Xenocide by Orson Scott Card
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
The last one-third of this book is better than the first two-thirds which should have been way more heavily edited. One major problem was that the book was trying to bring readers who skipped the first two books up to speed. I can't imagine what the point of that is. It would be impossible to like this book if you didn't read the other two.
Another problem is Ender's family. Even though it's been 30 years for them since the last book they act like they never healed or matured despite Ender's presence. They're super annoying, mean, and there's too many of them to care.
Finally, why is the author of The Hive Queen just getting to know the Hive Queen in this book?
But if you make it to the last one-third, it's interesting and fun. I'm considering reading the fourth in the series but I need a break right now.
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