I'm dragging, this week, so I'm just reading and don't feel like writing reviews. At the moment, I'm focusing on Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman.
I accidentally pre-ordered two copies of Illuminae. When I became aware of my mistake, I considered cancelling one of them but Kiddo enjoyed Kristoff's previous series and it sounded like my kind of book, so I decided to just leave it and give one to him. I'm glad I did. He whipped through Illuminae the night it came. I'm still just reading around 100 pages per night, maybe a bit more.
So, the morning after Kiddo finished, I asked him what he'd rate Illuminae on a scale of 1-10. His answer: "9.3". I said, "What led you to take that 7/10 off?" and he told me, "Personal reasons." Spoilery reasons, apparently, but he reminded me that he rates very few books above a 7 or 8, so "It's all good."
Illuminae is a YA that takes place in the 26th century, about an illegal outer-space mining colony attacked by a competing corporation. The survivors need to get to a static wormhole to escape but it will take months and there are two things chasing them: a terrifying disease and an enemy ship. Gripping stuff.
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