Amazon never disappoints me with its service. The product's condition was good and it reached before time. Review: When you see a book everywhere in the book community, you'll eventually pick it up some day. I grabbed Illuminae and Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff in January. The first thing I saw was its unique, cool and astounding writing style. I absolutely love the way it is written, like in the variety of documents and the way the world is established is completely breathtaking. The book begins with the story of Ezra Mason and Kady Grant. I loved reading the miscellany of documents (you have medical reports, military files, transcripts, schematics, emails and many others).
Illuminae was a rollercoaster ride of emotions that will keep you hooked till the very end. I was instantly into it after reading a couple of pages and OHMYGOD Ezra Miller, he is my favourite character so far.
“Interviewer: So. Tell me about your mother. Ezra: You're taping this, right? Interviewer: Audio only. Camera is faulty. Ezra: Okay, well for the benefit of the sight-impaired, I am now raising my… oh, dear… yes, it's my MIDDLE finger at Mr. Postgrad here. Interviewer: Mr. Mason... Ezra: Now I'm wiggling it. Interviewer: Terminating interview at 13:58 on 03/19/75. Ezra: Look at it wiggl- -audio ends-”
What flabbergasted me in the plot was the use of AIDAN who is an artificial intelligence for Alexandra 78V, and how Kaufman and Kristoff made him as an individually enjoyable character. I also find it interesting on how AIDAN was so philosophical and will make you think about your life in general. With so much complexity in his character, it made more intriguing to learn about him. Also, the character development in the book is absolutely impressive and I instantly connected with them. Not only the main characters but the development of the supporting characters were also phenomenal.
"Am I not merciful" -AIDAN
Overall I loved this book and find the first YA Sci-fi so beautifully uniquely written. Illuminae has so many feels, you will find yourself crying in some moments and instantly after some pages you'll be feeling happy. I rate this book Five FREAKIN Stars and recommend this to everyone. If you're a Sci-fi fan then grab this book right now!! and if you're not a Sci-fi fan then this book will make you one.