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Avid Multi-Genre Reader. Lover of Books with Unique Settings. Audiobook Fanatic. Sweet Tea Addict. Mom of Two Boys & Mistress of Two Very Energetic Black Kittens.  -Empress Reece

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Land of Bones: 14 Tales of the Strange and Macabre
Glenn Rolfe
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"The Illuminae Files_01" -Survivor Review

— feeling amazing
Illuminae - Jay Kristoff, Amie Kaufman

That was amazing-such a beautiful story and ending! Really one of the best books I've read in a while. If this isn't already under contract for a movie production, it definitely will be.

 

The gist of the story is, two of the main characters, Kady and Ezra, have just broken up and aren't even speaking to each other when their planet is attacked and invaded by a rival corporation. They end up fleeing onto evacuating warships and are separated in the chaos. Ezra is called on to flight duty and Kady spends her time hacking the systems in order to find out more about what's going on. A number of other things happen but in essence, the survivors end up in the fight of their lives trying to save the ship and themselves.

 

The story really is just fantastic in its own right but the real brilliance of it comes from the format it's told in, through the AI transmissions, pictures, interviews, emails, surveillance footage summaries etc. Annie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff are seriously my new two favorite authors! I can't wait until the second part of the trilogy is released. It can't happen soon enough.