Why did I love this book?
This is a book that’s extremely difficult to review because it’s difficult to describe. It's written in a diary format from one person's point of view.
The main character, Kat, is a convict who has decided to sign up to be part of a fleet for deep space exploration to find other planets with a breathable atmosphere. It sounds pretty standard, but the events in this book are completely different from anything I've read in the sci-fi genre.
The landing party discovers the rusted-out hulk of one of their own landing craft and the dead bodies of those who are still living back on the ship, and everything changes. From then on, the story speeds up, and we are introduced to aliens on other planes, in other times, and in different civilisations. There is a type of wormhole, also a time-hole, which Kat can eventually open up at will. Eventually, it all leads to warring between nations until another, larger threat brings them together.
Months later, I am still thinking about this book. I love concepts of other dimensions, universes, and planes of existence, and this book covers them all in such a unique way.