The action is intense and the storyline is fast-paced; there is always something going on. The setting in intergalactic space and the unforgettable characters make for a perfect storm of events that draws you in deeper the more you read. The writing style is beautiful and the slang feels so natural it's like the culmination of 7 people's autobiographies thrown backward in time.
The most compelling aspect of the book is the mystery behind Aurora's newfound powers, and the fact that even she doesn't know what is going on. I really fell in deep after they started planning to break into Bianchi's office. The part that surprised and horrified me the most was the Ra'haam and the infiltration of the GIA, along with the image of a planet of people, animals, and everything else overrun with a sentient plant.