This book was fantastic! The problem with me and sci-fi novels is that they usually confuse me, so I don't read them. I'm interested, just not intelligent enough to keep up. I think the author did a wonderful job of introducing the sci-fi aspect with just enough detail to make it interesting, but not too much that you're left wondering what the hell you just read. At first I was not entirely happy about it reading like a journal, but it grew on me; as did a lot of characters in this book. Hittin' up book two now!