Review: Obsidio (The Illuminae Files #3) – Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff


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

Obsidio (The Illuminae Files, #3)

Title: Obsidio (The Illuminae Files #3)

Author: Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Release Date: March 13, 2018

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

Format: Hardcover

Page Number: 615

Source: Local Bookstore

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.

4 out of 5 stars


This series reminds me that I need to read sci-fi more often because I LOVED the science-y and space aspects to this book!

In Obsidio we follow the crew from Illuminae and Gemina as they come together to try and figure everything out that is going wrong for everyone. Update: a lot of bad things have happened. A lot of people have died, and it’s all because of BeiTech.

I found this book to be quite enjoyable and pretty easy to read. I’ve had crazy school work and finals are this week so that’s why it has taken me a little longer than it normally would, but I enjoyed this! I think it was a great conclusion to the series and I’m excited to read the new series they are writing together, too.

Finals week is not my friend right now because all I want to do is NOT STUDY. It’s my birthday tomorrow and I just REALLY don’t want to have a two hour test as a way of celebrating. It’s fine, I’ll be home by the end of the week. Anyway, back to the book lol

The only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars is because parts of it dragged for me. There were a LOT of the surveillance footage parts and those took longer to read, obviously, because it’s like a normal book page. I know, struggles of being a reader.

I liked the characters and I enjoyed the couples of this story. I was kind of confused because I thought two people died and then it was like ha jk nope they’re still happily alive. But it’s fine. I mean everyone gets to be happy.

I actually really liked reading about AIDAN because you don’t want to like him/it but he is pretty funny sometimes. I think it’s funny that he doesn’t understand the humor and sarcasm so he just gets confused all the time, but also has access to all of the information ever. It’s just an interesting dynamic.

I really liked that the whole series was set up to be what Kady and the rest of the gang sent out as their evidence that BeiTech was the enemy. I think that it’s a cool way to format the book and I found myself really intrigued with that idea.

I think this series is fun and would be a great way to get non-readers to read. I think the fun format would encourage middle schoolers/early teens to want to read without feeling forced. I kind of wish I would have listened to the audiobook because I’ve heard it’s really amazing, but I’m not about to spend money on it if my library doesn’t have it….

Highly recommend this series!

Series:

Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1)

Gemina (The Illuminae Files #2)

Review: Gemina (The Illuminae Files #2) – Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff


Gemina(The Illuminae Files #2) – Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Gemina (The Illuminae Files, #2)

Title: Gemina (The Illuminae Files #2)

Author: Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Release Date: October 18, 2016

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books

Format: Hardcover

Page Number: 663

Source: TBR Pile

Moving to a space station at the edge of the galaxy was always going to be the death of Hanna’s social life. Nobody said it might actually get her killed.

The sci-fi saga that began with the breakout bestseller Illuminaecontinues on board the Jump Station Heimdall, where two new characters will confront the next wave of the BeiTech assault.

Hanna is the station captain’s pampered daughter; Nik the reluctant member of a notorious crime family. But while the pair are struggling with the realities of life aboard the galaxy’s most boring space station, little do they know that Kady Grant and the Hypatia are headed right toward Heimdall, carrying news of the Kerenza invasion.

When an elite BeiTech strike team invades the station, Hanna and Nik are thrown together to defend their home. But alien predators are picking off the station residents one by one, and a malfunction in the station’s wormhole means the space-time continuum might be ripped in two before dinner. Soon Hanna and Nik aren’t just fighting for their own survival; the fate of everyone on the Hypatia—and possibly the known universe—is in their hands.

But relax. They’ve totally got this. They hope.

4 out of 5 stars


I’M SO GLAD I FINALLY READ THIS.

After much too long of waiting to read Gemina after Illuminae, I had to read a summary of the first book before starting this, and I’m glad I did because I would have missed out on lots of the ending. I really enjoyed this book and cannot wait for the next one!

