My Rating: 5 magnificent stars
This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do.
This afternoon, her planet was invaded.
The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.
But their problems are just getting started.
My mind is just SO blown.
*Deep breathes while reorganizing thoughts*
This story is told through emails, military report, interviews, journal entries, and more. The interesting layout is what really drew me to this book. I LOVE interesting story-telling styles, so this seemed perfect for me.
Even though I knew the writing style would be cool, I was not expecting much in terms of plot. I thought the layout would fascinate me, and that nothing beyond that would "wow" (especially since it is written by two authors which can often make a book feel spread-thin or inconsistent).
Thankfully, this book delivered. The plot was fan-freaking-tastic.
I could not put this book down. The beginning had some slow parts, but I don’t even care about those anymore because the rest made up for that and then some.
The characters were believable and had solid character progression throughout.
Shout out to my boy Ezra Mason (a.k.a. the new love of my life). *Ow ow*
Anyway... Back to the review.
The authors pulled no punches in the violence, brutality, and realistically dark situations that one struggling for survival would face. Many times I would have to re-read a paragraph because I just could not believe that a character had just died.
I had to do that multiple times. Try not to get too attached to these characters because they are all fair game.
So, here is a fact about me: I am terrified of Artificial Intelligence.
It. Is. Freaking. Scary.
Don’t make computers that can reason! It will not turn out well. I shall present you with some examples:
Avengers: Age of Ultron
2001: A Space Odyssey
See? Artificial Intelligence= Bad news for humans.
Whole sections later on in this book are records of the AI program’s thoughts and they were my favorite part of this book. I literally had goosebumps on my arms as I read and was constantly on the edge of my seat.
I seriously cannot praise this book enough. This book just had such an atmosphere about it that had me totally immersed in this world the authors had created.
If you can’t tell from this glowing review, I need you and the rest of the world to go read this book.