Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Illuminae | Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine in which we discuss our most anticipated upcoming releases.

Title: Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1)
Author: Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
Published: October 20th 2015 by Knopf Books for Young Readers

Goodreads summary: 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.


The synopsis sounds sooooo intriguing. Every person who got an early copy of this book said it was amazing and it sounds amazing! This book really looks like one Kaufman can write, because of the Starbound trilogy. Because I know the work of this author, I'm really looking forward to read this, and to discover Jay Kristoff.

Are you excited for this book? Have you read other books by this author? What are you waiting for this wednesday?


  1. I haven't read this author, and while this one isn't my usual genre, I am now very curious. Thanks! Here's mine: “MISSING PIECES”

  2. This was my WoW as well! Those lucky folks who have already read it have had nothing but wonderful reviews! Can't wait for us to get our hands on it :) Enjoy!

    Lillie @LittleLillieReads