#BookReview: Artemis by Andy Weir

34928122._SY180_My Review…

I love the idea of this book, a thriving city on the moon! Neighborhoods under domes (to hold the oxygen of course)! There are posh resort like neighborhoods with shops, boutiques, casinos, and also blue collar neighborhoods that lack all the conveniences. The city is Artemis. There are no streets or cars, just hallways.

Jazz is twenty-something and has lived in Artemis since she was 6 years old. She works as a porter, but smuggles contraband into Artemis on the side to try to get some bills paid. She is smart, clever, sarcastic, and unafraid!

Jazz gets involved in a dangerous mission and the action is intense. Life on the moon can be dangerous and Jazz is about to tangle with some very unsavory characters. Will she be able to pull off the mission?

I was hoping for a more clever plot to go with this moon setting! I was intrigued by the concept of how communities would operate and people would thrive on the moon. I wanted an unpredictable plot and this one read more like a super hero action movie with Jazz as super hero (in my opinion). I did enjoy the book, but it was lacking the “wow” factor for me.

Thanks to Netgalley and Crown Publishing for the Arc
Expected to publish November 14. 2017

Book Description…

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 itselfโ€”and that now, her only chance at survival lies in a gambit even riskier than the first.

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12 comments

  1. Great review Holly. Sorry to hear that the book didn’t wow you. Its not a genre that I usually go for but recently, a blogging friend told me that it has a Kenyan character. That definitely intrigued me so I might check it out someday.

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