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Let me start out with the good parts of this book. I really enjoyed the idea. Sci-fi books that involve space are always some of my favorites. The premise was incredibly interesting and while I feel it could have been executed a little better, it was still really interesting and made me want to keep reading. The negative parts of this book, well, I have a couple. Firstly, it was just too much information dumping. I feel like there could have been a more fluid way of giving the information and the world building instead of just pouring it all my head. I ended up skimming through most of the world building to get to the action. That brings me to the action parts of this book, while I know this is the first book in a series, I feel like I had the story lines of about three books in one. There was no set story line, it was just a few meshed together. I got behind the beginning where Will and Jane were orphans and signing on to become free traders, and I got the spy mission, what threw me off was the leewits. I feel like the psychic monkey cats could have been done differently. Like I said before, not a bad idea for a book, it was just poorly written.
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Awesome world building!

It's written in a great style, that quickly pulls you into the story. It's also refreshing in that it's outside the usual fantasy genres explored today. This is more of a space exploration/wars type of book, and I loved it. The characters are nicely developed, the love interest has time to develop, and the plot is really great.

I especially liked how science and fantasy mixed in naturally over here. Like, you can have space ships, but there are also - spoiler - aliens with psychic abilities.

Plus, Jane, the MC, isn't one of these modern teen characters who suddenly turns into a superhero world savior overnight, but she has real limitations and self-conflicts that really develop her character.

Eagerly awaiting the next book!

Disclaimer: I received a free copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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