Waiting On Wednesday – Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature created by Breaking the Spine

The aim is to spotlight an upcoming release that we are eagerly awaiting.


51vpagSvAYL._SX329_BO1,204,203,200_Title: Illuminae (The Illuminae Files _01)

Authors: Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

Genre: YA, Science Fiction, Dystopian

Pages: 608

Links: Goodreads, Amazon, Book Depository

Release Date: October 20, 2015

Summary (from Goodreads): 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 am BEYOND excited for this book! I love Amie Kaufman’s Starbound series and I’m sure I’ll love this one as well. The book itself is so unique with such a visually stunning pages and formatting. I will be reading this next, so stay tuned for a review!

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3 thoughts on “Waiting On Wednesday – Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

  1. THIS BOOK IS AMAZING! Seriously, the hype is for good reason. It’s like nothing I’ve ever read before. You definitely will need to read it ASAP once it’s out. Which, thankfully, is only a few weeks away. It kinda feels like watching a movie, which is strange to say about a book. But the storyline, characters and world building is fantastic. Enjoy!

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