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I'm going to start off by saying that Idea War was actually a pretty interesting read, but by clocking it in at around 54 pages, I feel like I just didn't get the immersion in this book that I typically like. I'm more of a novel girl.
If I'd read Idea War at full length, the complete story, I feel like I would have liked it more. Making it so short kind of left me with this feeling of an unresolved ending. I didn't understand a lot of the society or the world - there just wasn't enough backstory for my tastes. I was intrigued, but mostly confused throughout most of the book.
Also, I just didn't understand how a lot of the characters tied into the story. Some were obvious (there were changing points of view, slightly confusing), but some were just... not. I had to guess about a couple of them, that's for sure! I'd really like to know where this story is going - by being so short, little actually happened. There were a few super dramatic moments, and I've no doubt that it'll start to add up in the next books, but it was just cut off way too soon.
I've gotta say that the writing was very good, though. I really liked the writing - it was definitely one of the best parts, and what makes me interested to continue. All in all, Idea War was too short for me to really sink into the story, but it was an interesting read, and I'd like to check out the rest of the series.