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Ever had a bad day? Try having one on the moon...'Fascinating' Tim Peake, Sunday Times bestselling author of Ask an Astronaut------------------------------------------WELCOME TO ARTEMIS. The first city on the moon.Population 2,000. Mostly tourists.Some criminals.Jazz Bashara is one of the criminals. She lives in a poor area of Artemis and subsidises her work as a porter with smuggling contraband onto the moon. But it’s not enough.So when she’s offered the chance to make a lot of money she jumps at it. But though planning a crime in 1/6th gravity may be more fun, it’s a lot more dangerous...------------------------------------------What everyone's saying about this smart, high concept thriller: 'A smart, fun, fast-paced adventure that you won't be able to put down' Ernest Cline, bestselling author of Ready Player One'What a page turner!' Milda on Goodreads, 5 stars'Fast paced, high octane and highly entertaining' Chrys on Netgalley, 5 stars'Artemis does for the moon what The Martian did for Mars' Guardian'A first rate thriller, this had me hooked from beginning to end' Robert on Netgalley, 5 stars'An absolute must read' Lauren on Goodreads, 5 stars'A clever and action-fuelled story' Culturefly'For those who loved The Martian, you won't be disappointed' Liz on Netgalley, 5 stars
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"I didn't hate it but out of all of Andy Weir's books this one was really disappointing to me. Much of the dialogue felt off and I think it's because he struggles to write from the perspective of a woman, a person of color, and a child, all of which he tried to achieve. That and the action within the plot didn't feel natural. There was always a twist too soon and too obvious that just made me groan."
"4.5⭐️ All of Andy Weir’s books deserve to be turned into movies. "
"The world building stole the show here. The plot not so much. I thought the protagonist Jazz was very fun and witty. Still I have seen multiple reviews about how Andy should stick to writing about men. I didn't see the problem. Hell sometimes I joke like a child and act like one of the guys. Not every woman can be conformed into such a small box. <br/><br/>I do conced that the protagonist was a non-Muslim so it felt benign of the author to say so. There is even missed opportunity there. Still though flawed I found Jazz to be delightful. And even more fun at how she talks to the reader. Also there did seem to be a few plot holes like no jails and punishments just because they are on the moon. Omg that reminds me of Rudy and the water spray bottle bahaha. Even with all the scientific jargon, my favorite by the way, I find Andy's books easy to follow. <br/><br/><br/><br/>Favorite quote:<br/><br/>"And like all good plans, it required a crazy Ukrainian guy.""
"I did not even realize that I liked SciFi until i read this book. It has a female lead and is written in her perspective as someone who lives in a society on the moon. Andy Weir does a really great job at writing scientific situations that seem possible with technology advancements, etc. This makes the books seem more realistic and exciting, rather than like a fairytale or dream. There is a LOT of talk about welding and terms that I don’t quite know because that is not something I am into, however it did not make me like the book any less. It’s and easy read with some fun drama and excitement!! "
"The best heist in space book I’ve ever read. "