Okay, so I have to admit I really only picked this up since her majesty, the queen of SFR, Ms Linnea Sinclair recommended it on here , on goodreads. Having said that, I was pleasantly surprised by how good this was. Definitely a strong, well written story that sucks you in and doesn't let go until the very last pages. However, I did have a few qualms: One, we only get the heroines point of view. As a romance reader, I'm used to, and love getting, both the Hero's and the heroines point of view, so while for the most part, just having the h's perspective worked in this particular story, there were a number of times I wish we'd know what the main male character was thinking. For me at least, not knowing what was going on inside his head, detracted a bit from the overall story (and makes it hard for me to actually call him the Hero). And I don't know If I can explain this very well, but it made the story seem a little less emotional...It felt like we'd skip from one section of the book to another, but in the process we'd miss something, something that made it impossible for us to get the big picture, and I couldn’t help but feel a tad disappointed by that. Does that make sense? Also getting the POV for a few of the secondary characters, again IMO, would have enhanced the overall story as well. Additionally...Ms Sinclair being an expert in weaving Sci-fi and romance together, I expected quite a bit more Romance in Song Of Scarabaeus (and does anyone actually know how to pronounce that?) than what was offered. We really only started into the romance aspect at the very end of the book...and then we're hit with a cliffhanger ending. A totally unexpected cliffhanger ending.As a debut (I believe this is the author's first book), this book was an amazing read and despite my own issues with it, I am eagerly awaiting it’s sequel (which will hopefully come out soon)!