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Illuminae Appreciation and Review

So, i’m actually reviewing a YA book today! Look at me exploring new genres, this was actually one of my goals with this blog. I’ve been sitting in my thrilling comfort zone for such a long time that I knew time had come to venture out.
So let’s get started…

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 mega corporations 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. – Goodreads

I have never read a book like this!
It is told in hacked documents including emails, schematics, military files, medical reports and interviews. Not only that but there are beautifully detailed blueprints, I was so in awe of these that I’ve had to take pictures and post them in this review.

At first I struggled a little, however after the first 50 pages (ish), I found my rhythm and really started to enjoy it. It may sound silly but I found it a little exciting that these were hacked documents. They really were believable and well written. This added so much depth to this story.
I really wanted to hate AIDAN but by the end I found myself feeling for him!
I definitely need to read the rest of this trilogy!
I’m not going to say much more about this, I mainly wanted to do this post showing the style of this book as I really haven’t read anything like this before.

It gets 4 cups of coffee out of 5!

Have you read this book, or do you know of any books similar to this? I would love to read more of them.

See you in the next one…


5 thoughts on “Illuminae Appreciation and Review”

  1. not sure if its my cup of tea 😉 i do like certain YA stories but I usually pick based on the blurb… I had read a book Eliza and her monsters last year with similar pictures… really put me off of it ..

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