Friday, May 11, 2012

Review: 172 Hours on the Moon

172 Hours on the Moon
by Johan Harstad

Book Description:
It's been decades since anyone set foot on the moon. Now three ordinary teenagers, the winners of NASA's unprecedented, worldwide lottery, are about to become the first young people in space--and change their lives forever.

Mia, from Norway, hopes this will be her punk band's ticket to fame and fortune.

Midori believes it's her way out of her restrained life in Japan.

Antoine, from France, just wants to get as far away from his ex-girlfriend as possible.

It's the opportunity of a lifetime, but little do the teenagers know that something sinister is waiting for them on the desolate surface of the moon. And in the black vacuum of space... no one is coming to save them.
I was very impressed with this science fiction thriller.
Though it is a little slow starting, the tension eventually builds into a spine-chilling ending. This is the book for someone who doesn't need a happy ending. This is the book for someone looking for realism and just a touch of horror.

This book has many characters and changes perspectives quite frequently, though you could say that Mia could be considered the "main character." It actually makes it a little easier as the story goes on to be not quite invested in any specific character...
Whatever your suspicions may be along the way, the author manages to surprise readers with a bleak ending that will give you just the hint of nightmares for a few days...

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