin Star, Tula Will Need To Rely On Than Just Her Wits To Save Her Only Home In The SkyAfter Escaping Death A Second Time, Tula Bane Is Now Even Thirstier For Revenge She Spends Much Of Her Time In The Tin Star Caf On The Yertina Feray The Space Station She Calls Home But When It S Discovered That The Desolate And Abandoned Planet Near The Station Has High Quantities Of A Precious Resource, The Once Sleepy Space Station Becomes A Major Player In Intergalactic Politics In The Spirit Of The Gold Rush, Aliens From All Over The Galaxy Race To Cash In Including Tula S Worst Enemy

10 thoughts on “Stone in the Sky (Tin Star, #2)

  1. Cecil says:

    I wrote it I talked to an astronaut for research

  2. Anya says:

    I struggled with the first book, but this one was MUCH better I couldn t put it down, I accidentally read until 3 am the first night There is a lot of action and romance and exploration and it rocks The only main complaint is the writing style is so choppy and disconnected still which annoys me Also there is a love triangle though there is minimal angst about it.

  3. Kristen says:

    This and other reviews on my site, My Friends Are FictionThe Story Stone in the Sky picked up with Tula on Yertina Feray she is well acclimated to her environment though she is living with a good amount of guilt over the events in the last novel, Tin Star The first book was slow paced and focused a great amount of how Tula s life had developed on this lonely space station In this novel the action picks up and there was less time on her interactions with others though that was still a main th This and other reviews on my site, My Friends Are FictionThe Story Stone in the Sky picked up with Tula on Yertina Feray she is well acclimated to her environment though she is living with a good amount of guilt over the events in the last novel, Tin Star The first book was slow paced and focused a great amount of how Tula s life had developed on this lonely space station In this novel the action picks up and there was less time on her interactions with others though that was still a main theme We got to travel off of Yertina Feray and see other planets which I thought was done beautifully.Castellucci knows how to create a vivid and realistic otherworldly environment Her alien races were well thought out and easy to visualize as being a real entity in the universe Because we are traveling around other planets and experiencingaction on Tula s journey the pacing was faster in this novel than the first and it felt slightlyscience fiction based I thought all the details like a space elevator were wonderfully approached and seemingly based on research.The writing style was still quiet yet powerful and loaded with emotion I was impressed with how easily Castellucci was able to jump from Tula s internal dialog to an action sequence My only complaint with this novel and I think ending to the series was that the ending felt very rushed to me I could have read another book dedicated to the last third of this book and been much happier I wanteddepth and detail The ending felt a bit too wrapped up nicely.The Characters Tula was still the central theme of the novel and we get to experience her growth evenin this novel I adored Tula in the first book and evenin this sequel I felt her character arc was beautifully executed I feel that my main draw to these two book was my appreciation for the author s ability to create such a well rounded, relatable character in an otherworldly environment.Tula was still close to her special alien, Tournour I adored their relationship and how each character brought out strengths in the other We get to learnabout Tournour s past which I loved My only issue was that I read the first book so long ago I had trouble recalling what he looked like so while reading I had a blank spot for him in my mind s eye I plan on doing a reread of the two novels back to back and figure I ll have an evenintense emotional response.Of course Brother Blue was prominent in this novel and once again I loathed him though I was able to maybe, just maybe see the tiniest bit of why he was the way he was As much as I can t stand him I would love to read a novella focused on him in his earlier years I think that could be very interesting.Final Thoughts I am so impressed with both Tin Star and Stone in the Sky I think that Castellucci is a very talented writer and that fans of character driven stories and science fiction will enjoy these books

