Book Review: Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

  Title: Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1)

 Author: Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

 Published:  Published October 20th 2015 by Knopf Books for Young Readers

 Pages: 599 pages.

Summary: The year is 2575, and two rival mega-corporations 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. 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.


This book is the most beautiful book I’ve ever seen, yet like other most beautiful thing, it could be intimidating. First of all, Science Fiction is not something I would choose in reading, especially if its taken in a space, I would shy far far away for it. I’ll leave that to movies or TV shows. But this year, I wanna read something out of my comfort zone. Second of all, this book is huge. I mean, huge, HUGE. This was such a fun reading experience for me. Unlike other book, this book was told in chat logs, surveillance transcript, pictures, emails and many more. I was flying through this book, although I had to put it down because I’ve gotta read other book. But it’s not because I don’t like the book, I was just savoring it so it wouldn’t be end quickly.

This book was crazy, I feel like I’m watching a movie. All the action and gory parts felt real.

Of course our two love birds (well, not really)—Kady and Ezra, I just can’t help but rooting for them, want them to survive this war, because they only had each other. I really loved both of them. Their IM chats were hilarious and sweet. Ezra was a hopeless romantic. Kady was bad-ass and sarcastic. And just like they said, opposite is attract.

Illuminae lived up to its hype. Kaufman and Kristoff made such a great pair writing this together. Makes me want to read their individual books. I cannot wait to read the second book.

I gave this book


I would recommend this to anyone who loves science fiction book. You won’t be disappointed!!

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