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Illuminae

(2015)
(The first book in the Illuminae Files series)
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The internationally and New York Times bestselling first book in a heart-stopping, high-octane trilogy that bends the sci-fi genre into a new dimension.

Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the worst thing she’d ever been through. That was before her planet was invaded. Now, with enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra are forced to fight their way onto one of the evacuating craft, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.

But the warship could be the least of their problems. 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 biggest threat; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady plunges into a web of data hacking to get to the truth, it’s clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: Ezra.

Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents,
Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping, high-octane trilogy.

‘Never have I read a book so wholly unique and utterly captivating.’ Marie Lu

‘It certainly filled the Battlestar Galactica-shaped hole in my heart.’ Victoria Aveyard

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Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Praise for this book

"Not only is ILLUMINAE a twisting, heart-pounding story moving at the speed of light, but it is a truly beautiful novel that redefines the form. I have never read anything like it. And it certainly filled the BATTLESTAR GALACTICA shaped hole in my heart." - Victoria Aveyard

"An edge of your seat thrill ride that left me breathless. Genre: Undefinable. Novel: Unforgettable." - Kami Garcia

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

"This is one of those rare books that will truly keep your heart pounding and the pages turning as you peel back the layers--and you hope that the characters you love survive." - Beth Revis

"Stunningly creative. Smart, funny, and romantic. This is the book I've been waiting for." - Veronica Rossi

"Nervy chicks, cute fighter pilots, lots of heart, lots of heartbreak, a mentally unstable battleship, and even pink hair! This book is xxxxing awesome." - Laini Taylor

"An exuberant mix of space opera, romance, zombies, hackers, and political thrills, told with eccentric aplomb. ILLUMINAE is both the weirdest and most heartfelt thing you'll read this year." - Scott Westerfeld


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