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Illuminae
Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
For fans of Marie Lu comes the first book in an epic series that bends the sci-fi genre into a new dimension. A truly beautiful novel that redefines the form." Victoria Aveyard, bestselling author of Red Queen This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing shed have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded. The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet thats little more than a speck at the edge of the universe. Now with enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezrawho are barely even talking to each otherare forced to evacuate with a hostile warship in hot pursuit. But their problems are just getting started. A plague has broken out and is mutating with terrifying results; the fleets AI may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say whats really going on. As Kady hacks into a web of data to find the truth, its clear the only person who can help her is the ex-boyfriend shesworeshed never speak to again. Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documentsincluding emails, maps, files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and moreIlluminaeis the first book in a heart-stopping trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes. Prepare yourselves for Illuminae. EW.com [Y]oure not in for an ordinary novel experience. . . . Bustle.com A truly interactive experience. . . . A fantastically fun ride. MTV.com ? [O]ut-of-this-world awesome. Kirkus Reviews, starred ? stylistically mesmerizing. Publishers Weekly, starred ? [A]n arresting visual experience.Booklist, starred ? [A] game-changer. Shelf Awareness, starredBrace yourself. You're about to be immersed in a mindscape that you'll never want to leave. Marie Lu,bestselling author of the Legend trilogy "Genre: Undefinable. Novel: Unforgettable." Kami Garcia, bestselling coauthor of Beautiful Creatures & author of Unbreakable An exuberant mix of space opera, romance, zombies, hackers, and political thrills. Scott Westerfeld, bestselling author of Zeroes and Uglies Stunningly creative. Smart, funny, and romantic. Veronica Rossi, bestselling author of Under the Never Sky This is one of those rare books that will truly keep your heart pounding. Beth Revis, bestselling author of Across the Universe This book is xxxxing awesome. Laini Taylor, bestselling author of Daughter of Smoke and BoneFrom the Hardcover edition.
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“you deserve 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.“

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Iluminae is not on this shelf-it‘s actually on my TBR shelf-but I cant wait to read it and the rest of the series!

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julesG
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These stories happen in the #Future.

I highly recommend getting the physical copy and the full cast audiobook.

Brought the books along as props for the family photo shooting in the forest. Only got a glimpse at the pictures today.

#MOvember @Cinfhen

Cinfhen You did a family photo shoot?? That sounds fabulous 4w
julesG @Cinfhen Yes, we went for a little hike into the forest and froze our behinds and fingers off for three hours. But, it was fun. From the preliminary pictures I know that freezing my fingers off was worth it. 😁 4w
Cinfhen I hope you‘ll share a photo or two?? 4w
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GingerAntics I really want to read these books, purely because of the love your family has for these. 4w
julesG @GingerAntics Do it, read them! 4w
GingerAntics I‘m working on getting my hands on copies. I have no idea why this seems to be so complicated. 4w
GingerAntics Okay. Apple Books now has them in English. When I get paid, this is happening. 4w
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I am not finished but it is a great book if you like science fiction or outer space then this is the book for you

MissYaremcio I have heard so many great things about this novel but your review left me wanting to know more! Make sure to include all elements of the assignment in your next post! 2mo
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I finished this book in a day and I loved everything!
Kady is an amazing character. Her love story with Ezra was cute and their chats were fun to read. However, my second favourite character is AIDAN.
I was worried the way the book is written would cause me some problems in the reading process, but I soon realized it wasn‘t true.
I saw the final revelation coming, but the rest was full of surprises.

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AC4ever17
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It took me a long time to finish this book. Not because I didn‘t like it but because i felt like the format of this book was too much at times. But the story was great and I do recommend it. It was definitely a type of book I don‘t normally go for but I‘m glad I read it. I gave it 4/5 stars on goodreads.

bullbunny One of my favorites, just reread it and the second one. Prepping myself to jump into the last one. Say goodbye for now sort of thing. Glad you took the time to read it, soak it all in and like it. I hear the audios are amazing! 2mo
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Oops 🤷🏻‍♀️

julesG 😁😁👍 3mo
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Merethebookgal
Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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A few pages into a new book with my favorite furry reading companions 😍 #jimmycat #bellagirl #catsoflitsy #kittenlitten

SauerPatch Illuminae was such a fun one to read the hard copy of! 3mo
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coffeeandwashitape
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Wow, what an experience. I simultaneously listened to the audio book and read the ebook and I feel like you must do both to get the full experience. One of the most immersive books I‘ve read in ages and I loved it despite it not being my typical genre I reach for.

