My rating: 5 of 5 stars
**I would like to thank the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with an advance copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review**
When I was approved for Andy Weir’s new book Artemis I was over the moon (pun intended) with excitement. Like most of the world I loved The Martian and couldn’t wait to read his next book. And when I heard the synopsis for Artemis, I was in love. What an innovative concept! Blend that with a good old fashioned heist story and I’m certain Mr. Weir has himself another massive hit on his hands.
This book was entertaining the whole way through. Written in the same whimsical style as The Martian, Weir keeps the reader laughing and manages to impart interesting scientific factoids along the way. As a main character Jazz was a stroke of genius. I loved this character! Her roguish charms will no doubt draw comparisons to Han Solo in the most flattering way. Weir brought his city on the moon to life with great characters to support Jazz, and fantastic visual details that more than once made me wonder if this city could actually be up there!!
The only negative I had with this read was the odd choice of pen pal letters at the end of chapters. While they gave the reader some back story, they felt unnecessary and broke the story up too much I felt. I found myself rushing through them just to return to the thrill of the main narrative.
A definite 5 star read… or maybe 5 stars and 1 moon (no purple horseshoes or green clovers though lol). This is a must read from a fantastic author.