Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Synopsis:" 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."
Review: This is one of my most interesting reads (for lack of a better word). I was surprised at pretty much at EVERY turn including when I opened up the book and found out the kind of format this book was written in (It's written almost like people would text one another but always with paragraphs here and there). I would have been over my head with this kind of format just one or two years ago and although I still loved this very much and made this read very memorable, I also found myself easily get distracted or finding that it was incredibly easy to stop wherever and whenever I wanted.
With that being my only complaint, we can now get to the good parts. Oh Kady... Oh Ezra such a typical science fiction romance but still SO MUCH MORE. Kady being the mastermind and Ezra the pure love and recklessness they somehow fit perfectly and their dire situation just pronounced their love even more. Watching them fall in love was really weird though in the sense that they weren't even aboard the same ship, but it's science fiction so who can really know? *shrugs*
Although I never doubted their relationship, I doubted my predictions of the plot the ENTIRE way through this book.... The plots twists in this book honestly really deserve a round of applause because not only was I so invested in the fast pacing plot but then the plot twists just kept pushing more and more into the story. However the creepiness factor of Aidan actually did slow me down in reading speed because Aidan just gave me the chills and so did all the death and gore. However Aidan had this incredibly mind opening role and Aidan just really brought this book together.
This is a book that everyone should read or at least pick up once and try because there's just SO much to it and I can easily see how much work is put it to it. LIKE THE SPECIAL PAGES AND I have never been so proud to find that on the bottom of page 190 Marie Lu is there!! AHHHHH COOLEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN but then there's also all these amazing artwork and the way the words and the art fit together is just an absolutely amazing experience for anyone.
Then there's last 10-20 so page .... what can I even say. It was SO WELL PLANNED I don't even know how Amie and Jay did it because that was amazing and completely set me up to go out and get Gemini even though it hasn't even been published yet. To be honest it was what I was hoping for but NEVER something I could see coming. IF SOMEONE SAW THIS COMING YOU ARE LYING .... I loved it SO MUCH THOUGH I CAN'T COMPUTE STOP STARING AT ME, DON'T LOOK AT ME. DON'T LOOK
(aha jk I'm not sick,dying, or crazy don't worry)
Cover: ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ (UM DOES ANYONE NOT LIKE THIS COVER..)
Favorite Quote: “I should have told you I loved you every day. I should have given you the stars.”
"'In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.' -Orwell"
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