Book Review: AAru (The AARU Cycle Book 1) by David Meredith

AARU is an interesting science fiction type of story set in the not too distant future. I don’t want to give any spoilers so suffice it to say the technology to live forever plays a significant role in the unfolding story of two sisters.

The first parts of the story contain a lot of description from the internal perspective of the main character. I was concerned that the level of detail would continue throughout the story. However, the feelings of the main characters were a good lead up to what eventually transpired.  The author did a good job relating the emotions of the characters in tragic circumstances. I felt sympathetic to the feeling of the characters.

After this first part, maybe the first 20 percent, the plot quickened. It was a well developed plot and for the most part the main characters were pretty well developed. And the main characters were reasonably well developed.

I did find that the attempt to write in an accent was inconsistent. When a person’s language substitutes the “th” sound with the “d” sound as in ‘dat’ for ‘that’ it would be done consistently.  That was not done. Other wise I got the idea of the type of accent implied.

The author incorporated a lot of recent conspiracy theory elements into the book. On a personal level I could not endorse the type of technology presented in the book.  Even some of the characters had philosophical questions about the technology.  But, it did make for a pretty good story. Though this story was complete as far as it goes, there is an unresolved issue that will lead into the next book I’m sure.

AARU is appropriate reading for young adults and teens. Available on Kindle unlimited.


Grandma Peachy


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I am a retired grandmother and amateur quilter. Generally I do not discuss religion and politics with people other than my family and even then I do more listening than talking. Because I dislike confrontation this blog is a way for me to express opinions that I hold on these and other issues without having to delve into controversial discussions with others who may not agree with me. I am also an avid supporter of indie authors. There are a lot of great books that are not available through traditional publishing and I believe that these stories need to be brought to the attention of the reading public.
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