The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, by Becky Chambers
I loved this book, and honestly can’t say why. Good characters that I could get attached to, but not the most memorable ever. A well-imagined universe, but not fascinating in itself. A good pace, lots of excitement, but I’ve experienced better. So what is it about this? I just couldn’t stop reading. Maybe it was the emotional roller-coaster that hooked me. Maybe it was the fact that this story shows just a little more intellect and depth than most. The story has light-hearted moments, sad moments, excitement, introspection… there’s a little bit of everything going on as we go an the long ride through space with this band of misfits. I was caught and the story wouldn’t let me go. Rarely have I been so glad to be trapped.