By: Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Call #: YA Fiction Kaufm.A
Take Star Wars, Star Trek and The Walking Dead and mush them together and you have something close to the awesomeness that is Illuminae. Illuminae is a great read, but it a seriously excellent listen- I HIGHLY recommend the audio version. A bit of the story – it’s the many years in the future and the mining colony that Kady and Ezra live in is attacked by a rival company. Not only do does the rival company blow the colony to smithereens, but they unleash a bioweapon. Survivors from the attack are rescued, but Kady and Ezra find themselves on two different ships and they also find that things aren’t as peachy as some of the ship captains are trying to make it seem. There’s the Artificial Intelligence, AIDAN, who’s supposed to protect the fleet, but has gone a little mad and then there’s that bio weapon that was used on some of the rescued civilians. Illuminae is an epic piece of sci-fi filled with heart wrenching action, drama and lots of humor, plus it’s written in short IM conversations, journal entries, interviews and reports from investigating officers and AIDEN. Instead of sitting down to watch a movie, pick up or download this book instead for a great escape and make sure to check out the just released Gemina too.
(Renee, the Loft)