Illuminae Cover


By Amie Kaufman; Jay Kristoff

Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780553499117, 608pp.

Publication Date: October 20, 2015

For fans of Marie Lu comes the first book in an epic series that bends the sci-fi genre into a new dimension.
A truly beautiful novel that redefines the form." Victoria Aveyard, bestselling author of Red Queen
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 a speck at the edge of the universe. Now with enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra who are barely even talking to each other are forced to evacuate with a hostile warship in hot pursuit.
But their problems are just getting started. A plague has broken out and is mutating with terrifying results; the fleet's AI may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what's really going on. As Kady hacks into a web of data to find the truth, it's clear the only person who can help her is the ex-boyfriend shesworeshe d never speak to again.
Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents including emails, maps, files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more Illuminaeis the first book in a heart-stopping trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.

Prepare yourselves for Illuminae.

Y]ou re not in for an ordinary novel experience. . . .

A truly interactive experience. . . . A fantastically fun ride.
O]ut-of-this-world awesome. Kirkus Reviews, starred
stylistically mesmerizing. Publishers Weekly, starred
A]n arresting visual experience. Booklist, starred
A] game-changer. Shelf Awareness, starred
Brace yourself. You're about to be immersed in a mindscape that you'll never want to leave. Marie Lu, bestselling author of the Legend trilogy
"Genre: Undefinable. Novel: Unforgettable." Kami Garcia, bestselling coauthor of Beautiful Creatures & author of Unbreakable
An exuberant mix of space opera, romance, zombies, hackers, and political thrills. Scott Westerfeld, bestselling author of Zeroes and Uglies

Stunningly creative. Smart, funny, and romantic. Veronica Rossi, bestselling author of Under the Never Sky
This is one of those rare books that will truly keep your heart pounding. Beth Revis, bestselling author of Across the Universe
This book is xxxxing awesome.
Laini Taylor, bestselling author of Daughter of Smoke and Bone

About the Author
Amie Kaufmanis the New York Times bestselling co-author of the Starbound series.Jay Kristoffis the award-winning author of the Lotus War series. Collectively, they are 12 5 tall and live in Melbourne, Australia, with two long-suffering spouses, two rescue dogs, and a plentiful supply of caffeine. They met, thanks to international taxation law, and stuck together due to a shared love of blowing things up and breaking hearts. You can learn more about Amie and Jay at and"