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Illuminae
Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
For fans of Marie Lu comes the first book in an epic series that bends the sci-fi genre into a new dimension. A truly beautiful novel that redefines the form." Victoria Aveyard, bestselling author of Red Queen This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing shed have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded. The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet thats little more than a speck at the edge of the universe. Now with enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezrawho are barely even talking to each otherare 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 fleets AI may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say whats really going on. As Kady hacks into a web of data to find the truth, its clear the only person who can help her is the ex-boyfriend shesworeshed never speak to again. Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documentsincluding emails, maps, files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and moreIlluminaeis the first book in a heart-stopping trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes. Prepare yourselves for Illuminae. EW.com [Y]oure not in for an ordinary novel experience. . . . Bustle.com A truly interactive experience. . . . A fantastically fun ride. MTV.com ? [O]ut-of-this-world awesome. Kirkus Reviews, starred ? stylistically mesmerizing. Publishers Weekly, starred ? [A]n arresting visual experience.Booklist, starred ? [A] game-changer. Shelf Awareness, starredBrace yourself. You're about to be immersed in a mindscape that you'll never want to leave. Marie Lu,bestselling author of the Legend trilogy "Genre: Undefinable. Novel: Unforgettable." Kami Garcia, bestselling coauthor of Beautiful Creatures & author of Unbreakable An exuberant mix of space opera, romance, zombies, hackers, and political thrills. Scott Westerfeld, bestselling author of Zeroes and Uglies Stunningly creative. Smart, funny, and romantic. Veronica Rossi, bestselling author of Under the Never Sky This is one of those rare books that will truly keep your heart pounding. Beth Revis, bestselling author of Across the Universe This book is xxxxing awesome. Laini Taylor, bestselling author of Daughter of Smoke and BoneFrom the Hardcover edition.
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Bookfan1414
ILLUMINAE. Expediente_01 (Illuminae 1) | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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This was a truly horrible decision… I am equal parts horrified, terrified, saddened and just all-around upset. I have no idea how I managed to read this book, since the style of it is usually not my thing. but other than being absolutely certain that I‘m gonna need to read some thing else before bed, this was a very good book.

jessjess Definitely good, and yeah I needed a cleanser book after it too. 1w
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AmandaBlaze
ILLUMINAE. Expediente_01 (Illuminae 1) | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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1. The tagged Illuminae.
2. I wouldn't say better, but sometimes they have more of a punch.
@TheSpineView

TheSpineView Thanks for playing and happy Tuesday! 2mo
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RainyDayReading
Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Here are my #roll100 #tbrdeckofcards and #bookspin picks for the month. A Shadow in Summer and King‘s Dragon are both for #roll100. You Bet Your Life and American Afterlives are my #bookspin and #doublespin and Illuminae is fulfilling the ‘big book‘ prompt I pulled this month for #tbrdeckofcards. I also pulled a card for a Kindle book, but haven‘t decided which one I‘m going to read yet. @TheAromaofBooks @Clwojick @PuddleJumper

PuddleJumper Looks awesome! 3mo
Clwojick Looks great! ❤️💖 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Good luck!! 3mo
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AmandaBlaze
ILLUMINAE. Expediente_01 (Illuminae 1) | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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I'm not crying; you're crying. Just finished Day 1 of #FabulousFebruary #Readathon by reading Illuminae in one huge gulp. 599 pages of action, blood, and tears, but also hope. Always hope. @Andrew65
#SeriesRead2022 @TheSpineView

Andrew65 A great trilogy. 3mo
TheSpineView Great series! 🧡📖 3mo
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AmandaBlaze
ILLUMINAE. Expediente_01 (Illuminae 1) | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Gah! All the feels are still here 6 years later. I'm so happy I'm rereading this!

