Blood of a Thousand Stars (Empress of a Thousand Skies, #2) by Rhoda Belleza

Blood of a Thousand Stars (Empress of a Thousand Skies, #2)

EmpressWith a revolution brewing, Rhee is faced with a choice: make a deal with her enemy, Nero, or denounce him and risk losing her crown.FugitiveFramed assassin Alyosha has one goal in mind: kill Nero. But to get his revenge, Aly may have to travel back to the very place he thought he’d left forever—home.PrincessKara knows that a single piece of technology located on the uninhabitable planet Wraeta may be the key to remembering—and erasin...

Details Blood of a Thousand Stars (Empress of a Thousand Skies, #2)

TitleBlood of a Thousand Stars (Empress of a Thousand Skies, #2)
Release DateFeb 20th, 2018
GenreYoung Adult, Science Fiction, Fantasy

Reviews Blood of a Thousand Stars (Empress of a Thousand Skies, #2)

  • Jasmine from How Useful It Is
    About: Blood of a Thousand Stars is a young adult fantasy written by Rhoda Belleza. It was recently published on 2/20/18 by Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Random House, paperback, 358 pages. The genres are young adult, science fiction, and fantasy. This book is intended for readers ages 12 and up, grades 7 and up. My Experience: I started reading Blood of a Thousand Stars on 3/26/18 and finished it on 4/6/18. The final installment of Empress of...
  • Ricky
    I can't believe how much I loved the first book.I refuse to believe this sequel will be the last.But apparently it is. And while this final book does provide more than enough closure to its predecessor, it's still...another duology? Really? I'm not a big fan of this particular trend.But for this pair of books from Rhoda Belleza, she's got a couple of great stories here, loaded with engaging characters, on-point social commentary, and knocks on ou...
  • Sue (Hollywood News Source)
    “Something inside Rhiannon rose up; the thing that made her who she was, whether it was pride or stubbornness or her soul, she couldn’t say, but it was like a power, pulsing inside her, waking her up from this nightmare, telling her there was still a way.”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀...
  • Sara Saif
    The best thing I can come up with right now is that this book, this duology was adorable. The world, the characters, the story, they were all adorable. What I mean by that is I enjoyed these books and had a pretty decent time but great as they were, they weren’t memorable. I wish there were more books in this series because these two were solid.I read the first book in February last year but to my surprise and pleasure I remembered quite a bit....
  • Mel Anie
    Too many mixed feelings. This wasn't a bad book. It was problematic. Some ideas of this book appeared dropped in process and confusing. It was hard to follow explanation of something complex in just three short sentences, especially due to technological aspects of this sci-fi read. More to come in a full review! ____________________Am I the only one who thinks that this cover looks so much like a cover of one of the albums by Nicki Minaj? Up clo...
  • MsArdychan
    Please Note: I received an advance audio copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This did not influence the opinions of my review in any way.When I saw that the audio book of Blood of a Thousand Stars, by Rhonda Belleza, was available for review, I got really excited. I had Empress of a Thousand Skies but had not read it yet. So I quickly read the first book in preparation for the audio book. While I loved the first...
  • Mila
    This is pretty much the equivalent of the "Episode I - The Phantom Menace" and I mean it in the worst way possible. But it's still an improvement from the first book so there's that. The characters are all unlikable, the pacing is a mess and the action in some places bored me to death. Also actual plot who? But for some reason I just don't feel the same hatred I did towards the first book. I guess I burned out already at the ripe age of 21.I do r...
  • Rachel Strolle
    ugh but i want like 60 more books in this series
  • Laura (bbliophile)
    I absolutely adored the first book in this series, Empress of a Thousand Skies. I loved the plot, the world, the characters, the writing, I loved everything. So of course I had to request an ARC of Blood of a Thousand Stars, and I was absolutely over the moon when I was accepted, so of course I dove straight into it.Sadly, I had a lot of trouble getting into the book. The world in this book is quite complicated, especially when it comes to the po...
  • USOM
