Friday, March 25, 2016

Book Review 38. Illuminae

Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)
Book: Illuminae
Series: The Illuminae Files (#1)
Author: Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction
Pages: 599
Published: October 20th, 2015

This ebook was given to me by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Synopsis: 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.

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

“Miracles are statistical improbabilities. And fate is an illusion humanity uses to comfort itself in the dark. There are no absolutes in life, save death.” 

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Tag 2. Hamilton Book Tag

I am so happy that this tag exists. I LOVE the musical Hamilton (haven't seen it because getting tickets is impossible, but I can sing the whole thing straight through). I highly recommend that people listen to the soundtrack, especially big book fans. If you love to read, you'll love the detailed narrative and historically accurate emotional turmoil.

But anyway, here are the books that most remind me of each song/prompt. I wrote this really fast, and just went with the first thing I thought of.

1. The Room Where it Happens (What is a book world that you would put yourself into?)
Obviously I have to go with the wizarding world of Harry Potter here, as long as I can be guaranteed that I get a spot in Ravenclaw. I mean, I know so much about the world that I might as well live there already.