Monday is my evening shift at the library. That means bright and early Monday morning is for errand running, a less crowded gym, and a peaceful hour or so spent at the breakfast table with a book and something good to drink. Oh, and a little blogging, too!
Today’s drink: Homemade Iced Salted Caramel Latte
Today’s read: Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Here are my thoughts so far.
Illuminae, the first in this Illuminae Files trilogy, was one of my favorite books read in 2016. I’m normally not someone for much in the way of science fiction.
Space? Maybe in movies.
Super advanced computers and tech? Whatever.
It’s not a genre that I find myself itching to read. I do my due diligence every year and read some for the heck of it – so I can know what all the fuss is about. Usually I am left pleasantly surprised but not a convert. This book, however, changed the game. I actively started seeking the sequel because I needed to know more.
Loooooong story short, I didn’t have the time in my life for this chunk of a book until now. And – dun dun duuuuuuuunnn – I only have two days left on my ebook loan.
Right now I’m finding the book pretty slow. I’m only about 10% into it. I don’t remember Illuminae feeling a little slow in the beginning but that must have been because it started with their world basically ending. Whereas this book is a little slow going, world building in a different part of the world so we will understand the full implications of what will happen in the future.
I really believe this book will be another favorite. At the moment the two main characters aren’t gripping at my heartstrings and begging me to learn more about them. I like the reckless princess and guy from the wrong side of the tracks vibe. I’m loving the main girl’s feelings told her seemingly perfect boyfriend. So incredibly relatable so far and something that I think can lead to some great conversations with teens and young adults – or, heck, even older women to reflect on.
Part of the problem, I know, might be that I’m on episode five of the S-Town podcast and I need to know more now.
Hopefully I will have it, the book, finished in the next few days and will get around to writing my full impressions this time next week.
Suggest some of your favorite Science Fiction titles to me!