Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this eARC.
As a whole I give Persephone Station 4⭐s
Plot wrap up–4⭐
Persephone Station was a fantastic read. Described as a space opera for fans of The Mandalorian and Cowboy Beebop, I agree with that. I’ll add in Ghost in the Shell as well.
The cast is a little large but the characters are distinct. Angel, Lou, Enid, Sukyi, Vissia and Kennedy Liu are all very well written, along with every other character.
Like crime families? They’re here and Rosie helps handle them all and prevent any all out war.
Assassinations? Yup, it’s got ’em. There are AI and they’re very believable. The author really did the work to make the AI a solidly believable part of the story.
The pacing got a little weird in some places before me. I didn’t feel the rush along with a few of the characters in some part, but the plot was nice.
There were several plot lines that seemed like they were pulling characters in different directions and seeing how they collided was really nice. It kept me hooked.
One thing I wanted was more explanation about certain parts of the world. Revivification is mentioned by Angel and I wanted to have it detailed. It was so interesting and I really wanted to know how it works. Not having it wasn’t a huge deal but it was a bit of a let down.
The relationships between the characters were all strong. I wound up attached to all of them. I loved their dynamic.
My only real nitpick was the way the absolute very ending played out. Part of it seemed a little out of nowhere to me but even then I enjoyed it. I’ll recommend this to a few people.