Illuminae (The Illuminae Case Files 01)

Hello! My name is Ally and today I’ll be reviewing Illuminae by Miss Amie Kauffman and Mr Jay Kristoff! Buckle your seatbelt… and…uh… what comes next? Oh, yeah- that’s right!

Enjoy! 😉

General Information:

  • Pages: 600
  • Genre: Sci-Fi
  • Series: Illuminae
  • Author: Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
  • Publisher: Allen and Unwin/Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Source: Library
  • ISBN:0553499114
  • Release Date: October 20th, 2015
  • Format: Hardcover and Paperback
  • Rating: 97%
  • Quote from Reviewer: “Warning: Opening this book may lead to severe Mind Blowing. It.Was.Absolutely.Incredible. “

“Brace yourself. You’re about to be immersed in a mindscape that you’ll never want to leave.”-Marie Lu

*silence* And then she stared across the empty space, that was now her brain. Me. My brain. Iluminae killed my brain. *explosion sounds*.


(Sorry, shouldn’t joke about apocalypses. Rest in peace YA characters.)

Prior to reading Illuminae, it had been sitting on my shelf for over a month and a half. This was mainly due to the fact that the inside of the book looked roughly like a printer vomited, and so I was questioning why anyone would write a book like that. And then I picked it up.

The first few pages were confusing as I adjusted to the new format, however, I soon found myself emersed in my new obsession- a world filled with awesome sciency stuff-*melia points out that ‘sciency’ is not a word*- like spaceships and artificial intelligence. Illuminae is a crazy whirlwind, but honestly, I did not want it to end. The printer vomit was actually what made the book so incredible and not to mention the amazing aesthetically pleasing images! As for flaws, I have no complaints to speak of, aside from the bloody  (Artery joke- no swearing I promise :))mess it left my heart in… and the attack which I didn’t think was adequately explained, but hopefully, they will unravel this knot in the third book.

In conclusion,

I would highly, very much so recommend Illuminae with a 97% and a ‘WOW’ stamp. It really is a new and unforgettable experience!

-Ally xx



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