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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Stacking The Shelves #60

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Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, that spotlights the books we are adding to our shelves; whether they be virtual or physical.

Kindle Purchases & Freebies

123817222539093124967750 Looking forward to all of these, especially The Scent of His Feathers – A short collection of dark stories. 

Netgalley

2461151526404153 Naughtier Than Nice is a sequel that has been a long time coming. I’m a huge Dickey fan, and this will hold me over until April 2016 when his next one releases. Plus, I need to get me some holiday reads in starting this month.

For those of you who have read The Martian, you do not want to miss this movie!! I saw it last night, and I must say Matt Damon did me proud. Even if you haven’t read it, you will still love the movie. Well, that is all that’s happening around here. What books did you add to your shelves this week?

Waiting On Wednesday #12: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that features upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating.

23734628Releases October 6th 2015 by St. Martin’s Griffin

By Rainbow Rowell

Companion to Fangirl

Young-Adult, Fantasy, Romance

LGBT, Magic, Paranormal

Rainbow Rowell continues to break boundaries with Carry On, an epic fantasy following the triumphs and heartaches of Simon and Baz from her beloved bestseller Fangirl.

Simon Snow just wants to relax and savor his last year at the Watford School of Magicks, but no one will let him. His girlfriend broke up with him, his best friend is a pest, and his mentor keeps trying to hide him away in the mountains where maybe he’ll be safe. Simon can’t even enjoy the fact that his roommate and longtime nemesis is missing, because he can’t stop worrying about the evil git. Plus there are ghosts. And vampires. And actual evil things trying to shut Simon down. When you’re the most powerful magician the world has ever known, you never get to relax and savor anything.

Carry On is a ghost story, a love story, a mystery and a melodrama. It has just as much kissing and talking as you’d expect from a Rainbow Rowell story — but far, far more monsters.

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