Satellite by Nick Lake – Book Review

Satellite by Nick Lake – Book Review

In case you don’t know (and can’t tell from my blog’s branding), I’m a massive fan of space. Space-themed books like The Martian by Andy Weir are my favourites, and I’m starting to gather a small collection of them on my shelf.

So, when I went to YALC last year and got a little packet of goodies for a new book called Satellite by Nick Lake, I couldn’t WAIT to read the book. I was so happy to be accepted to read it on NetGalley! (And of course, in true book blogger fashion, I’ve only just read it. Oops.)

I'm a huuuuge fan of space books (one of my favourite books is The Martian by Andy Weir), so when I heard about Satellite by Nick Lake - a YA book about a space-born teenager who goes to live on Earth - I couldn't wait. Here's my review!

Fifteen-year-old Leo has never set foot on Earth.

Born and raised with twins Orion and Libra on the Moon 2 Space Station, Leo has grown up in the most extraordinary way.

The time has now come for the trio to make their first flight home to Earth, but they cannot imagine the terrible consequences that their return will set into motion.

This is one boy’s epic journey to discover where he truly belongs.

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Artemis by Andy Weir – Book Review

Artemis by Andy Weir – Book Review

In case you don’t know, The Martian by Andy Weir is one of my favourite books of all time. When I found out that the author was releasing a second book called Artemis, this time set on the moon, I was EXCITED. More space nerdiness to add to my bookshelf!

I had tremendously high hopes for Artemis. Did I love it as much as The Martian? I don’t think so (but it’s hard to live up to when it’s one of my favourite books ever). Was it a worthy second book that blew my expectations out the water? YES. I loved it!

The Martian by Andy Weir is one of my favourite books ever, so I was excited (but nervous) to read his second book Artemis. Here's what I thought!

WELCOME TO ARTEMIS. The first city on the moon.
Population 2,000. Mostly tourists.
Some criminals.

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. She lives in a poor area of Artemis and subsidises her work as a porter with smuggling contraband onto the moon. But it’s not enough.

So when she’s offered the chance to make a lot of money she jumps at it. But though planning a crime in 1/6th gravity may be more fun, it’s a lot more dangerous…

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Review: Calling Major Tom by David M. Barnett

Review: Calling Major Tom by David M. Barnett

I’ve got a new ARC to review today: Calling Major Tom by David M. Barnett. I received this ages ago and it took me a while to finally finish it, but I really liked it! The paperback is released in June this year, but it’s already available as an eBook.

My review of Calling Major Tom by David M. Barnett. If you want Bowie references and a feel-good book that will tug on your heartstrings, read this!

We all know someone like Thomas.

The grumpy next-door-neighbour who complains to the Residents’ Committee about the state of your front lawn. The man who tuts when you don’t have the correct change at the checkout. The colleague who sends an all-company email when you accidentally use the last drop of milk.

Thomas is very happy to be on his own, far away from other people and their problems.

But beneath his cranky exterior lies a story and a sadness that is familiar to us all. And he’s about to encounter a family who will change his view of the world

CALLING MAJOR TOM is a heart-warming and ultimately life-affirming story of a man who has given up on the world… but discovers in the most unlikely way that it might not have given up on him.

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