Nute That‘s awesome! 3mo
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AmandaBlaze
ILLUMINAE. Expediente_01 (Illuminae 1) | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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I'm also mixing things up by, hopefully, rereading Illuminae and Gemina. I hope to read some of the Wayward Children books as interludes.
#WeekendReading @Andrew65

Andrew65 A great trilogy! 3mo
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AmandaBlaze
ILLUMINAE. Expediente_01 (Illuminae 1) | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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My goals for #FabulousFebruary #Readathon are series related.
1. Reread Illuminae and Gemina, read Obsidio (Illuminae Files)
2. Read Black Leopard, Red Wolf (Dark Star, Book 1)
3. Wayward Children Series Books 3 - 7 (Hoping to finish No. 2 tonight)
Goals 1 and 2 contain 4 chunksters, 2,493 pages total for those goals.
Haven't done a total page count for Goal 3.

AmandaBlaze A hold just came in so I'll add Neon Gods and Electric Idols to the mix! (edited) 3mo
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AmandaBlaze
ILLUMINAE. Expediente_01 (Illuminae 1) | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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This was the book that sparked my interest in books told in non-traditional ways. With Illuminae and the rest of the series, you get excellent space opera told through a dossier of emails, IM, and other “found“ footage. For the romantics, there is also a love story, too.

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kellyann28
Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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This book was INCREDIBLE. I am a self proclaimed hater of science fiction and now I feel I can't say that anymore. The audio for this book is one of the best I've ever heard and it's definitely best to read/listen in tandem with a physical book. I can't wait to start Gemina!! 😱

Cheshirecat913 Yes! I finished this one this month too in like 3 days and went straight out to get the next two books. 4mo
kellyann28 @Cheshirecat913 This completely blew my mind at how much I loved it! Gemina is already on its way to me! 4mo
LibrarianRyan Gemina is SOOOOOOOO Good! 4mo
kellyann28 @LibrarianRyan I am so excited for it!! 🎉 4mo
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Cheshirecat913
ILLUMINAE. Expediente_01 (Illuminae 1) | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Fantastic!
I read through it in 3 days. I really enjoyed the characters and plot. The different ways they presented the story help add to it for sure. I went right out and got the next two volumes since the library didn't have them.

Second read for #roll100
@PuddleJumper

PuddleJumper Awesome! 4mo
AmandaBlaze I love this series! 4mo
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BarkingMadRun
ILLUMINAE. Expediente_01 (Illuminae 1) | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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My brain hurts, and also I‘m mad that it‘s bedtime and I have to stop reading. So good! This is one of my #roll100 books for January and I‘m here for it! @PuddleJumper

Allylu Loved this series! I read each one in a day or two because I couldn't put them down. Enjoy! 5mo
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Cheshirecat913
Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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#roll100

I am excited to start off the New Year with these two books which I have had for years! 🎉🎉

Thank you @PuddleJumper for the rolls!

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BarkingMadRun
ILLUMINAE. Expediente_01 (Illuminae 1) | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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My two selections for #roll100 with @PuddleJumper for January!

PuddleJumper Pretty covers. Good luck! 5mo
Cheshirecat913 I got The Illuminae on this roll too! 5mo
BarkingMadRun @Cheshirecat913 that‘s awesome! (edited) 5mo
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Allylu
ILLUMINAE. Expediente_01 (Illuminae 1) | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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My #1stBookof2021 was Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman. It definitely got ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️! #12Booksof2021

Andrew65 Loved this trilogy. 5mo
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Lovelylottereader
ILLUMINAE. Expediente_01 (Illuminae 1) | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff

“More than you deserve? You deserve all the stars in the galaxy laid 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. You deserve more than I could ever give you, Kady. But i'll give you all I can if you want me to.“

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Lovelylottereader
ILLUMINAE. Expediente_01 (Illuminae 1) | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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I absolutely loved this book and finished it really quickly. (Granted I was at home and sick, but still!) I really enjoyed the way it was written and seeing the different files and reports, as well as the graphics included. These authors write amazing books which I highly recommend including the Aurora Cycle series which you can see in this image. Overall: I loved it! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Lovelylottereader
ILLUMINAE. Expediente_01 (Illuminae 1) | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff

The fighters are tiny. Insects really. But ants can slay an elephant, if there are enough of them.

