Book Review: Adirondacks Artemis by D.L. Luke


Adirondacks Artemis

By D.L. Luke

Genre: Young Adult


Author D.L. Luke vividly portrays the intriguing tale of one of life’s greatest fears-being lost in the wilderness. In Adirondacks, Artemis faces not only her present fears but fears for the future with only her dog and past experiences to guide her through her lonely introspection, her strengths, and weaknesses. Artemis and her dog are left deserted and alone with winter approaching, in the Adirondacks, with only a prayer and a hope for survival. Real and imaginary fears cloud Artemis’s judgment, but not her desire to reach the county road and safety.

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My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

When Artemis wakes up in the wilderness and realizes that her boyfriend left her in the middle of the night, she’s not as surprised as I would be but she’s scared and determined to find her way out. 

Adirondacks Artemis is full of introspection, philosophy, fear, survival, and vivid descriptions of the wilderness. The end is interesting because the story just seems to stop but the reader knows what will happen next. Unfortunately, I did a lot of skipping in this book. There was a little too much introspection and not enough action for my taste.


About the Author

D.L. Luke, author of the children’s book B: The Tale of the Halloween Cat, also known as Diana Denner, was born in New York City in 1965. A published short-story writer and painter, Denner earned a free education and graduated in 1993 from The New School in New York City with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Fiction Writing and American Literature.

Editor for New York State Watch, Denner also works as a community inclusion counselor for ARC Rensselaer. She owns an old Dutch Colonial home in upstate New York and is working on the completion of her second children’s book How the Dog Saved the Squirrel from the Hawk. She is a member of Center for Mark Twain Studies and Hoboken Historical Museum.

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