This was a very good read, fast-paced with very good tech, a good and interwoven storyline with excellent twists and turns. I am looking forward, impa..Show More »tiently, to the next sequel.
Before buying Starshine I read a number of reviews, one that caught my attention classified the book as "A Science Fiction Bodice Ripper". At first blush, I would have agreed with that, but then I realized just how chauvinistic that opinion was.
Yes, the book contains the typical amount of requisite sexuality. But to call it a Bodice Ripper simply because it is presented from the Estrogen point of view rather than from the usual Testosterone perspective is indeed simply chauvinistic. OK, she's a bit obsessed with his "strong jawline" but how is that really different from the typical male author's obsession with her shapely figure? Actually I found the turnabout of sexual perspective refreshing and it added a great deal of depth to the characters.
One of the best space opera I have heard. Enjoying the trilogy very much. I am looking forward to continuing the next trilogy on Alex's and Caleb 's a..Show More »dventures. The politics, intrigues and aliens from across the galaxy trying to control the humans in the different planets under the Alliance and the Federation are fantastic! Most enjoyable.
G.S. Jennsen is fast becoming my favourite guilty pleasure. Her books are just so much fun to read.
One criticism I have is that with the exc..Show More »eption of one single planet, almost everything seems to be named after the Greco-Roman culture. It seems very unlikely that our future should draw so heavily on simply one cultural tradition.
On the other hand, the reason I've enjoying these books is because they have a balance of action to thought, technobabble or emotions, plot to character development. It's a fun light read and so that criticism, while valid, doesn't really effect my enjoyment of the books that much.
Ive listened go every book in this series and Ive loved every second of them all. Great narration yet again. I want more. I give this one a 4 for stor..Show More »y only because its building up to a much greater story and i have listened to the 2nd and 3rd book of the original trilogy and know that its going to get even better.