Books, Review

Book Review: Artemis – Andy Weir ****

Artemis Andy Weir

Like most people, I was completely blown away by The Martian.
It was funny, full of sarcasm and very, very clever. It made me feel smart while reading it. As if I know anything about growing potatoes on Mars. (Well, now I do.. at least a little..)

When I heard about Andy Weir’s new book “Artemis”, I could only hope it would live up to my expectations.

It did.

You see, it had all the elements I liked in The Martian:

  • Snarky and sarcastic main-character? CHECK
  • Lots of fun all the way through? CHECK
  • Clever Plot? CHECK

Even the potatoes were mentioned!

Something I find very important in a story are ‘setbacks’. Mark Watney, everyone’s favorite Space Pirate, had lots of them (things blowing up mostly). Let’s just say that life isn’t easy for Jazz Bashara either. But she makes it work. She’s not some kind of Superwoman. She’s human, she makes mistakes. I really liked her.

There are some great side-characters too. Since most of them live on the moon, where the livable surface area is a bit on the small side, they all know each other well. They all have history, they all have a story to tell.

Maybe the plot isn’t as strong as The Martian was but honestly, what’s the use in trying to figure out if one is better than the other?

This book was so much fun!

You know it’s a good book when you devour it in a day. And that’s exactly what I did.

I hope you’ll enjoy it too!!

Artemis will be available on the 14th of November 2017.

 

I received an ARC through Netgalley. This has not influenced my opinion in anyway. You know me by now.. I say it like it is…

 

Books, Wrap-Up

July 2017 – Reading Wrap Up

July was the month I went on holiday and that meant I got a lot of reading done. I’m going to talk about all the books I read in the order I read them in…

Let’s go!

travel south of france reading wrap up

Strange The Dreamer – Laini Taylor *****

#currentlyreading #books #prettybooks #bookcover #reading #bookblogger

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My favorite out of all the books I read. This was such an amazing book! The Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy is on its way over to me and I CANNOT WAIT!!!

Full review here.

Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier **

This book was very ‘meh’ for me. The start was promising but it just didn’t do it for me. I had heard that this book is hit or miss and that there are a lot of people who don’t like it at all. I turned out to be one of them…

Full review here.

Trigger Warning – Neil Gaiman ****

Have I done a full review for this book? I can’t remember. If I haven’t already, I’ll write one soon(ish). I read most of this book on the drive back home (which took us 11 hours, so lots of time to read) and I loved it.

It’s a short story collection and of course there were books that I liked better than others. I might have shrieked when I reached the Doctor Who one.

Lock and Mori – Heather W. Petty ***

I read this on a whim. It was fast and fun but not a lot happened really. I mean a lot happened but it didn’t feel like a lot happened. I’m not explaining this very well… am I?

I liked that there were some very heavy topics because some people lead hard lives. I liked that Heather W. Petty managed to maintain the core of Sherlock and Moriarty and didn’t change them completely.

I’m not sure if I want to pick up that other books in the series.. Maybe one day.

The Burial – Courtney Collins ***

Home from work Let's read!! #btat17 #currentlyreading @booktubeathon

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My first BookTubeAThon read. I got up a little earlier every morning to read this and finished it in three days. It was super interesting. I had never read anything set in Australia before and the main-character was great.

There were also some things I didn’t like but I’ll get into those when I do a full review.

Artemis – Andy Weir ***

I got an arc for Artemis from Netgalley and I was so excited because I LOVED The Martian. This was so much fun! It wasn’t as thrilling as The Martian (which stressed me out… a lot…djezes.) but it was funny and interesting and really, really fun.

There were some moments where it was very obvious that this was a man writing a female main character but hey.. I’m not complaining (too much).

Once again, full review coming soon.

And that’s it! Those are the books I read in July. Not bad, not bad at all. Let’s see if I can keep this tempo up in August as well.

Wish me luck!

Love

Ellen