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emz711
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Cute way to tell a story. Flashbacks of Deep Thought from Hitchhiker's Guide. Not really into the story, don't think I'm interested in going to the next one but I haven't finished it yet either.

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hes7
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😍😍 A reread, and I loved it just as much as the first time. Now, I can finally get around to reading the next two books.

Book 10 of #24b4Monday + #SummersEndReadathon ✔️
Time: 43h18m

#bfcr3 #smallsteppers

Andrew65 Awesome time! 👏👏👏🙌🙌🙌👍😊 3mo
LittlePixels I loved the format of this book. So unique! ❤️ 3mo
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I loved everything about this book! It was exactly what I needed to get out of my reading slump. I can see how some would not like the format, I did. Not typically one for space sci-if, but I really enjoyed this wild space ride!

#SummersEndReadathon #24b4monday

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IhoardBOOKS
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I love the Illuminae Files so much, such an intriguing storyline done in such an original format. Can not recommend it enough.

#illuminaefiles #jaykristoff #amiekaufman #youngadult #scifi

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Just about 3.5 hours into the #SummersEndReadathon

This book has me on the edge of my seat and loving every minute of this thrill ride! 😲🚀🌌

LibrarianRyan I hope you have the sequel handy. 3mo
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BookishBlonde12
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Work day is done! Time to start the #SummersEndReadathon

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Haven‘t done participated in a readathon in awhile. I‘m excited to make a reading nest and tear through my #tbr stack

Andrew65 I want to read this, will be interested to see what you think of it. Good luck with the Readathon. 3mo
Clwojick This whole series is very intriguing to me. I can‘t wait to see what you think of it. ♥️📚 Thanks for joining in on the #summersendreadathon 🥰🤩 3mo
BookishBlonde12 @Andrew65 @Clwojick I really loved the first book! Would highly suggest reading the first book 📚 🤩 3mo
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BookishBlonde12
Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Been in a reading slump lately. So I did what any normal person would do when they are in a slump...buy more books! This was book 1 or 4 that I purchased the other day. #treatyoshelf

emz711 Just look it out of the library! 4mo
BookishBlonde12 @emz711 just finished last night and loved it! Hope you enjoy the wild ride 😁 3mo
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NikkiKey94
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I enjoyed this book. I‘ve had it on my TBR for quite a while and I‘m glad I finally got to it! I really liked the format of the book (instant messaging, emails, memos, etc.). It was a quick and easy read. I do plan on reading the other books in the trilogy. Hopefully I can get to them soon!

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theasaurus
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I don‘t read much about outer space dilemmas. This one is my 1st of the theme, but HOLY S#*%! From the cover to the end, everything is absolutely unique. The book is narrated through documents, reports, chats, e-mails, and wonderful graphics that pull you into the story like as if you‘re witnessing and experiencing the moment as you flip through the pages. It is unconventionally intense. And now I plan to invest on the 2nd book of the series.

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Waiting on my bus so I‘m reading on the side of the road! I‘m headed to a bookstore to hunt for the next book to read. So far the book is good, though I absolutely hate Ezra & his interactions with Kady. I find it annoying that their whimsy is a little out of place. They are facing life and death in a spacecraft full of infected and they still manage to send sappy messages and joke around like it‘s another day. Ezra is too flippant. Not my type!

theasaurus Although I would like to add that the fact that his personality annoys me proves that they shaped up his character pretty well. So kudos to authors! 4mo
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theasaurus
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After finishing my previous book, I wanted to move straight to the next on my shelf. I bought this book more for its messy, document-like aesthetic. Heh. and now I wonder if I‘ll like its science-fiction/romance storyline since I‘m not big into this type of young adult fiction. Will I want to read the rest of The Illuminae Files series (Gemina & Obsidio)? We‘ll find out. If you have read it, what are your thoughts about this book?

