by Karen Traviss.
I bought City of Pearl a while ago, but yesterday I needed a commuting book and finally picked it up. This morning at 2:00 I put it down. (Well, I did put it down while I was a work.) Yes, I wanted to see how it ended that badly. Some of the plot resolutions towards the end were predictable, but it was satisfying nonetheless. It reminded me of Julie Czerneda’s Species Imperative series. I’d certainly welcome a sequel (though this book is complete in itself).
(Lo and behold, I discovered Traviss has a website, and that there are two sequels, already in print. Yippee.)