Booking Through Thursday–Current Events

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This week’s question:
One of those quick, easy questions that I ask periodically because the answer is always changing:
What are you reading right now? (And, is it good? Would you recommend it? How did you choose it?)
  Right now, I’m reading The Best of All Possible Worlds by Karen Lord. I requested it from NetGalley because the cover intrigued me and led me to look up the synopsis on Goodreads. I felt drawn to the book and I think I was in the mood for some science fiction.  
Summary: A proud and reserved alien society finds its homeland destroyed in an unprovoked act of aggression, and the survivors have no choice but to reach out to the indigenous humanoids of their adopted world, to whom they are distantly related. They wish to preserve their cherished way of life but come to discover that in order to preserve their culture, they may have to change it forever.
Now a man and a woman from these two clashing societies must work together to save this vanishing race—and end up uncovering ancient mysteries with far-reaching ramifications. As their mission hangs in the balance, this unlikely team—one cool and cerebral, the other fiery and impulsive—just may find in each other their own destinies . . . and a force that transcends all.
So far, it’s really weird and I’m not sure if I’m liking it. I’m hoping it picks up, soon. For now, I just feel like I’ve been thrown into this weird place with barely an explanation. It’s getting more interesting with each page, but I can’t make a ruling on whether or not I like it yet. I can definitely say it is one of those books for fans of science fiction, but not so much for those that are on the fence or only like sprinkles of science fiction. It's far too out there with strange names and concepts and difficult to get into and picture.

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