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...
  • Crazy4Books
    I need this book in my life so bad. Who do I sell my soul to for a copy.
  • 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.”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀...
  • Adah Udechukwu
    Blood of a Thousand Stars was an excellent sequel
  • 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....
  • Kayla
    I guess I liked this slightly better than the first book but it's still not my favrouite and I feel the book overall has a few flaws.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Rachel Strolle
    ugh but i want like 60 more books in this series
  • mylibraryofdreams
    Persönliche MeinungIch halte es kurz:Wieso ich diesen Band überhaupt lesen wollte, weiss ich selber nicht. Wahrscheinlich, weil mir das Cover gefiel und weil ich mir in der Zwischenzeit Band eins schöngeredet habe.Ohne grosse Lust habe ich angefangen und mir ist fast das Gesicht eingeschlafen. Ich hatte einfach null Interessen für die Schicksale von Aly, Rhee und Kara.Nach etwa 170 Seiten musste ich springen. Habe dazwischen ein paar Seiten g...
  • Helen
    Excellent narration. This didn’t hold my attention in the same way as book one.
  • 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...
  • Jenny
    2.5/5 Stars
  • Marhaba Gul
    When that didn’t work she started to pound on his chest with closed fists. “I just got you back.” She felt tears welling up, but she wouldn’t cry. If she cried, she would be admitting this was real, that this nightmare would come true. The cruelty in this scene... it broke me!
  • 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...
  • Jenny
    1970-01-01 zurück in dem großen Universum der Herrscherin der Tausend Sterne Welt: Der Krieg steht direkt vor der Haustür und an seiner Spitze Nero, ein Machthungriger Choleriker der alle versklaven will. Und womit? Mit dem Überschreiber, der es möglich macht die Würfel aller unschuldigen Zivilisten mit den Erinnerungen zu ersetzen, die Nero für diese erschafft. Und genau drei Parteien versuchen ihn davo...
  • Callie Wonderwood
    Der spannende Kampf um die Macht im Universum geht weiterRhee, zukünftige Herrscherin von Kalu, steht vor Erzfeind Nero, dem Medienstar, der sie ermorden lassen wollte. Schließt sie einen Deal mit ihm oder entlarvt sie Neros perfide Absichten und entfesselt somit einen Krieg, den sie im Alleingang kaum gewinnen kann? Doch am anderen Ende des Universums plant Aly, Rhees gesuchter vermeintlicher Mörder, Nero zu töten, sobald sich die Gelegenhei...