I really enjoyed this books easy to read story. There were some interesting twits and turns along the way and I'm left looking forward to the next book. If you like writers like Robin Hobb, you're going to like this book.
I liked this book, It had a good plot and a nice grey area between the goodies and the baddies. I suspect it will suit younger readers more than older. It poses an interesting question. Would you chance sacrificing your life for the chance of saving the life of someone you don't know?
I thought that this book had some really good plot lines and some interesting characters in, but that the writer failed to do them justice. Much of the book was stilted and failed to lead the reader from one concept to another. Many of the characters appeared flat and most cases just like one and other. Throughout I felt as though it was leading up to a big climax that just never arrived. However the concept was good and the techno-babble interesting enough to keep the average C.S.I. watcher entertained.
My Kindle says I've hit the 25% mark on this and although it's not often that I give up before I've finished it, but I'm going to have to on this one. I have nothing against the characters though there is nothing about any of the them introduced so far that make me want to know what happens next. I think the biggest problem may lie in context. I know that sometimes it's good to leap right into the action with no background but in a world that is quite obviously so different from our own it probably would have been good to paint the scenery at some point for the readers stumbling helplessly though this book. I can see a little potential for a book like this but feel as though it needs a little more work before it joins the shelves of books I'd recommend to a friend.
I wish I knew that the trilogy existed before I got the first one by itself. If you're dithering about weather you should get the fist one and try it before you go for the others, don't bother. You're going to want to read the second one and the third one anyway. This was quite well written and although for myself I could have used certain things fleshed out a little more, I still enjoyed this book, the characters and plot immensely.