Book Review: Illuminae


Author: Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Series: the Illuminae Files_01

Genre: Science Fiction w/ mult. media

Format: Hardback/audible

Page Count: 599/ 11hrs & 41mins

Rating: 5/5

Summary: First off we start on the planet Kerenza where the people there gets attacked randomly. Destroying the planet but not ever one including ex’s Kady and Erza. However they get separated and one goes on the Alexandra and the other on Hypatia both heading toward the Heimdall while running from the people who were trying to destroy Kerenza. However it’s not a smooth trip and soon things start to get hushed up so it seems that Kady is the only one who wants to find answers.

My Thoughts:

So much happens and that ending had me preordering the next book which is only two days away. Everyone has pretty much heard/read this book before me since it is a 2015 release and am late as always. But here is my very thoughts though a bit randomly about this book that I don’t read the genre but kind a want to read more.
I didn’t get lost and was happily surprised about where the story took you. That mostly have to do with Kady Grant. She is such a strong character who had a lot and I mean a LOT of things thrown at her yet she took it all with steel. Even if she didn’t really feel it. Her hacking skills and drive to find answers are great traits for a character to have. And Ezra may not be the smartest guy in the world I still loved him and humor. He’s a goof ball that I just wanted to hug and cheer for when he got a achievement.
But they are not the only two weren’t the only reason..

1. there was also the war in the space and how these ships where trying to get to the Heimdall to safety.

2. The whole government are keeping secrets so Kady has to use her hacking skills to find the answers.

3. Long distance relationship taken to another level since its in space and on two different ships.

4. The mystery virus that has to be contained in locked place.

5. And of course when a computer becomes to smart for the peoples own good.

I enjoyed all these points because in my head it can all happen which is scary and a page tuner at the same time. Kaufman and Kristoff didn’t pull any punches and pulled at your heart because you fall in love with all the characters. Well the ones at least that become friends with the two main characters and can make me smile. I love my side characters and these book hurt my heart a lot for what they did.
Plus the audio is really interesting for its done by different voices and just made the storyline run smoothly without me getting confused. Its 11 hrs and 41 mins however since its a mult-media book it was page or two chapters.
the writing is interesting because there is a lot of media’s in the book. Including IM’s, emails, voicemails, drawings, and other things I don’t know the names of. But it was really cool to look at while listening. Also the descriptions especially with AIDAN the way everything was describe I POV made it seem like he was a real person instead of a machine.

this book was beautiful done and so glad I don’t have to wait a whole year before the next book comes out.

So there are the thoughts of one bookworm let me know yours in the comments below. Also if anyone has some good science fiction books that is good for a beginner please let me know in the comments. Thanks for reading and hope to come back soon. 🙂

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