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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.

Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:599 pages

    Illuminae Reviews

  • Jay Kristoff
    Nov 09, 2014

    ILLUMINAE is the classic tale of Girl Meets Boy:Girl Loses Boy:And Parents:And Planet: and Ends Up on a Crippled Spaceship: with a Mad Computer:and a Deadly Virus Outbreak:in the Middle of an Interste...

  • Kat O'Keeffe
    Dec 19, 2015

    THIS WAS THE COOLEST! The unique format is what really makes this book stand out, but even without that aspect, it's still a fantastic read! Going into it I didn't know a whole lot, but I'd only heard...

  • Christine Riccio
    Dec 06, 2015


  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)
    Nov 20, 2015

    WOW. THIS WAS GOOD. It took me quite some time to really get into the story, but after around the 200 page mark I was hooked!...

  • Catriona (LittleBookOwl)
    Jul 16, 2015

    There is no way in hell that I could possibly describe what's going through my head right now. I don't think I'll be functional for a little while.I'll get back to you on this, but just know it blew m...

  • Khanh (the Grinch)
    Nov 11, 2015

    DNF at 30%This book is written in epistolary format, and it has the honor of being the most annoying book I've read this year. Some people love that stuff. I ain't one of them. I love space shit. Fire...

  • Emily May
    Aug 01, 2015

    Visually, Illuminae is an extremely fun and unique kind of book. It's a romantic space opera told through a collection of interview transcripts, diary entries, emails and gorgeous space images like th...

  • Ryan
    Nov 23, 2016

    Actual final rating: 4.5/5 starsBuddy (re)read with my girls:Jenn, Luna, Em (Kazzexual), Sana, and MayflowerEdit: This might have been the best audiobook I have ever listened to. I'm seriously debatin...

  • karen
    Nov 05, 2016

    holy what a fantastically fun book!i have never read anything by these authors before. i was aware of kristoff's books, having put them on channels back when i was doing that sort of thing, and i kn...

  • Raeleen Lemay
    Apr 26, 2016

    My video review is up! have not been having much luck with YA books lately.My main problem with this book was that the format and the nature of the story caus...