The Atlantis Gene

The Atlantis Gene - A.G. Riddle I was curious about this book, as it was set in Antarctica, like a book I'm writing. There's a lot about this book that's interesting, and there's a lot that I really disliked. I'm not even going to try summing up the story, since it follows multiple points of view and covers so much story. Suffice it to say that its written in the near future, takes history and bends it to suit the story, and involves aliens and autism.

The autism element was interesting. The historical elements were interesting. The characters and situation were even interesting. But the author lost me on the romance element and the pacing. This book flew by at a neckbreaking pace, with little time to breathe or process what was going on. And then there was all the sciency stuff that had to be explained, and by the end, my head was whirling and I was glad the story was over. The romance suffers because of the pacing. In the end, it felt like the characters fell for each other not because they were terribly interested in one another, but because it was what they were supposed to do.

Because of the negative stuff, I couldn't really say that I loved it. It was okay. It had some interesting information and an elaborate plot, but it just didn't give me the feels, and despite the cavernous cliff-hanger at the end, I have no desire to continue with the series.