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Pages: 608
Subject: Fiction
Imprint: Rock the Boat


The Illuminae Files: Book 1

Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff

Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents, Illuminae is the internationally bestselling first book in a heart-stopping, high-octane trilogy about the price of truth and the courage of everyday heroes
9781780748375 (22 Oct 2015)
RRP £9.99

The Book

‘Never have I read a book so wholly unique and utterly captivating.' Marie Lu

The internationally bestselling first book in a high-octane trilogy 

The year is 2575 and two mega-corporations are at war over a planet that's little more than an ice covered speck.  Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it.  With enemy fire raining down on them Ezra and Kady have to make their escape on the evacuating fleet.  But their troubles are just beginning.  A deadly plague has broken out on one of the space ships and it is mutating with terrifying results.  Their ships protection is seriously flawed.   No one will say what is going on. 

As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth its clear only one person can help her. Ezra. And the only problem with that is they split up before all this trouble started and she isn't supposed to be talking to him.

A fantastically original, heart-stopping adventure where everything is definitely more dangerous than it seems.

Can't get enough Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman? Try the epic Aurora Cycle series!

Additional Information

Subject Fiction
Pages 608
Imprint Rock the Boat


About the Author

Amie Kaufman is the award-winning co-author of the Starbound series. Jay Kristoff is the award-winning author of the Lotus War series. They live in Melbourne, Australia.

You can learn more about Amie and Jay at and



'Genre-busting and mind-bendingly original…More than a mere story…Illuminae instantly impresses as a thoroughly modern, high octane action adventure that is ideal for a generation adept at recording and tracing their lives across an ever-increasing array of social media platforms'.

- Books for Keeps

‘You'll cheer, you'll gasp, you'll hang on for all 600 pages.'

- Romantic Times Book Reviews, Top Pick Gold

‘Never have I read a book so wholly unique and utterly captivating.'

- Marie Lu, bestelling author of the Legend trilogy

'Original and deserves all the hype it has and more'.

- 100% Rock


"Alternately humorous, charming, horrifying and electrifying, ILLUMINAE is unforgettable and a game-changer for its genre."


- Shelf Awareness

‘A truly beautiful novel that redefines the form.'

- Victoria Aveyard, bestselling author of Red Queen

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