*Received a free copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
In this book Earth became overpopulated so the government sanctioned enforced relocation to other worlds that were habitable (these apparently are spread all over the galaxy with varying degrees of successful settlement). Once established a devastating virus pops. It has a long incubation period so by the time we know it exists it is too late. This virus has a 99.99999 fatality rate and the final results is a pile of dust that the body turns into. I have to give mad props for the easy death clean-up I have to admit. The main character wakes up as one of the few survivors and spends the rest of the book trying to get back to Earth. She is rescued by a ship that happens to be in the area along with the other two survivors on her planet. The trip from there showcases the wide range of human reactions to events this catastrophic including both the good and evil people. The writing is excellent and the development is smooth. The details kept me hooked until the very last page wondering what was going to happen next and where would they end up. A must read for fans of fantasy utopian books. I give it 4/5 stars.