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Lovelylottereader
ILLUMINAE. Expediente_01 (Illuminae 1) | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff

“Part of being alive is having life change us.”

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Lovelylottereader
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“Am I not merciful?”

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Lovelylottereader
ILLUMINAE. Expediente_01 (Illuminae 1) | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff

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

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Lovelylottereader
ILLUMINAE. Expediente_01 (Illuminae 1) | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff

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

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Lovelylottereader
ILLUMINAE. Expediente_01 (Illuminae 1) | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff

“We will not bend and we will not break. I tell you all, here and now: WE DO NOT DIE ON THIS DAY.”

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Lovelylottereader
ILLUMINAE. Expediente_01 (Illuminae 1) | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff

It‘s not the bullets that kill you, it‘s moments like these. One piece at a time.

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bookiemonster_ph
Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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ꜱᴇʀɪᴇꜱ: ᴛʜᴇ ɪʟʟᴜᴍɪɴᴀᴇ ꜰɪʟᴇꜱ

DrexEdit Welcome to Litsy! Your book photos are lovely! 😍 10mo
BookishMarginalia Very pretty pic! I loved this book. 10mo
bookiemonster_ph @DrexEdit Thank you. ♥️ 10mo
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bookiemonster_ph @BookishMarginalia Thank you. ♥️ 10mo
BookishMarginalia 👍🏼💜 10mo
bookiemonster_ph @BookishMarginalia ♥️♥️♥️ 10mo
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Lucy_Anywhere
Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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#TBRPile 📚 “So here‘s the file that almost killed me, Director.”

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Jari-chan
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When it comes to Kaufman and Kristoff I never know what to expect. One series I liked, one I didn't, and this one is somewhere in between. I guess my problem with this book was, that I couldn't stop comparing it to Neuvels Giants series. Bad, I know. They're different, even though the way of telling the story is similar. But I just couldn't help it... I won't actively continue this series, but who knows...

@TheAromaofBooks #BookSpinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Another series I've been meaning to read forever!!! 11mo
Jari-chan @TheAromaofBooks It really is a famous series. I've read a lot of positive reviews about those books. 11mo
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vivastory
Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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I was in the mood for:
✔️ space horror
✔️book that experiments with form
Illuminae, which has been on my TBR for years, met both. At it's best it reminds me of what I really enjoy when I read Shusterman: a really dark CW show. There were a couple of obnoxious YA tropes (teen love & teen angst) that grated at times, but I gave it a pass because of how much I enjoyed the formatting of the book. Yet, there's an unforgivable twist that makes me👇

vivastory furious & I'm knocking off a full star because of it. I do want to emphasize that last minute plot twists aren't unique to YA, this has been an issue plaguing thrillers for fucking years. I had to cuss in my review because they redacted all of the profanity in the book even though it was obvious what was being said. 11mo
Twainy I liked this trilogy (at times YA annoying) the hardcovers are stunning. Not bad file YA 😁 11mo
vivastory @Twainy I will probably continue with the trilogy, but the last minute plot twist did knock out some of the momentum for me 11mo
Reggie Lololol 11mo
MsMelissa I loved this trilogy. 11mo
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BGam
Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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TBR 2021

TheSpineView Loved this series! 12mo
BGam @TheSpineView yes...and I m looking forward to reading them 😊 12mo
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tjwill
Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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I hadn‘t been participating with #MayCharacters, but I just saw the prompt #merciful and had to share. If you‘ve read this one, you‘ll know that this line can make you shudder.

Am I Not Merciful?

Eggs Beautifully done ✅📚👏🏻👍🏼 12mo
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magyklyXdelish
Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Not only did I love the plot of this story, I loved the unique way in which it was told. This was exciting, fun, suspenseful and heartwarming. Love love loved this one ♥️

#BookSpinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 13mo
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magyklyXdelish
Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Feeling in a mood I don‘t know how to describe. Angry might be the closest emotion I can think of but that doesn‘t really describe it. Trying not to let this be an excuse for my depression to rear it‘s ugly head again.

