Blight of Exiles is book one in the Helix series. The action packed narrative will keep you reading for hours and have you picking up book 2 as soon as you’ve finished book 1.
I’ve never been a fan of books written in first person present tense. I had yet to find a book that did it well enough for me to enjoy reading it. It’s not that I have anything against first person books or books written in present tense, but I find when they’re combined it’s difficult to get across the details and emotions necessary for moving the plot forward without breaking first person.