Waiting on Wednesday (54): Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

My pick this week:

by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Release Date:  October 20, 2015
Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers

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. (Cover and synopsis from Goodreads.)

I just LOVE science fiction, so this book sounds so intriguing to me. I haven’t read any of Jay Kristoff’s books yet, but I have read These Broken Stars which was co-written by Amie Kaufman (with Meagan Spooner), and I LOVED that book, so I have a feeling I’ll enjoy this one. 

What book are you waiting on?  Let me know, or leave a link to your WoW post in the comments, and I’ll try to stop by your blog! 


  1. Verushka Byrow

    August 19, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    #LoveOzYA! I love seeing sooo many bloggers looking forward to Kaufman's work! Here's mine:

  2. Greg

    August 19, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    Like the sound of this one, especially set far in the future like that. Nice pick.

  3. Tracy

    August 19, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    I'm so excited for this one!! I have an ARC but I'm waiting until closer to the release to read it (which is killing me)! I hope you get a copy soon! :D

    Here's my WoW!

  4. Lisa Mandina

    August 19, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    This one sounds so good! Great pick!
    Check out my WOW

  5. Krystianna Straley

    August 19, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    I am excited for this one too! It sounds absolutely incredible.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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