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Entertainment => Books => Topic started by: nanenj on April 06, 2017, 06:50:31 AM

Title: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Post by: nanenj on April 06, 2017, 06:50:31 AM
So, I stumbled into this book in audiobook form.  It's pretty enjoyable with a decent cast of readers for different sections.  It's YA Science Fiction, so it might be too light for some people, and there's some YA tropes, but even as they rear their head they are not as dominating as they can be in other books.

It's done with a semi-unique format, documenting forum posts, video recordings, emails, etc that lay out the story for the characters.  So, if you haven't read it, i'd recommend giving it a look.  It was really enjoyable in audiobook form, and I also intend to order the dead tree versions as the dead tree versions are littered with drawings, diagrams and other interesting material.   As well, some of the text bits make a lot more sense when laid out versus being read to you.

If you have read it, chime in, I think it's one of my more favored listen/reads lately.

Edit: i suck at copying by-lines, evidently, despite the google search results, the book has two authors! :o
Title: Re: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman
Post by: Dust on April 17, 2017, 01:34:46 AM
Hey, nice. I'm good friends with Jay Kristoff - I'll pass on that I've seen some random recommendations. He'll love that.
Title: Re: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman
Post by: nanenj on April 19, 2017, 06:03:35 AM
Do gush at him.  I tempered my review for this audience.   ;)

In reality, I'm a squealing fangirl over Illuminae.
Title: Re: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Post by: nanenj on April 19, 2017, 06:08:00 AM
I also just recently learned, and was crushed, that there's a 3rd book, Obsidio coming out, but not until March of next year.  The wait will destroy me. ;_;