The Weekend Aesthetic is a new feature where I post book aesthetics every weekend. They might be of a book I’m currently reading or recently read or read a long time ago or one I consider to be a favorite of mine—there’s no rhyme or reason to it! For now I just want to keep it simple and feature all different kinds of books (but there might be themes in the future).
A few weeks ago I marathoned through both Illuminae and Gemina, and I absotelty adored them. The Illuminae Files is such an unique series and I enjoyed all of the different types of documents that were compiled to tell the story. I actually listened to the audiobook while also reading the physical copy of the book because the audiobooks are so well done and really add another layer to the story. I’m currently waiting for my hold for the Obsidio audiobook to become available from the library, so I thought now would be the perfect time to feature an aesthetic of Illuminae!
Release Date: October 20, 2015
Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes & Noble
This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded.
The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.
But their problems are just getting started. 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 enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it’s clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: the ex-boyfriend she swore she’d never speak to again.
BRIEFING NOTE: Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents—including emails, schematics, military files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more—Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping, high-octane trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.
Have you read the Illuminae Files? Which book in the series is your favorite?