Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally, they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the Jill at Breaking the Spine (apparently no longer active. Also, many thanks to Tammy Sparks for letting me discover it).
It is the first time I join, but I couldn’t avoid it, since I’ve been invited to preview the ARC of Artemis, the most-awaited second novel by the author of The Martian, Andy Weir, a book I have truly loved and reviewed here. However, Artemis is not a sequel, and it is based on the Moon, not Mars. And the MC is a kick-ass girl. What’s not to be excited?
Here’s the blurb:
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 Jazz’s problems, as she learns that she’s stepped square into a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself – and that now, her only chance at survival lies in a gambit even more unlikely than the first.
For more about the book, trivia etc, have a look at Andy Weir’s FB page here
Also, if you’re UK based, you can ask for an ARC through NetGalley (apparently, they’re denying US requests for reasons of publishing rights).
Artemis is going to be released in November 2017. Expect a full review just before that time.