This book really drew me in, as a Young Adult Science Fiction offering, which is unusual. Typically, the Fantasy genre is preferred, so this book really drew me with its science fiction branding and its relatable characters.
I really enjoyed the first part of this book. It was enough about space and exploration that it would satisfy the sci-fi nerd, but still had enough YA elements to make it appealing to most readers. I really enjoyed the first parts of this.
Where it took a little bit of a turn for me was toward the end. I felt like some of the dialogue and actions of the characters were confusing, and definitely not what most people would have done when faced with a similar situation. There was also ethical dilemmas brought up that may turn some readers off, and while it was partially addressed in the book, it may not have been addressed to the satisfaction of the masses.
Overall, this book ended up being a three star for me. The first 2/3 was five stars, and the last 1/3 was two stars, equaling a three star read for me.