Book Review: Obsidio – Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

F**KING FRICKIN F**KING I CAN’T

THIS BOOK

AS MUCH AS THE FACT THAT I CURRENT FEEL VERY monotone

IS

I CANT


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Name: Obsidio
Author: Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Release Date: November 1, 2016

Synopsis

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.


Book Cover Comments

two words. again. yes again

IT’S LIT.

EVEN BETTER THAN BEFORE

AND I CANNOT HOLD MY TEARS FOR THE FACT THAT IRL THE BOOK IS A SHINY BRASS THAT I COULD BASICALLY SEE MY REFLECTION IN LIKE HOW COOL IS THAT


The Actual Review

THIS BOOK

BLEW ME

OFF

THE CHARTS

BOOK AFTER

BOOK

“Every story needs its hero. And its villain. And its monster.” 

I can never get tired of the fun and amazing structure and layout that Amie and Jay’s team has put together; I can only imagine the time the editors took to format those amazing pages with the dialogues, audio texts, video transcriptions or those amazing pages when our psycho A.I. comes on screen.

“I am not good. Nor am I evil.”

I kinda felt like I shared a similar issue I had with Gemina (where I was worried about the diversion from Kady and Ezra) with Asha and Rhys, and I honestly thought that the two would get a more major role in all of this, I suppose, purely based off on the pattern of the previous two books. But honestly, at the same time, I’m kinda glad that I didn’t, because, by the end of the book, I came up with a theory of what purpose the Illuminae Files served, other than to of course turn BeiTech into court and sue them for all the crimes that they have condemned. However I think a big role that Asha plays in this, is her normalcy, and it sets her different from Kady and Hanna. The way she tries to solve what is going on in her crazy life thanks to BeiTech practically ruining Kerenza, as she holds onto the bare threads of life.

“But Asha Grant isn’t a hacker wizard like her cousin. She’s not a kung fu expert.She’s not particularly brilliant at anything. She’s a ***ing pharmacy intern,chum.Just a regular person like you.An ordinary person caught up in a really **** situation.So I think,out of every person in these files, that makes her the bravest.” 

wait did i mention I died in this book
No?
Now I do.
my name is in the book beechuz its so frickin cool
right back to what we were talking about

“May we meet again on distant shores.” 

I honestly couldn’t ask for a better finale to a trilogy than Obsidio. The incoming battle and the heavy feeling settling into everyone’s heart as doom approaches them, and yet this doesn’t mean nothing happened while they traveled to the eye of the storm. So many ups and downs happened to Kady and Asha (both in their respective environments) that interfered with the plan, made things worse or just mess everybody up when everything is on the line already.

“I FEAR THIS SHIP WILL NEED KNIVES SOON, LITTLE SPIDER.”

But it is the power of words that empowers the book in the sense that, Kady, Ezra, Hanna, Nik, Ella and AIDAN did whatever it takes for them to get their word out, to illuminate the darkness and the shadow, to tell the story that they need to tell to remember those that have sacrificed in order to send our heroines and heroes on their way to where they need to be.

“They look at one another again. And this time, they smile. These seven little pebbles who started an avalanche heard all the way around the universe.”

There was nothing more heartbroken than our beloved A.I.D.A.N. (artificial intelligence defense auto no-idea). I’d honestly just say that the Illuminae Files is a story about A.I.D.A.N., essentially. AIDAN is honestly everyone’s favorite as we watch them grow and develop, from device to device, from large to small, compressed in files as he continues to take in his environment to learn: instinct vs intuition. I can’t spoil you, but in the last 90% of the book, AIDAN will surely be the one to break your heart. The only hint I will give you is, if you’ve ever watched the anime Heaven’s Lost Property (そらのおとしものSora no Otoshimono), AIDAN will result with an ending very similar to Ikaros. *wink wink*


But the last page got me crying the f**k out because I honestly just can’t and I can’t spoil you, my dear reader, but can you please maybe just go read this amazing book created by masterminds Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, jammed pack with space adventures, astrophysics, paradoxes, crazy shitz, romances, lives, life, and just everything you can think of, all bundled up in this crazy ass trilogy filled with wonderful profanity to make it enjoyable, fun, crying, and smiling.

“Live a life worth dying for.” 

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Joanne is the narcissistic founder of her book blog, Joanne Lumiere. Born and raised in Hong Kong, this 18 year old brat is currently attending college in Los Angeles, and still doesn't know how to read books with sophistication, and yet she runs a blog.

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