by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
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Release date: October 20, 2015
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Genre: SciFic, YA
Hardback: 608 pages
The Illuminae Files trilogy:
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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 one of the 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.
Although a chunkster of a book, it reads fast as the story is told via chat sessions, emails and reports. Illustrations and schematics are included to compliment the feel of the book.
Loved the presentation of this book (although I read an ARC). I am tempted to get a final copy for the full effect.
Loved the characters and how they interact via mostly online.
Got me thinking of AI's and robots.
* review copy courtesy of publisher
* see if the authors will be in your town in November (here)
* read this during Dewey's 24 hour Read-a-thon (here)