Moonstroke by Blaine C. Readler

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Another lunar adventure is now under my belt. Though there is plenty of action and the plot coasts along at a good pace, it is devoid of much background for any of the characters. I don't really care for any of them, even when they are in danger and that always saddens me. 

The science behind the moon wasn't as in depth as I was expecting from a science fiction novel--even if it is a young adult science fiction.

And frankly, it may be a disservice to this novel that I've already read Artemis by Andy Weir. Compared to that one, this is just a nice little soft science, easy story ride. Artemis did it better by far, but that doesn't mean that this one won't grab younger readers from the very first opening line: "He's dead." 

For a moon-full of teenagers and only a handful of adults, they survive impressively well for twelve years completely on their own. I'm not sure if this is meant to be a stand alone or a first of many, but it concludes well with no cliff hangers. 

If you are in the mood for a fast, easy, soft-science read this could very well be your current cup of tea. But don't take my word for it! It's just under $3 on Amazon Kindle right now. Try it on for size.

Thank you to NetGalley, Blaine C. Readler, and Full Arc Press for the free copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.


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  1. liked how you paired a topical subject with a book review!

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    1. Thank you! Timing worked out perfectly for this one.

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  2. I struggle to write reviews for books I didn't enjoy - you did it with style and class!

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  3. Thanks for the review. I'm always hesitant about science fiction books.

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    1. Me, too. They're either fantastic or way off the mark.

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  4. Hmm.... not sure if I'd try this one. I do have an ARC of Artemis by Andy Weir from NetGalley to read though. :)

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    1. I got Artemis as an ARC, too. Here is that review: http://www.bookinkreviews.com/2017/07/artemis-by-andy-weir.html

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