Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Artemis Effect by Kasia James

The Artemis Effect starts off strong. A fascinating lunar phenomenon occurs causing world wide devastation and then as the story unravels it slowly loses steam and becomes another run of the mill apocalyptic story.

This story is unique in that it is told from the point of characters living in three different counties. All modern conveniences in Australia, Great Britain and the United States come to a halt.  Crises erupt as food becomes scarce, modern transportion stops and electricity goes out.  People struggle and some form bonds in order to survive.

The book focuses on the characters and their lives but gives little to no information on what caused the moon to change. I was more interested in knowing what happened to the moon, what caused this changed rather than lives of characters who didn't hold my full interest.

Grade: C

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