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on March 29, 2014 :
(My review from Goodreads)
I liked the beginning and loved how the story was developing until a certain point; however, I was expecting an epic finale, some huge resolution at the end but it never happened. I think this is due, in part, to the many details and subplots presented brilliantly and evenly throughout the book. It did get a little confusing at times and everything unclear was clarified quickly afterwards; it might have been better if some of the clarifications were saved for the very last chapter.
I liked the writing style ("I am so sorry, Puzzled Reader" was totally heartwarming ;)) and some of the scientific/technical concepts (the UL-6 security was ingenious; would have liked to know a little more about the Vita).
The reason I'm not giving the book full four of five stars is that I don't think that it will, so to say, leave a mark. I'm not going to think about it for weeks after I've read it thinking "Wow! That was a brilliant story!". I would recommend it to friends as a nice, well-written read, but not as a masterpiece.
Finally, I'm happy that I managed to get the book for free (before March 8th) but it would have totally been worth it to buy it too. Good science fiction should be encouraged!
(reviewed 27 days after purchase)