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Firstly, I’m going to need some specifics on the massage function of Juniper’s exo-hand.😏
This gave me Firefly meets The Lower Decks vibes with an unlikely crew uncovering an intergalactic conspiracy. Honestly, it’s been a while since I read sci-fi so I have not up-to-date books to compare this to.
What I liked…
The story is really good and uncovers some deep secrets that put the main characters in danger, and Xan’s pet, Qilin. Nothing gets to me more than a cute animal.
I love Juniper. She’s so much fun and completely unfiltered.
I also love Lilianna’s gradual increase in confidence and how she accepts her own desires.
What I didn’t like…
The analogies and metaphors were overdone and felt forced for my liking.
The constant jumping back and forth with flashbacks got a bit distracting. I’m ok with flashbacks, but this was pushing it for me.
It was a ride and a half, and I definitely recommend it to anyone who likes a space adventure with spice. I’ll be up for book 2.