Illuminate by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. Wow wow wow wow wow. This book was just WOW. It was so freaking cool, and just incredible. You have you just simply buy the book and flip through it, and you’ll realized how freaking cool it really is.
Summary: So this book follows a girl named Kady and her ex-boyfriend, Ezra, too. Kady’s planet is attacked by these terrorists, and in order to survive, everyone who can gets on these space ships. Kady and Ezra get separated though. Kady ends up on the Hypatia and Ezra ends up on the Alexander. Then there’s the Lincoln that is coming to attack the Alexander. There’s also a freaky computer thing called AIDAN. The story itself is hard to describe, but trust me, its’ freaking awesome.
Opinon: So I really really really liked this book. Just the whole vibe it put off was awesome. It’s written different than most books, but that’s what made it so cool. It was a bit confusing as a whole, but reading it was kinda like trying to solve a puzzle. I felt like a spy reading computer documents on this space attack. It was so cool. The whole storyline was like a mixture of The Maze Runner, The 5th Wave, and Star Wars. The characters, Kady and Ezra, were super fun to follow. They had such an incredible relationship, because the book starts with them breaking up, and the book keeps you on edge, hoping they get back together, but not really knowing if they will, or if they’ll even see each other again, for that matter. The ending was phenomenal. Absolutely amazing. It blew me away. The art in this book was also incredible. Just the way this book was laid out, blew my mind away. There were just enough plot twists to keep you reading. I basically read this 600 page book in one day. It was that good. I highly recommend it to anyone who needs an awesome, cool, exciting read full of action, a little bit of romance, and creepy stuff. lol. Just read this, you won’t regret it. And again, like The 5th Wave, this was a book that kinda had to do with aliens and space, and just really sci-fi-ish stuff. I wasn’t sure if I would like it, but I obviously did end up liking it. So if all the space stuff is what is holding you back from reading this, then forget about that. Just pick this up.
5 out of 5 stars.