Shine the light on truth with 'Illuminae'

Friday, January 15, 2016



Author: Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman

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.

City of The Truth
A city of science fiction. Of fighters with heart and sass. Of a hacker who knows her stuff. Of an AI who could kill them all. Of sweet romance and joking friends. And lovers separated.
"This book is so amazing, so perfect. I can't help but gush about this book. So I will.
"Kady was a great character. She was clever and sassy. She had determination and drive coursing through her veins. And all her conversations were rife with sass. I really liked reading her character. I like sassy characters who don't let anyone walk over them. And Kady was a perfect example of that.
"The romance was so sweet and lovely. These two cared for each other. Even if Kady originally broke up with Ezra. Their conversations were rapid-fire and hilarious. Their usage of text emojis was amazing. These two are relationship goals. You can truly tell they care for each other. Everything they said and did showed it. Their joking was sweet and amicable. I want a relationship like Ezra and Kady's. They're not just lovers; they're best friends too.
"The plot had me on the edge of my seat. The attack. The escape. The chase. And AIDAN. Wow. It was thrilling. I was yearning for all the time to read. You couldn't predict what would happen. AIDAN didn't. And he's a supercomputer AI. All the action sequences and the hacking made my heart sing.
"The way the pages looked was definitely different. It was a truly unique way of telling a story. Reports and chats and drawings. It wasn't just written word. It was art. How serious, I know. All the artwork was great. The artwork used words to form pictures. That's called concrete poems, if I recall correctly. They were beautiful and captivating. Made me want to try. Probably wouldn't make something distinguishable if I tried.
"I seriously can't think of any problems with this book. There aren't any questions left. I have no qualms about the romance. I even like the romance. All I want is the second book."

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