Project Hail Mary Review

Project Hail Mary

By Andy Weir

I received a free copy of Project Hail Mary from the publishers in exchange for my honest opinion.

A lone astronaut must save the earth from disaster in this incredible new science-based thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Martian.
A lone astronaut.
An impossible mission.
An ally he never imagined.
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 on this tiny ship, it’s up to him to puzzle out an impossible scientific mystery-and conquer an extinction-level threat to our species.
And with the clock ticking down and the nearest human being light-years away, he’s got to do it all alone.
Or does he?
An irresistible interstellar adventure as only Andy Weir could imagine it, Project Hail Mary is a tale of discovery, speculation, and survival to rival The Martian — while taking us to places it never dreamed of going.

Summary from Goodreads.

Well this was one heck of a rollercoaster ride of a read. I cannot remember the last time that I loved reading a book as much as Project Hail Mary!

We follow Ryland Grace, an astronaut on a spaceship to, somewhere. The thing is that he has amnesia, and for a while he does not even remember his own name, let alone what he is actually supposed to be doing on this spaceship.

Honestly, beyond the blurb, I dare not say what else happens as it is honestly best to go into this knowing as little as possible. Both you and Ryland Grace are discovering what is actually happening at the same time, so you get to experience the highs and the lows of what he uncovers, both about his past and what his purpose on this spaceship is.

If you loved Andy Weir’s other space-based books, then you will surely love Project Hail Mary.


Have you read Project Hail Mary? What did you think? Let me know in the comments.

Check it out on Goodreads here.

Purchase it on Amazon here.


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