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Illuminae, by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff — June 27, 2018

Illuminae, by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

downloadThe planet Kerenza is attacked, and Kady and Ezra find themselves on a space fleet fleeing the enemy, while their ship’s artificial intelligence system and a deadly plague may be the end of them all.

This book was absolutely amazing!!!! I loved it so much!!!! I think that this book was perfect the way that it was. The way that the book was written, with the text files and the security records, made this book what it was. If it was written classically, I don’t think that it would have been as good. If you want to hear more of my thoughts then you should read the rest of my post.

The characters were beautiful!!! Even though they weren’t written classically, they were just like normal characters. There was a lot of development and the characters all became more likable as the book progressed, not that I didn’t like them in the beginning, I just liked them more as the book went on. I kept changing my opinion on who I liked more, which is odd because normally I have a favorite and I stick with it. The characters were all amazing and I loved them all with all of my heart.

My favorite character in this book was AIDAN. The insane AI. I’m sure that says some concerning things about me but who cares. This thing was amazing. I wanted to know how it worked and learn as much about it as I could. This thing also asked a lot of good questions and acted like a person. A mentally ill person to be sure, but still a person. I think that AIDAN was the most interesting character in the book, once again it’s not that the other characters are all boring, it’s just that AIDAN was that one that interested me the most.


The plot was intense. The story starts off intense and it doesn’t stop. I think that it gets more intense as the book goes on. I don’t read very many sci-fi novels but if they’re all as good as this I’ll definitely pick up some more. I loved how the action was portrayed through the formatting of the book. It was amazing that I could know what was happening and have feelings about it when the format was text messages and security camera records. It takes a good writer to do that. This book is lucky that there were two.

The setting was also very impressive. As I said above, it takes very good writers to write a setting through text messages and security cams. But by the end, I knew where I was and who was in charge and everything that I needed to know. And then I learned some more things that I would rather have not known and would be happy to live without. I don’t need to know so much about the plague, thank you very much. But all in all, the setting was very well written, just like the rest of the book.

I really enjoyed this book and I can’t wait until I can buy the next one. I highly recommend it. The summary came from the Library of Congress. Please remember to fill out my survey. You can find a link to it on my about page. Thanks for Reading!!!! Have a Great Day!!!! -Annalee and Buttons

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