Blog Tour- Review and Giveaway for Illuminae by Amy Kaufman and Jay Kristoff


I am honored  thrilled ecstatic to be part of this tour because Illuminae has been one of the most immersive, unique and exciting science fiction novels I’ve read in recent memory. THIS BOOK.

I’ll be featuring my rambling thoughts (expressions of awe and love) within the confines of a review. I also have the pleasure of offering one of you, my lovely readers, your own copy.

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.


Illuminae Review


Random House is offering up one finished copy of Illuminae to one of my US/Canada readers.
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  1. says

    What a clever way to do your review! I love this! Illumiae truly was incredible and such an experience all around. I loved it so much and it has moved it’s way into my top books of all time.

  2. Susan T. says

    I am totally convinced that I need to read this and that it would be best as a paper book not an electronic copy, just because of the unique features!

  3. Karen Maldonado says

    I borrowed my friend’s ARC and I truly enjoyed the book, Kady and AIDAN and Ezra. The format was so unique and different, and it totally works.

  4. says

    I was actually going to ask you why you had printed out your review lol. THIS IS SO CLEVER!!! I would have never thought of it. My copy of Illuminae is just sitting there. I’ve been having doubts about it but after this review, I just want to give it a chance!!

  5. Cindy says

    What an amazing way to right a review for Illuminae! 🙂
    I have yet to get my hands on a copy (grr. ;-;) but I hope to be able to soon! 😉
    Thanks for the giveaway (and thumbs up to you for your super-awesomely creative review)!

  6. says

    Aw, yay 😀 Your review looks STUNNING Kristen. <3 So awesome. And ugh, I'm so so so happy that you loved this book 😀 So happy that everyone is loving this book. <3 It was just perfection. Gorgeous blog tour post sweet girl 🙂 Thank you for sharing. <3 I just cannot wait to get all my finished copies of this one 😀

  7. says

    What a fantastic way to present your review Kristen! I’m not sure after all this time I’ll find a way to present my thoughts in a coherent manner other than: freaking read it, it’s glorious and unique and all sorts of awesome!!

  8. says

    are you kidding me! illuminae is one of my anticipated reads this month. ive never read anything by jay and amy but i am really excited for this. and after reading your review, i got excited even more. i cant wait to read it and talk to you about it <33

  9. Chenise J. says

    I’m so excited to read this because it sounds like an all around fantastic book! From the format to the content to the characters. I can’t wait to be immersed in it all!

  10. says

    I was approved for an eARC on Netgalley, but it wasn’t downloadable to Kindle. Because I sit at a computer all day for work (and I’m an oldster), reading it on my laptop was pretty much a no go. I contacted the publisher through NG an asked for a physical copy, but heard nothing. It has been killing me to see all of the people commenting about reading it, so my fingers are crossed for this giveaway. Thanks for the wonderful contest. 🙂

  11. Alisha Sienkiel says

    YES I so want to read this book! I’ve been looking forward to it since I have first heard about it! Thanks for the awesome review and giveaway! 🙂

  12. says

    I AM SO GLAD YOU LIKED THIS! WE MUST FAN OVER ILLUMINAE TOGETHER SOMETIME! This book is pure genius. It is everything wonderful and horrifying. AND ALL THOSE FEELS! Lovely review, and my goodness I LOVE how you formatted this review as a picture :)! Such a great idea! <3 <3 <3
    Have a fantastic friday!!!

  13. says

    Kudos to you for your clever review format! I love it 🙂 I have admittedly been avoiding Illuminae because of all the hype, but it seems Kristoff consistently delivers, so – I’m convinced! I’ll pick up this book for my Christmas weekend reading 🙂 Thanks for sharing, Kristen!


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