Sci Fi

Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1) by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff

I know it has been a while since my last review post ( I am not including the post I just published before starting on this one) and the only posts I managed to get out, that I was reasonably happy with were, as always the compilation posts (mostly because it beats having to choose just one)

Then, I decided to wait till I read a more fancy book before I came out to try to write a review. This is a very superficial ploy but I thought having enough content to rave about a book that so many people out there seem to be singing praises of might help me along with the writing of a review.

I have quite a few books that I have reserved at the library which I intend to bring home today and a never-ending ARC list. But my secret weapon is a new desk! As long as it is new and smells that way, I will ride that new feeling and use it to put my numerous thoughts into cohesive (yes, this is a current favourite word on mine) posts which hopefully will also be enjoyable.


I have seen this book and the series being talked about since I started blogging. It has been everywhere and I cannot pinpoint any one particular review that got this onto my to-read list on GoodReads, and I am really glad I listened to them and read it. I decided to tackle my ‘want to read’ list and have been diligently reserving the available books in the library and working my way through them. It has been fun so far.

The books reviewed so far in this plan:( covers link back to the review)

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Back to the book review of : The Illuminae

The biggest asset of this book is its format. I would not recommend reading it anything other than a hardcover unless an e-version has animation! The story is very simple, there is a war at hand and we are given a peek into a folder of data which has been put together to describe the situation when an illegal settlement on a planet was attacked by one of two mega companies in the universe in the year 2575. The leading roles are played by recently separated couple Ezra and Kady. We are given in-depth information on all the things that go wrong, actions taken by people and by machines.

It is clearly written for a slightly younger audience . The tone of the book seems appropriate for teenagers who are almost adults but not there yet. Their actions also seem believable considering the circumstances they find themselves in.  Though the story in itself may not be unique, the experience of reading it certainly is. I felt like I was an investigator myself and was wading through the evidence. The only reason I did not give it a full five stars was because I did not think the ending did justice to all that we had to watch happen before we get there.The character growth of both Ezra and kady was well done.Another point I know might seems silly is that I was actually happy with the censoring of the swearing. I know they are still swearing but it did not effect the narration in any way.

I am off to get more books now, and hopefully to spout more recommendations soon!



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