Harrumph. I was disappointed by this one which was even more disappointing as I enjoyed the first one so much. The pacing of the story here felt off, and the ending was a complete mess for me. When Trella went up into the expanse and found the bubble monsters I knew immediately they were ships of some kind...but I would have never guessed what role they played. Which is probably silly given the title. It was almost ridiculous how quickly everything was 'taken care of' by that point I had no idea even what was supposed to be happening.Trella and Riley both annoyed me heaps, and my favorite character of the book was, oddly, Lamont. I wish it had ended on a more cohesive note.