OBSIDIO (Illuminae Files #3) [ARC]

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I know I’ve been absent lately and I’m really sorry but I really had to take a huge hiatus and focus on my setting the path on my career. I will make a special post announcement about what’s going on with my life and all the plans I have for the blog in the future ! But for today, I HAD TO REVIEW THIS BOOK. If you don’t know it by now, Illuminae has become  one of my favourite books of all times.

I’ve mentioned the book in a few bookish posts already. Obsidio is the final installment in this trilogy. I will leave the links to the other two here: illuminaeseries

ILLUMINAE (#1)

GEMINA (#2)

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I was very excited to read this book, that is why I know how you all must feel towards it. I will keep it as spoiler free as possible and it might sound SUPER cryptic (because I really don’t want to reveal ANYTHING) but know that it’s for your own good. 

characters

If you read the first two books, you know about Kady and Ezra but also about Hana and Nik. This is the book where they finally reunite and it cannot be more #squadgoals than this I swear. I love the way the authors bring these characters together and even get more room to introduce us to new ones. Yes, a whole new crew and a whole new dynamic but also it allows us to spend even more time with our already beloved characters. The development and depth of those characters is one of my fave things about this series. They are all unique and special on their own. If you didn’t see their uniqueness in the first books you will see it in here. 

emotions

*a resume of how the authors wrote this book*

Amie Kauffman: Is this too much for them to handle?

Jay Kristoff: Fck it. Let’s put it.

Y’all remember how many emotions they make us live in the first two?! WELL, THIS ONE, I THINK THEY PRETTY MUCH THROW US ALL IN A NON-STOP EMOTIAL ROLLER COASTER. It’s always a life and death situation, my brain was constantly alert that something might happen or a trap around the corner (because we all learn from the past with all the twists and turns these two authors love to put inside their novels LOL).

Oh and. I cried. A LOT.

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pacing

A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. The actions sequences were non-stop ! They really succeed at that  Sometimes I found myself reading TOO FAST. I had to close the book, breathe a bit and remind myself that if I finish too fast my life will be over and there will be no more of this story.

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AIDAN

One of the main reason why Illuminae became my favourite book is AIDAN character. I’m happy to say that the series starts with him and also ends with him too. We didn’t get to see much of him in Gemina. But in this book, he has such a deserving place and role that I felt obliged to put him in his own category. Because let’s all admit it, AIDAN is a phenomenon.

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overall

A powerful finale to an excellent trilogy! And just the book itself is a piece of art so it’s worth every penny ❤ 

Thank you to Penguin Random House Canada for sending me an advance hard copy to review :)! 

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18 comments

  • Oh I’m curious to hear about what’s going on in your life, Trang, hope everything is well! 🙂 x
    So glad you loved this book so much, I am so, SO impatient to read it, but also I am a bit scared, because… why did you cry? WHY??? I need to know hahaha.

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  • OMG, MORE AIDEN?! Hell Yeah! I’m so excited for this book! Skipped the review part but I’m so glad to hear that you loved it. I’m gonna pick this up as soon as I’m finished with Pacifica by Kristen Simmons.

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  • AH YOU HAVE GOTTEN ME SO EXCITED TO READ THIS! From your gifts and the MOVING BOOK COVER (WHAAAAA) and your screams I can officially say I am PUMPED. My heart is racing. I can’t believe you got this as an ARC- you must’ve died.
    I’m so excited AIDAN is back. Somehow I have so many feels for this AI system???? And YES Hanna and Nik are my faves and mushies. And I love squad goals and I’m a little scared for the emotions like I’m actually not sure if I can handle it but I’m going to try anyway because SO WORTH IT.

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  • So as always I am way behind everyone with a series. Now I really want to go pick up the first one, I have said that many time haha. But I am glad to see how much you liked it, I think I’ll hope for a sale and just go ahead and buy the series. I am just now starting to get into reading a whole series at once rather than over a few years.

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  • Wonderful review! I have only read the first book myself and was waiting until this one was published to get a copy of both and read them together. I really need to just to that because it sounds brilliant.

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  • I haven’t read this yet but I have really enjoyed the first two books in this series. Thanks for this fantastic review. Also, I really love your site. The book flashing while I am reading this is awesome.

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  • LOVEEE THIS REVIEW. I just got my copy in the mail and I can’t wait to pick it up!! Also, I’ve heard amazing things about AIDAN as well. Ugh – I know I’m going to adore this one, just as I’ve adored this whole series. Wonderful review!

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  • Ah I loved the first two in the series! I’m psyched for this conclusion! It sounds phenomenal and I love that there’s more AIDAN and so emotion! Fantastic review and thank you so much for keeping this spoiler free!

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  • It’s a relief to see that many people are loving Obsidio. I am definitely hoping to pick it up soon-ish. I just know it’ll be a wonderful read for me, too, because the first two blew me away basically. By the way, it’s my first time here at your blog and I just want to say it is fantastic. I am loving the format of it all. You make your use of GIFs totally your own. I love it. Nice to meet you, Trang.

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