I wasn't expecting this book to be good because I won it in a Goodreads contest. But to my utter surprise I really enjoyed the book. Like other people have said, if you enjoyed Joss Whedon's Firefly TV show, then there's a high probability that you will like this book. I like that it is an easy read and that there isn't 500 characters to keep track of. Although the cat isn't a major character I like how he is in there sporadically. I like the different personalities and how none of them are perfect. There are some really funny lines in the book but I don't want to give too much away. As I got towards the end of the book today I was wishing for a second book in a series. So I looked at Amazon and wouldn't you know there's a second book which I am totally going to get at some point (Now only if his books were available for the Kindle). All in all a fun read, give this book a chance if you like Science Fiction. I highly recommend it!