Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckle

I picked this book up after it had been suggested to me by a classmate yesterday, and it was absolutely worth the read. The protagonist of this book, Breq, was once a starship AI. However, she is now tethered to a human body and is out to discover what has caused this to happen to her, and perhaps get her revenge.

This book shapes the world around the protagonist, which is what I tend to prefer in a sci-fi story, provided it’s done correctly. This is definitely the case here; on top of the usual questions of morals and ethics during a life of war, the narrative made some truly interesting points by integrating them seamlessly into the plot.

Admittedly, I enjoyed the second half of the book much more than the first which dragged in places. The joy of discovering the world through Breq was there, but it was much less pronounced earlier on. However, I did still enjoy it, and the book picked up beautifully halfway through.

Rating: 8/10

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