In Enemy Hands by K.S. Augustin
3 of 5 stars
SFR Reading Challenge 2012 4/15
TBR Reading Challenge 2012: Personal Challenge--this book has been on my to-read list since June 2010.
The story concept here is fascinating, and I thought Augustin's
portrayal of Srin was excellent. Unfortunately, the book suffers from
uneven pacing and an abrupt ending. I enjoyed the sci-fi aspect of
the book, and was gratified that this author actually had a sci-fi plot
and wasn't just using a spaceship setting for a romance novel. The
problem was that her descriptive passages dragged at times, and took the
reader out of the story. Just when the tension surrounding Srin or Moon
was getting high, the author inadvertently diffuses it with
I want to point out another strong point in the book were the
conversations. The author does an excellent job with character
development, for Srin, Moon, and Captain Jeen especially, drawing their
personalities out in conversations.
Parts of this book deserve 4*, and parts deserve 2*. I'm going with
an average. I'm interested enough to want to know what happens next, so I
hope there is a sequel.