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(The Illuminae Files #3)

4.47  ·  Rating details ·  48,611 ratings  ·  9,650 reviews
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,
Hardcover, 618 pages
Published March 13th 2018 by Knopf Books for Young Readers
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Jesse (JesseTheReader)
Consider me shook. This was one heck of a finale. Was it perfect? Not necessarily, but I'm still feeling crazy over everything that just happened. I'm definitely gonna need to let this process, but I can honestly say impressed with how this story came to a close. ...more
Hailey (Hailey in Bookland)
Mar 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya, science-fiction
Maaaaaaan this was so good I’m so sad the series is over but wow it was a wild ride.
Caz (littlebookowl)
Feb 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned, favourites
A fantastic finale to an exhilarating series!

The shock-factor wasn't quite as intense as the previous books for me, but the action never ceases. My poor heart was put under so much stress throughout this book - I was so anxious about the fate of all of these characters.

I'll need some time to recover, then I'll get to doing a full review.

Re-read the book on audio, and it was just as fantastic.

Review copy provided by authors in exchange for an honest review.
Jan 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: buddy-read, 2018
"Dad why is my sister's name Monet?"
"Because your mother loves art"
"Thanks dad"
"No problem The Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff"

Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
Aug 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sci-fi, own
All the stars fit this fantastic book! ❤️

I wish this wasn't the end of the trilogy! But I have to say this was my favorite of all three books! The Audible versions of this trilogy is amazing! There is a full cast and sound effects. It makes me feel closer to the characters for sure. I'm going to re/read all three books when my physical copy gets here. Well, I'm going to try to this year. I just don't want them to end so I want to re visit them back to back. This book did bring some tears to my e
I just don’t like this series that much.

Don’t get me wrong, I see the appeal. Space battle. Romance. Unique formatting but it’s like 700 pages long so you feel accomplished. The occasional joke. What’s not to love?

Except for all the things there are not to love about it, and also that all three books are exactly the same, following the exact same plotline and just throwing a couple more characters in for flair, like if the Lunar Chronicles followed the sam
destiny ♡ howling libraries
#1 Illuminae ★★★★★
#2 Gemina ★★★★★
#3 Obsidio ★★★★★

Wow. Where do I even begin? This is one of my favorite series of all time, and I was so eager and terrified to see it end. Jay and Amie have scripted the most beautiful world, with the most lovable, endearing characters, and I was horrified to see how the war would end—but, above all else, I knew this would be a ride I couldn’t miss. I genuinely don’t even know how to break this review up, because I don’t know how to explain to you all just how mu
Bentley ★
Feb 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Illuminae: ★★★★★
Gemina: ★★★★★

An epic, if slightly bloated conclusion to one of my personal favorite YA series of the last few years!

Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff have made their way onto my list of esteemed authors that I will forever respect and look up to. In terms of sheer creativity alone, I often found myself reading this series and just marveling at aspects of it, like the scope of the story; the characters; and the unexpected t
May 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
some books are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.

this book, this series, is all of the above. my mind simply cannot comprehend what i just read because its greatness transcends human understanding. what a blessed world we live in where this kind of greatness exists for us mere mortals.

5 stars
Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥

I’m starting this review with a quote from AIDAN because it’s awesome and I’m going to miss it like crazy! This last book was pretty amazing, but (and you can already tell by my “but” that it’s not going to be five stars this time around) for me it kind of lacked the shocking moments and cruel plot twists I got used to in the first two books. XD

Don’t get me wrong, there were a lot of loose ends that needed to be tied up and considering
Elle (ellexamines)
"You know better than any what I am. Every story needs a monster.
And this story will end soon."

And so it ends.
This series has come so far. Honestly, it reminds me of the Lunar Chronicles in that it began with two characters and keeps expanding to a larger scope. With excellent plot twists, fantastic characters, and some of the most unputdownable writing in the world, this basically killed me.

Here, let me just rant a little about Them Iconic Characters:
Kady Grant - this bitch is so
Ashley Nuckles
Mar 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I’m dead inside in the best possible way.
Apr 21, 2019 rated it it was ok
2 stars - This book fell victim to the same problems
I had with Gemina. Illuminae was new and fresh, and the second two books reused the same plot twists over and over that it became predictable. In addition, this had many of the same problems I’ve talked about in other critiques of YA finales in the past. I knew what to expect, so the attempted tugs at my heart strings failed. Still a fun ride, but doesn’t live up to the first book imo. Full review to come on my channel.
Kaylin (The Re-Read Queen)
A Strong 4 Stars

"You know better than any what I am. Every story needs a monster.
And this story will end soon"

Holy ███

This entire ending was a W H I R L W I N D of emotions for me, but overall such a satisfying conclusion.

This book brilliantly uses its unique format, just like it's predecessors. It features all the characters we know and love, as well as several new faces. I'm struggling to form a cohesive review so let me just summarize everything awesome it contains:

- Kady Grant and he
5/5 ⭐


Well, when I thought I had all the heart attacks one could possibly have, a new shiny set has been gifted to me by this book. And it fucking hurt, okay?

