Synopses & Reviews
For fans of Marie Lu comes the first book in an epic series that bends the sci-fi genre into a new dimension.
This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing
she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded.
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
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.
“[A] game-changer.” Shelf Awareness, starred
“[A]n arresting visual experience.” Booklist, starred
“…stylistically mesmerizing.” Publishers Weekly, starred
“[O]ut-of-this-world awesome.” Kirkus Reviews, starred