(I received this book for free as part of Goodreads First Reads giveaways).
(This review may contain spoilers).
I did think that the concept behind this book was quite an interesting one, but I felt a lot of the execution fell short.
In my opinion, there was a lot of telling rather than showing going on. There was quite a lot of info-dumping about the characters that made it hard to get behind them.
The science fiction aspect was probably the strongest part of this book. I felt that the author put a lot of thought and effort into the different options to save the planet. I’m not sure how many of those would have worked realistically, but I felt it was good that some effort was made to have the possibilities come across as realistic as possible.
I didn’t notice too many mistakes in the book. I think the main issue is that it’s just a bit too short. If the author had expanded the plot and the characters, I probably would have liked it a bit more.
The book was fairly easy to read, but one of the main things that I noticed was the alliteration – there was far too much of that with the characters. Once or twice might be quite clever… but there was only perhaps one named character who didn’t have the same letter for the first name and the surname.