How Illuminae became my favourite book

MY RATING: ★★★..


Deserves every star in the galaxy laid out at your feet and a thousand diamonds in your hair. You deserve someone who’ll run with you as far and as fast as you want to. Holding your hand, not holding you back.” 

amazingSee what I did there?..using quotes to rate the book. You are going to see a lot of that in this review! 🙂

How the authors describe the book : It’s a sci-fi mystery/thriller/romance told through a series of hacked documents—IMs, emails, surveillance footage, medical reports, and rantings of an insane artificial intelligence. It’s Battlestar Galactica meets 10 Things I Hate About You.

I’ve changed the quotes to match my review, but you can simply click on the quotes to be redirected to the original ones 🙂

1. The book is catalyst. The book is chaos. I can see why EVERYBODY LOVES IT.

Battleships fight, check. Destruction, check. Humanity at risk, check. A complicated relationship, check. Frk**n funny lines, check. Zombie apocalypse, check. I mean this book is perfect. You will be pumped up throughout the book! I’ve never read any novel that has so many plot twists and turns; making my heart pump out more blood than I ever have.


2.“You have me. Until the last star in the galaxy dies, you have me.”
Jay Kristoff, Illuminae

THIS BOOK HAD ME ALRIGHT. It had me in the actions, it had me with the deep relations and complex character development, it had me with its constant reflection upon human’s place versus the machine’s intelligence. IT HAD ME AT AIDAN. Yes, AIDAN is probably my favourite character because of his psychopathy and his power hungry aspect whiledoing it so innocently at the same time. You be like : wut bruu ? Okay well, just #READTHEBOOK 😀


3. “This book is frequently underestimated. I think it’s because it’s big. ”

Yeah, I’ve read a few bad reviews, and they were bad because they DNF the book. So, for those of you who are planning to start it, I suggest to not give up because every single person that I know who finished this book, instantly gave it a 5 stars rating. It may be a little confusing in the beginning because there are a lot of information thrown your way here and there, but keep in mind: it’s A FILE. Like research files, with a lot of information. But do not take it to the core, just keep rolling with the flow and you will get used to it. Everything makes sense in the end.


HUM NO. THIS BOOK WAS NOT MERCIFUL. The writing is astonishing. The fact that they co-author add so much to the story. You get to have 2 talented writers on the same project and it produces pure genius. Big applause to the authors and their team because I can see how much work they put into the characters, the development, the story arc, etc. It’s so addicting, just like a drug. I JUST WANT MORE. Can’t wait for the sequel, guys!



Probably one of my favourite aspects : the graphic design. Oh hell! They must have quite a team on this novel because every little detail was on point. From ship designs, information to hacked emails configuration. The writing was completing the artwork like a neat puzzle.

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I loved this book if it is not obvious haha 🙂 I also created a t-shirt on Society6 here.

The authors have retweeted my review omgg ❤

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36 thoughts on “How Illuminae became my favourite book

  1. I loved this book so effing much!!! Like it was to good for words! I remember being confused while reading the first half of the book, and then it all tying together and me totally falling in love with it in the second half so I get what you mean about people need to stick with it! Also AIDEN may be the scariest thing I have ever come across I hated him hahaha he honestly scared me a tad! I’m so so happy you love this book so much!!!!! Great review 😄loved the tying in of the quotes!! 👌🏻

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    1. AHH IM SO HAPPY WE CAN FANGIRLING ABOUT THIS BOOK HAHA ! Yeah definitely too good for words thats why the effin book is an effin work of art *Droooll* AIDAN FCKN AIDAN RIGHTT LOL It scares me but his way of thinking was fascinating !! Thank you for passing by 😉 We definitely have the same taste in books LOL ANDD Tell me when you getting that ROSE SOCIETY COPY ❤

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      1. We definitely do have the same tastes in book – cause we’re amazing! I’m so excited for the next book! I haven’t read the synopsis yet because I didn’t want to spoil anything for myself I’m going to go in completely blind!! Well I should actually have Rose Society like within the week because all my orders are coming in now! Do you want to buddy read it again? Cause that was such a blast last time 🙂


  2. I absolutely adored Illuminae!!! While I have to admit that I was totally lost for the first two hundred pages or so but afterwards things really took a turn. I cannot wait for Gemina to release… I need that book NOW 😭

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    1. Yeahh I feel you for the first pages LOL that was something but I’m so glad we stick with the book like u said it was FANTASTIC ❤ !! And I know GEMINA AHH looks so amazingg


  3. I think I am the only one who has not read Illuminae yet!! *cries* And probably everybody in this freaking universe knows how much I want to read this book!! BUT… I will finally get it after my finals get over!! Can’t. Wait! Loved your review!

