Friday, March 25, 2016

"Illuminae" : A Book That Took Me To Another Universe

"Kady and Ezra thought their break-up was messy until they witnessed their entire world literally falling apart. Now they're are piecing together what's left of their lives, and their romance, and trying to survive an intergalactic war."
"Amie Kaufman is the award-winning co-author of the STARBOUND series. Jay Kristoff is the award-winning author of the LOTUS WAR series. Collectively, they are 12'5" tall and live in Melbourne, Australia, with two long-suffering spouses, two rescue dogs, and a plentiful supply of caffeine. They met thanks to international taxation law, and stuck together due to a shared love of blowing things up and breaking hearts."
'Illuminae' by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff was so beyond amazing and no amount of words will truly describe how much this book changed the way I think about books and how obsessed I am with it! 
Most planet-ending invasions we read about in books or even watch in movies normally take place on Earth, but this book takes place in the future in 2575 when illegal mining is taking place on the main character's planet called Kerenza and a mega-cooperation called BeiTech invades their planet, killing tons of people and totally disintegrates their planet. Luckily Kady and her boyfriend Ezra make it out alive, but they end up on two different space ships, the Alexander and the Hypatia. After a big argument before the invasion, Kady and Ezra's only form of communication is through emails and IMs. This is a story like no other full of disease out breaks, space ship battles and a love story like no other and is told through interviews, IMs, emails, memorandums, maps, medical reports and so much more!
This book was unlike anything I have ever read before and probably one of my favorite books of all time! It was almost 600 pages in length, but it was actually really fast paced because of the format of the text. However, the book was so good and grabbed my attention so much that I wanted to take my time reading it and not rush through it. This book was definitely an emotional rollercoaster for me, there were definitely moments that made me laugh out loud, moments I could feel my heart ripping in my chest, and moments where I could feel my self falling for Ezra and hoping that Ezra and Kady would make it to each other. The various spaceship diagrams, words and phrases creating images and the thoughts of the fleet's rogue AI really is what made the book so mind bobbling and attention grabbing, alongside the beautiful book cover. 
This book is bigger than the universe itself and will change how you look at reading forever! I recommend this to anyone looking for a life changing reading experience! As the civilians of the planet of Kerenza would say, God Speed!

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