Waiting on Wednesday: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

August 2, 2015     booklovi     Uncategorized


Waiting on Wednesday

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:



Amie Kaufman/Jay Kristoff
Knopf Books
608 pages
Expected pub date: 10/20/2015


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.

At first glance, this doesn’t even look like my kind of book. But reading further into the description, it has elements that are right up my alley. And more than that, I cannot tell you just how many people I’ve seen reading the ARC of this who just love it. And for that reason alone, I can’t wait to pick it up.
Have you guys heard anything about it? Read the ARC? I’d love to know what you think!

3 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

  1. I really want to read this, too! I was approved for it on Netgalley, but it was not made downloadable to Kindle, and I can't hack reading on my laptop after working on a computer all day, so I guess I will wait until it publishes. 🙂

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