To Infinity and BOOM! | Illuminae

Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1) by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Release date: October 22nd, 2015
Genres: YA, Sci-Fi
Pages:  599
Source: Bought it
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.

*All profanities have been removed due to the reviewer's motto to stop using profanity*

One does not simply review this oh-so-awesome book without freaking out and leaving a fangirlish mess all over the page. Therefore, forgive me if I do freak out and leave a mess.

First, lemme show you a .gif that sums up this book in utter perfection:

Apollo: The Dramatic God | The Hidden Oracle

The Hidden Oracle (The Trials of Apollo) by Rick Riordan
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Release date: May 3rd, 2016
Genres: YA, Fantasy, Adventure
Pages:  361
Source: Bought it
How do you punish an immortal?

By making him human.

After angering his father Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. Weak and disorientated, he lands in New York City as a regular teenage boy. Now, without his godly powers, the four-thousand-year-old deity must learn to survive in the modern world until he can somehow find a way to regain Zeus's favour.

But Apollo has many enemies - gods, monsters and mortals who would love to see the former Olympian permanently destroyed. Apollo needs help, and he can think of only one place to go . . . an enclave of modern demigods known as Camp Half-Blood.

At first, when I found out about Rick Riordan's new book—new series!—I was part excited and part perplexed. I mean, yeay, another book! But I was also like, what? Another book?