Jazz Bashara is a criminal.
Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you’re not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you’ve got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent.
Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down. But pulling off the impossible is just the start of her problems, as she learns that she’s stepped square into a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself—and that now, her only chance at survival lies in a gambit even riskier than the first.
I was given this book in exchange for my honest review.
I read this book fairly early on in February but didn’t want to leave a review at that time so that I could organize my thoughts.
First and foremost, you can’t and shouldn’t compare this book to his other, “The Martian.” They are not the same in the least. Yes, both are science fictions but that is where it all ends.
Jazz is the main protagonist and she is quirky, funny and gets into some really strange situations. In order to survive, she’s also a smuggler. I love this character and her plot goals and how her character develops as the story progresses. The bad guys put Jazz in a bad position where she’s forced to save the moon-based city–is that all? lol
It’s fast-paced, fun, enticing, full of adventure, unexpected twists and turns and yup great action. The plot develops into a race to an outcome. It’s paced evenly and transitions from one scene to the next smoothly and interestingly. The setting is a base located on the moon… I’m in! lol And, the city is called Artemis. I love Andy Weir’s voice and style of writing. There’s science but not to the extreme where you doze off 🙂
Give this book a chance and don’t expect it to be anything like “The Martian.” It’s an adventure… in space!
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