Book design: Love the cover of this edition, and I am kicking myself that I didn’t get the hardcover with the reversible dust jacket (with a blueprint of the ship on its inside) which looks awesome, however still love the design either way. The print is large, the chapters are split perspectives, from Elder’s and Amy’s viewpoints.
Writing style/ Layout: Written from the two main characters perspectives. Both characters have a distinguishable voice and are relatable. Sometimes we end up getting the same scenes by both characters perspectives, but it doesn’t feel like the story is repeating itself. Some of the scenes are quite vivid (particularly right in the beginning as she watches her mother get cryogenically frozen) and often pull at emotions to colour the setting, which has been done very effectively.
What I didn’t like: There were a few predictable moments in the book, and some of the characters were a little one dimensional. Although I figured out who was the “bad guy” early on, I feel like most people who don’t read or watch way too much crime/thrillers would have trouble guessing who is responsible for the issues onboard the ship (no spoilers) because although there were plot devices put into the story, there really wasn’t any motive shown until the very last minute.
What I did like: This was a super easy, and addictive read. The book is quick paced, the characters are very likeable and the setting and plot is both very clearly thought out and planned, but twists and turns. I think this would be a great read for people who are wanting to see if they would like thriller or crime, but are not quite sure if they like the slower pace of a thriller or mystery. Great book for YA or older readers interested in sci-fi, fantasy and fiction and wanting an easy read, but a good read. Looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
Young Adult, Fiction, Space, Science Fiction, Planet, Journey, Fantasy, Thriller, Suspense, Romance.