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The Illuminae Files: Book 1

Published by Rock the Boat
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

The internationally and New York Times bestselling first book in a heart-stopping, high-octane trilogy that bends the sci-fi genre into a new dimension.

Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the worst thing she’d ever been through. That was before her planet was invaded. Now, with enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra are forced to fight their way onto one of the evacuating craft, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.

But the warship could be 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 biggest threat; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady plunges into a web of data hacking to get to the truth, it’s clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: Ezra.

Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents, Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping, high-octane trilogy.

‘Never have I read a book so wholly unique and utterly captivating.’ Marie Lu

‘It certainly filled the Battlestar Galactica-shaped hole in my heart.’ Victoria Aveyard

Can’t get enough Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman? Try the epic Aurora Cycle series!

About The Authors

Jay Kristoff is the award-winning author of the Nevernight Chronicles, the Lotus War series and the Empire of the Vampire series. Together with Amie Kaufman, he is the co-author of the bestselling Illuminae Files trilogy. They both live in Melbourne, Australia. For more info:

Amie Kaufman is the award-winning co-author of the Starbound series. Together
with Jay Kristoff, she is the co-author of the internationally bestselling Illuminae Files
trilogy and The Aurora Cycle. She lives in Melbourne, Australia. For more info:

Product Details

  • Publisher: Rock the Boat (October 22, 2015)
  • Length: 608 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781780748382
  • Ages: 13 - 18

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‘[O]ut-of-this-world awesome.’ Kirkus, starred review

‘A truly interactive experience… A fantastically fun ride.’

‘Genre-busting and mind-bendingly original.’ Books for Keeps

‘An exuberant mix of space opera, romance, zombies, hackers, and political thrills.’ Scott Westerfeld, author of Uglies

‘This book is xxxxing awesome.’ Laini Taylor, author of Daughter of Smoke and Bone

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