Published Jan. 1, 2015 by Ace.

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3 stars (6 reviews)

One secret withheld to protect humanity’s future might be its undoing…

Renata Ghali believed in Lee Suh-Mi’s vision of a world far beyond Earth, calling to humanity. A planet promising to reveal the truth about our place in the cosmos, untainted by overpopulation, pollution, and war. Ren believed in that vision enough to give up everything to follow Suh-Mi into the unknown.

More than twenty-two years have passed since Ren and the rest of the faithful braved the starry abyss and established a colony at the base of an enigmatic alien structure where Suh-Mi has since resided, alone. All that time, Ren has worked hard as the colony’s 3-D printer engineer, creating the tools necessary for human survival in an alien environment, and harboring a devastating secret.

Ren continues to perpetuate the lie forming the foundation of the colony for the good of her fellow colonists, despite the personal cost. …

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4 stars

I am having a hard time putting my reaction to this book into words because it would basically boil down to inarticulate flailing. This book was surprisingly complex and layered. There was a slow reveal about the big mystery of the colony, and the ending took a hard left turn and I was speechless. I thought it was brilliantly done. Everything tied back together and I am honestly in awe a bit.

I'm being purposefully vague because this is definitely a story you need to walk into spoiler-free to fully appreciate.

I am bit annoyed that the series are all stand alone novels because I want to find out what happens next. But after this, I expect the other books are also brilliant.

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