Saturday, July 22, 2017

Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman

233956805 Stars

“You have me. Until ever last star in the galaxy dies. 

You have me.”

Holy shit. Those are the only words I have for this at the moment. It was truly incredible. I loved every moment of it and I completely devoured it.

The format is so strange. It's unlike anything I've read before. It took me a while to get used to it because it is strange to read in that sort of format. I really didn't think I'd be able to get any sort of grasp on the story but I did. It was great and I probably liked it more than I would have just through normal narration.

I usually stray away from sci-fi books because they aren't really my thing or at least I didn't think they were. This was brilliant though, I don't think I can get across how brilliant Illuminae is. It's really opened my eyes to the sci-fi genre and I definitely think I'll stop overlooking it.

I thought I'd have issues connecting with the characters due to the format but I felt so invested in Kady and Ezra. It felt like a really unique experience. Ezra is such a goof, I love him. I really felt as though I got a good sense of them and their relationship.

I am so ridiculously happy with the ending but also slightly nervous. I need to know that everything is going to be okay. I can't wait to get Gemina. It was great, there was a great lead up. Thoroughly enjoyed.

It was really unique. The format was strange but perfect, it really enhanced the experience and was such a different and refreshing approach to storytelling. I really enjoyed it. This is a short review because I just really liked and that's it.


  1. I agree, the format was great. I felt a bit off to, and didn't know if I would get into the story. But, wow!! Great book, great review, thanks :)