BOOK REVIEW – ILLUMINAE

23395680BOOK: ILLUMINAE

AUTHOR: AMIE KAUFMAN & JAY KRISTOFF

FORMAT / PUBLISHER: ARC / RANDOM HOUSE KIDS


Synopsis1
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.

book review
{ I would like to thank Random House Kids for sending me a review copy of this book || THIS DOES NOT AFFECT MY REVIEW }
THE WALKING DEAD MEETS STAR WARS.
SHORT REVIEW:
I’ve been into a ████ING ROLLER COASTER ride.
LONG REVIEW:
I’m not really a HUGE fan of sci-fi books. It’s not that I’m not a fan but I RARELY read sci-fi. When I saw this book buzzing around the internet, I felt that this would be a GOOD book.
First of all, let me just say that I was astounded with Illuminae. The physical appearance, the illustrations, the designs, the words on its pages are really amazing and rad.
THIS NOVEL WAS TOLD FROM DIFFERENT POINT OF VIEWS. You will not see a typical conversation between the characters. EVERYTHING IS IMMENSELY DIFFERENT. IT’S NOT THE USUAL BOOK YOU’RE HOLDING.
CHARACTERS:
Kady Grant and Ezra Mason. I loved their names. They’re so unique. Their relationship seemed to be falling apart until this kind of war happened.
Kady was a good programmer / computer expert. Actually, she’s the only one left who knows the world of computer how to manipulate things using computer. I liked that. I’m studying Information Technology and I can relate to Kady. I loved her ability to program and code things. She’s such a computer genius! Thumbs up for that!
Kady lost Ezra. She didn’t know where he is. Do you want to know where he is? PRE-ORDER THIS BOOK .
AIDAN is an artificial intelligence. He’s so philosophical. Damn, he will make you think of everything.
PLOT:
I thought I’m misunderstanding some parts but… I’M NOT.
THE COOLEST THING ABOUT THIS BOOK IS THAT THERE IS A DEADLY VIRUS IN THE MIDDLE OF AN INTERSTELLAR WAR.
If you’re stuck in the middle of this situation, what would you do? Damn, I don’t know if I’ll let myself get infected by that virus. IMMA RUN AND RUN. I don’t know how Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman compressed those elements in 600+ pages but it’s really fantastic and clever.
I actually remembered CHEMISTRY and BINARY CODE while reading this book.
Anyways, I felt broke + wrecked after I finished reading this book. I don’t know what happened to me. I just need the 2nd book right now. GET READY. PUT YOUR SEATBELTS ON. GET READY TO GET INVADED. INVADED BY FEELINGS.
4 SHINY STARS FOR THIS BOOK! I CAN’T WAIT FOR THE SEQUEL !!!

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16 thoughts on “BOOK REVIEW – ILLUMINAE

  1. I am dying to get this book! I haven’t read anything by Amie yet, (I’m in the process of picking up These Broken Stars) but I heard she’s an amazing author. It’s just that waiting for October to come is going to FREAKING kill me! UGH.

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