In the deepest reaches of the galaxy there are places and beings that aren’t impossible, just very, very improbable.
Carrie Hatchett is a low-achieving daydreamer, and the last person on Earth who should be resolving disputes for the Transgalactic Council. After providing a good home for her butt-ugly dog and psychotic cat, her biggest challenge in life is to avoid being fired, again.
But a strange green mist sucks her beneath her kitchen sink, and an unusual clerical error leads to an offer she foolishly doesn’t refuse.
In settling a conflict between the mechanical placktoids and the mysterious oootoon, Carrie reveals a threat to the entire galaxy.
Mission Improbable (great title) is a fantastic mix of engaging storytelling and plotting that will keep you turning pages because the stakes and tension can never be accused of being boring. There is just so much to love and I’m already curious to read more from J.J. Green.
This book follows Carrie Harchett, who is wonderfully described in the blurb as a low-achieving daydreamer… and maybe it’s that element, or maybe something else entirely, but I found Carrie to be easy to connect with. I was excited to see this marked on Goodreads as the first book in a series as I’d love to see more of Carrie in the future.
The adventure in this story is one that will keep you guessing, Green never goes the predictable route. There were a few points in the story where both Carrie and the plot did things I never would have expected.
There are a few points where the pacing lagged a little, but it always recovered nicely and I was rarely tempted to put the book down, let alone stop reading.