Just an avid reader. Mostly SF/Fantasy, some hobbies, paranormal, urban fantasy and lighter, fluffier things.
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Well sort of a review. I've had this sitting in my currently reading well after I finished it, mulling over what to say.
It's a damn good book and excellent science fiction. The basis of the tv series The Expanse -- which I have not watched and want to read further in series before starting.
Two things had it languishing on the TBR pile for quite a while -- wasn't sure how dark/horror it was (partly from seeing tv series trailers) and the number of POVs.
It's not horror in the sense of slasher films and the type of science fiction where there's some mutant something or unexplained monster showing up. It is intense and there is violence and death -- but not what I'd consider horror.
The point of view changes surprisingly did not bother me; well handled and well written. I am very curious how that's handled in the tv series with so much of what makes this book what the characters are thinking.
The type of juicy worldbuilding I enjoy without boring infodumps and lectures.
Definitely continuing the series.
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Ratings scale used in absence of a booklikes suggested rating scale:
★★★★★ = All Time Favorite
★★★★½ = Extraordinary Book. Really Loved It.
★★★★☆ = Loved It.
★★★½☆ = Really Liked.
★★★☆☆ = Liked.
★★½☆☆ = Liked parts; parts only okay. Would read more by author.
★★☆☆☆ = Average. Okay.
★½☆☆☆ = Disliked or meh? but kept reading in hopes would improve.
★☆☆☆☆ = Loathed It. Possibly DNF and a torturous read.
½☆☆☆☆ = So vile was a DNF or should have been. Cannot imagine anyone liking. (Might also be just an "uploaded" word spew or collection that should not be dignified by calling itself a "published book." If author is going batshit crazy in the blogosphere over reviews -- I now know why they are getting bad reviews. Or maybe author should take remedial classes for language written in until basic concepts like using sentences sink in. Is author even old enough to sign a publishing contract or do they need a legal guardian to sign for them?)