Hey guys! So this week I will be reviewing Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff!
Hardcover book length: 608 pages
My rating: 5/5 stars
Description on front flap: "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 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 hot pursuit.
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."
My Review: This book was absolutely amazing! It is told through a series of internet transactions, such as DM's, transcripts of interviews and events, and etc. I have seen books written like this before but they usually just stick to one form of the internet such as only texts or only emails. This book took a whole new variation of this genre by using multiple forms which really was amazing.
One of my favorite parts of this book was how they told the story. You might think that because the story is told using the internet, that it would be hard to find descriptions of things and a lot of detail. But you are wrong. It felt as if you are really there. You are really absorbed into the story which makes it so hard to put the book down!
The characters of the story where really good. I loved their love-hate relationship type thing that was going on. I loved that they had a strong female character that you can really understand even though it is just through the internet.
The story was overall so amazing and very interesting. For those who like sci-fi, this would be a great book for you because it really dug into the genre.
Alright guys, that's it for this review! If there's any books that you guys would like me to review, then please, comment below! Thanks!
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Hey guys! So, I was actually planning on reveiwing something else this week but, I got this in the mail and thought that it was AMAZING and I NEED to talk about it, so I will be reviewing this book this week!
So, as some of you might know, Lady Midnight is the spin-off of the Mortal Instruments Series. The Mortal Instruments series is also part of a Chronicals called the Shadowhunter Chronicles, that include a prequel series to the Mortal Instruments and some a spin-off of the prequel.
Anyway, Lady Midnight picks off with Emma Carstairs' story. The book is set in the Los Angeles Institute. Emma is upset about her parents' death 5 years ago and when a series of murders occur where the bodies are disfigured just like how Emma's parents were, she jumps in right away. They race around L.A to try to find the murderer and to avenge her parents' death.
This book was amazing! It was personally my favorite book so far in the Shadowhunter Chronicles because it had a funny and snarky lead how was also at the same time fierce and fabulous. The novel had many twists and tunes and I loved how it had such a strong story line. I love when books have the main conflict end with a hundred or so pages to spare because the author always does something amazing to give you the feels, and that is exactly what Cassandra CLare did. I don't want to spoil anything but you 100% don't expect the ending and what is revealed. I also loved how she incorporated modern things like the Cheesecake Factory and cell[phones/texting. It felt kind of relatable because so many of us have cell phones now too.
I would 100% recommend this book to anyone who has read any Shadowhunter books. If you have not read any of them then you should probably start with the Mortal Instruments because Lady Midnight dives right into the shadow world with no explanation of it.
I am so happy that I have finally been able to read this book because it has LITERALLY been 2 years since the last shadowhunter book has come out and I believe that I speak for everyone when I say HALLELUJAH IT HAS FINALLY ARRIVED!!!
Alright guys, I hoped you enjoyed my review! If you have any books that you would like me to review then please, tell me in the comments! I really appreciate comments so don't be afraid to write something! Bye for now!
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