This book felt like a literary take on Battlestar Galactica. Seriously. While talking to my husband about this book I kept almost calling the clones 'cylons'. Now that everyone knows how big a nerd I am, I shall get to the review. The story was well thought out, if a bit predictable. I enjoyed it. I liked the take on the creation of the cylo ... erm ... clones, and of Saber August's origins. I enjoyed the progression of the clone revolution and the reactions thereof (remember ... complete power corrupts completely), but I felt very little connection to the characters, themselves. Don't get me wrong, I have no problem with third-person perspective, in fact in many ways I prefer it, but in this case I felt there was no connection to either POV character and it was almost watching a documentary. The emotion was pretty much non-existent. The relationships felt forced, convenient. The story was good, just needed more ... connection.
I recommend this book to those who love science fiction and tales of overcoming who we thought we were to become who we should be, just don't expect a tear-jerker or too much feeling. I give Shadows of the Unseen four platypires!