Planetfall – Emma Newman

40360275Over twenty years ago, Renata embarked on a journey beyond Earth, establishing a new colony on a new planet at the base of an alien structure, believed to be God’s city. Ren and the rest of the faithful gave up everything to follow Suh-Mi into the unknown, but only Ren and Mack know that everything they believe is a lie. They’ve kept their secret all these years, for the good of the colony, until a stranger arrives and threatens to unbalance everything.

The first half of Planetfall was a little bit dull. I thought it was kinda bland and wasn’t that interested in how things were progressing. However, the second half was totally brilliant. I was completely sucked in and could not put it down.

I really enjoyed the hoarding storyline. I thought this was an unusual disorder to find in a novel, especially science fiction, and it was very well dealt with. The insight into Ren’s thoughts and feelings about her collection was insightful, believable and not trivialised at all.

I found it interesting that the plot focusses more on human emotions and relationships than any kind of space/alien adventure. It’s not quite what I was expecting, but it was effective and very well written.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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