|Book Talk: Illuminae|


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.


I really enjoyed Illuminae by Amie Kauffman and jay Kristoff.  I gave this a five star rating on Goodreads.  I absolutely loved this book.  I liked how this book was told in files it was very unique.  I’ve never read a book like this or formatted like this either.  I didn’t start this for so long because I didn’t think I was going to like it and hadn’t read anything like it as I already stated. I first bought it because it looked cool at the book store.  Now that I’ve read it now I’m glad I did and it might be one of my favorite books of the year as so far.  There was a few days when I was reading where I would only read a page or two because I wanted to savor this book and was nervous to continue.  I can’t wait for Gemina to come out in a few weeks on 18 October 2016.

While reading I felt a lot of different things: happy, excited, and scared.  When I found out that I was reading about these events after they already happened had surprised me.  Even though it shouldn’t have surpriised because it was told through files.  When I found out that Ezra made it to the Hypatia and was still alive I was surprised, happy, and excited.  To find out that Ezra’s mother was the one to cause all those problems must have been hard for him. That’s it’s her fault that so many people died.  Even though she wasn’t in his life it must have been hard, no matter how messed up she is she is still is his mom.

I can’t wait to follow the next adventures in the sequel.


Moving to a space station at the edge of the galaxy was always going to be the death of Hanna’s social life. Nobody said it might actually get her killed.
The sci-fi saga that began with the breakout bestseller Illuminae continues on board the Jump Station Heimdall, where two new characters will confront the next wave of the BeiTech assault.
Hanna is the station captain’s pampered daughter; Nik the reluctant member of a notorious crime family. But while the pair are struggling with the realities of life aboard the galaxy’s most boring space station, little do they know that Kady Grant and the Hypatia are headed right toward Heimdall, carrying news of the Kerenza invasion.
When an elite BeiTech strike team invades the station, Hanna and Nik are thrown together to defend their home. But alien predators are picking off the station residents one by one, and a malfunction in the station’s wormhole means the space-time continuum might be ripped in two before dinner. Soon Hanna and Nik aren’t just fighting for their own survival; the fate of everyone on the Hypatia—and possibly the known universe—is in their hands.
But relax. They’ve totally got this. They hope.
Once again told through a compelling dossier of emails, IMs, classified files, transcripts, and schematics, Gemina raises the stakes of the Illuminae Files, hurling readers into an enthralling new story that will leave them breathless.

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