Monday, April 6, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Breaking the Spine to spotlight forthcoming books.

This week I'm waiting to read...

Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1) 
by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
(it has a cover!!)

Release date; October 20th, 2015
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Goodreads link: (click here)

Description from Goodreads:

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 an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.

But their problems are just getting started. 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 enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it's clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: the ex-boyfriend she swore she'd never speak to again.

Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents—including emails, schematics, military files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more—Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping, high-octane trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.

Why I'm excited:


This sounds AMAZING!!

I love Amie Kaufman's Starbound series, but THIS, THIS...I can't even stop screaming long enough to articulate how much I need this in my life! Evacuating the planet with your ex, a deadly plague, evil AI, a millitary conspiracy and space ships!! I'm also really curious about how it's going to be told. 

Did I say, AAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!????

I think I did.


I'm ok.

But I need this book.

<3 Michelle


  1. PS: I'm sick, so I'll get around to checking out everyone's WoW posts, it just might take a little longer.

    1. Feel better! & yes, Illuminae sounds amazing - especially since Jay is writing Ezra's POV & Amie is writing Kady's.

  2. Haven't heard of this one before. So glad you are excited about it.

    My WoW

  3. You always have the coolest covers! I hope to see you around my blog


  4. sounds like my type of scifi read. I've never read the Starbound series but I'm hoping to do so soon. Nice pick, Michelle! :) I'm adding this to my tbr.

    czai @ the Blacksheep Project

  5. Oh, yes! I can't wait to read this, it sounds so amazing. I hope you get to read it soon. Thanks for sharing, and for stopping by my WoW earlier. :)

  6. Sounds very interesting, I still have read Starbound, but I hope you like Illuminae :) Thanks for stopping by my blog today (:

    Jackie @Jackie's Book World

  7. Ooooo, this looks right up my alley! Love it! I love most everything that Amie Kaufman has a hand in though. I've added it to my list!

    Shannon @ The Tale Temptress' WoW

  8. It sounds good but what's drawing me in is the style it's going to be told in. I love reading books where it's in letter form or other random things. I'll keep my eye on this one!

  9. Popular book today. I'm not sure if I'll read it or not. I hope you enjoy the book! Check out my WoW!

  10. Great pick. I've seen this everywhere today. :)

  11. YES! Cannot wait! I hope you love it when you read it!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  12. This book is new to me. I like books set in the future so I'll be keeping an eye out for this one.

  13. This sounds AMAZING! I loved the Starbound series so this one is definitely going on my TBR list! :D

    Here's my WoW!

  14. AHHHHH!!! YES!!! I just read an interview on Cuddlebuggery ( ) and it made me want to read it EVEN MORE!!!
    Great pick!!!

  15. This is a fascinating cover, I hope you enjoy this novel once you get your hands on it :)<3 Benish | Feminist Reflections

  16. Now this is going to be awesome, obviously. ;)

  17. That Oprah is PERFECT. Oh my gosh. That's exactly how I feel about this. It sounds so awesome. Great pick!

    Rachel @ Paper Cuts