Athena’s Choice by Adam Boostrom Book Review

Title: Athena’s Choice

Author: Adam Boostrom

ISBN: 3842084184287

Pages: 274

Genre & Tags: Science Fiction, Dystopia

Release Date: 2019

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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 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.

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Opening Sentence

Priority Message Received

The words appeared suddenly on the screen in a bright, blue font.

Adam Boostrom, Athena’s Choice

My Rating: 

★★☆☆☆

My Review: There is a lot of potential in this story but it doesn’t quite reach it. It’s burdened by tedious chunks of world building and very slow pacing. The premise is so intriguing and there are many moments throughout the book that grab your attention but they are short lived. The characters are also a bit flat with little personality.

My favourite thing about this book is the cover. I think it’s so pretty but it doesn’t do a good job at portraying what this book is about.

Athena’s Choice is available on Kindle Unlimited on Amazon UK

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Synopsis and book cover from Goodreads. Photos from my Instagram @elainehowlin_

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13 thoughts on “Athena’s Choice by Adam Boostrom Book Review

  1. The premise of this book does sound really interesting! I’m sad that it fell flat. I read a book that had a great premise and bad execution last year, and it made me so sad! I wanted so badly for the book to be good!

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  2. Oh, I’m so relieved to see someone else who didn’t like this – I finished it earlier today and, all the way through reading it, I kept staring at the (countless) 4/5 star reviews and wondering if I was reading a different book!

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