Friday Reads: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristof




Hello, Hello *taps mic* *clears throat*

I find myself oddly nervous coming back after a little bit of a break. Which is super weird, especially when it’s a Friday Reads is pretty much my favourite thing. I typically save the bulk of my reading for the weekend, so Fridays are the big kick off.

My selection this week is Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristof



(blurb from Goodreads)

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.

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.




I really enjoyed the Starbound series by Amie Kaugman,


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I’ve had a few people recommend Illuminae to me also, but the best part of this being my choice for my Friday Reads is because I already have it.

I was digging through the books I got last year at BookCon, (*sniff* so sad I don’t get to go this year) and at the time, I remembered seeing the book, and that it was in an unusual format, every page is like an official government document of some type. There are even rumours Brad Pitt’s production company is optioning it for a movie. I’m excited to finally get to it.


Have a great weekend, may it be filled with pages of intrigue and adventure.



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