The English version of Ascension can't be reviewed without addressing the elephant in the room: Either due to lousy translation or an insurmountable sociolinguistic barrier, the prose is a shaky mess that reads like it was written by a 12-year-old whose only idea of sci-fi novels comes from Choose Your Own Adventure gamebooks.
If you don't go in already determined to hate it, you'll probably like it more than you anticipated: The foremost agenda of The President Is Missing is to tell a good story, and it does that pretty well.
Sick of every fantasy protagonist being the Chosen One? Witchsign is the book for you.
Despite the many levels on which it is even more evasive and confusing than its predecessor, Legendary improves on Caraval in a way that's rare enough for middle books in trilogies to do, it's a welcome surprise every time.
Despite the tags I and many other readers have misleadingly added, this is not a science fiction novel. This is a romance novel, in space. Worse yet, it's a bad romance novel in space.