I found myself really enjoying this book after reading the first chapter. When I read the prologue I was a bit nervous that the book would be from Ares POV, but it wasn't entirely. It shifted now and then, however it flowed rather nicely so it was very easy to adjust to.
After reading a few chapters it soon became clear that the humans had become rather entitled and showed a rather cynical look on human behavior.
Shan was a delight to read about. Although I'm a bit curious as to what her age is. I don't remember that being disclosed, but I got the feeling she is rather old - Probably way older than what I prefer in my reads, so perhaps its just as well I don't know.
I think the world building was excellent and the alien species were interesting and imaginative.(show spoiler)
I'm looking forward to reading the next book,(show spoiler)