This is an urgent public service announcement.
It is called P.I.S.D – otherwise known as Post Illuminae Stress Disorder.
Symptoms of this disorder include loss of sleep, binge eating, random and unexpected anxiety, heart palpitations or crying and the need to seek out the comfort of fellow book nerds.
The source?Illuminae by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
Published by Random House Children's Books on October 20, 2015
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, General, Love & Romance, Young Adult
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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.
Should you come across this book. Be prepared. Be aware. Be ready.
(…And read it. Regardless of the risk.)
* This is a silly satire and fake disorder. This post is in no way meant to diminish or demean the gravity of real inflictions or disorders.