Obsidio (The Illuminae Files #3), by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

obsidio - le book corner - chronique lectureSynopsis

Kady, Ezra, Hanna, and Nik narrowly escaped with their lives from the attacks on Heimdall station and now find themselves crammed with 2,000 refugees on the container ship, Mao. With the jump station destroyed and their resources scarce, the only option is to return to Kerenza—but who knows what they’ll find seven months after the invasion?

Meanwhile, Kady’s cousin, Asha, survived the initial BeiTech assault and has joined Kerenza’s ragtag underground resistance. When Rhys—an old flame from Asha’s past—reappears on Kerenza, the two find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict.

With time running out, a final battle will be waged on land and in space, heroes will fall, and hearts will be broken.

Genre

Young Adult – Science Fiction 


Thoughts

Obsidio was probably one of the books I was most excited for in 2018! Last year, I was counting the days until the release of the last book of what has become one of my favourite series ever. But sadly it got pushed back and the wait was unbearable.

So to keep me waiting, I reread Illuminae and Gemina (which were as amazing as I remembered). And then, finally, I got to read Obisdio. Obviously, I used the audiobook to discover this book, and it was an amazing experience. I cannot say it enough: this trilogy has the best audiobooks of all time.

Warning: writing this review is already a pain in my *** because I don’t want to spoil anything from the series. I’ll try to keep it simple and spoiler-free. 

« Live a life worth dying for. »

In this final book, we discover the third act of the play that started in Illuminae. We go back to were it all started. And in Obsidio all the pieces of the puzzle come together for an epic finale. I loved every second of it.

Book after book, we got to meet new characters, and each one of them is unique and endearing. Furthermore, in this last book, we see new groups forming. Some characters meet for the first time or finally find their way back to one another. That brings on a lot of new and interesting relationships, and I loved the dynamics between some of these new duos in Obsidio (I’m being so vague on perhaps, this is hard).

« Hey, if hostile battleship takeovers were easy, everybody would do it. »

If you’ve been reading the blog for a while, you know that a series finale is the “make it” or “break it” book for me. A disappointing last book can change my entire opinion of a series. But for the Illuminae Files, Obsidio just confirmed my endless love for this series.

I expected a lot for the end of this story, and Obsidio exceeded all my expectations. I wanted an action-packed book full of plot twists, I wanted emotions, humour and a dash of romance. And Obsidio delivered.

I finished reading Obsidio almost two weeks ago already, but I can’t stop thinking about it. I think this series will stay with me for a long, long time. In conclusion, if you haven’t read The Illuminae Files yet, I strongly urge you to do so, as soon as possible. I promise you won’t regret it.

My rating

6/5

Happy reading,

Gaëlle

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