Artemis Rising review by SRob0611
Artemis Rising
Age Range - 12 and up
Genre - Adventure
Five Star Award

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Age at time of review - 12
Reviewer's Location - Merced, CA, United States
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The book Artemis Rising is centered around a young pagan girl. The story
takes place between 1600 and 1800 AD. Then most people were Catholic and
those who weren't were considered wrong and a disgrace, never to be
associated with. In the new land, Arethusa and her mother were suspected
pagans who believed in the Greek god Artemis. Arethusa's father was Catholic
and constantly beat up on his wife. When he discovered proof of their beliefs,
he decided to take his wife and Arethusa back to their homeland. On the way
there Arethusa and her mother completed a ritual bonding Arethusa to the
evil Diogo, the ship captains son. She is washed ashore, unable to physically
utter a word or remember anything after the ritual, and meets a handsome
young man. She is quickly torn between two evils, turning her back on her
beliefs for the one she loves, or living unhappily for rest of her life with the
one chosen for her by unseen forces. In this book by Cheri Lasota, two
worlds, beliefs and stories combine causing chaos in one girls life. Who will
she choose?


I thoroughly enjoyed the book Artemis Rising. It was well
written and entertaining. I couldn't put my laptop down or read it fast
enough. I felt the despair, hope and longing that was described so vividly
right along with the main character. I could close my eyes and picture the
landscape and the people without even trying. It had a sense of seriousness
and heart throughout showing Arethusa's determination to stick to her beliefs
no matter what anyone said. It was a great book that didn't feel like it was
written specifically for one gender. I think men and boys will enjoy it just as
much as woman and girls! I have and will continue to recommend this book
and look forward to reading more by Cheri Lasota.


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