Hey y’all. So lately I’ve really been slacking on this blog and to be honest, I’ve been slacking on reading too. Sometime in January, I read a book about Queen Elizabeth and got a really bad book hangover. So in February, I am mainly focusing on “ARCS” and blog tours but hope to get back to a normal schedule in March.
Today I wanted to share my thoughts on I Hope You Get This Message.
Author: Farah Naz Rishi
Published on: October 22nd 2019
Number of Pages: 420
Bought, Borrowed or ARC: Bought at Barnes and Noble for half off
Where can you get it?
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Book Depository: $14.61
Barnes and Noble: $16.19
In this high concept YA novel debut that’s We All Looked Up meets The Sun Is Also a Star, three teens must face down the mistakes of their past after they learn that life on Earth might end in less than a week.
News stations across the country are reporting mysterious messages that Earth has been receiving from a planet—Alma—claiming to be its creator. If they’re being interpreted correctly, in seven days Alma will hit the kill switch on their “colony” Earth.
True or not, for teenagers Jesse Hewitt, Cate Collins, and Adeem Khan, the prospect of this ticking time bomb will change their lives forever.
Jesse, who has been dealt one bad blow after another, wonders if it even matters what happens to the world. Cate, on the other hand, is desperate to use this time to find the father she never met. And Adeem, who hasn’t spoken to his estranged sister in years, must find out if he has it in him to forgive her for leaving.
With only a week to face their truths and right their wrongs, Jesse, Cate, and Adeem’s paths collide as their worlds are pulled apart.
I’ve sat for about 10 minutes trying to explain to everyone what I didn’t like about this book. The best I could come up with was that I felt that the story and the characters were too nicely connected and I really disliked how the book ended. I didn’t feel for any of the characters and many of them rubbed me the wrong way. I was really excited for the “what would you do with your last days” idea of this book but ended up disliking it. I will be donating this right away