I Hope You Get This Message by Farah Naz Rishi was the first science fiction book I read, well it was a little more contemporary, but still Sci-fi. I was really excited to read this book, the end of the world, aliens, and a group of teens. It was definitely something I would be into. Sadly enough, this book didn’t totally win me over, so why does it have four stars still? Because even though it was a book I didn’t love, it made me want to read it and find out what happens.
This book follows three teens whose lives intertwine as they try to find something while the earth was crumbling around them. Whether it was looking for family or a purpose, they all need that one thing to make them feel better. I liked the plot of this book, but something was missing. I felt like this book an extra something to want the aliens not to destroy all of human kind. I needed the feeling of friendship as well. The main characters were strangers, but I wanted a sense of friendship between them, I wanted to feel like these characters had bonded and formed a relationship.
I did really like how we got a glimpse into the trial in space. I liked reading about what was going on with the aliens and where their minds were at. I also loved the story line! Don’t get me wrong; I love stand alone books, but it could have been such a good trilogy! I wanted more time for the relationships to form. I would have also liked to see more of the aliens!
Does anyone else have a list of books they really want to read before 2019 ends? I have a small pile of books that I really would like to get to. These books have been sitting on my shelf for a while now, and they deserve to be read before the year ends! It’s December 8th, so maybe a book a week?
Let It Snow – It’s a Christmas book, so why not read it in December? John Green is also one of the writers for this book, and I love a good John Green book! This is the next book I plan on reading! My Christmas Spirit has been slacking this year, so hopefully, this will help me get in the mood! I have made it a goal of mine to read all of John’s books because I love his characters, and the ending also has something that I don’t expect
2. Winterwood – When is a better time to read a winter story? This was an Owlcrate book I received in my last box, and I like to keep up with the books! I’m really excited about this book because I haven’t really been let down with any of their books!
3. Lady Smoke – This is the sequel to Ash Princess, and I am so excited to see what will happen next! The third book in this series is expected to come out early 2020, so I want to make sure I have this book read before then. I’m hoping this book to have me on the edge of my seat! The first book I read so quickly, and as cliche, as it was, it has become one of my favorite books!
4. All the Light We Can Not See – I have no idea why I want to finish this book before 2019. There is something in me that just wants to read this book. To be honest, it’s been sitting in my room since March, so it’s about time that I read this book. Books need to be read, and I just keep putting this book off. It has so many characteristics of books that I have always loved, so fingers crossed it’s going to be one of my favorites.
5. Fangirl – I’ve heard so many good things about this book, and that’s why I bought it. When I bought it, I had a hint of what it was about, but I didn’t fully know until after I got it. I’m so drawn to this book because of all the hype that surrounds it! I’m ready to see if it lives up to the hype!
How is 2019 already coming to an end?? Seriously this year has flown by! I guess that’s what happens when you have your nose in a book! I saw this book tag on Foxes and Fairy Tales:Book Blog and I love it! This is such a fun idea for the end of the year!
Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish?
I tend to finish books pretty quickly, so there’s not just one book that I want to finish before the end of the year, but I do have a pile that I would like to finish before the end of the year.
Do you have an autumnal book to transition into the end of the year?
I don’t have a single book that I like to transition into the new year with, but I do like to finish a book right before we enter into the new year. There’s just something about starting a new book on the first day of a new year that makes my heart happy!
Is there a new release you’re still waiting for?
I’m not waiting for a book to be released in December, but I have a handful that I’m stoked about that are coming out in 2020, I’m looking at you The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.
What are three books you want to read before the end of the year?
Oh gosh, I have a few. One of my top three is Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myrhcle. This makes it to the top three because I have heard good things about the book, and it sounds like it will be a good winter read! Another in my top three is Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw. Again, this sounds like it will be a good winter book, but it also is the newest Owlcrate book, and I like to keep with my Owlcrate books! The last book in my top three is Lady Smoke by Laura Sebastian. I really loved Ash Princess, and I’m so excited to read what happens next! I also really want to read this book before the third book comes out in February!
Is there a book you think could still shock you and become your favourite book of the year?
For sure! I have about five books in my 2019 TBR list and they all seem really good books!!
Have you already started making reading plans for 2020?
I have books I know I will buy, my TBR list, and the books from Owlcrate that I am planning on reading. As for when I’ll get to each of those books, I don’t have a plan. I’ll just pick up whichever book I feel drawn to!
Everyone! This is so much fun so much fun and it’s a great way to look towards the end of the year!