by Amy Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Knopf Books for Young Readers – 2015 – 608 pages – Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Romance
Recommended by PWBHS student C.H. with publisher’s description
“Perhaps bravery is simply the face humanity wraps around its collective madness.”
This book isn’t written like a normal book. You read from text messages and files. The story is interesting and leaves you on the edge of your seat. – C.H. a PWBHS student
Publisher’s description – 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 a speck at the edge of the universe. Now with enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to evacuate with a hostile warship in hot pursuit.
But their problems are just getting started. A plague has broken out and is mutating with terrifying results; the fleet’s AI may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a web of data to find the truth, it’s clear the only person who can help her is the ex-boyfriend she swore she’d never speak to again.
Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents—including emails, maps, files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more—Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.
The book is available on Sora as an audiobook and an e-book.