I liked the story but, I don't know what it's called, the perspective or something is weird. I don't know literary terms, I'm just a humble reader, but this bothered me and took me out the story several times. However, the second half of the book was action packed and I finished it all in one evening. I liked the ideas behind the different factions but there were some things that happened that came out of nowhere and had me going "Huh??? How did they know that?" But I am a humble reader and can take my cues to "just go with it" which allowed me to enjoy the rest of the story and anticipate what is sure to be a second in the series.