Obsidio by Amie KaufmanObsidio by Amie Kaufman

Obsidio

byAmie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff

Hardcover | March 13, 2018

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From bestselling author duo Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff comes the exciting finale in the trilogy that broke the mold and has been called "stylistically mesmerizing" and "out-of-this-world-awesome."

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, heros will fall, and hearts will be broken.

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Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, collectively, are 12.5" tall and live in Melbourne, Australia, with two long-suffering spouses, two rescue dogs, and a plentiful supply of caffeine. They met thanks to international taxation law, and stuck together due to a shared love of blowing things up and breaking hearts. You can learn more about Ami...
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Title:ObsidioFormat:HardcoverDimensions:624 pages, 9.31 × 6.38 × 1.79 inPublished:March 13, 2018Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:055349919X

ISBN - 13:9780553499193

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from great ending I so sad that this series has come to an end but the book was such a perfect ending to a great story. I enjoyed the interactions between the characters, some parts made my heart stop.
Date published: 2018-08-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from In the minority I'm not sure where to start, so sorry if this is a jumbled mess. I remember giving Illuminae 3 stars, and Gemina 2. I didn't plan on reading Obsidio, but I blame it on the hype. In a way, I'm glad I finished this series (I hate leaving a series unfinished), but I also felt very 'meh' about it. Looking back on the first two books, I don't remember them taking me long to read - in a day (each) mostly. Although I did finish it in a day and a half, Obsidio felt like a long one. I felt it was longer and harder to get through; at times it was boring and not as enjoyable. I definitely thought about DNFing this book 1/4 of the way through, but for some reason I decided to continue. Again, I just didn't find this book enjoyable. I remember liking the different writing style/display from the first two books. In Obsidio, although that form is still present, it's also mostly someone commenting on video cam surveillance (so, ie, a lot of written documents to slug through, and less online convos, emails and fancy displays). Lastly, I feel conflicted about the ending. I won't comment too much because there would be a lot of spoilers. With all that said, I'm (somewhat) glad to have read Obsidio. I'm still going to mull this over, but unsure whether my rating is too generous and if I'd recommend this series.
Date published: 2018-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yes If you liked the previous two books this book with not dissapoint
Date published: 2018-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What A Finale! An absolutely amazing conclusion to this wonderful series! I loved the characters, old and new. You get to fall a bit more in love with the returning wonderful, butt-kicking teens and get to meet two new characters who are every bit as awesome! We get to learn about Kerenza and its story, which was one hell of a story. There were some scenes that were so well written and caused so many emotions that I just couldn't stop reading! I also loved AIDEN's contribution to this final instalment because I think it really impacted the story. And of course I have to mention the side romance and all the awesome action! In conclusion, I really think they outdid themselves with this captivating story and although I absolutely loved it, I'm sad to see it end!
Date published: 2018-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome conclusion to an awesome series As with every book in The Illuminae Files, this one is well-written, has great characters, and a great plot. It wraps up the series nicely, albeit a little too nicely. I was expecting a bit more of a mixed ending given the circumstances and so the story just seemed a bit unrealistic. Overall I give it more of a 4.5 stars and think I enjoyed the first two books a bit more. Still highly recommend this and it definitely did not let down, however.
Date published: 2018-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME FINALE! Illuminae was amazing, but Gemina kinda felt like a let down to me, but Obsidio...WOW! It's absolutely ****ing amazing! I really want to write in all caps. This is my favorite book of the year so far. Everything is in this book, action, love, drama, comedy, heartbreak. Oh the feelings. And the space battles reminded me of Star Wars and Gundam and wow. I want an Aidan spin-off!
Date published: 2018-05-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Conclusion This trilogy is amazing and this last book tied up all the loose ends nicely.
Date published: 2018-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THE BEST This. Series. This series was everything I could ever ask for and more. Obsidio was such a satisfying conclusion, action-packed and an emotional roller coaster I never wanted to get off. Kady and Ezra and Hanna and Nik and Ella and Asha and Rhys are SQUAD GOALS and I could read a thousand more books about them. I'm just... so in love with this series, in awe of Amie and Jay. The way this story unfolds and how it all comes full circle back to Kerenza. The format, which no one thought could work and is now setting bars for what books can be, is incredible. Love, love, love.
Date published: 2018-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Conclusion This is hands down one of the best series I have ever read with a hella solid conclusion! I don't know how or why but I forget that Kady and her crew are telling the story ever damn time I read Illuminae, Gemina and Obsidio! Each book just gets better as we meet new crew members and find out more about the rebellion and BeoTech's sociopathic actions. I cannot recommend this series enough! I get such emotional whiplash and book hangover from each book. The pacing is insane with so much going on in the plot. The banter and dialogue and distinct personality traits that each character and relationship has is truly insane and perfect. Also, the covers of this series are OUT-FREAKING-STANDING. I demand special editions of this series
