Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff REVIEW

This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded.

The year is 2575, and two rival mega-corporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than a speck at the edge of the universe. Now with enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra — who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to evacuate with a hostile warship in hot pursuit.

But their problems are just getting started. A plague has broken out and is mutating with terrifying results; the fleet’s AI may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a web of data to find the truth, it’s clear the only person who can help her is the ex-boyfriend she swore she’d never speak to again.

Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents — including emails, maps, files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more — Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.

I wasn't expecting to like this book, in fact I was sure I was gonna hate it.

Don't get me wrong I love sci fi and the whole starwars meets star trek had me intrigued.

But I've never read a book that wasn't in prose, so I was doubtful.

This book was a big surprise it managed to intrigued me from the get go. I didn't realized I was so emotional invested until I found myself trying to read every word on the graphics cause I needed to know everyone was ok and where they where.

Illuminae is the most unique book I've read ever, Its genius, the dossier format was sublime.

This book is action packed and fast paced, there's no breathing room other than those 7 minutes of bliss when Ez and Kady interact.

This book has it all, mass murder, a crazy villain, spaceships, a plague, hackers, blood and gore, shocking twists and that ending, I never imagined an ending like that.

I felt every emotion there is, I loved it, hated it, I got angry and quite excited about what was going on and after crying all my feelings out I loved it even more.

There was no putting this book down, I read at work, at night at red lights. I couldn't stay away and I need the next book as desperately as I need my next breath.

Illuminae is a master piece that will be talked about for years and years to come.

This book is truly out of this world pun intended. It's a most read for any scifi fans out there.

Amie Kaufman is a New York Times and internationally bestselling author of young adult and middle grade fiction including the Illuminae Files, the Starbound trilogy, the Aurora Cycle and the Other Side of the Sky duology. Her multi-award winning work is slated for publication in over 30 countries, and has been described as "a game-changer" (Shelf Awareness), "stylistically mesmerising" (Publishers Weekly) and "out-of-this-world awesome" (Kirkus). Raised in Australia and occasionally Ireland, Amie has degrees in history, literature, law and conflict resolution, and is currently undertaking a PhD in Creative Writing. She lives in Melbourne with her husband, daughter and rescue dog, and an extremely large personal library.

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Jay Kristoff is the #1 international, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of THE NEVERNIGHT CHRONICLE, THE ILLUMINAE FILES and the forthcoming EMPIRE OF THE VAMPIRE trilogy. He is the winner of eight Aurealis Awards, an ABIA, has over half a million books in print and is published in over thirty five countries, most of which he has never visited. He is as surprised about all of this as you are. He is 6'7 and has approximately 12,000 days to live.

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