Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Summary from 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.
How can I even begin this review? I am not a huge sci-fi reader, but I have been trying to read more of it. So how is this series one of my absolute favorites? I freaking adore the Illuminae Files (listen to the audiobooks if you get a chance, too). Everything about this series is perfection to me. It took me a little while in the first book to get used to the format, but once it clicked, I flew through each book.
Obsido is the third and final book for this trilogy. All the surviving characters from Illuminae and Gemina are back and we also get some new characters, some that were mentioned before.
Kady and Ezra are just as amazing as they have been. Kady is so strong and Ezra is so loving. They support each other throughout the book.
Hanna and Nik are pretty much the same. Hanna is dealing with her dad’s death and is torn about her feelings for Nik. He is so in love with her and still calls her highness. I love them. Hanna finally accepts her feelings for Nik and I love their growing relationship.
Ella is back and she is one of my favorite characters. I love her snarky, sarcastic personality. She adds a much needed humor to break up some of the tenseness of the book.
Kady’s dad is freaking amazing. I love him so much and I was so happy that we got to see how incredible he is in book three. He’s just a good person and a near perfect dad. I love how frustrated he gets when everyone is swearing.
We meet Asha and Rhys in this series. Asha is Kady’s cousin who we all thought was dead. Rhys is her ex boyfriend that is working for BeiTech. They had a pretty bad break up and are now forced to work together. Asha needs to get Rhys to help out her group that is trying to survive and not get killed by BeiTech.
And I can’t forget Aiden. Even through all the questionable things Aiden does, I still love this AI. I can’t help it. Aiden’s such an important part of this book and I find the “love” for Kady to be fascinating.
“I have heard it said that evil is simply a point of view. The villain is always the hero in his own story. And the definitions of “wrong” and “right” ever shift on the inconstant tides of human morality. But can such measures even be said to apply to me? I am clarity. I am necessity. But am I evil?”
This book is full of action. I had moments of tears and a lot of moments of swearing and wanting to throw the book. It’s so hard to put down once you get into it. I don’t want to give any of the plot twists away, but I kept trying to figure out who was going to survive until the end.
Marie Lu’s drawings add so much to the book, too. The graphics make the book fun to read. I actually enjoy having to turn the book around in a circle or following lines while reading. It’s part of what makes this series special.
I was also thrilled to see some of the friendships that were started. Nik and Mason are hilarious together. I love their banter and how Nik is always teasing Mason. Hanna and Kady also feel closer and their moments together were special.
The romance/relationships were important in the book, but they never felt forced. There were special moments spread out throughout the book that felt like they belonged and didn’t take from the action.
“And he kisses her like she’s the first, last, and only thing he’ll ever need, like he’s learning every last part of her. Reverently, like this moment is holy.”
As you can tell, I loved this book and found no faults at all. If I could give it more than 5 stars, I would.