Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff | I Almost Died

The first sentence in this book is: "This is the file that almost killed me."

I feel as though that accurately describes how I felt upon finishing this book. It hits a point (just under halfway through) where I could not/would not put it down. It's insane, it's crazy intense, and I really fell into this story.

It's been a while since a story has really drawn me into it, and though Illuminae took about a 200 pages to get to the crazy-intense-ness, I was drawn into the story from the very beginning.

Even though it's been about a week and a half since I finished this book, it's still hard for me to gather my thoughts on it. It was a masterpiece, and honestly I would suggest going into this book knowing just these things:

1) There are three ships. The Hypatia, The Alexander, and The Lincoln.

2) The ships have passenger-refugees on it from a planet that was recently destroyed.

3) It's five intense.

4) Descriptions of characters are sparse because of the way the story is told. However, that doesn't take away from the feeling of knowing the characters in the least.

5) I loved every single character.

6) I was scared to death quite a few times in this book.

7) If you tweet about Illuminae, Jay Kristoff will find it.

Content: PG-13
Language: Technically not there (it's blacked out, but you can tell what it is)
Violence: Mild-Medium

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (The Illuinae Files #1)
Published: 20 October 2015 by Knopf Books for Young Readers
Format - Pages: Hardcover - 599
Source: Amazon
Genre: Young Adult Science-Fiction
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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.

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.
 HAVE YOU READ THIS YET? YOU NEED TO BECAUSE IT'S AWESOME. Please read it and then come find me so we can discuss.


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