Authors: Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction
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.
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.
- Children’s Literature
A genre of fiction intended for children and young people. Books under this category include Harry Potter, the Chronicles of Narnia, the Little Prince, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Peter Pan, and many others.
- Young Adult Fiction
A genre of fiction published for readers ages 12 to 18. Books under this category include the Raven Cycle, the Red Rising series, Six of Crows, etc.
While books published under these genres have defined age groups, this doesn’t mean readers outside this age range can’t enjoy these stories. I myself love children’s fiction and can’t wait to read my picks for next month. If I could recommend one book from each genre, it would be The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo (children’s) and Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (YA)!
Which books will you be reading for next month’s challenge?
If this is your first time learning about this reading challenge, you can check my post here to find out what it’s all about. Happy reading! ❤️
Title: Days of Blood and Starlight
Author: Laini Taylor
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Series: Daughter of Smoke and Bone #3
By way of a staggering deception, Karou has taken control of the chimaera rebellion and is intent on steering its course away from dead-end vengeance. The future rests on her, if there can even be a future for the chimaera in war-ravaged Eretz.
Common enemy, common cause.
When Jael’s brutal seraph army trespasses into the human world, the unthinkable becomes essential, and Karou and Akiva must ally their enemy armies against the threat. It is a twisted version of their long-ago dream, and they begin to hope that it might forge a way forward for their people.
And, perhaps, for themselves. Toward a new way of living, and maybe even love.