Rating: every star in the Universe
✮ Favorite quote ✮
« Who’s laughing now, Babyface? »
✮ Summary ✮
Kady, Ezra, Hanna, Nik, Ella, the Heimdall crew and the Hypatia crew are now aboard the same Vessel. They plan on traveling to Kerenza IV and use the Magellan, the mobile jump platform BeiTech used during the first attack, to get back to the Core. The Heimdall crew and the Hypatia crew disagree on how they should proceed and this leads to a lot of tension. Meanwhile, AIDAN makes new drastic decisions and Kady discovers that some citizens of Kerenza are still alive, including her cousin Asha, and under BeiTech occupation.
Asha is part of the Resistance on Kerenza and unexpectedly runs into her ex-boyfriend, Rhys, she hasn’t seen in years and who is now part of the BeiTech crew.
✮ Writing ✮
I listened to the audiobook and I highly recommend it.
I was drawn into the story immediately and I felt like I was listening to an amazing action-packed movie. The emotions I felt were doubled because of this talented cast and all the sounds effects. I had chills during the entire book. I have also flipped through the book and it is truly a piece of art.
✮ Characters ✮
I didn’t fell head over heels in love with Asha and Rhys like I did with Kady and Ezra in Illuminae or Hanna and Nik in Gemina. This is probably because they didn’t have a lot of chapters and so it was hard to get attached to them. Their story is cute yet sad and the reunion between the two was bittersweet.
Hanna and Nik are still my favorites. They fell in love really quickly in Gemina and the issue was addressed in Obsidio. The authors did a really good job handling their relationship. Hanna is grieving and doubting her relationship with Nik but in the end, what is there to doubt when you already been through so much together?
Nik and Ezra are both funny in the previous books. But put them together and you end up with the hilarious duo ever. I cry laugh at least a dozen times because of their banter.
Jokes aside, they also make such a badass team. Ezra as an airwing leader and Nik as a gunner are really effective. During the final battle, I was cheering out loud for them.
Hanna, Kady and Ella’s friendship is a delight to read about. They complement each other so well and despite all the awful events they are dealing with, they never bicker, on the contrary, they are so supportive of each other.
AIDAN grew more and more human in this series but the changes are really visible in Obsidio. It is capable of remorse and love. It is scary but I am so fond of him now.
“Every story needs its monster.”
✮ Plot ✮
The first 200 pages were a bit slow because the new characters were introduced and a mastermind plan was set in motion. I didn’t mind at all because I love the characters so much that I would gladly read 1000 pages of only fluff as long as they are here.
When the pace picked up and the battle was raging I was out of my mind with stress. I had to pause the audiobook multiple times just to calm my poor heart. Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff know how to write plot twists and keep you guessing. You think the plot is going in one direction when really it’s going the opposite way.
The last 170 pages were so intense I couldn’t breathe properly nor could I stop crying. I was so tempted to check the ending to see who would make it out alive because I honestly couldn’t stomach the tension. That proves that the final battle was really well written.
That parachute. I never thought I could cry so much over a parachute.
✮ Overall ✮
I have already listened to the last hour of the audiobook 6 times and I can’t get enough.
Obsidio is easily my favorite book of the year so far and it will probably be in my top 3 of 2018. This series took over my life and this finale was more than I could have hoped for.
I laughed a lot and cried so many times. I cried over the characters I love, over BeiTech soldiers deaths and over inanimate objects. It was messy but I love it when a book gives me so many feels.
“Live a life worth dying for.”
Until next time, x