julesG Loved it! Wasn't even expecting a romance, they broke up. I was in it for the crazy "young girl needs to save the world/spaceships" storyline - and AIDAN. ? Got all three books, got the audiobooks and recently bought the first two books in German for my son. 4mo
theasaurus @julesG now I‘m excited. ❤️ right now calls for bed time for me. It‘s a little past midnight and I have to leave early for work tomorrow. But I wish I could get started already! 4mo
julesG Have a good night! I'm starting my day with a cat sitting on my headphones. (I usually listen to an audiobook until the kids get up) 4mo
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LibrarianRyan AIDEN!!! To wroth it. 4mo
theasaurus Just started getting into it recently. Wasn‘t expecting the eeriness and I‘m all about it! 4mo
theasaurus @LibrarianRyan @julesG I just finished the book!!!! It was so amazing!!! I must admit though, Ezra was driving me a little crazy with his very flippant personality. 4mo
LibrarianRyan @theasaurus I agree. Book two is different people, but you get a bit of connections back to these characters. I started out not liking book 2, but that only lasted like 50-100 pages. And that has more to do with drug use than anything. It was just as good as book 1. 4mo
julesG @LibrarianRyan agree. The drugs rubbed me the wrong way, too. 4mo
theasaurus @LibrarianRyan ooh okay! Well i look forward to reading it for myself and I hope soon. My semester is about to start and I don‘t know how busy everything will be! 4mo
LibrarianRyan @theasaurus It goes just as quick as the first book. I'm just not into reading about the drug trade. It's a plot device within the book that is only majorly present at the beginning (no spoilers here) But once the action started I was hooded. I almost liked it better than book 1. 4mo
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coffeefueleddaydream
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Just finished #Illuminae! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
That is my first book completed for the #NEWTSReadathon2019 - My Acceptable in Herbology.

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bullbunny
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I recently reread Illuminae and I am currently reading the next one Gemini. Because I have decided it is time to finish the series. Here I have a picture with a few items centered on book 1.
When a normal school day turns into a full on attack. The survivors of Kerenza VI and those that have saved them, must journey to safety. But will they make it when the AI of the main ship goes rogue?

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JenFowler
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I had a hard time getting into this one. It has good reviews and is rated high on Goodreads. I still would give it 3 stars, as there WERE some things I did like.

Lindsbooklover93 You need do the audiobook while following along. I didn't enjoy it as much until I tried again with the audiobook. The audiobook is almost like a movie. Different voices for each character. 4mo
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coffeefueleddaydream
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Ran a couple of errands with my husband before he went to work, picked up some Starbucks and now I'm ready to read. ☕🎧📖 #NEWTSReadathon2019 #Illuminae #DirtyChai #CurrentlyReading

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Started my first read for #NEWTSReadathon2019! This is for the A in Herbology prompt - listen to an #audiobook. I'm also going through the physical book since I've heard it's best to do both. 18 pages in and I'm enjoying it. #Illuminae #CurrentlyReading #Scribd

AmandaChristine Loved this book !! 4mo
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Scash1114
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Fantastic! Humor, SciFy, and Suspense!! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Rachiiebookdragon
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OMFG, what a book! So many twists and turns. I need the next one now!! 6/5

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TheEmpress
Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Are all my challenges going to feature @misterkristoff and @amiekaufmanauthor 😂😂 #24in48 #audiobookchallenge #hour12

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TheEmpress
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#24in48 #sffchallenge For the first challenge for this readathon weekend... here is my SFF TBR shelf. (I‘ve read Illuminae but because I love it so much I couldn‘t put it away.) I‘m a bit behind on my mission to get to 24 hours so I need to catch up!

LibrarianRyan You can do it. You have some awesome selections. 5mo
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wideeyedreader
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Orange, yellow-orange, and yellow for #colormepretty day 8: #analogus!

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Peddler410 I started reading this when it first came out—never finished. Each time I weed out my bookshelves, this one stays because I love the creative format. Someday I will get back to it. 5mo
introvertedbooks @Peddler410 it's a very interesting format for sure. Im not 100% sure I like it. I can understand why you have hesitated to pick up the other two. 5mo
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Give me a little ‘Moby-Dick‘ and I‘m all yours, baby...

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mreads
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What fun!

MarriedtoMrT I loved this one! 5mo
BooknerdsLife My daughter's and my favorite!!! 🙌🏼💛 5mo
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Coffeymuse
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June was a very productive month! Here's hoping July is just as productive :)

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Ashley_Nicoletto
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Pool day. 💙

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Ashley_Nicoletto
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Home for the evening and digging into this one next.

