THAT ENDING! ARE YOU FOR REAL? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I REFUSE TO BELIEVE IT!
I liked the first book, Lightless, okay enough. But.. this one is really good! If you remember Matthew(Mattie) and Ivan that sneaked on board the ship, Ananke, they are in this book. Mattie's foster sister Constance is in this book too. She is bad to the bone. She is the leader of a revolution to take out the System, which is the government. And they are not nice government. Constance is so totally cool killing bad people, blowing stuff up, just getting it done. She kept reminding me of Sarah Connor in Terminator 2!
The story goes back and forth in different times from when Earth was still there to when Earth wasn't and to the ship Ananke (that is now a sentient being) and Althea is the only human left on board. Althea thinks Ananke is her daughter. It's a whole big thing, you need to read the book.
Some of the stuff I didn't understand but I never totally understand science fiction :-) I can tell you that I got tired of the parts with Ananke and Althea. I really just wanted someone to blow up the ship!
Constance and her fighters go all around the different planets and moon killing System fighters. I mean both sides get killed. Mattie and Ivan are out there somewhere on their own at some point. There are a lot of key players in the book but I don't want to give out too much. I loved just about every one of them accept for the backstabbers and even their characters were done very nicely.
But the ending was NOT what I was expecting, not what I wanted and it's the ending of all endings. Now where is the next book? Surely there is a next book! I guess if there isn't and that is the way it's supposed to end then that is one way to go out with flying colors I guess.
*I would like to thank Netgalley and Random House Publishing Group - Ballantine for a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.*
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