Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1)

Author(s): Amie Kaufman; Jay Kristoff

Teen Fiction

The year is 2575, and two rival mega-corporations 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, exes Kady and Ezra are forced to escape on the evacuating fleet. But the warship is the least of their problems. 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 the hell is 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. 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.

Matilda Bookshop Review

Told through a series of classified documents, censored emails, interviews and observations, the Illuminae Files is a YA series like no other. Don’t be intimidated by its size - this is a rollicking dystopian space adventure that kept me gripped to the very last page! There’s something for everyone here - war, space, a hint of romance, a mutating plague, computer hacking and adults that don’t seem to know what they’re doing. Take a look inside! Kasey


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Winner of Aurealis Award - Best Science Fiction Novel 2015 (Australia) and Australian Book Industry Awards - Book of the Year Older Children 2016 (Australia) and ABIA People's Choice Awards - Older Children 2016 (Australia) and Gold Inky Award 2016 (Australia). Commended for Victorian Premier's Award - Young Adult Writing 2016 (Australia). Short-listed for Aurealis Award - Best Young Adult Novel 2015 (Australia) and Prime Minister's Literary Awards - Young Adult Fiction 2016 (Australia) and WA Young Readers' Book Award - Older Readers 2017 (Australia) and Adelaide Festival Awards 2018 (Australia).

Amie Kaufman is the award-winning co-author of the Starbound and Unearthed series. Jay Kristoff is the award-winning author of Lifel1k3, the Lotus War series and the Nevernight Chronicles. Collectively, they are 12'5' tall and live in Melbourne, Australia, with two long-suffering spouses, two rescue dogs, and a plentiful supply of caffeine. They met thanks to international taxation law, and stuck together due to a shared love of blowing things up and breaking hearts. You can learn more about Amie and Jay at and

General Fields

  • : 9781760875404
  • : Allen Unwin
  • : Allen Unwin
  • : January 2019
  • : ---length:- '19.8'width:- '12.8'units:- Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 608
  • : very good
  • : English
  • : 1904
  • : Paperback
  • : Amie Kaufman; Jay Kristoff