Illuminae
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Illuminae

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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.

BRIEFING NOTE: 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.

Title:Illuminae
Edition Language:English
ISBN:0553499114
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:599 pages

    Illuminae Reviews

  • Jay Kristoff
    Nov 04, 2014

    ILLUMINAE is the classic tale of Girl Meets Boy:Girl Loses Boy:And Parents:And Planet: and Ends Up on a Crippled Spaceship: with a Mad Computer:and a Deadly Virus Outbreak:in the Middle of an Interste...

  • Kat O'Keeffe
    Feb 10, 2015

    THIS WAS THE COOLEST! The unique format is what really makes this book stand out, but even without that aspect, it's still a fantastic read! Going into it I didn't know a whole lot, but I'd only heard...

  • Christine Riccio
    Dec 06, 2015

    ILLUMINAE WAS SUCH A SPECTACULAR RIDE. FANTASTICALLY UNIQUE STORY TELLING TECHNIQUE, CAPTIVATING STORY. LOVED IT! Here's my full discussion/review https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zgtey......

  • Regan
    Nov 24, 2016

    HOLY CRAP. ...

  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)
    Oct 30, 2015

    WOW. THIS WAS GOOD. It took me quite some time to really get into the story, but after around the 200 page mark I was hooked!...

  • Catriona (LittleBookOwl)
    Jun 18, 2014

    There is no way in hell that I could possibly describe what's going through my head right now. I don't think I'll be functional for a little while.I'll get back to you on this, but just know it blew m...

  • Khanh (the meanie)
    May 27, 2015

    DNF at 30%This book is written in epistolary format, and it has the honor of being the most annoying book I've read this year. Some people love that stuff. I ain't one of them. I love space shit. Fire...

  • Emily May
    May 24, 2015

    Visually, Illuminae is an extremely fun and unique kind of book. It's a romantic space opera told through a collection of interview transcripts, diary entries, emails and gorgeous space images like th...

  • Chelsea Humphrey
    Jan 10, 2017

    UPDATED THOUGHTS:Ok, so I've calmed down a bit and am feeling better about this. It's amazing how many different forms this book took; in the beginning I was intrigued but felt it was a little slow mo...

  • Cait (Paper Fury)
    Jan 09, 2015

    RE-READ REVIEW:Yes yes I am officially 100% Illuminae trash and I COULD CRY BECAUSE I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH. I literally....afjkdlasfd. What am I even supposed to say here? OKAY. Just a few like "rer...

About Amie Kaufman

Amie Kaufman

Amie Kaufman is the New York Times bestselling co-author of Illuminae (with Jay Kristoff) and These Broken Stars, This Shattered World, and Their Fractured Light (with Meagan Spooner.) She writes science fiction and fantasy for teens, and her favourite procrastination techniques involve chocolate, baking, sailing, excellent books and TV, plotting and executing overseas travel, and napping.