Book was very good indeed. While I may write a "full" review at some point; the quick thought I wanted to land was that I very much appreciated the fact that the novel had alot of Neelix in it.
Neelix is often an underappreciated character; but he has some of the best episodes when Voyager was on air (such as Mortal Coil), and also has some fantastic lit on him (such as his section in Pathways by Jeri Taylor).
Sometimes it's the little things that make a novel come to life. Don't get me wrong; there was much more to Children than Neelix, but for me, it got the novel off to the perfect start.