Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff: “I am not a fan of sci-fi yet I love it to bits”

Title: Illuminae

Author: Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Publication Date: October 20, 2015

Format: Kindle Edition

Rating:


“Perhaps bravery is simply the face humanity wraps around its collective madness.”

It was my first time ever to read a book that aside from the normal story-telling, it was consists of conversation files, screenshot chats and documentation files. At first I don’t know how I would grasp this kind of story-telling, and plus the fact that it was a sci-fi which, to be honest was my not cup of tea, but thank you to Star Wars movies (Well, it is my favorite of all time since then), I was able to understand the concept of Illuminae, and I really fell in love with it NOW.

It was a very unique way of telling a story that a reader will really focus on the specific details because if they will miss one tiny detail, they will really confuse as the story goes. (Which btw I was that reader sometimes. Hehe)

The characters, Ezra Mason and Kady Grant were lovers turn into strangers(?), and then as the experiences emerged, it leads them in getting to know each other – deeper. I can’t say anything for their characters because they were both lovable and smart. Though they became immature sometimes, the experiences they encountered really made them strong. (I don’t know but I think the name Ezra has a magnetic pull on me. Which I would like to use this for my future baby. Hehe).

Anyway, for the story even though it was really hard to read and grasp the flow of the story at first, which it took me a couple of chapters before I get used to it because as I was saying, I was not familiar with. In the end, this book made me forget what sleep was, and it was hard and breakable to finish because I don’t really want to end it.

I am glad to finally read this book that everybody was raving about, and I will now say that I will recommend this one. If you are not a fan of sci-fi please try to read it. 🙂 Sometimes you need to get out of your comfort zone which is my motto in reading books.

Overall, it is a 4/5 star for me, and I’m also excited to read the next book!

Thank you for reading this review until the end! Bye! 🙂


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.

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