Date published: 2018-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing "I am clarity. I am necessity. I am inevitability. But am I evil?" Obsidio is the third (and final, I think) book in the Illuminae Files, by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. I can't exactly summarize it without giving away spoilers, but basically, this series is about people who survived a deadly attack on their planet by a big corporation. It's told in a mixed media format, and I personally believe that it's a good idea to go into the books not knowing too much about them. I have a really bad memory, so I was scared going into this book that I'd be a bit lost when it came to characters and events. However, it seems like these books have left quite an impression on my brain, because I could recall everything from the first two volumes quite clearly after just a few pages into the book. And I think that shows how remarkable these books are, because, as I said earlier, I have a really bad memory. Anyhow! I loved this book. Like really, really loved it. I loved the special format of the files, especially the ones by AIDAN, and it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience from start to finish. Though it was told through files, there was still a lot of character development within the books, which I personally loved. The plot is important, but so are the characters, and I feel like there's a perfect balance of both. The only downside to this book is probably that the ending left me wanting more. I want more of these characters, of this world, of everything.
Date published: 2018-04-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty Good I think I might be in the minority when I say that the ending of this book disappointed me. I felt that this last book wasn't thought out as well as the first two. There is some interesting information that you find out in this book, which I don't think fits with the previous two books at all. There was a small section of dialogue that "fixed it" at the very end, but it felt very much like cheating to me. The dialogue that "fixed it" also didn't work, in my opinion. The ending as a whole I felt was very out of place and didn't match the previous two books, or even the rest of the third one. That being said, I enjoyed everything else about it. I loved the new characters and their story, and I loved that the characters from the previous two books had large roles in this one. I loved AIDAN. I loved the story as a whole. I even cried a few times. I plowed through this and read it on every free second that I had. I was completely in love with it. (until the last 50 pages or so.) Gemina is definitely my favourite book from this series.
Date published: 2018-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Space Battles + Brilliant Characters + AIDAN = Best Finale Ever It is VERY hard to describe what I feel for this book, these authors and the Illuminae series because I AM A BROKEN SHELL that sympathises with a mass murdering artificial intelligence system (#WhatAreMorals?) and at the same time, I NEED 756320496 more stories from this world and no less because I’m a hungry bookdragon and I MUST BE FED. In non-rambling, simple terms, I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS SERIES. I hold Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman in the highest regard as (professional tormentors of hearts) authors and I will read ANYTHING they write. Let me (attempt) explaining my thoughts to you: 1. When Illuminae (Book 1) initially came out, I wasn’t sure WHAT to think. There was so much hype, and it left me jaded until the day I saw this AMAZING deal on Amazon and hit the buy button. I picked it up *months* later, after I got sent a Gemina ARC and HOLY WOW I WAS HOOKED TO THIS SERIES. It was intense, insane and nothing like ANY book I’d ever read before. Fifty pages into Illuminae, I knew I would need the then unnamed book three ASAP. 2. Obsidio was… heart-breakingly beautiful, filled with action, death, my favourite characters of all time and an artificial intelligence who, really, is one of my favourite parts of this series. There are so many elements and factors that come into play, with our eight favourite characters fighting for their lives and HOLY CRAP, Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff somehow managed to pull it off. 3. ALSO, AND I WILL REPEAT THIS UNTIL THE END OF TIME – I WAS KILLED OFF IN THIS BOOK. My name appears in the middle of page 100 (I was a Kerenza Resident) and I NEVER THOUGHT I’D BE SO HAPPY TO BE FICTIONALLY KILLED OFF. 4. I woke up, bright and fresh, last Sunday morning and read the last 223 pages in one shot. I had to stop so many times to BREATHE and PROCESS and CRY and shout in happiness and it took me two hours to properly read it, but I was crying at the end because I was happy, broken, relieved, shocked and most of all, AMAZED at everything these two geniuses have created. 5. I can’t say much more without spoiling the series, but I was SO HAPPY to re-meet Kady, Ezra, Hanna, Nik, Ella, AIDAN and the rest of the crew. There was mutiny, murder, rebellion, love, family, death, space, sarcasm and mass murdering artificial intelligences and HAVE YOU EVER REALLY ASKED FOR ANYTHING MORE? I can shout this for FOREVER – GO READ THE ILLUMINAE FILES. They’re nothing like anything you’ve EVER read before, and you will find yourself lost in the craziness of this world before you know it. ALL THE GLOWING STARS IN THE WORLD FOR THIS MIND-BLOWING SERIES. Can I have more books now, Amie and Jay?
Date published: 2018-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely In Love This is by far my new favourite series. I am an emotional wreck. I love this so much. It sucks you in and makes you feel feelings and you'll be hungry more.
Date published: 2018-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Moving and Unforgettable I am emotionally drained. Every book in this trilogy has been a pulse-pounding adventure, and the stakes were higher than ever in this grand finale. New and highly complicated ex-lovers Asha and Rhys join beloved heroes Kady, Ezra, Hanna, Ella, Nik, and more. This story was the most emotional of the trilogy and will leave your heart aching while you silently whisper for your favourite character to make it out alive. Each of these new and old characters get their chance in this spotlight, and the wonderful sketches by Marie Lu make them even more realistic. The action is fierce and heavy, the humour is fun, and the design is top notch. The ending had my heart hammering in my chest. I honestly can't say enough about these books. Each one has lived up to the hype, and OBSIDIO proves that both Kaufman and Kristoff are not only capable of weaving a spellbinding, haunting, and inspiring tale, the ending is exactly what fans could have wanted. This is unlike any series you've ever read, and you'd be crazy to miss out on it, even if it's not your traditional fare. It's sci-fi adventure at its best, and I cannot wait to see what this duo does next.
Date published: 2018-03-22

Editorial Reviews

"Kaufman and Kristoff draw their trilogy to a satisfying end with an out-of-this-world finale."—Booklist, starred review

"An adrenaline-pumping action story with timely themes and lasting resonance thanks to the focus on the characters' humanity."—Kirkus, starred review