PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THERE WILL BE SPOILERS FROM BOOkS 1 & 2! READ AT YOUR OUR RISK!
Title: Obsidio (The Illuminae Files #3)
Authors: Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Publisher: Random House
My rating: ★★★★
Synopsis via Goodreads:
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.
What a finale! I said in my Gemina review that this story was going to go out with a bang & yep, it sure did!
I cannot stress this enough, if you can listen to the audiobook for this trilogy…DO IT! You won’t be disappointed. They are unlike anything I have ever heard. The audio adds to the thrill!
If you have read my other reviews for The Illuminae Files, you’ll know I love the multimedia format! I won’t blabber on about it again though. Just know that I am in awe of the work that Amie & Jay put into these books. They are literal perfection.
In Obsidio we see all of our favorites…Kady, Ezra, Hanna, Nik, Ella & AIDAN! I’ve become very attached to these characters & I love them all so much. We were also introduced to new characters. Asha Grant, who is Kady’s cousin & Rhys Lindstrom, who is a past love interest of Asha’s. At first I was unsure whether it was necessary to add them to the last book, but I ended up really liking them. I do wish we would have met them sooner, but I can totally see why they were introduced when they were. Their story is crucial to the plot.
The suspense was turned up to a 15. Forget being on the edge of my seat, I fell off & was in the floor. There were a few scenes that literally left me in shock. I had to stop reading and take a breath because they were so intense. My emotions were on that roller coaster yet again. With the non stop action & this being the conclusion, I was in constant fear for all the characters.
While I liked the ending, I can see why some people wouldn’t. I’m not going to spoil anything but I will say…it all wrapped up a lot different than I expected it to.
Overall, Obsidio was a fantastic comclusion. It’s safe to say that this trilogy is one of my all time favorites! I’m sad to see it end, but it’s one that I will definitely reread over and over again!