Author: Andy Weir
Genre: Science Fiction, Action
Review: After the outstanding success of Weir’s first novel, The Martian, I wasn’t sure how his newest book would compare. I absolutely loved his first book, so I was pretty certain I would enjoy this one as well. Turns out, I was right!
The book takes place on a newly established moon colony called Artemis. It’s the first of its kind, still in the process of establishing regulations and a solid economy. Our protagonist is named Jasmine, or Jazz for short. She’s on the lower end of the economic spectrum, and takes to smuggling in order to get some extra income. But one gig that should’ve been a simple transaction unveils something much deeper and darker. Jazz quickly finds herself wrapped up in something much bigger than she could’ve ever imagined, something that threatens to tear the very foundations of Artemis apart.
I really enjoyed this book. Weir’s voice and cutting-edge humor were still present throughout the novel, but he was able keep the characters new and the story fresh. There were moments, quite like The Martian, where I was laughing out loud one page and on the edge of my seat the next. It also included a ton of small details that would later come back later on, something that really helps tie everything together. From start to finish, it was a very enjoyable read. I highly recommend it if you’re looking for a new, exciting read that’ll definitely have you looking toward the skies.
Good Choice if You Liked: The Martian, Illuminae, Ender’s Game