Overall the story is really good. Action scenes are spread out and well paced (an issue with some Alien Novels). Whilst once again Weyland-Yutani is the real villain of the piece as they continue to attempt to capture one of these foul beasts. The cast of characters is large and I do find myself not caring when they start getting killed off. Only a few of the side characters get any real background info delivered about them so it is hard to care, but if they all got page time then this tale would be longer than Lord of the Rings!
The ending seems to arrive nicely packaged and wrapped in bow. The events of this book ultimately will be covered up and one day forgotten (a bit like me) by Weyland-Yutani. Unfortunately for me it left to many unanswered questions. Why did the ship crash there? Why were these aliens collecting Xenomorphs? How can they remember Ripley's genes? How could the company forget they once had resources in that system? Is it the planet seen in Alien: Covenant?
If you are an Alien fan and want a bit of a mindless read then this book is for you. If you have read it drop me some comments.