Currently Reading: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

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by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Current page: 89/599

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.


It’s pretty early into the book so I haven’t really formed that many opinions yet, but I wanted to get a post up before I completely wrap myself in this book and spend the next 8 hours reading.

Some people might not like the way this story is told but I actually enjoy itIt is told through a series of emails, chat transcripts, memos, etc.  It is an interesting way to tell a story but for the most part it is succeeding.   I’m only on page 89 but so far it’s been pretty good.  It’s all been setting the stage for what I’m sure is going to be an exciting novel.

Last night I went to see Titus Andronicus and watching that play reminds me of reading this book. There are times where I am completely lost about what is happening but I’m usually able to pick it up through surrounding documents and context.

I don’t really feel connected to the characters although that’s probably the narration and because I’m still really early in the book.  I hope I do form a connection with them because they seem like interesting characters.  At least neither are annoying me.

I’ve never read any of Jay Kristoff’s novels but I looooooveeee Amie Kaufman’s (With Megan Spooner) Starbound trilogy so I’m hoping for good things.

Ok! I’m going to go back to reading!  Happy Saturday everyone!

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