Artemis by Andy Weir
Published by: Del Rey
Release date: 14/11/17
Where to Find: Goodreads | Book Depository
Summary: 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 Jazz’s 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 more unlikely than the first.
I got this book in my November Illumicrate, and I can’t believe I only now got around to it. I loved it so much, way more than I thought I was going to. I read it in two sittings because I just could not stop reading.
The main reason it took me so long to get around to this book was because I was worried about it being to science based. I was never very good at science so I was worried I wouldn’t be able to understand a lot of what was going on. I actually found it really easy to understand, like Andy Weir had put it in a way that was simplified, but still scientific and informative. I ended up finding all the science bits very interesting. I was worried about that side of it hindering my enjoyment, but it ended up adding to my enjoyment.
I also really enjoyed Andy’s writing in general. I thought it was really funny and engaging, and the book was fast paced, so I was able to fly through it.
I really loved the main character, Jazz. It was so much fun to read from her point of view. She was so funny and sassy and she was really smart. All the schemes she came up with were so clever.
Overall I loved this book so much and I really want to read more Sci-Fi now. If you have any recommendations, please let me know.