Saturday, August 15, 2015

ARC Review: Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman

Title: Illuminae
                                            Author: Jay Kristoff & Amie Kauffman
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: October 20, 2015

Rating 4/5 stars

I received an advance copy of this book for review from the publisher.  Many thanks to them for entrusting me an e-ARC of this book and believing in me that I will make a good book review to encourage more readers and share the book love to people. All thoughts and words on this review are solely my own.

This book review had been long due, I’ve read Illuminae about a month ago but because I want to chill out of the world right now, well I think this is now a good time to write it. I may be mad and a hundred shades of stressed writing this but I promise I’m in the right mind enough to write this book review. This is also my post-hiatus book review.

Illuminae is a genre and life changing kind of read. It’s a kind of Sci-Fi that is also Dystopian. It’s a break from your typical and normal reads. The writing is different, also the conversations and there are badass illustrations. It is a funny and quirky read and a lot more. It’s saving the whole fleet from danger of genocide without losing its strong characters, flow, and plot of the story.
I can’t say I haven’t read a book like Illuminae because I can, not as closely but a bit, associate it to Across the Universe by Beth Revis and also the other books by her. But it doesn’t mean that they have neither entirely the same plot nor the same theme. Illuminae is a very entertaining read; it’s by far witty and unpredictable. You may not have read any book like this yet but as Marie Lu had said it’s one of the most extraordinary read you will have this year.

I love that the character development in the story is quite complicated since the build-up of the relationship of Ezra and Kady started off as break-up couples. They interacted not physically but through technology from far two different battleships. They had to hold on to each other even if they’re miles apart in space and gradually fixed their broken-relationship. Kady is one genius girl and a fighter, she fights for what she loves and she too is a hard-headed, bad-tempered girl, I usually am most fond of. AIDAN though is my favorite character of the story. No, he [it] is not on the love triangle, as you were thinking but he or [It] I honestly don’t know what pronoun I should use on him but he is not human and what we know is that what isn’t human may never feel, but AIDAN is the exemption of it.

Overall, Illuminae is the book that’ll blast you off your seat. You might as well have it.


  1. Glad you liked it and the sci-fi - dystopian aspect. I read a book earlier this summer that was sci-fi, but had a dystopian feel to it so this makes me even more excited for Illuminae. Also liked that the complicated relationship worked for you, that sort of character development seemed really interesting!

  2. This is one of my more anticipated new books. The fact that you enjoyed it makes me look forward to it even more! It seems like it will combine some original elements with some of my favorite classic concepts, so I'm all for it!

  3. This is a book I've really wanted to read; it's been on my TBR shelf for a long time. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

  4. Omg I want to read it, it sounds very well!


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