Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff is a suspenseful science fiction novel that tests the tactical skills and emotional strength of the characters to the absolute limit on every page.
When Kady Grant made the decision to break up with her long-term boyfriend Ezra Mason, she prepared herself for the worst. Fighting, screaming, and crying were all things Kady was ready for, but never in her worst nightmares could she have anticipated what actually happened after the split.
Set in the year 2575, inhabitants of an illegal mining colony on the outlying planet Kerenza IV were going about their daily operations when tragedy struck. Caught in the center of a vicious cooperation war, the Kerenza colony, under the control of the Wallace Ulyanov Consortium, was raided by BeiTech Industries, leaving the tiny frozen planet in shambles and its desperate citizens fleeing for space.
Only one ship makes it through the deadly space battle to help evacuate the colony. Severely damaged, the Alexander, along with two small ships from Kerenza IV, the Hapatia and the Copernicus, must make the long journey to the nearest wormhole get the refugees to civilization, and with it, justice.
Throughout the book, it seems as though everything that could possibly go awry not only goes wrong, but magnifies in intensity as the inhabitants of the three ships struggle to survive against man, machine, and disease.
I recommend Illuminae to science fiction and dystopian lovers of any age. The unique style of the book (a compilation of evidence, interviews, and video transcripts) will have you hooked until the very last page. I promise you, Illuminae is like no book you’ve ever read before.
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Sequel/Companion Novel “Gemina” coming out this fall!!!!