Review · Scifi · suspense

Artemis #18

Hey booklovers!

The weekend is here and I hope you are cozying up with lots of books! So after a considerably long time I was finally able to finish this book. Ta da!

The plot is pretty simple. Jasmine Bashara (Jazz for short) is a citizen of the only city on moon – Artemis. She is highly talented but works as a porter (a menial job on Artemis) and has had a fallout with her father. She wants to be rich and quick. So she makes a deal with a powerful man to do something daring and illegal for a million slugs (moon currency!). But obviously things take a different turn and now it’s up to her to make things right.

First of all the character Jazz was really weird. It was like a guys voice and not a girls. Sure I understand she has lived there, her morals are different, I can even agree she’s tomboyish but she is not convincing as a female to me. She is also from Saudi Arabia. I loved that the protagonist is ethnic but it sure as hell sounded like a white man.

And the science. Oh my god. In ever nook and corner of the book it’s inserted like a template which reminds me meet the new Dan Brown of Science and Space fiction. It was so typical of the way he writes. Inserting trivia all over as much as possible. I get it that we are reading something out of our usual stuff but so much explanation of the science part was annoying.

I couldn’t connect with the characters. They were “alien” haha. Of course they are not citizens of the earth far into the future so that makes sense but then the crime part was like – who cares. Why should I invest myself in this character who is so lost and uncaring herself. I don’t know how to put it in words but Jazz wasn’t relatable. The worst part was that it just went on and on rambling about space-y stuff. To the authors credit he does try hard to create an original story and it works, for the most part, but it didn’t feel right to me.

Bibliogyan rating – for “space” buffs.


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