When A Trip To The Moon Goes Wrong

A Bookworm review by Devin Duhon


This review is on the standalone book, “Luna”, by Garon Whited.

This story starts off with the main character Maxwell and his crew aboard the spacecraft “Luna” on its way to a base on the moon. However, in transit to the lunar station the earth is engulfed in nuclear explosions and the world as they knew it is gone. This book follows the crew through their new life in space through Max’s perspective as the team makes tough decisions, plans their next move, and looks for a brighter future for the human race. “Luna” is a great sci-fi/post-apocalyptic story with everything it needs to keep you interested.

There are many good things about this book. The story seemed very original to me and kept me interested through the entire read. The writing is very well done from the descriptions of what is going on to the serious and sometimes hilarious conversations between characters. This book does well at portraying the feelings of the intense situation that these characters are in and the events they go through. The characters are very well constructed and relatable, especially the main character Max. I also found myself not being able to put this book down when the action starts getting intense.

Though my experience with this book is mostly positive there are a few things that fall a little short with this book. As I read through the story I stumbled across a couple of typos and errors that throws you off while reading. The other thing that bothered me was some of the scenes didn’t really seem to belong there—Like they had been added after that section was already written which made the story not mesh together very well.

Despite these few issues I enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it to anyone, especially sci-fi readers and the spacey post-apocalyptic crowd. This book really does a good job at showing what life would be like on the moon and how people would act in the situation and is worth the read. I would give this book a good 4 out of 5 stars.


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