  4. Steven R. McEvoy says:

    I read this book about 6 months before its release date It was an absolutely incredible read It was my 3rd favorite read in 2014 out of 187 books I have said it before but with every book by Cecil Castellucci that I read I amimpressed This one was amazing Literally I finished it and started reading it again at a slower pace to savor it because the first time I could not pause and raced through the book to finish the story One of the greatest strengths of Castellucci s writing is her I read this book about 6 months before its release date It was an absolutely incredible read It was my 3rd favorite read in 2014 out of 187 books I have said it before but with every book by Cecil Castellucci that I read I amimpressed This one was amazing Literally I finished it and started reading it again at a slower pace to savor it because the first time I could not pause and raced through the book to finish the story One of the greatest strengths of Castellucci s writing is her strong female characters In this case we return to the story of Tula Bane I thought the first book in the series had plot twists and unexpected turns, this second part of the story make it look like a walk in the park Tula is now a wandering human alone in space, trying to warn other humans and still intent on seeking revenge But she is also finding that her path is a different one than she expected This story is a strange mix of revenge, love, family and some sense of redemption of justice I know I plan on going back and rereading both books back to back again The writing is incredible It is an excellent read and if you have not picked up the first book give it a try Read the review on my blog Book Reviews and More As well as an author profile and interview with Cecil Castellucci

  5. Hope says:

    I LOVED Tin Star, it was the perfect science fiction book and this sequel did not disappoint There s a little bit of everything in it, space travel, adventure, revenge, and romance I highly recommend both books

  6. Lindsay says:

    Abandoned and left for dead on a remote space station, no one expected Tula Bane to survive Yet over time, she sound friends, family, and even love When it s discovered that the desolate planet beneath the station is verdant with a rare, invaluable resource, aliens from across the galaxy rave over, including Brother Blue, the man who nearly killed Tula years ago The man she has dreamed of destroying ever since But Tula needs him alive to ensure the protection of the Human Wanderers who hitch Abandoned and left for dead on a remote space station, no one expected Tula Bane to survive Yet over time, she sound friends, family, and even love When it s discovered that the desolate planet beneath the station is verdant with a rare, invaluable resource, aliens from across the galaxy rave over, including Brother Blue, the man who nearly killed Tula years ago The man she has dreamed of destroying ever since But Tula needs him alive to ensure the protection of the Human Wanderers who hitch from spaceship to spaceship Without her leadership, they are as sure as dead Mired in an intergalactic power struggle and town between two loves, Tula must tread carefully to save those in her care, and the lives of Humans throughout the galaxies Stone in the Sky, like its predecessor, explores what it is to be Human, what it is to struggle to find your place in the world and among the stars It explores what home is, whether it be a person or a place, and how much Humans crave having a place to call their own.It s beenthan a year since Tula became the only Human on Yertina Feray again More than a year since Brother Blue tried to kill her, again, when she threatened to expose his con More than a year since she finally found her place on the station But Brother Blue would always be a threat as long as he was alive, and now that he s returned, Tula s forced to fight back again It s not as easy this time She struggles eventhan before, searching, waiting She s still resourceful, still smart, still Tula But this journey seems so much harder on her.What was refreshing about the first book was the lack of romance Years apart from Humans, Tula had no idea how to react around them, but they made her feel again Made her feel Human again She didn t want it, didn t want to be vulnerable again, but she still craved being around them She wasn t as alone with them around There s just as much romance here, but this time around I longed for it Because the story continues, I wantedof it After the first book I wanted her to be happy, and she was, but that would never last After Tin Star, only part of Tula s story had been told The romance here makes me happy Tula is torn because both give her something she s needed after years of being alone Both make her feel Because of the story, because of Tula, it works.There s a lot to be said about the resiliency of Humans, about our ways of continuing on and coming together in times of great hardship About how manipulative and sneaky we can be Our greatest traits and worst flaws come together to show what imperfect creatures we are This duology has been such a journey, it couldn t have ended better I received an advance copy of this title to review from Raincoast Books

