In the near future
humans share the universe
with alien peeps
My husband, Kurt, had been asking me to read one of these books for months. Finally I broke down and did it. My immediate reaction: Not too bad. This book is the prequel to the story of Mass Effect, most popularly known to video game enthusiasts. In fact, shortly after Mass Effect 2 was released, I was reading in the break room and I suddenly became pretty popular with the IT guys. Shocker.
One thing I found difficult was the lack of development with the characters. They felt one-sided and unwilling or unable to budge from their pre-molded shells. Unfortunately, this led to the demise of the one instance of a semi-romantic story line. Despite the cookie-cutter characters, I felt the technical jargon easy to grasp and was quite proud when I deduced from the various descriptions of interstellar races that the character on the cover of the book was a Turian. Small victories... (PG-13)
My Goodreads Rating: ★★☆☆☆