Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking The Spine where you share one book that hasn’t been published yet that you’re really looking forward to. I haven’t participated in this meme for a really long time (about 3 months) so I’m excited to jump back in!
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Publication Date: October 20, 2015
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Series: The Illuminae Files #1
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction
Synopsis: This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded.
The year is 2575, and two rival mega corporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.
But their problems are just getting started. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results; the fleet’s AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it’s clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: the ex-boyfriend she swore she’d never speak to again.
Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents—including emails, schematics, military files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more—Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping, high-octane trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.
Why I’m Excited
I really love when books deviate from the norm in the way the story is told. Based on the synopsis, I think I’m really going to enjoy this book. It looks like the authors are going to incorporate some really cool things like medical reports, military files, interviews, schematics, etc. to help tell their story.
I’m so jealous of those who have received ARCs of this book and have gotten the chance to read it. I’ve heard such amazing things from reviewers so far and it’s making me want the book even more! I’ve entered so many giveaways it’s kind of ridiculous. That being said, if you have an extra copy you don’t know what to do with, hit me up. 😉
What’s one book you absolutely can’t wait for? Let me know in the comments or link me to your Waiting on Wednesday post!