Two Star Review: Artificial Absolutes by Mary Fan
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Category: Science Fiction, Adventure
Jane Colt is just another recent college grad working as an Interstellar Confederation office drone—until the day she witnesses her best friend, Adam, kidnapped by a mysterious criminal. An extensive cover-up thwarts her efforts to report the crime, shaking her trust in the authorities. Only her older brother, Devin, believes her account. Devin hopes to leave behind his violent past and find peace in a marriage to the woman he loves. That hope shatters when he discovers a shocking secret that causes him to be framed for murder. With little more than a cocky attitude, Jane leaves everything she knows to flee with Devin, racing through the most lawless corners of the galaxy as she searches for Adam and proof of her brother’s innocence. Her journey uncovers truths about both of them, leading her to wonder just how much she doesn’t know about the people she loves.
Review by Lissa:
When this book came to us. It was offered to me to read. I looked it over, I found the cover to be beautiful and the synopsis intriguing. Alas, you can’t judge a book by it’s cover. The book centers around Devin and Jane “Pony” Colt. Devin is trying to find his real fiancé and Jane is trying to find what I think is her boyfriend/friend. This book has huge potential to be really good. I feel like the story was all over the place. It was going from one point of view to the next. It would go to the back stories and then to the current time. The heart of the story I liked. The idea of this AI getting crazy and trying to basically take over the world. It was the normal Good Vs. Evil. You can tell the writer spent a lot of time on this story. I just didn’t find that it kept me wanting more. I did get a little bored and did take me awhile to finish. I felt that Jane’s relationship with Adam didn’t connect. It was sad about Devin, but he wasn’t even with Sarah very long. Yet he felt like he couldn’t almost live without her. I gave this book two stars because I believe this could be even better. Thank you to the author for letting me review.