😍😍 A reread, and I loved it just as much as the first time. Now, I can finally get around to reading the next two books.
Book 10 of #24b4Monday + #SummersEndReadathon ✔️
Been in a reading slump lately. So I did what any normal person would do when they are in a slump...buy more books! This was book 1 or 4 that I purchased the other day. #treatyoshelf
I enjoyed this book. I‘ve had it on my TBR for quite a while and I‘m glad I finally got to it! I really liked the format of the book (instant messaging, emails, memos, etc.). It was a quick and easy read. I do plan on reading the other books in the trilogy. Hopefully I can get to them soon!
I don‘t read much about outer space dilemmas. This one is my 1st of the theme, but HOLY S#*%! From the cover to the end, everything is absolutely unique. The book is narrated through documents, reports, chats, e-mails, and wonderful graphics that pull you into the story like as if you‘re witnessing and experiencing the moment as you flip through the pages. It is unconventionally intense. And now I plan to invest on the 2nd book of the series.
Waiting on my bus so I‘m reading on the side of the road! I‘m headed to a bookstore to hunt for the next book to read. So far the book is good, though I absolutely hate Ezra & his interactions with Kady. I find it annoying that their whimsy is a little out of place. They are facing life and death in a spacecraft full of infected and they still manage to send sappy messages and joke around like it‘s another day. Ezra is too flippant. Not my type!
After finishing my previous book, I wanted to move straight to the next on my shelf. I bought this book more for its messy, document-like aesthetic. Heh. and now I wonder if I‘ll like its science-fiction/romance storyline since I‘m not big into this type of young adult fiction. Will I want to read the rest of The Illuminae Files series (Gemina & Obsidio)? We‘ll find out. If you have read it, what are your thoughts about this book?
I recently reread Illuminae and I am currently reading the next one Gemini. Because I have decided it is time to finish the series. Here I have a picture with a few items centered on book 1.
When a normal school day turns into a full on attack. The survivors of Kerenza VI and those that have saved them, must journey to safety. But will they make it when the AI of the main ship goes rogue?
I had a hard time getting into this one. It has good reviews and is rated high on Goodreads. I still would give it 3 stars, as there WERE some things I did like.
#24in48 #sffchallenge For the first challenge for this readathon weekend... here is my SFF TBR shelf. (I‘ve read Illuminae but because I love it so much I couldn‘t put it away.) I‘m a bit behind on my mission to get to 24 hours so I need to catch up!
Home for the evening and digging into this one next.
This book is an experience and I‘m into it.
I was 144 pages into this book this morning and thinking about putting it down when it became a completely insane plague novel set in space.
Which is my jam. #whydoineedtowork
🌿 Illuminae is a beautiful and GUT-WRENCHING book. It was the perfect mash-up of sci-fi, horror, comedy and romance. It‘s a novel about what it means to be human, it encompasses what it‘s like to have everything taken away from you, what it‘s like to be broken time and time again, to love, to hope and to have the desperation to survive. I laughed, I cried and the space zombies freaked me out. 🌿
Summary: After the colony of Kerenza IV is attacked by a BeiTech, tech genius Kady Grant, and ex-boyfriend Ezra Mason are stranded aboard two different escape ships, science vessel Hypatia, and UTA dreadnought Alexander. Pursued by BeiTech warship Lincoln, it's a frantic race to Jump Station Heimdall, a journey no one is sure they can make. This review is original and in my own words.
I would like to introduce you to the first book in the Illuminae series, Illuminae. This book is written in the style of text messages, documents, transcripts, and everyone's favourite murderous artificial intelligence , AIDEN. This book is so amazing and I very highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a great read! Don't let the thickness of this book turn you away, you'll be missing out! Going to give a summary in a separatepost read it!
She's barely had a few years of English as a Second Language, but she insisted on listening and reading Illuminae today.
Just picked up the book Illuminae from the library book store! I had no idea what it was about but I remember seeing the cover everywhere awhile back. It's actually an ARC & I've never seen a hardcover ARC + the book flap made me laugh & got me intrigued, so I had to bring it home. I flipped though & it seems to be told in emails or something like that? A format I generally enjoy. If you've already read this let me know what you thought!
I actually enjoyed the the creative format it was written in (somewhat epistolary, told through a series of interviews, hacked military files, letters, emails, chats, maps, journal entries, messaging, AI data output, etc.) but the same format sometimes made it difficult to follow the plot or connect with the characters. While I did enjoy, I‘m not sure I will continue on with this series. Photo credit from Goodreads