A sci-fi adventure
Found it hard to rate this book because at first, I wasn't loving it and found all of the characters so confusing and didn't really get into it for ages, but then it picked up and I actually really enjoyed the story! It has a big sci-fi feel to it and I quite like the idea of a future where there's a faith of stars and it's heresy to use science to develop - it's quite interesting to read about.
Nemesis is a really good character, being a Diabolic whose job it is to exist solely to protect someone else's life. I found her tone of voice changed throughout the book as she realises more and more about herself and the world, understanding her life and purpose. She was definitely a great character and I didn't like the first person perspective to begin with but she grew on me as the book went on.
Sidonia, Tyrus and Cygna were quite cleverly thought-up characters as well and their relationship with Nemesis individually was quite intriguing to read. It's a story of self-discovery and humans attitudes towards science and what we consider 'human' and it's probably the thought-provoking quality this book gave me that led me to finally making a decision with the rating.
A good sci-fi read with some interesting relationships thrown in between human and genetically-engineered people. With a few plot twists and an ending that leaves it open for your interpretation, I quite enjoyed this book overall and like how it ended.