'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'.
The Illuminae Files: Book 1Jay Kristoff Amie Kaufman
‘Never have I read a book so wholly unique and utterly captivating.’ Marie Lu
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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.
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