Reviewed by Melanie on March 20, 2017
I typically enjoy fantasy books and with the unique format of the book, I hoped this would be one of my favorites. I regret to say that while I enjoyed it, it’s not in my top ten, but is worth the time. I found the romance forced and was irritated by Ezra’s infatuation with Kady. In the beginning of the book he seems hung up and I rolled my eyes at the unrequited love aspect of what I thought would be a fast action story.
The time between the initial attack and the end of the book seemed unnecessarily long. The time jump had me thumbing back to check dates on the transcripts to make sure I was still following along with how long it had been between the interactions.
Overall, the book wasn’t horrible. I especially enjoyed the last 200 pages. The unique format of the book makes it difficult to follow at first, but once you’re adjusted, the story will pull you in and you’ll have a difficult time putting it down.
I enjoyed the quick reads through IMs when trying to get a few pages in here and there. I loved that I was never left hanging trying to finish a long chapter before I would be able to pick up the book again.
Don’t pick it up if you’re hoping for a quick read. At 599 pages, and half of it being life on the ship, this was a slow burn for me.