Bookish News: ILLUMINAE by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

For fans of Marie Lu and James Dashner comes the first book in an epic new series,

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By Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

"Not only is ILLUMINAE a twisting, heart-pounding story moving at the speed of light, but it is a truly beautiful novel that redefines the form. I have never read anything like it.
And it certainly filled the BATTLESTAR GALACTICA shaped hole in my heart."
—Victoria Aveyard bestselling author of Red Queen

"An edge of your seat thrill ride that left me breathless. Genre: Undefinable. Novel: Unforgettable."
Kami Garcia, bestselling coauthor of Beautiful Creatures & author of Unbreakable

Good Afternoon!

I hope this email finds you well. Amie Kaufman, the award-winning co-author of the Starbound series, and Jay Kristoff, the award-winning author of the Lotus War series, have joined together to create an innovative and enthralling sci-fi thriller, ILLUMINAE (Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers | On sale October 20, 2015 | $18.99). A heart-stopping, high-octane story about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes. The first book in a trilogy, ILLUMINAE is a game changer.

Every month, around the 20th, we will reveal new content about ILLUMINAE as we get closer to the on sale date. This month visit to watch a video featuring AIDEN. Then click through to see all of our content:
Ø Ezra’s court martial  
Ø Ezra and Kady profiles
Ø  Explore the ships
Ø  Meet the Authors
Ø  Start Reading – book page and excerpt

If you could share this video on your social media accounts, it would be greatly appreciated. We hope you enjoy the site and look forward to reading ILLUMINAE when it is on sale October 20th!


ILLUMINAE (Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers | On sale October 20, 2015 | $18.99)

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 one of the evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.

But pursuit by battleship is the least of their worries. Their fleet’s artificial intelligence—which should be protecting them—may actually be an enemy. And a plague is slowly ravaging the fleet with terrifying consequences. As Kady plunges into a web of data hacking in search of the truth, she realizes that there’s only one boy who can help her bring everything to light . . . and of course, it’s her ex-boyfriend, Ezra.

Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents—including emails, schematics, military files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more—ILLUMINAE is a ground-breaking, edge-of-your-seat thrill ride that will draw teen and adult readers of James Dashner, Rick Yancey, and Veronica Roth yet stands on its own with Kaufman and Kristoff’s unique storytelling.

« “…a stylistically mesmerizing tale, where story and art are interchangeable, and words act as pictures.
The more experimental sections may require extra effort on readers’ parts, but the result is worth it.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review

« “Ambitious, heartbreaking, and out-of-this-world awesome.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“An exuberant mix of space opera, romance, zombies, hackers, and political thrills, told with eccentric aplomb. 
ILLUMINAE is both the weirdest and most heartfelt thing you'll read this year. ”
—Scott Westerfeld, author of Uglies and Zeroes


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