Last year, I fell in love with TIN STAR by Cecil Castellucci. Thus, I cannot wait to read the sequel STONE IN THE SKY, which comes out next month (on the 24th).
Upon finishing TIN STAR, I said, "There is romance in TIN STAR, though it is rarely a focus. I did, however, truly love the romance and wish that there was more time for it to be explored. I understand that it wasn't the focus of TIN STAR, but I would adore a sequel. I know I've been clamoring for more standalones, and now that I've got them, I keep falling in love and wanting sequels. TIN STAR tells one heck of a story about a teen girl stranded in space."
Here is the publisher's blurb for that sequel:
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 ever since.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.