Song of Scarabaeus

Song of Scarabaeus - Sara Creasy
Half Talasi, Edie was separated and lived apart from the rest. Edie was "rescued" when she was 10. Trained in biotechnology since childhood, she is responsible for seeding worlds that are inhabitable to humans, to make them livable. The organization whose goal is the colonize everywhere they can, is the Crib. The Crib also controls the resources to keep most of those terraformed worlds habitable and charge massive fees to do so. Edie realizes she is not happy working for them.
This started out well with Edie's kidnapping. But then, it lost steam for me. This was so easy to put down and pick up. I wasn't engaged. I'm glad I read it, but it was an uneven read for me. Certain parts were heavy with tension, then it resolved and got slow again. This is also billed as a sci-fi romance. It's heavy on the sci-fi and tech part. IMO, pretty much no romance. I really couldn't see Finn and Edie together.