Hopefully losing myself in this book will help. At least I have off tomorrow.

LazyOwl I know what that's like, I hope your book helps. 💕 Enjoying the little things sometimes can help 13mo
SamAnne Hang in there. I know that beast. 13mo
phantomx Sending love and support to you 13mo
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magyklyXdelish
Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Published 6 years ago but it makes for eerie reading today

LibrarianRyan oh yeah! 13mo
Bianca For sure. Also, your nails are amazing! 13mo
magyklyXdelish @Bianca thank you 🤗🤗 13mo
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magyklyXdelish
Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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This made me chuckle 😆

CaffeineAndCandy 😂💜💜❤️ 13mo
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magyklyXdelish
Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Onto this beast thats been collecting dust on my bookshelf for a while now. I absolutely love the dust jacket/book design combo. I‘ve heard nothing but good things so I‘m excited to finally tackle it.

I spy fat butt in this pic 🧐🐾🐈‍⬛ (he puts up with a lot lol)

LibrarianRyan I promise it reads fast. 13mo
LibrarianRyan @Trashcanman how‘s your Sunday? 13mo
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Trashcanman I'm doing well, I'm having an up cycle but I don't care. I'll take feeling good where I can get it 13mo
magyklyXdelish @Trashcanman depression is an absolute bitch. Revel in the good as much as you can. I‘m glad you‘re having a good day ♥️ 13mo
Trashcanman @magyklyXdelish thank you, truly ,🤗🤗 13mo
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donnishadawson
Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Space opera? Breaking up and getting back together? Pink hair? Count me in!

LibrarianRyan LOVE THIS SERIES!! 13mo
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TheSpineView
ILLUMINAE. Expediente_01 (Illuminae 1) | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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#sundayfunday @ozma.of.oz

📕 The Tagged is as close to an epistolary novel as I can get.
📕 No
📕 It doesn't matter as long as I like the characters and plot.

ozma.of.oz Oh Illuminae is an excellent choice! I first listened to the audiobook, so I didn‘t get the full effect. Thanks for sharing! 14mo
TheSpineView @ozma.of.oz 😊 14mo
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Kaylamburson
ILLUMINAE. Expediente_01 (Illuminae 1) | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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I forgot that this Hardcover book on my shelf is actually a stylized advanced reader's copy. I got it way back in 2015 when I first started working at Penguin Random House, so maybe it's time to finally give it a try. Anyone read and enjoy this series? I usually stay away from series, but this book has always intrigued me...

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Serenity duell
ILLUMINAE. Expediente_01 (Illuminae 1) | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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I‘m reading Illuminae Im liking it so far I‘m kinda confused on different parts but I like all the characters.

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Angitron
Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Panpan

I‘m actually a bit stunned at how much I disliked this book. It seemed like the type of thing I‘d love, but I found it tedious and boring. Couldn‘t connect with the flat characters or the plot, which to me was just full of overly-worn SF tropes and cliches. Even the audiobook, with all of the voice acting and sound effects, couldn‘t save this for me. Huge disappointment!

Heideschrampf Oh no, i still have it lying about somewhere and usually am the first to be disappointed by uber-hyped books... don‘t think i‘ll be picking up soon after this review 🙈 1y
Angitron @Heideschrampf Well, I‘m definitely in the minority on this one, so I‘d still give it a shot! If you don‘t like it after awhile, you can always bail! 1y
Heideschrampf @Angitron true, but there‘s nothing worse than an overplayed sci-fi trope... 1y
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AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH
Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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❐ Overall Rating 5+ | Narration 5+ --All I can add for my re-listen is this was still super good, a little less intense because I knew who was going to live or die...but it still surprised me sometimes with the details I forgot. I really wish Netflix would turn this into a limited series...I think that might be the best format for this series.

