Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

23395680Published: October 20th 2015 By: Knopf BYR

Series: The Illuminae Files #1 

Genres: Young-Adult, Science-Fiction

Format: Hardcover 

Source: Purchased 

My Rating: 4-stars

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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 sheswore 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.

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Waiting On Wednesday #19 Anna and the Swallow Man

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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating. This week I’m waiting on Anna and the Swallow Man by Gavriel Savit. After reading the first chapter, I wanted more. There are so many books out there that highlight this time in the world’s history that I have yet to read, but I really want to add this one to my World War II historical books. Don’t forget to share with me what books you’re waiting on so I can check them out. Happy Wednesday!

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