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Stone in the sky
Castellucci, Cecil, 1969-
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2015.
Physical Description:
311 pages : illustration ; 22 cm
"In this follow-up to TIN STAR, the desolate planet below the Yertina Feray space station is discovered to have overwhelming amounts of an invaluable resource, which suddenly makes the station a major player in intergalactic politics"--
General Note:
Sequel to: Tin star.

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Y FICTION Young Adult Fiction Open Shelf
Y FICTION Young Adult Fiction Young Adult

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Brother Blue.
His name, even the color, filled me with a furious fire of pure hatred.

Years ago, Tula Bane was beaten and left for dead on a remote space station far from Earth, her home planet. She started with nothing and had no one, but over time, she found a home, a family, and even love. When it's discovered that the abandoned planet beneath the station is abundant with a rare and valuable resource, aliens from across the galaxy race over to strike it rich. With them comes trouble, like the man who nearly killed Tula years ago--the man she has dreamed of destroying eversince.

In this sequel to Tin Star , Cecil Castellucci takes readers on an extraordinary adventure through space in a thrilling and thoughtful exploration of what it means to love, to hate, and to be human.

Author Notes

Cecil Castellucci is the two-time MacDowell fellow and award winning author of many books and graphic novels for young people, including Tin Star (a 2015 Sunburst Award winner), Boy Proof , The Plain Janes , First Day on Earth , The Year of the Beasts , and Star Wars: Moving Target - A Princess Leia Adventure .

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

This sequel to Tin Star (2014) finds our intrepid Tula Bane making the best of life aboard the lowly Yertina Feray space station. But when a nearby planet turns up a rare, valuable resource, the station becomes swarmed with futuristic forty-niners. This brings back the evil Brother Blue and forces Tula to leave the station for the first time in years. What she finds are the Wanderers itinerant humans longing for a return to Earth as well as a reminder of what it means to feel for others. Though the story is heavied by topics like politics, economics, and taxes, Tula remains a rip-roaring protagonist, and her love triangle with human Reza and alien Tournour is fresh and unusual.--Kraus, Daniel Copyright 2015 Booklist

School Library Journal Review

Gr 9 Up-In the sequel to Tin Star (Roaring Brook, 2014), readers catch up with Tula Bane after she flees the Yertina Feray space station following Brother Blue's arrival with the Imperium forces and must hitchhike around the galaxy. Tula searches for evidence of her nemesis Brother Blue's crimes, warns groups of Human Wanderers of his duplicity, and attempts to stay in contact with her long-lost friends Reza and Caleb, and her potential alien lover, Tournour, who is back on the Yertina Feray. In wordy prose that teens unfamiliar with adult science fiction may find difficult to keep up with, Castellucci weaves a tale of intergalactic politics, intrigue, war, and love. The potential interspecies romance between Tula and Tournour is a fascinating look at diversity in a sci-fi setting. Their relationship grows and changes as both characters face many challenges attempting to simply stay alive. Although the romance is important to the story, it is not always at the forefront of Tula's mind. When faced with space pirates, deadly Imperium soldiers, and forced servitude, the heroine doesn't have much time to think about love. A great book for readers who enjoy traditional science fiction titles.-Eden Grey, Kenton County Public Library, KY (c) Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.