#24B4Monday

WhatWouldJaneDo That cover is incredible! I've never heard of this book and I wanted to read it immediately. 5mo
Melissa_J I love this trilogy soooo much! 5mo
Ashley_Nicoletto @WhatWouldJaneDo The inside of it is also pretty sweet. It‘s so far really good! 5mo
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Ashley_Nicoletto @Melissa_J It took me a minute to get into it, but I‘m hooked currently. Already checked to make sure the library has the next one. 5mo
julesG This trilogy is really good! 5mo
Andrew65 On my TBR and need to get hold of this trilogy. 5mo
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fandom_hellspawn99
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I want to read this series sooooo bad! I've seen so much on it and it just looks right up my alley

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Cityofamber
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Finished this reread 😍

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Ashley_Nicoletto
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This book is an experience and I‘m into it.

vivastory I'm hoping to read this soon 5mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 I bailed on it, after 400 pages...I was sick at the time...there was something about them mentioning Kady‘s hazmat suit a bajillion times that sent me over the edge. Lol 5mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 The book itself was gorgeous and the for@at was so cool. I just got stuck. 5mo
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Ashley_Nicoletto @JanuarieTimewalker13 I almost bailed on it too in the beginning. I just wasn‘t sure it was very good. But the story took a turn and I think I‘m going to try to finish it. 5mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Good!! From what I‘ve noticed on Booktube, a lot of folks liked Gemina even better!! I just can‘t get back into it. I don‘t really like Amy Kaufman‘s writing bc I also tried These Broken Stars and was bored out of my noggin with that eventually, too. 5mo
Sarah83 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍 5mo
Ashley_Nicoletto @JanuarieTimewalker13 I hated These Broken Stars. Absolutely rage hated it. 🤣 5mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Lol. Ok, now I‘m really curious how you‘re going to like this one! 5mo
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Ashley_Nicoletto
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I was 144 pages into this book this morning and thinking about putting it down when it became a completely insane plague novel set in space.

Which is my jam. #whydoineedtowork

Caroline2 Ohhh sounds awesome! 😯 5mo
Redwritinghood You should try the audiobook, too. It‘s really well done. 5mo
Ashley_Nicoletto @Redwritinghood Oooo. Good to know! Thank you! 5mo
sprainedbrain Welp, you and @Redwritinghood have sold me. 😃 5mo
Ashley_Nicoletto @sprainedbrain Honestly, it was a super slow start. But it took a fast turn and I‘m really enjoying it. 5mo
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kierathedreamer
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🌿 Illuminae is a beautiful and GUT-WRENCHING book. It was the perfect mash-up of sci-fi, horror, comedy and romance. It‘s a novel about what it means to be human, it encompasses what it‘s like to have everything taken away from you, what it‘s like to be broken time and time again, to love, to hope and to have the desperation to survive. I laughed, I cried and the space zombies freaked me out. 🌿
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Jen_Reads
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I feel like I haven‘t felt like reading all week and when I do it‘s bedtime. 🤦🏻‍♀️ I would love staying up even a half hour later, but I‘m not a morning person and hit snooze until the last possible minute.

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reiddecillia
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Summary: After the colony of Kerenza IV is attacked by a BeiTech, tech genius Kady Grant, and ex-boyfriend Ezra Mason are stranded aboard two different escape ships, science vessel Hypatia, and UTA dreadnought Alexander. Pursued by BeiTech warship Lincoln, it's a frantic race to Jump Station Heimdall, a journey no one is sure they can make. This review is original and in my own words.

Cfischbuch It truly is a page turner. Full of action, suspense and intrigue. I hope your summary / review tempts other readers. 6mo
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reiddecillia
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I would like to introduce you to the first book in the Illuminae series, Illuminae. This book is written in the style of text messages, documents, transcripts, and everyone's favourite murderous artificial intelligence , AIDEN. This book is so amazing and I very highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a great read! Don't let the thickness of this book turn you away, you'll be missing out! Going to give a summary in a separatepost read it!

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Linear
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Getting my bookshelves sorted. New IKEA shelves woo! And I just got my Etsy order from Dream in a bottle!

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Jen_Reads
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I went to B&N today, but only cause Old Navy was next door and it‘s $1 flip flop day. I will finally be reading the tagged book. Also this bookmark caught my eye in the checkout line and I‘m in love. 😻

Linear You have to read this WITH the audiobook. It's an experience! 6mo
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julesG
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#raisingreaders

She's barely had a few years of English as a Second Language, but she insisted on listening and reading Illuminae today.

DivineDiana I like her determination! 💗 6mo
julesG @DivineDiana Me too! So proud of her. 6mo
LibrarianRyan You go girl ! 6mo
AlaMich And she has you to help her with her English. 😊 6mo
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