    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)This was OMG amazing. If I thought I was in love with the first and its technology and Aly/Kara plotline, this is even better. I loved the ethical conflicts, Kara, Aly, Rhee and all these new side charaacters. It kept me up at night even after I finished the book thinking WOW. This was entirely stunning.
  • Shelley
    *Source* Library*Genre* Young Adult, Fantasy*Rating* 3.5*Thoughts*Blood of a Thousand Skies is conclusion to the Empress of a Thousand Skies duology. Story picks up right where the first installment left off. The story features four distinctive characters: Kara, Aly, Rhiannon, and Nero. As the story opens, Princess Josselyn Ta'an, who was thought to be dead, is actually alive and living under the name Kara. Since the sister she doesn't remember a...
  • Bickazer
    Where do I even begin with this? I don't know. I feel like I should type up a formal review but I'm out of practice and my feels just cannot be contained. So apologies, this is just going to be some random (and probably really long) splooge. I'll try to avoid spoilers, but it might be difficult.To be perfectly honest, I came into Blood of a Thousand Stars with pretty low expectations. I'm used to YA authors dropping the ball when it comes to sequ...
  • jess (bibliophilicjester)
    I think...4.25 stars. I want to go 4.5, but I still have some questions, and there were a few things I didn't like enough to drop the rating a bit. If that makes sense. Anyway. I don't know how to mark spoilers on my phone, so for now, just be warned that spoilers will happen!! I'll update this once I can edit it on my iPad. I shall start with dislikes:• Miscommunication plotlines. Far too much of it omg! I'm okay with it sometimes, but this wa...
  • Mónica Bustamante Wagner
    Wow! I loved this sequel. There are murder plots, sacrifices, revenge, unpredictable twists (I I specially liked the last twist—but I won’t spoil it!), and very interesting and original technology (this is one of the reasons why I really liked the world-building). Also the character development is well done—how the characters evolve. It was interesting to see how the different POVs showed what was happening simultaneously around the solar s...
  • Bethany
    I think I may have liked this one better than the first one! There was maybe too much teen angsty romance for my taste, but I am decidedly NOT the intended audience. There are hints at social commentary, lots of "what if" questions about brainwashing of a large group of people, who does the military serve (the people, or the leaders of the people?), etc. If the romances had been removed or reduced, this could almost read as an adult Science Ficti...
  • Jeremy Martin
    "When was that pearl a speck of dirt? Where did one end and the other start? When did one become the other?"Emotion was welling up in Kara, powerful and unaccountable. "Maybe they were always both." In the sequel to Empress of a Thousand Skies, I found some of my dislikes from the previous installment carrying over into this novel. While this book was beautiful and intriguing in all the right areas, I'm not sure it improved drastically from earli...
  • Megan Verhagen
    The only reason I didn’t give this book five out of five stars was because I felt like the last third or so of the book was a bit rushed. The entire first two thirds of the book were fantastic. The writing and plot held up to the standard that Belleza set in the first book, and the character evolution was fantastic. I just wish the book had ended with Nero obtaining the overrighter and that the entire plot for Rhee and Kara/Joss to merge their ...
  • Stacy Fetters
    "I don’t like any version of my past, not even the imaginary ones."Don't forget to check out A Court of Coffee and Books on February 16th!! We'll be giving away an arc!! Empress of a Thousand Skies left us with our heart in our throats and many unanswered questions. None of us were sure what to do with our lives after being crushed with an ending like that. Then this beauty shows up on my doorstep and the world rights itself and I get sick. But...
  • Jennifer
    This series had such promise. But, it’s piecemeal. The author doesn’t weave important bits of information into the story, she just hurls them at you when they are needed. She doesn’t create a timeline or a map, she just has people ending up on different planets with no explanation of how they got there, and always bumping into the same handful of characters, despite it being a vast and populous universe. She also throws in characters random...
  • Danielle Cintron
    I feel like I never pay attention when I’m reading this series. My review should not be taken as a serious review. I’m always distracted when I listen to this.
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  • Gretal
    this felt kinda queerbaity?