Recommended book: The Artemis Effect by Kasia James

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 456 KB
  • Print Length: 366 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon UK and Amazon US
  • Language: English
  • Website: Kasia James

Overview

Three comfortable lives are shattered when a wave of inexplicable events exposes the fragility of human society. With an unprecedented celestial phenomenon, devastating high tides, a breakdown in global communication networks, and the sudden appearance of violent ring-gangs swarming through cities and towns, Kimberley, Scott and Bryn struggle to understand the vast events unfolding around them. Will they survive the Artemis Effect? Will they discover the truth behind the collapse of society before it’s too late?

My Rating: ★★★★ (4 out of 5)

My Review

Don’t judge a book by its cover?

This is another book that I decided to buy purely on the cover. I know. It’s a crazy way to decide to buy and read a book, but having followed Kasia’s blog for a while and seeing the book taking shape I just had to read it. And, I was not remotely disappointed.

This book is sci-fi due to the subject matter and without giving anything away, there certainly are elements of that genre. What appealed to me the most was that this is a character driven story. How they react to the events unfolding before their eyes, how they interact with each other as the dynamics of their world changes.

The Artemis Effect is written in third-person and follows three groups of people around the world. We have a group in America, Britain and Australia and the narrative rotates between the groups as the story progresses. Kasia has cleverly woven the three strands together and she’s placed some nice little touches for the reader to know and the characters to be none the wiser.

The narrative is well written and the story makes you think and ponder your own lifestyle and how you would be able to cope with serious changes to the way we live our lives. And you will never look at the moon the same way again.

If you enjoy character driven stories about how people deal with a crisis then this is the book for you. Another one that I wouldn’t have read had it not been for my Kindle (though this is out in paper format as well)

Well done, Kasia. I look forward to your next work.

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About Pete Denton

I'm a writer working my way through the redrafts of a British crime novel. I also write short stories, flash fiction and some screen writing. Check out my blog for more.
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4 Responses to Recommended book: The Artemis Effect by Kasia James

  1. I love character driven books. Though I’m not a huge sic-fi fan. Is it grounded in lots of tech stuff and science explanations?

    • Pete Denton says:

      No. Other than the obvious subject matter being Sci-fi the story is about the characters. I always assume Sci-fi will be technical so it was nice to read one that was just a good story.

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  3. katkasia says:

    Reblogged this on Writer's Block and commented:
    I’m delighted to reblog this review of ‘The Artemis Effect’ by Pete Denton.
    Thanks Pete!

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