25% interesting plot, 75% first person emo narration. Should be categorized as YA. An editor should do more than correct grammar. A good editor will point out meanderings and repetitiveness, both of which sink this book. About 40% in a began skimming. By 50% I was skimming a lot. I wanted to find out what happened.
Dreadful and it is an insult to Iain Banks to compare this in any way to the Culture series except for his ship names, something this book appropriates. If you like Banks or Reynolds or even The Expanse, give this a hard pass. It in no way measures up, not even close.