Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult
on October 20th 2015
Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers Source: Publisher
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 megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.
But their problems are just getting started. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results; the fleet's AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it's clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: the ex-boyfriend she swore she'd never speak to again.
Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents—including emails, schematics, military files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more—Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping, high-octane trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.
This is the most unique book I have ever read, seriously. It took me a while to get into the book because it’s quite different and I got distracted, but once it grabbed me, I finished it in one sitting. It’s better to show you what I mean, rather than try to stumble through descriptions.
The Cover: One of my favorite things about a hardcover book is discovering what is under the dust jacket. This one is fitting and fun.
The cover is see through and what is underneath is a teaser to what is about to come!
The Pages: Not only does this book tell an amazing story, it is full of pages that look like these…
A lot of them will look similar to these…
I think you can tell how unique this book is just by looking at it. The story is just as amazing. From start to finish this book will never cease to surprise, taunt, anger and amaze you. Oh, and you might not want to start it unless you can devote an entire day to it!
Check out this book trailer.
So all in all, I loved this book. I was really excited to read it and it’s just been announced it’s been optioned for a movie!
Have you read Illuminae? If so let’s chat!