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The Illuminae Files: Book 1

Jay Kristoff Amie Kaufman

‘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

The internationally bestselling first book in a high-octane trilogy 

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.

Can’t get enough Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman? Try the epic Aurora Cycle series!

  • Publication date: October 22, 2015
  • ISBN: 9781780748375
  • RRP: £9.99
  • Pages: 608
  • Publication date: October 22, 2015
  • ISBN: 9781780748382
  • RRP: £4.99
  • Pages: 608


'Genre-busting and mind-bendingly original…More than a mere story…Illuminae instantly impresses as a thoroughly modern, high octane action adventure that is ideal for a generation adept at recording and tracing their lives across an ever-increasing array of social media platforms'.

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‘You'll cheer, you'll gasp, you'll hang on for all 600 pages.’

Romantic Times Book Reviews, Top Pick Gold

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

Marie Lu, bestelling author of the Legend trilogy

'Original and deserves all the hype it has and more'.

100% Rock


"Alternately humorous, charming, horrifying and electrifying, ILLUMINAE is unforgettable and a game-changer for its genre."

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‘A truly beautiful novel that redefines the form.’

Victoria Aveyard, bestselling author of Red Queen

Jay Kristoff

Jay Kristoff is the award-winning author of the Nevernight Chronicles, the Lotus War series and the Empire of the Vampire series. Together with Amie Kaufman, he is the co-author of the bestselling Illuminae Files trilogy. They both live in Melbourne, Australia. For more info:

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Amie Kaufman

Amie Kaufman is the award-winning co-author of the Starbound series. Together
with Jay Kristoff, she is the co-author of the internationally bestselling Illuminae Files
trilogy and The Aurora Cycle. She lives in Melbourne, Australia. For more info: 

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