This is my first sci-fi book and I really enjoyed it. I think the world in this story is creative. As I was reading this, I couldn't help picturing scenes from Battlestar Galactica. Especially when "frag" was used, I was thinking of "frak." I loved the characters in this book. Jax is a kick ass heroine. Her adventure in this book had me on my toes. I was reading every minute I could. I look forward to reading more from this series.