Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Waiting On Wednesday [@AmieKaufman @misterkristoff @randomhousekids]

Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine

My pick for this week:

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

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.

published October 20, 2015 by Knopf Books for Young Readers

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1) You see who the authors are right? Amie Kaufman's (also co-authored, with Meagan Spooner) Starbound series is one of my absolute faves. I haven't read Jay Kristoff's books yet, but the Stormdancer trilogy is, " a Japanese-inspired steampunk fantasy"? It's definitely on my list.

2) It's space! It's the future! It's sci-fi in space in the future! (Seriously, I love sci-fi novels set on other planets/with inter-planetary travel/spaceships. Love.)

3) 'Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents—including emails, schematics, military files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more' <---- see that right there? I have always really liked epistolary novels and ones told with documents (emails, files, memos, etc). I love that this is filled with so many different kinds of storytelling. Novels I've read that use something other than just straight narration to tell a story can really give interesting perspectives, deeper looks at the characters, and I'm really looking forward to how it works here.

4) You see that the cover quote is from Marie Lu, don't you?

5) Have you read any of the Illuminae reviews on Goodreads? No, well here's one and another one. And don't forget Jay Kristoff's here.

I'm almost scared of finding out anything else about this book. Every time I read/see/hear something new, I want to read it even more!

That's my pick for this week, what's yours? Tell me in the comments and/or link me to your own post!

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