Maybe the person who gave it an outstanding grade really liked the book. Not everyone shares the same opinion, especially here.
Sadly I had to give it an average score. I was ok with it in the beginning but how many times is something going to happen to Tuvok or the other empathic members of the crew? The civilization was an interesting concept but thought that could have been better. I found myself not really caring about what was going to haven to them.
This isn't the worst Trek book I've read this year (that honor goes to First Frontier
) but I had trouble finishing it, same with That Which Divides
. I will say the idea of they had for getting more Andorians was interesting & they did pick a good place to try it where it would be unnoticed, but I would assume it wouldn't be too long before that news gets out.