Review of ‘Like the First Moon Landing’ by Matthew J. Metzger
This was a pretty riveting read. I have not read any sci-fi in a while so I decided to give this book a shot. I’m glad I did because it was a good fast-paced sci-fi book with enough excitement to have me finishing it in one sitting.
Maggie is a pilot of a small one-person cargo ship. When she takes a short-cut into unchartered space, an accident threatens her life. When all seems lost, Maggie notices a cargo ship floating out there in space with her. But it’s not just any cargo ship, it’s a ship that disappeared into thin air with over 200 crew members…. including Maggie’s wife.
From the danger that Maggie is into the potential ghost ship, this story starts with a bang and doesn’t let you go. Being stuck in the house right now, I’m looking for books that entertain me and I’m happy to say this was very entertaining. This had a little feel of the movie ‘Passengers’ with Jennifer Lawrence, mixed with some mystery and even creepy moments. It was quite the mix and I liked the overall feel.
It’s not just about the mystery of the ship, this book is also about identity and finding oneself. While this book has two people with feelings for each other, I would not really call this a romance. This book is about two people finding each other and really seeing each other for who they are. So there is an important connection and feelings grow, and I like the two as a couple, I just can’t really put this in the romance category.
If you are a sci-fi books fan, I think you would enjoy this. If you are not a big sci-fi fan but still liked movies like ‘Passengers’, ‘The Martian’, and ‘Aliens’ (there are no actual aliens in this, it’s the military and boarding vessels feel I’m talking about) then you might also enjoy this read. This was a fast and entertaining book that I’m glad I had a chance to read. 3.50 Stars.
A copy was given to me for an honest review.