Book Review

Illuminae : Book Review



This book is truly a masterpiece. I almost never write reviews immediately after finishing a book, yet here I am typing furiously away because I cannot contain my opinions on this one. I have already ordered Gemina. And as soon as I get that I will order Obsidio and straight up binge read ALL OF THEM.

I don’t normally read science fiction books, because it just isn’t something I am normally in to. BUT, so many of my friends have glowing reviews of this so curiosity got the better of me and I gave in and straight up bought it. While reading the book I also decided to give audiobooks a try for the first time because I had also heard that pairing the physical book with the audiobook is, an experience.

AND THEY WERE RIGHT. I feel like I have gone though an awakening. I honestly don’t know how to feel right now because I am still processing everything that happened. I am so flustered for words right now I can’t even accurately describe the story to you, so here is the synopsis:

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.

BRIEFING NOTE: 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.

Doesn’t that sound amazing? Because it was. Listening to the audiobook accompanied with the formatting of the book was incredible. It truly helps bring the story to life while full of music and sirens and explosions and screams and EVERYTHING. It made reading this book such an experience!

Highly highly recommend this to everyone. I CANNOT wait to read Gemina!

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