We Are Mars
The year is 2128.
For the people of Rubicon, Mars is Home - hostile and unforgiving - but still Home. When Rubicon is taken by surprise by an unexpected and deadly threat, it’s a race against time and a desperate fight to stay alive.
Jax and Dana, Ridley and Chuck, Lenny and Maliyah all stand on opposite sides of a class divide, battling passions and tensions in equal meas...more
We Are Mars follows the colony of Rubicon, in the year 2128, on—you guessed it—Mars. Rubicon is harsh, but simple. Most of the inhabitants are genetically modified humans, all with their own purpose, their own job to go to, and everyone works together to make sure the Rubicon stays afloat. The biggest problems the inhabitants face, are each other, and the divides between them. Until one day when a disaster hits; when s ...more
The characters are as well developed as the environment and they interact in a logical manner, based on the world they live in and they change as the story evolves. Lawson does a great job with their relationships, they are believable and kee ...more
Lawson proves herself as an excellent storyteller. In some areas of the story, I would have preferred more narrative than exposition, but that is a stylistic preference. In the end, the author gets the story told.
Plenty of action, suspense and romance in this sf thriller. I would recommend this novel f ...more
As a person who would love to be a Mars Colonist, We Are Mars, is a great starter book for Cheryl. The book moves pretty fast, and has enough entertainment to keep me interested. There are a few questions I have about some of the things that take place, but they aren't hard to over look for the entertainment of the story. Again for a first novel, the writing was pretty good and I am anxiously awaiting book two. Cheryl really hits home with her descriptions of life on Mars and the ...more
Not only does the pl ...more
A city on mars! What could possibly go wrong...
TL;DR - A super space thriller, full of excitement and wonderful characters.
RAGDOLL RATING: 5/5 BUTTONS
Why I read it…
I originally bought this book as a sort of weak thank you after Cheryl very kindly offered me some excellent advice on kicking writers block. Though I would have bought it either way, because it sounded exciting and I love a good sci-fi novel!
Rubicon was once the pinnacle of human achi ...more
What I loved:
Jax's character was the most interesting from the outset. He was exactly the type of character I adore--the hot shot attitude in a roughneck's skin. This is purely personal taste, but I would have loved to see more of the story focus solely on his adventure without the additional points of view.
Areas needing a touch of refinement:
This is very, very personal taste and another writer will probably feel differently, but the ...more
This story starts a little over fifty years after the settlement is established and is home to thousands of souls. Here, conditions are deteriorating because supplies from Earth are less bountiful than before.
From there, the author introduces a varied and memorable cast of pla ...more
It is a big book, reflecting the intricate world-building and level of detail incorporated into the narrative. As such, I have to admit, I struggled with the first few chapters, especially keeping track of the POV switches, but was rewarded with a story that really took off and ratcheted up the pace the jeapordy. The author does a really excellent job in bringing Mars and its colonists to life, dro ...more
Look forward to reading further titles by this talented author.
What can I say, except how much can I gush about this book without giving away all the good bits? We Are Mars sucked me into the story from the very first chapter, and didn't let me go until I'd finished the whole book! It was non-stop, pulse-pounding drama that made me gasp, laugh, cheer, and shudder in all the right ways. I thoroughly enjoyed the meticulous research that the author has done to create a plausible, believable glimpse into life on Mars, and the character developmen ...more
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