Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Can You Name This Book?
Hint One: Book's First Few Lines:

So Here's the file that almost kill me, Director. I won't bore you with the tally of databases plundered, light-years jumped, or cute sniffling orphans created in its compilation

Hint Two: Book Quotes:
“I am frequently underestimated. I think it's because I'm short.”

“Perhaps bravery is simply the face humanity wraps around its collective madness.”

“She is catalyst.
She is chaos.
I can see why he loves her.”

“You deserve every star in the galaxy laid out at your feet and a thousand diamonds in your hair. You deserve someone who'll run with you as far and as fast as you want to. Holding your hand, not holding you back.”

Reveal: Did you guess "Illumiane"?
This book was a complete Bookstagram buy for me. Space books are not generally my go to, but the idea of book written in such a crazy format was too much for me to pass up. In the end the storyline wasn't my favorite, but I did truly love the uniqueness of the format.

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.

BRIEFING NOTE: 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.


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