**I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review**
Very interesting prequel. I have not read the book just yet, but this prequel was excellent. I'm not huge on sci-fi, but this has changed my views so far. I love Miranda as a character so far. Witty and sarcastic. The Eslites are sexy human looking aliens (as Miranda describes them). I love how Dimas, the headmaster of Nidus, took Miranda aside to talk and how she informed him on a woman's needs and luxuries. I didn't like that their offspring kept dying. They need to figure something out to keep them babies alive!
Great prequel and highly interested to see how the book moves along in The Arrival (book #1 of The Eslites Chronicles).