Ancillary Justice (Paperback, 2013, Orbit Books) 4 stars

On a remote, icy planet, the soldier known as Breq is drawing closer to completing …

Very good

4 stars

There's a lot of death and destruction happening throughout the book and the Radch is quite an evil Empire. Nevertheless, the two main characters grew on me quickly. Great world-building but done in a restrained manner. The story itself is quite the wild ride. It also stands on its own, despite being the first book in a trilogy.