Why this book?
Project Hail Mary is a thrilling novel where the main character, Ryland, wakes up with no memory of who he is or how he got there, and he quickly realizes that he is the only hope for saving humanity from a dire threat.
The protagonist waking up at the beginning of the book reminded me of how I started my book. I was hooked as Ryland uses science to figure out who he is, and I loved how that thread of science takes on a life of its own. But most of all, I loved the crisp writing and how only two incredible characters with the will to live can lead an entire book. Get the characters right, and the rest will follow. Amazing, emotional journeys transcend science fiction.
Why should I read it?
What is this book about?
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, Ryland realizes that an impossible task now confronts him. Hurtling through space…