I would say overall I really enjoyed the book. There were a few hiccups for me, like the writing seemed a bit lofty and out of character some places. I think for all Fury's extraordinaire senses he should have been able to figure Ellie out sooner.
I liked the plot and the creepiness of Mercile's employees and their actions.
The converted military base for the survivors sounded really neat and I liked reading about the women's dorm and Ellie being their pet. I very much liked when the small timid women arrived. I hope one of them will find a nice new species man to bond with.