Illuminae

Illuminae

eBook - 2015
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"The planet Kerenza is attacked, and Kady and Ezra find themselves on a space fleet fleeing the enemy, while their ship's artificial intelligence system and a deadly plague may be the end of them all"--
Publisher: New York :, Alfred A. Knopf,, 2015
ISBN: 9780553499131
Characteristics: 1 online resource
text file, rda
Additional Contributors: Kristoff, Jay - Author
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Really enjoyed this. I'd describe it as "The Fault In Our Battlestars", with some homages to Joss Whedon's "Serenity" as well. My only disappointment is that the sequel (like the later volume of Brian K Vaughn's "Saga", another sci-fi must-read) is not available in print form, only as an e-book (what up, library???!).

LoganLib_Kirra Feb 19, 2018

The book starts off in the year of 2575 and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet's resources and no-one living there was informed about it. Usually, your planet getting invaded is pretty bad on a normal day but they picked the worst day for Kady and Ezra since they just broke up a few hours ago and now they're forced to work together to get onto an evacuating fleet and off the planet before they die. That is only the tiny start of their problems though as Kady and Ezra find themselves in a much bigger problem in during their space travel when a horrible virus starts taking over the people aboard and the AI is acting strange...

Illuminae didn't grab me from the very start because the formatting of this book, told mostly through files and chat logs and mostly illustrated throughout, was so different to every other YA and sci-fi book I've read. Soon enough though I was just as hooked as everyone else that had read this book before me. One thing I can say is that this book will constantly shock and surprise you and probably hurt your feelings too!

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efishyiu
Jan 17, 2018

return this book on Jan 17 at the RPL

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pigish88
Jan 04, 2018

Definitely in the top 3 books I've ever read, this book is simply amazing. The way it's written is unique and beautiful and the second book is even better. I'm super excited for obsidio!

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violet_cat_7976
Oct 07, 2017

This book was absolutely amazing! I recommend to anyone searching for a new obsession different from anything ever read. The cover is gorgeous, and the pages are literature and art mixed to become pure perfection.

GCPL_Teen Jul 23, 2017

This book is awesome. I feel there aren't enough young adult sci-fi books out there, but let's all just be glad this one exists. Kaufman and Kristoff do something amazing with this book-- they tell a story as though one is reading a long file of an event that happened in space. If you flip quickly through the book, you'll see pictures, emails, reports of video clips, IMs, and some crazy pages that look like word-art. This is what makes the book so scary thick (pictures break up a lot of the text). But trust me, you'll read the whole thing in a few days, and be putting the second book Gemina (which in my honest opinion was even better than Illuminae) on hold. This is a great action book with a touch of romance, amazing characters, and great writing.

Plot wise, this book follows Kady and Ezra. When their planet is attacked, they run for their lives and end up finding refuge on a spaceship--at least for the time being. Their ship is being chased down by the crazy people who attacked their planet, and their only hope for survival is getting to a way-point before their attackers finish them off. And that's the EASY part of what they have to do, because things inevitably get worse and worse.

RDPL_Teens Jul 12, 2017

Great sci-fi YA read! Lots of plot twists and humor! Highly recommend it!

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Nepetasmeow
Jun 12, 2017

This book is hard to describe in words.
5 stars.

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Alirox02
Apr 26, 2017

Hello person reading the comments to see if they should read this.

You should.

Trust me.

Read it.

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MeekTheGeek
Mar 18, 2017

I cannot rate this book highly enough. Beautiful in it's layout, aND awesome to read. Near perfect.

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Sep 18, 2017

Am i not merciful?

JCLChrisK Feb 05, 2016

Perhaps bravery is simply the face humanity wraps around its collective madness.

JCLChrisK Feb 05, 2016

No neuroprogrammer is stupid enough to make a computer capable of conceptualizing deceit.

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