My #Bookreview of #SciFi #Fantasy Aaru by David C Meredith @DMeredith2013

Rosie Amber

Aaru (The Aaru Cycle Book 1)Aaru by David Meredith
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Aaru is a mild scifi fantasy. Confusingly, Amazon genre categories for this book differ, adding urban fantasy (Amazon UK) and New Adult (Amazon.com). As the two main characters are teenagers, the book may attract the YA reading audience; however, I believe some parts of the book are not suitable for this age group. Perhaps the book began life as one for a younger audience, but during the writing it developed in other directions.

Sixteen year old Rose is suffering from an incurable form of leukaemia. Her parents accept a large financial payment to allow her to be part of a new scientific experiment. I wanted to know a lot more about the decision made by Rose’s parents. For me, it was touched on only mildly and felt uncaring to the point of being unfeasible, because they were portrayed as knowing…

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