Currently Reading: Illuminae


This book is insanely beautiful!
I just finished Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, which I will post a review on soon as soon as I stop crying and pull together my feelings. I knew that book would leave me with a bit of a book hangover so I decided Illuminae would help me power through and stop me going into a slump.

Illuminae by Amier Kaufman and Jay Kristoff is a book that has been getting a lot of hype recently. It interested me because I have never read anything like it before.
Here is the Goodreads blurb:

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.

What made me want to pick it up is the format of the book: it is told through a collection of documents such as interviews, hacked emails, medical records, military files and more. Flipping though the pages makes it seem like a fascinating read. The relatively daunting size seems more manageable because of it's unique form of story telling.

I will let you all know what I thought once I finished it.  

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  1. I hope you will enjoy it! I absolutely loved unique formating, it was great reading experience :)

  2. Yes! I've been loving it so far.

  3. Oh I hope you love this one because I adored it!! This was my first book read this year and it's still one of my favorites of the year. I also loved Me Before You and I can understand why you need to gather your feelings on that one. I think Illuminae is a great book to follow up with.


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