I gathered A Beautiful Friendship and Firstborn together simply because they seem to be written for an early-teen audience, despite not really fitting their respective genres. The first was a book of the month for the Goodreads Space Opera Group.
Deeplight was offered to me by the publisher (via Netgalley) because I’d previously reviewed The Lie Tree by the same author. So I clicked ‘yes’ because the blurb was so enticing and the author attracts me. It was only afterwards