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    1. HAHA no worries!! Yes please take time to read this book, finishing wth your finals and this book as a reward is such a satistying feelin ❤ !! Cant wait to know what you think about it 😀

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  4. Awesome Review! I can pretty much see that you’ve devoured this book. Well, I can pretty much understand because it was so damn amazing. AIDAN is my favorite character too, At the beginning, I was a bit bored with all the info but I’m glad that I hadn’t given up on it. Can’t wait to read the sequel. 😀

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  5. Mahgosh, I LOVELOVELOOOOOVE this review! I adore how unique and out of the box you went with this; I adore the character profiles at the bottom (particularly Aidan’s, bahahaha). I adore everything about this review. Favorite. Book review. EVAR! You win all the cookies. For life.

    Also, the book is great. The book is breath. The book BROKE ME like a thousand different times; by the end of it, my husband was cowering. I guess my mood swings during reading scared him, or something. Whoops.

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    1. AHAH YAYYY I WIN ALL THE COOKIES FOR LIFE !! No seriously, your comment made my day hahah 😀 Thank you so much ! ❤ Omg same thing here with my boyfriend LOL I convinced him to read it before May :$ Hopefully he will and we can scream about it together.

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  6. AHHHMERGOSH THIS IS THE PERFECT REVIEW FOR THE PERFECT BOOK. Finishing this book was left me with a MASSIVE book-hangover BECAUSE DAMN HOW CAN A BOOK BE SO GOOD? I agree! The first portion was a little difficult to understand but after that holy moly was it good XD

    You know what else is so good? THIS REVIEW. You have simply EXPLODED MY FEELS perfectly 🙂 This review is so darn nice and HOW TO EXPRESS LOVE IN WORDS? I don’t know, I kind of went over with the caps BUT I CAN’T HELP IT. LOVELY BOOK LOVELY REVIEW.

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  7. This must be my favorite review 😀 I was not sure the book was for me, as I am not a big sci-fi fan but you won me over with your words, I will definitely give it a try!
    Btw, did I say I loved this review?!

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    1. OMG thank you so much ahah 😀 !! I’m so excited to hear that I convinced you LOL because this book is worth the shot. And believe me, I’m gonna be real honest here.. I’ve NEVER been a Sc-Fiction fan. Like I cant stand the genre. But this book became my instant favourite and it was sci-fi. So yeah 😀 BTW Do not lose hope in the beginning, just keep reading keep reading XD

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  8. I haven’t read this book, but I heard tons of great things about it, and, to be honest, that’s what’s scaring me a little bit. When there’s such hype around a book, I’m scared to pick it up and be disappointed. But I loved reading your review, and I think it’s the first time I really feel like I have to read that book, not only because I’m curious and I want to see what all the fuss is about, but because damn, how you put it, those quotes, it just seems VERY AWESOME. Thank you! 🙂


  9. I haven’t read this book, but I heard tons of great things about it, and, to be honest, that’s what’s scaring me a little bit. When there’s such hype around a book, I’m scared to pick it up and be disappointed. But I loved reading your review, and I think it’s the first time I really feel like I have to read that book, not only because I’m curious and I want to see what all the fuss is about, but because damn, how you put it, those quotes, it just seems VERY AWESOME. Thank you! 😀


  10. AHH Fantastic review! I just finished this and it was so freakin good, I seriously can’t get over how amazing it was 🙂 Also, as if I didn’t know you have a society 6 store! Your prints are fantastic, definitely going to check it out some more when I have some money to splurge 😀


  11. Your review perfectly sums up my feelings about Illuminae. It’s simply one of the best books I’ve ever read. And it’s one of the few books which is actually as amazing as its cover. I haven’t read the sequel yet (shame on me ;), but I’ve heard it’s just as good as the first one.


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