Obsidio comes out on March 13, 2018, so I don’t have to wait a super long time which is nice. I’m going to try and read it right when it comes out, because I waited to read this for over a year… oops.

Gemina follows Hanna and Nik through drug scandals, hot jumpsuits, flirty messages, and combatting the end of two universes. But it’s casual, no worries ;) I enjoyed Gemina more than Illuminae, honestly. I think it was better crafted and I liked the characters more. The ending of this book omg. I was deceased when I was reading this. I was skeptical during one part because I was like wait a second there’s still more book left and this seems like an ending, but oh my goodness it was such a cliffhanger of an ending.

I am all here for Nik and Hanna to be together because they’re perfect. They joke around and he’s overly flirty which doesn’t fit his appearance very well because he’s supposed to be rough-around-the-edges with tattoos. It’s so cute. Also, did I mention the tattoos. I just imagine him to be super hot with dark hair and lots of intense tattoos everywhere and mmm I’m here for it.

This was such a well crafted book because there were so many random little plot points that you don’t notice until right at the end, and it’s just so impressive. The flower corsage. Never saw that coming and then I was like ‘woah dude how did you manage that one,’ then it all ends up making sense. HERE FOR IT.

Overall I really enjoyed this book, but just couldn’t give it 5 stars. I don’t know what it was that wasn’t 5 stars for me. I love the characters and the plot is super cool. I think it was just because I wasn’t DYING to continue reading. When I was reading I was enjoying it and loving it, but when I wasn’t I wasn’t thinking about getting back to it and devouring it, ya know? Idk. I am pumped for Obsidio, though :)

Series:

Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1)

Obsidio (The Illuminae Files #3)

Review: Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1) – Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff


Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1) – Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)

Title: Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1)

Author: Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Release Date: October 20, 2015

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

Format: Hardcover

Page Number: 600

Source: TBR Pile

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.

5 out of 5 stars


Guys.

Go read this book. Like right now.

I think this is the best book I’ve read in 2016. I’m so glad that I read this book when I did; I was feeling a reading slump about to happen and wow wow wow.

So this is a science fiction novel about a girl named Kady. She breaks up with her boyfriend Ezra the morning of her small planet getting attacked. She has to try and string things together with the help of her friend and her ex-boyfriend. Illuminae is told through files, documents, messages, and anything else you can think of. Holy geez.

“My group leader says it’s important to talk about my FEELINGS. I am stone-hearted and have none, of course.”

Same girl. I feel ya ;)

Okay so I don’t really know how to talk about this book because it was so different from anything that I’ve ever read before. If it’s saying anything, I read 261 pages of it today. It’s addictively amazing.

Gosh, hold it together.

This book is so interesting, and if you like science fiction I would HIGHLY recommend this book. There’s some romance, action, sci-fi. You name it, it’s in here.

So Kady has to try and shut down this system called AIDAN in order to save the love of her life. She’s a badass computer hacker who can reprogram electronics in 2 seconds. She is witty. She has pink hair. Oh my gosh she’s just so cool.

I don’t want to say too much because I think you should just go and read it. I can’t wait to read the second book. I’m asking for it for Christmas, so I might read it by the end of the year even. I AM SO EXCITED to see where the series takes the story. I also had lots of quotes that I loved, so I’ll just insert a bunch of them here…

“More than you deserve. You deserve every star in the galaxy laid out at your feet and a thousand diamonds in your hair. You deserve someone who’ll run with you as far and as fast as you want to. Holding your hand, not holding you back.”

 

“This must be why you spent all those walks kissing me in your head. It was practice for this moment. I’m imagining kissing you back, right now. I hear I’m pretty good.”

 

“I wondered at the futility of it. If it is the definition of insanity to repeat the same process and expect a different outcome, most of humanity must be insane.”

Series:

Gemina (The Illuminae Files #2)

Obsidio (The Illuminae Files #3)

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