But now, at sixteen, it’s time to leave Earth, and he’s forced to face what he must leave ...more
So on June 9th 2017 I decided to take a figurative stroll into the crowded land of GR random books..Somehow i found myself reading the blurb of Mars One and all those positive reviews (basically all lies really) and i decided to read this book.. WORST MISTAKE EVER!!!
The plot of this book is a wasteland of nothing.. absolutely nothing happens.. Like holy shit!! i would have been happy if they had met aliens or something. The first half of the book is preparing to get on the damn space ship.. When
Tristan is a 16 year old brilliant mechanic (not unlike Mark Watney - without the cussing - from The Martian). He's thrust into stardom, alo ...more
It was action packed, fast paced, suspenseful, mysterious and very atmospheric. I felt like I was there with them in outer space trying to reach Mars desperately.
I loved how short the chapters were because it felt like I was reading someone’s diary which allowed me to get to know the main character more.
I can definitely see this book as a movie! 🎥
I've read a lot of Jonathan Maberry's books, and he hasn't disappointed me yet. Whether it's horror, thriller or science fiction, he always delivers a good story.
I wasn't sure what exactly to expect with Mars One. Was it going to take place solely on Earth? Was there going to actually to be "space stuff"? Was it going to be set on Mars eventually? So it was fun seeing how it all unfolded.
I really like Tristan and the other characters, especially his family. I got a kick out of how his mom consta ...more
It was slightly predictable and I do wish we'd gotten slightly more of one of the characters introduced at the end. But those things were slight. Overall ...more
I admittedly was worried when it took half the book just to get to launch but the foundation Maberry lays in these chapters is important to the values and determination of the crew we spend the rest of our time with.
Equally thrilling and emotional this is one YA read that should likely be shared by all ages for a long time to co ...more
Sixteen year old Tristan has known he was moving to Mars since he was ten. He and his family will be on Mars One, the first voyage of mankind to another planet. Tristan's even a trained engineer and is partly, mostly, excited to be part of history-in-the-making. But that's not making leaving his girlfriend, his love, behind on Earth any easier -- because Mars is, without a ...more
We spend the first half of the story back home on planet Earth in the weeks leading up to take off. For some reason the author never satisfactorily explains, Tristan and Izzy are deeply in love and devastated to part (and raking in the dough while a reality tv show covers the drama).
Fast forward to the second half of the book, when things get a little more interesting. Someo ...more
The Mars One mission is a feat that the who ...more
Mars One is a very good book for Young Adult readers. It is steeped in good science and very much current in terms of YA. In fact, I wish it had continued on to show the Mars colonists struggling to survive.
There may be drawbacks for adult readers. The villainy is rather simplistic and it is quite easy to see who the villains are by the time the colonists leave Earth. The reasoning behind the villainy is also very questionable.
I almost felt like the villains weren't ...more
That is only part of the story Jonathan Maberry's new ...more
He writes in several genres. His young adult fiction includes ROT &a ...more