Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir is an Adult SciFi, Space Opera that completely blew me away, and has quickly become my favorite book of 2021 so far!!
“Ryland Grace is the sole survivor on a desperate, last-chance mission–and if he fails, humanity and the earth itself will perish.
Except that right now, he doesn’t know that. He can’t even remember his own name, let alone the nature of his assignment or how to complete it.
All he knows is that he’s been asleep for a very, very long time. And he’s just been awakened to find himself millions of miles from home, with nothing but two corpses for company.
His crewmates dead, his memories fuzzily returning, he realizes that an impossible task now confronts him. Alone on this tiny ship that’s been cobbled together by every government and space agency on the planet and hurled into the depths of space, it’s up to him to conquer an extinction-level threat to our species.
And thanks to an unexpected ally, he just might have a chance.
Part scientific mystery, part dazzling interstellar journey, Project Hail Mary is a tale of discovery, speculation, and survival to rival The Martian–while taking us to places it never dreamed of going”
Where to start with this one..
If you absolutely loved The Martian as much as I did, Andy Weir’s next story does not disappoint! I’ve been waiting what felt like forever for him to release another book as anything this man puts out, I will definitely be picking up immediately!!
If you can help it, I’d 100% recommend going into this book blind. I did, and every scifi twist and epic turn just had me swooning for more. For fans who love lots of science behind their space operas, the author does a fantastic job in what feels like solid research for every aspect of this book (as if I would truly know if it was all factual..).
The first half of this one has a lot of survival instincts that we’ve seen in his previous novels. Every chapter keeps you guessing between the two timelines and slowly introduces new information that you gobble up right away. And, if you enjoy humor in your characters, this literally had me chuckling at some parts.
There are unlikely friendships that form you can’t help but love. Which took me by surprise when it first happened.. it gives a whole new perspective to this area (you’ll know what I’m talking about when you get to the second half of the book).
The writing is emotional with tons of high-stake moments that create this super fast-paced story, and you can’t help but just enjoy every word you read. It’s been a long while since I had that serotonin-releasing feeling that only an amazing story can release for me, and this one is it! A totally unforgettable experience that I highly recommend for any reader who loves space, survival, and the world beyond our universe.
I gave this unique story a perfect 5 out of 5 stars!
More Book Info
Published: 4 May 2021
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Genre: Adult Sci Fi / Space Opera
How I Read It: eARC from NetGalley
*Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
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