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Backlist Blast #1 – Illuminae!

Happy Thursday!! We’re one day closer to Friday and I can’t wait for the weekend. This week has been super busy so I’m looking forward to spending some quality time on the weekend reading!

Today I have a new post for a weekly meme! I’m so excited to participate in these posts because it was created by two wonderful Canadian book bloggers! I think these posts are going to be super fun!

For those of you who are unfamiliar, Backlist Blast is a weekly meme hosted by Flavia from Flavia the Bibliophile and Milana from A Couple Reads. The purpose of the meme is to showcase books that were published at least six months prior to the publishing of these blog posts. These books can either be past favourites, or just books on those huge TBR lists we have!

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff 

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers | Release: October 20th, 2015

I’m extremely embarrassed that this is one of the books that has been sitting on my list of books to read for literally, forever! Now that Obsidio is out … I for sure need to get to it!


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.

BRIEFING NOTE: 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.

If you’ve read this book, tell me about it in the comments! Am I as crazy as I think I am for not reading it yet? What are your thoughts on the book?


Victoria @ The Contented Reader

Victoria @ The Contented Reader

Avid reader and tea drinker. I read and review young adult books on my blog, The Contented Reader!


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