Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Book Review: The Martian by Andy Weir

(click on book title for Goodreads synopsis)

The Martian by Andy Weir
My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

The Martian is about an astronaut, Mark Watney, that gets stranded on Mars when his crew thinks him dead after a dust storm . He has to fight for survival and figure out ways to keep himself alive.

Quite honestly, this has probably been one of the best books I've read in a VERY long time. I couldn't put this one down! It had me on the edge of my seat and rooting for the main character every step of the way. There were even times in the book that I actually starting sweating because I was so nervous for him! You felt all of his frustrations and experienced every triumph right along with him.

The main character, Mark Watney, has a very dry sarcastic sense of humor that I loved.  It really breaks up the tension in the book and makes you relate to the character more.  I will warn you that there is a bit of profanity in the book, if you are sensitive to that kind of thing.

I have been recommending this book to everyone I know....including my husband! haha! He's started reading it and is hooked now too. Definitely a must read!

**I have received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review; this did not influence my review of this book and all my opinions and thoughts are my own.**

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  1. It's SO GOOD!! A good portion of the book is written in the first person by the way of his daily logs (kind of like a journal entry) I really enjoyed it!

  2. Yep, now I really want to read this!! It sounds like a great book!

  3. This books looks great! I can't wait to check it out!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

  4. It is super good! I've been recommending it to so many people! I can't wait to see the movie when it comes out later this year

  5. I really enjoyed it it! Can't wait to see the movie later this year.

  6. This looks great! Its getting added to my ever-growing list of books to read! Can't wait for your next review!

  7. Thanks girl! I really enjoyed it! I'm going to be doing a blog post about everything I read this month and what I would like to read next soon too!

  8. This book sounds so interesting! So good when you love a book so much you can't put it down!

  9. It was SO good! I can't wait for the movie to come out later this year!