October 31, 2019

#BookReview: Athena's Choice by Adam Boostrom


Synopsis: Athena Vosh lives just like any other teenager from the year 2099. She watches reality shows with her friends, eats well, and occasionally wonders to herself: what would life be like if men were still alive?

It has been almost 50 years since an experimental virus accidentally killed all the men on earth. However, a controversial project is currently underway to bring men back. There's just one catch. The project has been sabotaged.

So begins the award-winning novel, Athena's Choice. When the police of 2099 are tasked with finding the saboteur, they receive a mysterious command to investigate the otherwise innocuous Athena Vosh. After it becomes clear that the young girl might know more than she lets on, Athena is brought in to participate in the official investigation. Simultaneously, the girl begins to experience a series of cryptic dreams featuring a ruined library and an old book containing the saboteur’s true identity. As the police close in on their prize, Athena finds herself on a journey of her own. Her clue-filled dreams and incorruptible spirit bring her face-to-face with a pair of forgotten truths about happiness and gender. The world waits to see if men will return as Athena fights a separate battle, culminating in the choice that will define her and others' lives forever.

100% of the royalty profits from the 2019 sales of this book will be donated to the National Immigration Law Center, an organization dedicated to advancing the rights and opportunities of low-income immigrants and their families.
 


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About the Author: Adam Boostrom is a former national merit scholar, valedictorian, championship wrestler, and Kiwanis award recipient.

From 2002 - 2006, he attended the University of Chicago, where he earned undergraduate degrees in Economics and Psychology. In 2009, he became the youngest person in the history of his firm, Chopper Trading LLC (later DRW Holdings LLC), to achieve the rank of senior trader. Eventually, his duties would expand to include managing a dozen individuals located throughout Chicago, New York, London, and Singapore.

In 2017 and 2018, Boostrom wrote the award-winning novel "Athena's Choice." Currently, he is working toward an MBA at the Berkeley Haas School of Business, where he also heads a future technology startup he founded along with fellow Berkeley and Stanford students.
Rating: 🌟🌟
My Review: So how to review this one. I was kind of shocked when I realized that this title was written by a man.  It comes off at least to me as a title with a lot Feminism in it.   The next thing is that this is a young adult title.  Although it is set for adults its really not.  The character might be 19 but the feel of the writing is on par with most young adult titles.  As I said before that the writing was ok, the characters, plot, and unfortunately the world building were all very cliches that you always fine in these kinds of titles.  


Overall this title was lacking in all aspects of character and world building and the plot seemed very thin.  I might pick up another title by this author in the future or I may not. 






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