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Obsidio - The Illuminae Files:
Obsidio - The Illuminae Files: | Amie Kaufman
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, heroes will fall and hearts will be broken.
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Johanna414
Obsidio | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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This was a solid conclusion to a great trilogy! I alternated between the physical book and the audio so I feel like I got the full experience.

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GondorGirl
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I finished this series and all three of these books count towards #SeriesRead2022! Woot!

Review wise this series is pretty special. It's weird and funny and dark and there's nothing else quite like it. It's entirely told in video transcripts, emails, and chat logs. On many of the pages the words become artwork. I've heard the audiobooks are well done, but I think you'll be missing out if you don't read the physicals books.

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AmandaBlaze Yeah, I originally read them as ebooks and was surprised how much I missed when I reread them in print. I still need to read the prequel Memento. I think Illuminae and Obsidio tied for my favorite of the four books. 7mo
GondorGirl @AmandaBlaze I think Gemina was my favorite. I really enjoy when morally gray characters have to save the world. Though, honestly, I think just about every character in the series was morally gray... 😂 7mo
AmandaBlaze @GondorGirl That's true, and Nik was a fun character in Gemina. I didn't really grow to like Hanna until Obsidio. I read two books in Kristoff and Kaufman's Aurora Cycle and it's good, too. Not Illuminae Files good, but it's still a solid series. 7mo
GondorGirl @AmandaBlaze I've read the whole Aurora Cycle and really enjoyed it. I don't particularly enjoy Kristoff's solo books though. 7mo
Roary47 This series was so fun to read. 😊💛 7mo
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AmandaBlaze
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Wow,, this is probably the best book in the series. It has three more MCs in Rhys, Asha, and Katya, plus the others from Illuminate and Gemina. Through parts of this book I had to walk away, just to calm myself down from what I was reading. Obsidio has, anger, grief, sadness, and many other emotions, but hope is never absent.
#SeriesRead2022 @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Awesome! 👍📖 7mo
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My #WeekendReading
1. Finish Obsidio.
2. Read the rest of the Wayward Children series.
3. If time permits, finish Real Easy.
@Andrew65

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AmandaBlaze
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Oh, Obsidio, how you play with my emotions. The descriptions of wartime atrocities are especially harsh. If you care about humanity, there really is no choice. You root for the underdog because they are going to need it.

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AmandaBlaze
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Finally going to finish the series today or tomorrow. This one is a blast, literally and figuratively. 😀

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Okay. Something about me: I hate finishing series. Even though I read Illuminae and Gemina soon after they came out, I never finished Obsidio. I hope to reread them and read Obsidio during the upcoming readathon. :)

GondorGirl I do the same thing! This year I joined the #SeriesRead2022 challenge to try and force myself to finish things! 8mo
AmandaBlaze @GondorGirl That sounds cool! What are the rules for the Series Read? 8mo
GondorGirl @AmandaBlaze It's pretty much just reading sequels and using the hash tag. @TheSpineView is in charge of it. It's nice having other people to help motivate myself to finish series I've put off. 8mo
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TheSpineView @GondorGirl Love this series! It's due for a reread!❤📚 8mo
TheSpineView @AmandaBlaze To participate, anytime you review a book in a series use the #SeriesRead2022 and tag me. I'm doing a give away at the end of the year. ❤📚 8mo
AmandaBlaze Coll! Sounds like a good way to get through my TBR series and the ones I haven't finished! Thanks! 8mo
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ParkerFinn
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AIDAN continued to be my favorite. Though he‘s more of a grey character, it‘s hard to argue with his logic. Can‘t spoil this part. But my heart goes to AIDAN.

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Sharv_Sona
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I finished it. I‘m crying. I don‘t wanna leave this series behind. Anyways, I‘ve also broken my back. Is it because I was hunched over a book? Yes. Do I regret it? Perhaps. Was it worth it? Absolutely.

This was such a good book! I loved Every. Single. Page of it. It‘s very heartbreaking that I‘ve finished the series now, but alas. The writing is immaculate and I‘ve run out of words. I‘ll just say, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

What a great way to start the year!

