Waiting on Wednesday: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, which spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating.

(Coming October 2015)

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.


I’m definitely excited for this one! Amie described this book when I caught her tour with Meagan Spooner for This Shattered World, and I’ve been anxious to get my hands on it ever since. Not only is it co-written with fellow Aussie, Jay Kristoff, but it just sounds so unique.

I love that the story isn’t told through traditional narration (sort of like books written in verse) and I’m so excited to see how it turns out.

What are you waiting on?

5 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

  1. OMG! This book sound so freaking awesome (excuse my language). The summary is very captivating. Adding to my wishlist. Thank you for sharing – I don’t think I would have found this book if it wasn’t your WoW post.

    Happy readings! 🙂

    Thannya @MyLovelySecret

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