Illuminae Review



By Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Illuminae is not your typical book. It is written in the form of recovered documents (like Instant Messages, emails, interview and schematics).

I have never before read a book like this. I defiantly found this writing style very unusual, and not many authors would be able to pull it off.

The page designs were gorgeous. I could not have thought of a better way to show a book. And they complimented the story extremely well.

The actual story was extremely enjoyable, but due to Illuminae being written in the way that it was, the only character that I connected with is ADIAN, the Artificial Intelligence.

I would recommend Illuminae to someone who wants to read a book that is not written in a normal way, as well as YA and sci-fi lovers.


Have you read Illuminae? Do you agree with my review? Let me know your opinion in the comments below!

Check it out on Goodreads here.

Purchase it on Amazon here.


27 thoughts on “Illuminae Review

  1. Pingback: Obsidio Review – uncovered-books

  2. Just wish to say your article is as astonishing.
    The clearness in your post is just nice and i can assume you
    are an expert on this subject. Fine with your permission let me to grab your feed to keep
    updated with forthcoming post. Thanks a million and please continue the rewarding work.


  3. Good day! I could have sworn I’ve visited this web site before but after browsing through many of
    the posts I realized it’s new to me. Anyhow, I’m definitely delighted I came across it and I’ll be book-marking it
    and checking back often!


  4. Amazing blog! Do you have any tips and hints for aspiring writers?

    I’m planning to start my own website soon but I’m a little lost on everything.

    Would you suggest starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are
    so many options out there that I’m totally confused ..
    Any recommendations? Thank you!


    1. 08dprice


      I would recommend that you start off with a free blog platform like WordPress (which is what I use for this blog) as it is easy to navigate if you do not know any coding. I would also recommend that you get a basic understanding of coding (mainly links and bolding text) as it gives you more control over your content. As for writing just put words onto paper (or in this case screen). I didn’t do English in my last year at high school and only just passed it the year before so as long as you enjoy what you write then go for it! Hope that this helps.


  5. Hey there are using WordPress for your blog platform?
    I’m new to the blog world but I’m trying to get started and set up my own. Do you require any coding knowledge to make your own blog?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!


  6. Howdy would you mind stating which blog platform you’re using?
    I’m looking to start my own blog in the near future but I’m having a
    hard time deciding between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal.
    The reason I ask is because your layout seems different then most blogs and I’m looking for something completely unique.
    P.S Apologies for getting off-topic but I had to ask!


  7. You can certainly see your enthusiasm in the article you write.
    The world hopes for even more passionate writers such as you who aren’t afraid to say how they believe.

    All the time follow your heart.


  8. Howdy! I understand this is sort of off-topic however I had too ask.

    Does managing a well-established blog such as yours require a massive amount work?
    I am completely new to writing a blog however I do
    write in my diary every day. I’d like to start a bloog so I will be ale to share my
    experience and thoughts online. Please let me know if you
    have any suggestions or tips for brand new aspiring blog owners.
    Appreciate it!


  9. We’re a bunch of volunteers and opening a brand new scheme in our community.
    Your site provided us with valuable info to work on. You’ve done an impressive job and our whole neighborhood will be thankful to you.


  10. Hey there! I’m at work surfing around your blog from my new iphone!
    Just wanted to say I love reading your blog and look forward to all
    your posts! Carry on the fantastic work!


  11. I was wondering if you ever considered changing the page layout of your
    website? Its very well written; I love what youve got to say.
    But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so
    people could connect with it better. Youve got an awful lot of text for only having 1 or 2 pictures.
    Maybe you could space it out better?


  12. I have to thank you for the efforts you’ve put in writing this blog.
    I am hoping to check out the same high-grade content from you in the future as well.

    In fact, your creative writing abilities has inspired me to get my very own site now ;)


  13. Hi there! I could have sworn I’ve visited this blog before but after browsing through some of the posts I realized it’s new to me.
    Anyhow, I’m definitely happy I came across it and I’ll be bookmarking
    it and checking back often!


  14. Hi there! This post couldn’t be written any better!

    Reading this post reminds me of my previous room mate!
    He always kept talking about this. I will forward this write-up to him.
    Pretty sure he will have a good read. Many thanks for sharing!


  15. Pingback: Gemina Review – uncovered-books

  16. Pingback: Mystery Blogger Award – uncovered-books

    1. 08dprice

      I have not read These Broken Stars yet but I plan on reading them soon! And yes Illuminae is quite hard core sci fi but that’s is my preference


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.