Waiting on Wednesday is an original weekly feature created at Breaking the Spine. The idea is that each week you make a post that spotlights upcoming releases that you're eagerly anticipating. You can find out more about this feature here.
This week I am deciding to spotlight:
ILLUMINAE BY AMIE KAUFMAN AND JAY KRISTOFF
Publication date: October 1st 2015
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 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.
For some reason recently I've really been wanting to get back into Sci-Fi. I loved Armada, it really put me in the zone but it's just not enough. I need something fresh! Illuminae sounds absolutely superb! If it's anything like what I've heard Amie Kaufman's Starbound trilogy then it'll be a good one. Luckily enough I'm actually being sent a proof of this book by the publisher so it's definitely one I'm really excited for! I'm also really intrigued to see how it's told through different documents, it will be a really new and interesting concept to absorb the story from.
So what is your Waiting on Wednesday pick this week?
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