I actually think I might prefer this book to the first. I still love the world-building, and marvel at the little details that make it seem so plausible in a sci-fi way. I blame being a linguistics major on being so entertained by the universal translator.
And the one thing that held me back from giving 5 stars to Kidnapped
, that I felt I didn't get to know any one of the characters well enough, wasn't an issue for me in this book. It was still ensemble, but I felt that this book was more character-driven than the first.
Megan Derr never ceases to amaze me.