Well, where do I begin...
Let’s start with the pluses. And since reviews should help other readers understand is it worth it or not, I’ll try to avoid spoilers, so they can hold their own judgment.
Overall idea of post-apocalyptic world isn’t new but I haven’t quite seen before such a complex mix of robots, aliens, alien tech, insane weapons, genetically modified insects, spaceships and bikers (!) in one place. And mustn’t forget cats!
But that complexity is what have ruined this story which had such promise.
First, the acronyms: WIMP, EntNu, OMW, NBP, WIMP, WIMP-anti-WIMP particle processor engine-whatever-the-heck-that-means... and some of them author explains literally at the end of the book only, I’m not kidding. It is very distracting when you are trying to follow the story only to stumble over one made-up acronym after another.
Second, disjointed and uneven timeline. The whole book is a description of the events of ONE day. It is dragging and dragging, albeit filled with action, I’ll give you that, but still. And then suddenly at 97% that day finishes and author throws you directly to some days later, wraps up quickly “oh, this happened and that happened, goodbye!” Wait a second, what was exactly in between that first day and three days later??
There’s no transition and it is jarring.
Overall, next time I’ll wait for the book to come out first and read reviews instead of pre-ordering on impulse based on the cover (guilty guilty, but cats are cool:))