This book has a lot of problems. The characters are really flat, the narration, and finally it is more about an annoying 16 year old girl then the emergent intelligence.
Think about this as a look into a 16 year old girls life with all the OMGs you could ever want with bad science and wedged somewhere in there is an AI that is learning from... Yeah the 16 year old girl and her parents...
This is a very fun series that has mystery, action, and drama in it.
I am very happy that I found it.
This looks like the beginning of a great series. The physics, units, and ideas are well thought out. The main characters are intelligent and likable. This book does drag while it sets up the entire series. I listened to this book while doing a lot of driving this last weekend and even though I was tired at times it helped to keep me awake.
The description of the book is a little bit misleading and is probably better suited for the entire series even though only the rest of the books can verify that.
This book is a just plain fun. If you like the idea of a giant battle station hammering aliens into little pieces than your going to like this. Ringo follows a different set of characters in this book even though characters from the first book continue to drive the story. The change in perspective helps to keep things fresh. I can't wait for the next one in this series.
I had read the other reviews and had come up with the most insanely stupid plot twists that could make the book horrible... I was close but didn't guess exactly what it was. I did have a moment where I said "REALLY!?!?!"
The constant jumping around and all the different characters kept me second guessing my self as the where they were talking about and who had done what. This book can be in the middle of a conversation and then it jumps to another conversation.
The stories really aren't based on the characters. Instead they are driven by the idea that each story is exploring. This book really looks at the future of society and the green movement after humanity moves towards a carbon neutral footprint.
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