1. Because if you love Battlestar Galactica, you will love this book. I am a humongous Battlestar Galactica fan — not only is it was one of the greatest science fiction series ever, but definitely one of the best television shows to ever appear on television. If you are anything like me, and you have a strong love for Battlestar Galactica, then this wonderful book will fill you with so much fracking nostalgia.
2. This is the ultimate young adult science fiction book. I have a lot of favourite young adult science fiction books, but Illuminae is hands down my absolute favourite. This is, without a doubt, the most pure science fiction aimed at young adults out there.
3. The structure is completely different. This is not written like a normal book — this is made up of emails, messages, interviews and even surveillance footage. This may seem a little too different and way outside your comfort zone, but if you give it a chance you may really like it. It is definitely a very creative approach.
4. Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff work brilliantly together — you cannot tell that two people have written this book. These two are so badass together; the ultimate co-author team.
5. Kaufman and Kristoff manage to wonderfully develop the main characters in a very unconventional way. Because this book is not written in the traditional way, the main characters have to be developed differently. And this is done through the various documents that this book is made up of. You may not think that this would be possible, however you should trust these authors because the main characters are immensely intriguing people and develop naturally.
6. This book is full of mystery and intrigue. TWISTS AND TURNS AND MYSTERY. Those are the three words that I would use to describe the plot of this novel. And the villain? Oh. My. God. Guys, this book has one of my most favourite villains ever.
7. BECAUSE THE SECOND BOOK IS COMING OUT SOON AND YOU NEED TO ENJOY THE AMAZINENESS WITH ME! I almost can’t breathe because of how excited I am! *squeals* Illuminae was awesome and amazing and fantastic and brilliant and badass. So I have very high expectations for Gemina.