Artemis by Andy Weir



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


I don’t know about this one, maybe it’s me :/ That’s why I have put it on my “Everyone loves it but me” shelf on Goodreads.

If you know my reading habits then you will know that Sci-Fi is not my usual go-to read, paired with Fantasy, it is something that I will mostly give a wide berth to, unless I am bullied into it by one of my GR buddies 😘

I fell into the hype with this authors previous book The Martian, and the hype was right, the book was AMAZING, I listened to it on audio and the narrator was fantastic, Mark Watney was the funniest character, and I really felt like I was there with him while he was stuck on Mars all by himself, I 5 starred the crap out of that one!

This book…….sigh this book, I don’t know it just seemed that the author was trying to make Jazz into a female Mark Watney, the one liners, the inappropriate jokes, he just seemed like he was trying too hard to be liked, and I get it, I really do, after that success you want another hit, why fix it if it ain’t broke right?

The narrator Rosario Dawson did a stellar performance with the story and she made me laugh a couple of times with her narration.

The story

Jazz lives on Artemis, which is on the moon, she is a hot (obviously) space engineer, genius who is also a smuggler, she’s also a bit of a Sci-fi geek, oh and she’s only 26!

She is dipping her fingers in lots of pies to get herself as many Slugs (Money) as she can to be able to move out of her small “coffin” (Apartment).

With smuggling comes danger, and of course there is plenty of that, but she gets offered an amount of Slugs she can’t turn down to sabotage something for a very big name around town.

Can you see the similarities?? Not only that, as per the Martian, there is a hell of a lot of science talk in this one too, but it wasn’t as interesting.

Maybe I was just having an off day, if you liked The Martian, then you’ll probably like this, but for me, it was a bit too blah.