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.
GUYS THIS BOOKS IS ALL THE AMAZINGS IN ONE AND DESERVES ALL THE STARS IN THE ENTIRE ****ING ‘VERSE
You know that book that you sacrifice sleep for getting 4 hours sleep even though you know you have to be awake at 8 am for? You know the one that just sucks you in and you can’t stop until you know whats going on? The one that is perfectly paced, The one you start developing bi polar over! Laughing, on the edge of tears, finding perfect lines in every chapter and wanting to buy a t-shirt filled with quotes so you can broadcast your love? WELL that was Illuminae for me.
A cyclonic mess of adventures, A whirlwind of problems, A stunning cast of characters, A unbelievable and incredible ending. A fantastic book.
Illuminae is a unique story set on 2 battleships running from the Lincoln a ship commanded by Biotech that has just invaded Kady and Ezra’s planet and are blowing it to smithereens.
The Alexander and Hypatia have heard the distress call and are coming to the rescue. Now full of Kerenza refugees and more importantly our shining main characters Kady and Ezra, they must get away from BioTech or be wiped out as well.
Kady and Ezra broke up this morning, perhaps not the smartest timing but hey they didn’t know there planet was going to get ****ed up by BioTech.
“Ezra: And then I said it.
Interviewer: What did he say?
Kady Grant: He said, You picked a hell of a day to dump me, Kades.”
Kady and Ezra are refugees on different ships and both are months away from the nearest jump station that allows the ship to travel through a wormhole to another part of the universe.
Now 6 months with an extra couple 1000 refugees on a ship that has depleting Air and Food supplies isn’t the worst of their concerns. They are being chased by the remaining Biotech ship AND the Alexanders AI AIDEN who protects them and runs their defense and attack grid has gone haywire.
“Um, because you’re loopier than Flacky McPsycho, Mayor of Crazytown?”
“My databases show no record of this Crazytown of which you speak. A brain the size of an entire city burns inside me. My intelligence quotient is beyond the human scale. I would prefer if you did not refer to me in such a fashion.”
“Oh, poor baby. Did I hurt the mass-murdering psychopathic artificial intelligence’s feelings?”
Oh an did I mention there is a plague on board that is turning everyone into crazy Jack from the Shining? Because yeah there’s that to.
Fantastic book and horrible movie if you were wondering
Told through data logs, IM’s, and camera feed transcripts this story just ****ing rocks and I suggest anyone and EVERYONE that loves sci fy read this.
Characters: All of the characters are absolutely perfect, have a distinct voice and personality and so much chemistry and banter.
Ezra: My little darling goof
“Interviewer: So. Tell me about your mother.
Ezra: You’re taping this, right?
Interviewer: Audio only. Camera is faulty.
Ezra: Okay, well for the benefit of the sight-impaired, I am now raising my… oh, dear… yes, it’s my MIDDLE finger at Mr. Postgrad here.
Interviewer: Mr. Mason…
Ezra: Now I’m wiggling it.
Interviewer: Terminating interview at 13:58 on 03/19/75.
Ezra: Look at it wiggl-
Kady: My kickarse computer whiz
“Some people, when they lose it, they scream, they fight. I hope that would be me”
AIDEN: You crazy arse artificial intelligence that scares the crap out of me even though I kind of love you?
“Numbers do not feel. Do not bleed or weep or hope. They do not know bravery or sacrifice. Love and allegiance. At the very apex of callousness, you will find only ones and zeros.”
Even if you don’t love Sci-Fy I’d still recommend it.
For a story told by transcripts and IM’s the amount of details was amazing, to be honest the details were better because we could know everything and had no barriers on what we could see, the characters are well-developed, have fantastic character growth and are just hilarious.
If anyone needs me I’ll be over here yelling about Illuminae until I have my hands on Gemina and I can yell about that instead *sobs quietly and lays in wait until 18/10/2016*
P.S all the stars out of 5