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These seven little pebbles who started an avalanche heard all the way around the universe. They sit for a time in silence. Watching it all fall down.

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Sharv_Sona
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“Of all the things I have seen and all the places I have been, you were the one who felt most like home”.

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Checkmate.

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Every story needs its monster.
And the monster is me.

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There‘s no way back now.
No way out but victory.

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The dice is cast. But today we will shake the table upon which it lands.

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AIDAN: I am not trying to be anything except AIDAN. That is all I know how to be. Every story needs its villain. And it‘s hero. And it‘s monster.

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-of each other. You‘re my one. So let‘s live through this and see what the rest of it‘s like. Because I‘m fucking crazy about you.”

(It continues on another page, and that‘s the rest of it)

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TheSpineView Loved this series! 9mo
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I know their names. I know their faces.

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Sharv_Sona
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Will I be her saviour? Or her monster?

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Our little stowaway.

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“A soldier‘s first duty is to her conscience. Not her company. Not her commander. Not her corps. Her conscience.”

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“Would you kill one person to save a thousand, little spider?”
“Of course I would.”
“And by logical extension, would you not kill one thousand to save one thousand and one?”
“...”
“You know death. It is utility. It is necessity.”

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Sharv_Sona
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You can‘t afford to burn time.

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“It only takes one pebble to start an Avalanche. ”
”Be the pebble.”

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No one who lives in our memories truly dies.

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Some birthdays are happier than others.

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I‘ve never seen a man march to his own funeral before.

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“Will you be here? When I wake?”
“Of course.”
She smiles, running gentle fingers across the screen. And though I cannot feel her touch, I am surprised at the comfort I find in it.

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Sharv_Sona
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It is entirely possible to be alone in a crowded room. Your solitude only compounded by the faces around you. The presence of others serving only to remind you of how lonely you truly are.

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The Illuminae Files 3. Obsidio | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff

“Kindly fuck off at your convenience.”

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This isn‘t even part of the book but...

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Sharv_Sona
The Illuminae Files 3. Obsidio | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Finally starting it!

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Lovelylottereader
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This book was AMAZING I love everything about it, from the characters to the action, etc. I specifically enjoyed watching the characters from the past two books interact. Overall definitely one of my favorite series! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Lovelylottereader

“A soldier's first duty is to their consience.“

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Lovelylottereader

“The die is cast. But today, we will shake the table upon which it lands.”

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Lovelylottereader

“None of us are perfect. Not people, not corporations. But we have the opportunity to determine our fates day by day, hour by hour, minute by minute, with the choices we make and the actions we take.”

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Lovelylottereader

“This is forever.”

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I AM NOT GOOD.
NOR AM I EVIL.
I AM NO HERO.
NOR AM I VILLAIN.
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I
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AIDAN.

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Lovelylottereader

“Live a life worth dying for.“

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Lovelylottereader

“Chum, if these last seven months taught me anything, it's that you can't afford to burn time.“

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Lovelylottereader

“It only takes one pebble to start an avalanche. “
“Be the pebble.“

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Lovelylottereader

“No one who lives in our memory truly dies.”

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TheBiasedBibliophile
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This book was a great finish to the Illuminae series. I'm not sure how I feel about AIDAN not really being dead. I really liked the AI character and felt like the authors could do a spinoff series around it. At times the book was a little slow, but overall I really like how the authors developed the characters, threw in some great twists, and ended the stories of the characters I have come to love.

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If you don‘t hear from me for a while, I‘m buried in this book 🤗

Yuki_Onna Someone is obsessed... 😁 😋 Enjoy! 1y
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Allylu
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DONE!! This is such a great series! The characters are great, the computer stuff is great, the space maneuvers are great! Lots of action and the thing I love best is that it hooks you and you can‘t put it down. #100YEARS100BOOKS #BookSpinBingo #3 #BFC21 #SERIES2021 #YApril #DisabilityReadathon #AwesomeApril

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1y
TheSpineView Great job! 1y
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 I loved this series too. 1y
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