I read Jen’s Five Fathoms Beneath as a beta reader and loved it. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to beta read The Stars that Govern Us and it was only recently when I finally had the chance to take it on. Taking absolutely nothing away from FFB, I think Stars is better; Jen’s writing is maturing from it’s already lofty level. I loved Alec in FFB, I love him even more in Stars. It was great getting to know Pete better as well. And I was enthralled with the ‘race’ to develop the heart lung machine. At times tearful, it’s also triumphant and shows that strong wills can overcome personal demons – if they’ll allow themselves to. I can’t wait to read whatever else Jen produces, I consider her writing on par with the best authors I’ve enjoyed over my life.