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Allylu
Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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I finished it! What an exciting book! My daughter is bringing me book 2 from the library today - of course it has to be quarantined before I can read it, but that‘s okay. All I can think about is this story. If you haven‘t read it and you are a sci-fi fan and a YA fan, you should read it! It goes really quickly because of the format. It‘s unique. #21 on #BookSpinBingo #5 for #BFC21 #JUMPSTART2021 #BOOKED2021 #SERIES2021 #Slumpathon #JoyousJanuary

Cinfhen Awesome 👏🏻 👏🏻 👏🏻 great to discover a new series 1y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1y
Lizpixie 🙌🙌🙌 1y
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Roary47 Yay! The series is amazing! So glad you enjoyed it too. 💛😊 1y
Andrew65 Great series. Well done 👏👏👏 1y
TheSpineView Loved this series! 🤩📖 1y
Clwojick I w read such great things of this story, but I‘m normally not a sci-fi fan... might get around to it one day though 😊 1y
Allylu @Clwojick My daughter suggested it to me 2-3 years ago and I just got around to it. I‘m not a real sci-fi fan either, but I liked this because of the action. If people understood the computer jargon and science, they would probably like it even more, but I just liked the pace and the adventure. 1y
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Allylu
Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Curled up with this book yesterday for #Slumpathon. I read 271 pages! That‘s really good for me! Continuing during #JoyousJanuary! Definitely finishing it by Monday!

Andrew65 Love this trilogy! 1y
BookishMarginalia I really loved this one. 1y
TheSpineView 👍📖🤩📚 1y
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Hestapleton This series is SO GOOD. 1y
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Fabulous!! 1y
wanderinglynn I‘ve heard that‘s a good series. It‘s on my TBR. 1y
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Andrew65
Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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#Day2 #12Booksof2020

Today a bit of a cheat as choosing 3 books, the whole Illuminae Trilogy. Really one story so hard to choose one above another. Read, and loved these, following the nominations it got when we did the #Top20Series back in August.

Wonder which books I‘ll read in 2021 following #12Booksof2020

MsMelissa Great choice! 1y
TheSpineView Loved the series! 1y
Andrew65 @Book_Fiend_Melissa Think you were one of the main reasons I read it. 😍 1y
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Andrew65 @TheSpineView It is a great series. 1y
TrishB I‘ve still only read the first! 1y
Andrew65 @TrishB It could be a quick win for completing a series. 1y
tracey38 This was a great, and unique, trilogy! 1y
Andrew65 @tracey38 Definitely agree, very uniquely told, great story, and great characterisation. 1y
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Sharv_Sona
Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
Pickpick

So, I finished this 1 too and I can't wait until I get the next book. The thing that really triggered me was that the book ended with a cliffhanger saying, "Now run" and I just can't wait anymore!
Anyways, it was a really great book and I personally enjoyed the book.

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Sharv_Sona
Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff

"Am I not merciful?"

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Sharv_Sona

"I am frequently underestimated. I think it's because I'm short."

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Sharv_Sona
Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff

'' I am frequently underestimated. I think it's because I'm short.

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Sharv_Sona
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I've been wanting to share this quote for ages but didn't come around it, the quote is right in the front page.

"First, survive. Then tell the truth."

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Bookaholicforlife
Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Merry December everyone!
I decided to try and read two books for this month. One being exclusively a before bed/morning book. I‘m going to reread the Illuminae files since I last read it when book one first came out and forgot to read books 2 and 3 even though I bought them. I‘m glad I can binge read them though. I‘m also reading along with the audiobook so I can hear the full cast. #nighttimereading #illuminaefiles #booksinbed

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morgankaileigh1
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I have literally no words for how much I loved this. It was immersive and heartbreaking...I thought my heart was gonna beat right out of my chest for the last several hundred pages. Practically nonstop action for 600 pages!!!

Sharv_Sona What app is that? 1y
morgankaileigh1 It‘s Bookly! It‘s my favorite thing ever, check it out! @Sharv_Sona (edited) 1y
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