Authors Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff have joined their combined talents and created a stellar adventure with their 2015 release of “Illuminae.”

This is the first installment of the new “The IlluminaeFiles” ­­­­— a young adult, science fiction series.

What makes this book unique is the fact that the story unfolds through the use of emails, transcripts and redacted documents.

Even with this unusual technique, the characters are fully fleshed out and individual from each other.

The audiobook version is a masterpiece, with different actors voicing each character.

While the excessive use of foul language was somewhat jarring at moments, the overall atmosphere of the novel was amazing.

The pacing also was completely fantastic. Fans of science fiction definitely should check “Illuminae” out.

I gave it four out of five stars on Goodreads and can’t wait for the next installment, slated to be published this fall.

Listen to an except of the audiobook via Soundcloud below.