Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)Illuminae by Amie Kaufman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

On a small planet in the year 2575 Kady thought the worst part of her day was going to be breaking up with her boyfriend Ezra. Unfortunately, enemy fire starts raining down on their planet when two rival mega corporations begin a war. Rushing to evacuate the planet Kady and Ezra end up on different ships.

The attack turns out to not be the end of the problems, there’s a deadly plague breaking out aboard the ships and the fleet’s AI which should protect them may be turning into another enemy. Kady begins to use her hacking skills to try to find out what is going on and being kept from them.

Illuminae is the first of a new fast paced action adventure triology by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff that is completely made up of a series of different types of documents compiled of the events. There are emails, schematics, military files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more to read that make up the entire book.

I have to say it really took me a while to get used to this format for a book and even ending I’m not sure I’m still a fan of it. But with that being said I did find myself becoming more and more intrigued with what was going on in the story and getting attached to the characters the farther I got into the book. In the end it’s an edge of the seat, what is going to happen adventure that I didn’t want to put down.

Overall, took some getting used to this style of book but the story is great once I did. Would recommend checking this one out if for no other reason than it’s definitely different.

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