Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff – Spoiler Free Review

23395680Rating:  5/5

Genre:  Sci-fi, YA

First published:  2015

Author: Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Synopsis: 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.

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Holy crap, this book! It’s been almost two months since I’ve read this book (yes, I know… I’m REALLY behind on my reviews) and I still can’t come to grips with how freaking awesome it is! Everything about it is awesome. How it looks, how it feels in your hand, how it’s written, the plot, the characters. Everything.

This is probably the coolest book I own. You can’t really tell from the picture, but it’s so cool. Especially the hardcover. It’s written as a dossier of hacked files and transcripts and emails and stuff like that and it’s art. It’s just beautiful and if you’re only ever going to splurge on one book, I recommend getting a hardcover of this one.

As you can tell from the synopsis, this is a space thriller and it’s epic. It’s just one thing after another, I was on the edge throughout the entire thing. Seriously, this book is a ride, I never quite knew what to expect and it got my heart racing and there was the feeling of feelings involved.

I absolutely adored the two main characters. They’re so freaking cute, I just can’t even! And I really loved the supporting characters as well. It has really cool characters, well written and interesting. They’re put in some really tough situations, which I thought was handled really well in terms of how humans would react in those kinds of situations.

The plot is so engaging and fast paced, there’s always something going on, always some plot twist. It’s so gripping and it just sucks you in and does not let go. Opening this book is like opening an airlock, but instead of being sucked into space to your death, you get sucked into the middle of a space war it’s so cool, I am fangirling!

What else to tell you with no spoilers… there’s space shooting and hacking and mysteries to be solved and terrifying things happening and just read this book because you will not regret it, it’s so cool! I will most likely have a rave review as well soon where I’ll be able to talk more about this awesome piece of literature, so stay tuned for that.

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