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I received this free eARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.
After White unwilling accepts Salt's wish for her to stay within the colony, she becomes more and more miserable being away from Kes and the outside world. Due to her curiosity she yearns for the wider world. When White and the "Creator" finally reunite, they realize just how difficult their relationship can be, especially when it comes to White's personal safety.
C.E. Wilson's Five Seven Six is a great sequel to Five Seven Five. It takes up almost immediately after the first installment leaves off. I was glad to see that both White and Kes have grown and continues to do so through the story. I especially enjoyed seeing White have the chance to interact with other big humans, like Kes's sister. There we begin to see how naive White still is and how someone other than Kes reacts to her. Needless to say, that when dealing with a small child things quickly begin to spiral out of control. I also particularly enjoyed the story's well-executed resolution and the increased level of world-building.
Overall, I enjoyed this fast-paced finale to C.E. Wilson's The Boy With Words series. If you enjoyed Five Seven Five, you will love Five Seven Six. Thanks again to the author for providing me with this free eARC - I greatly appreciated it!
I read this eARC from May 24 - 26, 2016 and my review is also on Goodreads.