06 August 2015

Illuminae; Amie Kaufman

Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)Illuminae by Amie Kaufman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

An illegal mining colony is suddenly attacked by a multi-world corporation (and by "attacked" we mean "by something like the Starship Enterprise"), leading to many, many deaths. Those survivors that there are are on three semi-crippled battle airships and, well, things begin to go from worse to worst. The story is told via documents obtained during interrogations, texts, illegal hacking and more - but for whom is the dossier compiled? and why? Kady and Ezra's life and exploits play a large part in this dossier, leading readers to wonder why them, exactly. No spoilers here, so you'll have to read to find out.

I loved the mix of documents, the way the action moves from interrogation to text screens to descriptions of videos and more. That this is the first in a series bothers me (it'd be a perfect one-off, trust me), as did the fact that this is supposed to take place in the future somewhere in space and yet the technology doesn't seem to have advanced that much.

ARC provided by publisher.

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