A review by kathleenmc
Network Effect, by Martha Wells

adventurous emotional tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


I was excited to read a full-length Murderbot novel and was not disappointed. Bit by bit throughout the series, we've seen Murderbot's new experiences and relationships chip away at the trauma it held from having lived under the control of the company for so long. It's connection to Dr. Mensah has most significantly shaped Murderbot so far, but in this installment, I was delighted to see
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return and take center stage. Seeing them fall to pieces or be willing to rip worlds apart to save the other, demonstrates the deep devotion of their relationships even though they struggle to express it with words. 

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