While I enjoyed "The Eslites", I can't say that I loved it.
I knew that it was a short story going in, which is exactly what I was looking for, but I was expecting it to be a bit more developed. See, "The Eslites" is only four chapters and chapter three starts with fast-forwarding seven months. It would have been alright as CM Doporto does have something awesome here, but there were way too many unanswered questions.
I know the ending of The Eslites said that it was the end "for now", so I'm not entirely sure if CM Doporto is planning to make this a short story series, or if she has intentions of turning it into a novel. I'd definitely like to see it in novel form as it would help to provide answers to the questions I have; it would also help to strength the world building.
Do not take this as a bad review, because it isn't. I easily tore through "The Eslites", I just wished that there was more. There was something missing. CM Doporto is an author to watch, and she shows promising potential. This one was just a bit underdeveloped for me.