I have been enjoying Lu’s work a lot lately–I have a couple of her other books waiting in my TBR, actually–but I didn’t like this one nearly as much as I have some of her other work. I think my major quibble is that it focused too much on a love story for me. There also wasn’t much distinction between the narrative voices of the two main characters, which made it a little hard to track or to get attached to either of them.
That said, I really liked the worldbuilding. Even more than that, the big ethical questions the series asked about how society should be constructed and run were interesting and well-developed, without distracting from the fast-paced action.
Lu’s action sequences continue to be terrifically written, too. This series is definitely a very fun pageturner, but for me it didn’t go much beyond that.