Series: The Illuminae Files #0.5
Published by Knopf (5.7.2019)
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult
Format: Paperback, 82 pages
Source: I own it
Forty-three days before the BeiTech attack on Kerenza IV.
This is the story of my first friendship.
This is the tale of my first murder?
Some monsters are born.
I was made.
I absolutely LOVED this origin story of how the crazy yet endearing AIDAN that we know was born! It’s kinda creepy, because you can see where he’s coming from even as he makes horrific choices. He always has the best interest of the fleet in mind, but is murder justifiable for survival? It brings into question humanity, and the morality of weighing one life against many, or even one deemed more valuable. Chilling!
Even though this was only 82 pages, it was absolutely fantastic – especially for a novella (which are usually useless filler). The meaning/backstory of the title and Olivia’s tattoo made me cry a little! View Spoiler »I knew it had meaning, but it broke my heart a little that it was because her father forgot about her toward the end, and that’s why she’s so obsessed with remembering things and the state of her own memory. I can’t even imagine. I JUST CAN’T. « Hide Spoiler