Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (19): ILLUMINAE

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Title: Illuminae
Authors: Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Series: The Illuminae Files #1
Release date: October 20, 2015

Summary: 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. 

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. 

Thoughts: First of all, THAT COVER. The first picture is what the dust jacket cover looks like, and the second picture is what the actual hardcover will look like. And there are a few places where the dust jacket is see-through to see the cover underneath. How freakin' cool is that?! Then, the summary sounds like a great story. And then the concept that it's all told through different documents and such? SO INTRIGUING. Plus, Caz of Little Book Owl on YouTube has read the ARC of this bad boy and raved about how much she loved it, so color me curious! I can't wait to read this in the fall!

Tell me: what are YOU waiting on this week? Let me know in the comments below!


  1. I still haven't decided if I'm going to read this book.

    I hope you like the book! Check out my WoW!

  2. I really like the cover design on this one, and hope it spurs other publishers to do cool things too. I hope you enjoy it! WoW

  3. Ooh! This one looks intriguing!!! Thanks for sharing! :)