Monday, January 4, 2016

BOOK REVIEW: Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff


BLURB:


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.


REVIEW BY: Arianna, age 13 years, 1 month

MAY CONTAIN SPOILER:

This book was breathtaking and intense! 

My favorite character was without a doubt, Kady. Even with everyone she loved gone, she stayed strong and survived against all odds. Everything that could go wrong (i.e. mass death/destruction, a mad computer and people gone crazy) happened, but Kady got though it all and conquered everything. 

My favorite part is when Kady sacrificed herself for everyone else simply because she wanted to do the right thing. She is brave and wise, she did what no one else would!

I recommend this book for anyone who likes end of the world situations, romance and one big adventure!

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 13 and up.