  7. Brenna says:

    As much as I enjoyed Tin Star last year, the ending left me feeling like I needed and wanted somethingto the story Fortunately for me, Stone in the Sky quickly followed and as a sequel it absolutely delivered in every way I hoped it would.Reasons to Read 1 Incredible world building While Tin Star introduced us to a breathtaking sci fi world, Stone in the Sky fills us in on all the details Tula ends up leaving the Yertina Feray and we get to explore the galaxy with her as she embarks o As much as I enjoyed Tin Star last year, the ending left me feeling like I needed and wanted somethingto the story Fortunately for me, Stone in the Sky quickly followed and as a sequel it absolutely delivered in every way I hoped it would.Reasons to Read 1 Incredible world building While Tin Star introduced us to a breathtaking sci fi world, Stone in the Sky fills us in on all the details Tula ends up leaving the Yertina Feray and we get to explore the galaxy with her as she embarks on a continuation of her adventure And this is where the story really shines, because it becomes clear that while there are only two relatively short books in the Tin Star series, Cecil has clearly put in a significant amount of time with creating and developing a world in which Tula s stories take place.2 Huge revelations for the plot Tula had her own theories about Brother Blue and the Human colonies as set out in Tin Star, but I really appreciate a story that clearly follows up on those questions and provides some answers We don t get to find out everything, but the story is certainly resolved and satisfying I had so many questions while reading the first book and I was so pleased to see they were answered in Stone in the Sky Butimportantly, I loved how thoughtful and complex the story was.3 A thoughtful look at humanity Tula often considers and compares Humans to the other aliens she encounters She s a thoughtful character, and her responses and comments on other species are truly fascinating This comparison also serves a purpose as it revealsabout humanity and Tula s own character We can see how we take certain traits for granted, which are not shared by other alien species And interestingly, this revealsabout why Tula has reacted in such a way to the events in her life Cecil Castelluci writes brilliant sci fi books, and while these are not the most action oriented books they are some of the most thought provoking and complex YA books available They are written beautifully and feature lovely prose and subtle ideas incorporated within the overarching story I would advise readers that this is not a fast paced series, so readers should not expect that nor turn to the Tin Star books for that type of read These are books that can be read at a slower pace, in order to be truly appreciated and so as to not miss any of the fine details ARC received from publisher for review no other compensation was received

  8. ExLibris_Kate says:

    I loved being back on Yertina Feray, and Stone In The Sky was a wonderful continuation of a book I really enjoyed Once again, the world of the space station, with its multiple alien species and sometime dangerous blending of cultures, formed a world in which I could immerse myself Tula survived the ordeals of book one, but I knew that she would have manystruggles ahead of her It was inevitable that Tula would have to confront Brother Blue and, in fact, she wants that Despite her quiet I loved being back on Yertina Feray, and Stone In The Sky was a wonderful continuation of a book I really enjoyed Once again, the world of the space station, with its multiple alien species and sometime dangerous blending of cultures, formed a world in which I could immerse myself Tula survived the ordeals of book one, but I knew that she would have manystruggles ahead of her It was inevitable that Tula would have to confront Brother Blue and, in fact, she wants that Despite her quiet and comfortable life on Yertina Feray, Tula has never let go of that need to revenge There is a lot of unexpected travel and politics in Stone In The Sky Tula must leave the station to find answers and what she finds provides quite the twist, but she is still able to stay connected to the beings who supported her on the station Along with Brother Blue, she finds others from her past that I thought for sure we wouldn t see again after book one and those surprises kept the story flowing quite nicely.Tula really grew in this book In fact, whether it was intentional or not, I saw a parallel between Tula s growth and the growth of the colony on Quint it was hard work, there were setbacks, but it lead to something so much better in the end I can t say enough about how much I loved the journey she takes, as well She meets wanderers who never set foot on any type of planet, pirates, and ruthless politicians They all have a role to play in Tula s life in this book Because it was so unique, I feel like I should address the love triangle, but hear me out, those of you that hate them This was not two boys fighting over a girl who just can t seem to make a decision This was 100% about what Tula needed and wanted, and that is where the decision stayed Perhaps because the two romantic interests were of different species, it made it less conventional, but this is not your typical YA love triangle in any way Of course, I had a favorite, but I really would have been ok either way, because there was only one choice in the end, and I really believed that Tula was doing what was right for herself Tula s agency really made the ending so wonderful that I felt intensely satisfied when I closed the book Stone In The Sky was thrilling, interesting, full of suspense and intensely yet subtly romantic I enjoyed it so, so much and I think that this quiet science fiction duology deserves your attention

