Friday 13 November 2015

ILLUMINAE by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

After hearing so many good things about this book, I borrowed it from the library. At first glance this looks like an intimidatingly long book, but once you get started you start to realise that it might not take as long as you first thought to read it.

This isn't an average YA book. It's not a conventional SciFi tale. And it's certainly not an average love story. It's SO MUCH more.

Told via interviews, reports, messages, communications, an unstable AI, and amazing artwork, the story of what happens after a mining colony planet is attacked by a corporation unfolds through the eyes of two strong and intelligent teenagers who broke up the day their world collapsed around them.

I read most of this book in one sitting last night, and finished it this morning. While I really enjoyed it for its uniqueness, the ongoing tension and I was invested in Kady & Ezra, there was something (not sure what, though) about this story that kept me at a distance from the other characters. But I did start to emphasise with AIDAN.

Still, it truly is an amazing book! I especially liked the twists and turns at the end.

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