Sunday, January 17, 2016
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
This is such a unique book both in story and format. The entire story is told via documents from the ship and commanding officers, IMs between characters, and transcripts of what the Artificial Intelligence on the ship is thinking. So much happens that I cannot write about without giving too many spoilers but there is betrayal, danger, an AI, zombies, smart characters, and more! I felt like it started a little slow in hooking me in which worries me in terms of grabbing my teen readers, but once the Copernicus is destroyed and we learn more about that event, the action doesn't stop. The writing is also smart and the epitome of "show, don't tell". Highly recommended for sci fi fans.
Watch my review of this book at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nqGis7zdQM