Author: Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Rating: 3.5/5 Stars
Genre: YA Science Fiction
Publisher: Knopf Books
Publication Date: October 20, 2014
Hardcover: 608 pages
Stand Alone or Series: First in a trilogy
How did I get this book: Won in a giveaway
Format: Hardcover ARC
Why did I read this book: You know I would love to say that the description grabbed me in but it just didn't in fact I would never have read this but because this story is told in the form of interviews, e-mails, and other "classified" filed. Which is super cool!!
“Perhaps bravery is simply the face humanity wraps around its collective madness.”
“Miracles are statistical improbabilities. And fate is an illusion humanity uses to comfort itself in the dark. There are no absolutes in life, save death.”
“I should have told you I loved you every day. I should have given you the stars.”
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.
- The romance was super cute!! Kady and Ezra are adorable although the first page starts off with them breaking up throughout the book you never find out why which I would have really liked to know.
- Kady is sarcastic, spunky and definelty goes to the beat of her own drum. Ezra is loyal and confident and never gives up on Kady which just made me melt through the entire book!
- The setup of the pages is super cool there are some pages for example where the character is crawling on the outside of the ship trying to get to a door and the pages look like the side of a ship and the words move along the ship just like the character is doing. There were a bunch of other pages just like that one that were so enjoyable.
- There is a countdown of when the "enemy warship" that is chasing after them will get there and it makes for a very edge of your seat reading experience!
- The twist. . . . and the second twist ugh!!! Just rip my hear out Amie Kaufman!!! Thanks!
What I did not like:
- The science and computer jargon the first 100 pages of the book I was utterly and completely confused and I almost put it down cause I just was not having it!!
- At moments it felt like there were way too many things going on. My thoughts: Invasion OK. . . . enemy warship wanting to kill them . . . alright. . . . AND a plague. . . geez. . . AND the computer AI is nuts. . . great!!
- I have a love hate relationship with the twist! it definitely got me more invested than I was but by the end I am just not sure that it makes sense realistically but please read it and let me know your thoughts!