  9. Christa Seeley says:

    This review originally posted at More Than Just MagicIt was so easy to slide back into the dark and dangerous world of Tula Bane and her life on the Yertina Feray.In Tin Star, the first book in this series, Tula was struggling to survive Left for dead she was alone, with absolutely nothing on a strange hunk of metal in the sky A hunk of metal which wasn t particularly friendly towards humans But survive she did In fact she didthan survive she thrived She moved up through the social This review originally posted at More Than Just MagicIt was so easy to slide back into the dark and dangerous world of Tula Bane and her life on the Yertina Feray.In Tin Star, the first book in this series, Tula was struggling to survive Left for dead she was alone, with absolutely nothing on a strange hunk of metal in the sky A hunk of metal which wasn t particularly friendly towards humans But survive she did In fact she didthan survive she thrived She moved up through the social hierarchies of the Yertina Feray and bided her time, collecting favours and information, so that one day she would be able to take down her nemesis, Brother Blue.I really admire Tula Bane She s not the chosen one or anything fancy like that She s just a girl But she has personality, drive and a will to survive and something tells me that might count forin the long run than if you happened to be the chosen one And I find her easy to sympathize with, because when it comes to difficult decisions, she doesn t always know what to do She can be indecisive, or stubborn or simply confused Simply put, she s human Which makes her the most compelling thing in this novel, despite being surrounded by aliens and spaceships This is a huge compliment since I love to read about aliens and spaceships I don t want to say too much about the plot of Stone in the Sky, partially because it s the second book in the series, but also because I think it s best to go into this story knowing as little as possible Castellucci has worked her magic once again and created a brilliant, intricately layered story and the best experience is traveling through it, not knowing what s behind the corner up ahead And this story is wrapped up in the haunting prose I gushed over in my review of Tin Star Castellucci s writing is poetic and haunting It s full of the kind of quotes that make you stop reading and pause for a moment, just so you can truly appreciate them If you re the kind of person who marks up their books have your highlighters and sticky notes ready If you re a science fiction fan I can t recommend the Tin Star series enough It s beautiful and captivating and full of adventure This is one sequel that doesn t disappoint

  10. Kathy Martin says:

    This sequel to TIN STAR begins shortly after the actions in that book Tula Bane is living on the space station, the Yertina Feray, and has opened a water, sweets and salts store which welcomes aliens of all kinds While Tournour, the alien sheriff and Tula s love, has been good at keeping the station under the radar of the new Imperium, things change when a ship crashes on Quint, the planet the station orbits, and discovers alin Alin is a pollen that is very scarce and very much in demand amon This sequel to TIN STAR begins shortly after the actions in that book Tula Bane is living on the space station, the Yertina Feray, and has opened a water, sweets and salts store which welcomes aliens of all kinds While Tournour, the alien sheriff and Tula s love, has been good at keeping the station under the radar of the new Imperium, things change when a ship crashes on Quint, the planet the station orbits, and discovers alin Alin is a pollen that is very scarce and very much in demand among all sorts of aliens This discovery initiates a rush and draws the attention of the Imperium.The first official from the Imperium to arrive is Tula s enemy Brother Blue Brother Blue wants Tula dead because she is one of the few who know that Brother Blue is running a scam He says that he has settled five planets with human outposts but Tula knows there are no settlements Tula is forced to flee from the station to save her life.Tula wanders the galaxy looking for her friend Caleb For his safety, she had sent him to the edge of the galaxy where he intended to recruit help to improve Earth s place in the government of the worlds Along the way, she finds groups of humans who are called Wanderers They were among the first groups to leave Earth and are not allowed back Tula tries to convince them to avoid Brother Blue s attempts to recruit them as colonists for his worlds.Tula finally finds her way back to the Yertina Feray and Quint but she still has to deal with Brother Blue who still wants her dead Tula also has to decide between her love for Tournour and her love for Reza, a human who was the one who discovered alin on Quint She has to finally decide what future she sees for herself after spending years wanting only revenge on Brother Blue.This was an interesting science fiction story This one still had lots of different alien species but less emphasis was placed on Tula interacting with them andemphasis was placed on the bigger political problems.Fans of science fiction will enjoy this one but should definitely read TIN STAR first