I am one of those “sometimes” romantic readers. In this case, this is a SciFi story with a romantic turn which is much, much deeper than that. This book touches on many of the important issues of today. Pollution, overcrowding, diminishing resources, political crimes, the list goes on and on.
Rinelle does a wonderful job of character development and world building. This is a backward world, lost in a corner of the galaxy, left to its own devices and dying slowly from the effects of anysogen gas – a gas that the rest of the galaxy would, literally, kill to gain.
The story is both interesting and well-developed. There is a great deal of creativity that I haven’t found recently in the genre. That, in itself, was a great pleasure. That, and the fact that the book doesn’t take itself seriously. The characters suffer, but at the same time there is a lightness to the story that kept it from bogging down in angst.
Finally, as a proofreader/editor I was quite pleased to find that the book was very well edited. I see too many self-published books where the author seems to have no care at all for the quality of their writing. It is distressing. In this case, kudos to Rinelle for an excellently proofed work!
Overall, I will be looking forward to the next in the series.
I was asked by the author to review this book.This in no way effects my review of this or any other book in the series. Opinions are my own.