PISD: Widespread Epidemic Alert!

This is an urgent public service announcement.

pandemicThere is a new, widespread epidemic recently discovered by bookish people everywhere.

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?

PISD: Widespread Epidemic Alert!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.

Patients Zero:

About Amie Kaufman

Amie Kaufman is the New York Times bestselling co-author of Illuminae (with Jay Kristoff) and These Broken Stars, This Shattered World, and Their Fractured Light (with Meagan Spooner.) She writes science fiction and fantasy for teens, and her favourite procrastination techniques involve chocolate, baking, sailing, excellent books and TV, plotting and executing overseas travel, and napping.

She lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband, their rescue dog, and her considerable library. She is represented by Tracey Adams of Adams Literary.

About Jay Kristoff

Jay Kristoff is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of THE LOTUS WAR, THE ILLUMINAE FILES and THE NEVERNIGHT CHRONICLE. He is the winner of two Aurealis Awards, an ABIA, nominee for the David Gemmell Morningstar and Legend awards, named multiple times in the Kirkus and Amazon Best Teen Books list and published in over twenty-five countries, most of which he has never visited. He is as surprised about all of this as you are. He is 6’7 and has approximately 13030 days to live. He abides in Melbourne with his secret agent kung-fu assassin wife, and the world’s laziest Jack Russell.

He does not believe in happy endings.

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.


    • Jenna says:

      Oh, so I see that you have P.I.N.S. Some like to call it “waiting on pins and needles”. Otherwise known as Pre-Illuminae Nervi-cited Syndrome.

      I feel for you, too.

  1. Kaitlin @ Next Page Please! says:

    I haven’t read Illuminae yet (I have an ARC of it) but based on this post, I should probably get to it soon haha. People have been loving this book and I am honestly super excited to get to it. Such a hilarious post, thanks guys. 🙂


  2. Carina Olsen says:

    lol, I love this post Jenna 😀 Thank you oh so much for sharing sweet girl 🙂 And yessss. I very much agree. I read Illuminae in May, at it has messed with my head ever since 😉 SO GOOD.

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