I received a review copy from the author for an unbiased review.
It's been a while since I read a 'hard sci-fi' book, and I must say it was a pleasant break from all the YA Dystopian I've listened to lately. The narration was top-notch, the characters were interesting, and the whole set-up reminded me a bit of Star Trek (which I'm a huge fan of): an exploration ship that will go where no-one has gone before. If you like classic sci-fi and lots of action and excitement, definitely pick this one up. It's the beginning of an entire series, by the way :)
I liked this book, but I wasn't blown away by it. It started out really well, what with mysteries and angels and all, and then somewhere halfway through, it was suddenly all about Violet fawning over Lincoln, then Phoenix, then Lincoln again, and it was all kind of predictable, but entertaining. I did like the fact that the author has clearly researched angel lore and all the ranks that angels might belong to. I might pick up the next book in the series, but I'm not sure yet. I liked the narration a lot! Cool to see they picked an Aussie narrator for this one, since the author is also from Australia.
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