Project Hail Mary|Review

Project Hail Mary – Published 2021

“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. – Goodreads


OKAY, Erica, I did it. This was absolutely one of my 12 recs in 12 months reads because Erica has ravvvvvved about this one. I’m not usually a sci-fi person, but after absolutely being obsessed with this one and Recursion, maybe I am a changed woman!?

I originally checked the ebook out from the library, but this month has been really challenging, and while I cruised through the first half, I didn’t finish it before my loan ended. I then switched to the audiobook and have no regrets. The narration is wonderful.

Ryland wakes up and can’t remember where he is, what he’s doing, or why he’s doing it. He works through his memory, trying to recover the knowledge that’s in there somewhere, we get flashbacks of how he comes to be one of the 3 people tasked with saving the planet. There is a lot of science that’s discussed and explained, and while my brain kind of skimmed over it (ELA brain here), it was really interesting.

Now let’s get to what I’m really here for: ROCKY. Rocky might be one of my favorite characters of all time. I don’t want to spoil anything, but holy heartwarming. And that ending – sobfest.

Absolutely read this book. Immediately.

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