Action-wise, everything went balls up, I had no idea who to trust anymore, I had no idea what’s going on, I simply had NO IDEA.

It was stressful and it hurt.

Character-wise, things can be summarised pretty easily with a few tiny ideas I wrote down in my notebook. Very accurate. They went like this:

(ye, I know, ugly handwriting :P)

Nothing I sai
Jan 27, 2017 marked it as to-read
AIDAN is a majestic wonder of murder, poetry and sass, and I couldn’t help myself...

Illuminae fan art by Elluna

I call this piece 'Waiting For Obsidio. Painfully.'
Feb 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I am completely in love with The Illuminae Files and consider it to be a ground-breaking series in the Sci-Fi genre.

If this doesn't gain the status of a Classic, the world will suffer for it. I'm sure AIDAN will see to that.

As Obsidio is the third and concluding book in the series, some mild spoilers lay ahead. I will not be hiding them.

You have been warned.

After Hanna, Nik, Kady and Ezra survive the attacks on the Heimdall Station, they find themselves crammed aboard the Mao, along with 2,000
Mar 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: why-yes-i-ya
oooh, goodreads choice awards semifinalist for best young adult fantasy 2018! what will happen?

a strong ending to a seriously enjoyable trilogy. this series had so many obstacles to overcome in the realm of THINGS THAT KAREN DISLIKES READING ABOUT, it’s a  █████ miracle that i liked it as much as i did. or at all. outer space, romance plot after romance plot after romance plot, snarky precocious overskilled teenagers, gimmicks aplenty - it’s more or less designed for me to hate it. the only thin
Nov 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
So ummm my funerals on Tuesday

♛ may
me: as much as i want to, i probably shouldn't listen to this 13 hour audiobook in one day
also me: bixch you ain't sleeping

well chums i did it. but im think im in shock and it hasnt fully settled in that this series is over. catch me tomorrow crying my eyes out

RTC mayyybeee



if 🙃 anyone 🙃 gets 🙃 hurt 🙃

Buddy read with a bun
Claudia Lomelí
Aug 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cover-love, 2018
i love AIDAN

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1.) Illuminae ★★★★
2.) Gemina ★★★

“Every story needs its hero.
And its villain.
And its monster.”

Hi, my name is Melanie, and I’m the only person in the book world that doesn’t love this series the same way everyone else does. Seriously, take this entire review with a grain of salt, because I am very much in the minority with my feelings. There is just always something stopping me from loving and being completely invested in this series.

Illuminae is easily my favorite in the series, an
may ➹
that was one HELL of a conclusion

it was good. had quite a few flaws, was boring in a LOT of places, and was uh pretty unrealistic... but what can I say books that ███ with my emotions and make me sweat are really enjoyable

// buddy read with my love, who I buddy-read the whole series with!!!!!!
Jessi ❤️ H. Vojsk [if villain, why hot?]

“That is all I know how to be.
Every story needs it’s villain.
And it’s hero.
And it’s monster.”

Story ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Whoa, guys. This book. Phew.
This book was a freakin roller coaster.
Did I have several heart attack’s? Probably.
Did I fall in love with (all of the) relationships and characters in here? Absolutely.
This whole trilogy is not perfect, no book really is. But it’s a start and I think I’m not wrong when I say, that it’s a masterpiece of storytelling, characters and creativity.
If you e
Nov 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars, favorites
Mar 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
You can find the Full review and other reviews @ The book prescription

“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.”

🌟 Creativity, Creativity , Creativity! That is the one thought that I had in mind throughout the whole book, if not the whole series. I mean as readers we read a lot of books in the usual format and a change can be good once ina while. I a
♛ may

im a magnified puddle of tears. you may think im joking, but i just sobbed over a 'parachute' so

while the audiobook was amazing, reading the actual text was a whole different experience, i cannot deal



you guys: ". . . may, dont you think it's kinda a little too early to be rereading this book??????"

me: "that's actually a good po-"

me: description

Buddy read with my baby bee, 🐝
✨    jami   ✨
“May we meet again on distant shores.
Some place fine and far from here.”


well my feelings about this series are fucking complicated like you know when you're reading a book and you're not even sure you're liking it like everything is kind of annoying you but also you want to finish it ???? or is that just me ? anyway that is how I feel about these books it's wild.

I love the concept of this book and I love the characters but I don't love the execution so
Aliyah Grace
Sep 14, 2016 rated it it was ok
so i reread this to see if my opinion has changed but nah sisters this book was awful!

i’m simply disappointed :( this was boring, nothing happened until the last 150 pages and we didn’t even get a chance to feel anything for the new characters! the only thing i like or even know about asha is that she’s not white and that’s only noticeable because every other character IS white sigh i also hate how this series has so many FORCED heterosexual romances it honestly makes me cringe it’s 2018 give us
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Amie Kaufman is a New York Times and internationally bestselling author of young adult fiction. Her multi-award winning work is slated for publication in over 30 countries, and is in development for film and TV. Raised in Australia and occasionally Ireland, Amie has degrees in history, literature, law and conflict resolution. She lives in Melbourne with her husband and daughter, their rescue dog, ...more

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