Illuminae, by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

5 serious book hangover stars!!

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Ok so that happened.. it’s official my mind is blown.  I audio booked this sucker then immediately bought the book so I could read it too! The thought that went into this book is amazing.  I was really hesitant to try this because of all the hype surrounding it.  The hype is well worth it.  My book buddy had downloaded the audio book and lent it to me.  They have a whole cast of characters on this audio book. It is not just one person trying to narrate different characters.  Almost every character has their own voice including the computer!!

In case you were not aware this book is about basically 2 main characters (even though you fall in love with so many more!) Ezra and Kady.  There home planet gets attacked and even though they are rescued it’s definitely not over.  This book is told in case files, and emails, computer chatter and so forth.  It makes it super wonderful to read I thought it was going to be difficult to connect to the characters but I instantly fell in love with Kady’s stubborn will and Ezra’s silliness.    I loved all the chatter between friends.  Some of the convo’s between Ezra and his buddies were LOL tears streaming down my face funny!! Ezra’s convo’s with Kady were serious but not all that serious.  The FOBOs virus that is introduced is crazy!! They are like smart zombies it’s crazy!! I’m really trying not to do any spoilers.. it’s really hard! I highly suggest everyone read or audio book this sucker!! Or both at the same time!!  Here are some pictures of the book… I know not the best but honestly I was just so excited to read through it!

I can’t even describe how good this was without giving so much away.. the plot kept me guessing at every turn.  Every time I thought ahah! I have it.. I didn’t.  It made my heart happy and sad all at the same time!!  It was like watching a great epic sci-fi movie in my head!! I’ll link the blurb below but honestly this is going in my top 10 for the year I think!

book blurb and such..

Hardcover, 599 pages

Published October 20th 2015 by Knopf Books for Young Readers
Original Title
Illuminae
ISBN0553499114 (ISBN13: 9780553499117)

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

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