This wasn’t as fun as I thought it’d be from the title and tagline, but it wasn’t too heavy either, and I still enjoyed it.
The characters were easy to like, especially Nax. He was always thinking such nice things about all the other people in his motley crew. Just a big flirt full of genuine admiration for everyone. Even if he couldn’t feel that same kind of admiration for himself.
There was also a lot of action, friendship, a hint of romance, diversity among the main characters (Pakistani, Black, other POC that I don’t think were explicitly stated, panic attacks, trans, other queer identities), and some complicated sibling relationships.
The audiobook narration by James Fouhey was good and suited Nax. A couple of the characters had accents, so that helped differentiate who was talking.
Overall, an enjoyable queer YA space story.
Anyone who likes YA, space and other planets, diverse casts of characters, and lots of action.