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review 2018-04-20 03:00
Words Can Not Express...
Obsidio (The Illuminae Files) - Jay Kristoff,Amie Kaufman

...how freaking fantastic this book was! It was so damn good! But man I hate that its over! I'm going to miss the crew, even AIDAN, especially AIDAN!! 


I thought Obsidio was way better then Gemina- and just as good if not better, then even Illuminae. Don't get me wrong Gemina was good but I honestly thought it had way too much of a teenage vibe to it. A lot of the dialogue and banter got on my nerves, so I was desperately hoping I would be spared in Obsidio. And thank the heavens Obsidio did not take on that tone at all! It was an amazing work of art! This is one series that I can actually see myself re-reading/listening to over and over again! 



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text 2018-04-16 08:30
Reading progress update: I've read 135 out of 608 pages.
Obsidio (The Illuminae Files) - Jay Kristoff,Amie Kaufman

Oh lord it's 2:20 a.m. and I need to close this book and sleep for a bit but I can't. It's too good! 

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review 2018-04-06 00:35
Obsidio: Illuminae Files #3
Obsidio (The Illuminae Files) - Jay Kristoff,Amie Kaufman

It's rare that I look forward to a book with as much anticipation as I did this one, and even rarer still that my high expectations are met. I'm happy to report this final installment of the Illuminae Files did not disappoint, and was well worth the wait.


At this point you should know what to expect from this series. There's the same fun formatting and visual aspect as previous books, although with less art than Gemina. It's also full of the same snappy writing, high stakes, and page turning action you've come to expect. If Illuminae had a 2001 swirled with Walking Dead vibe, and Gemina took some cues from Alien and Die Hard, then this final installment goes full military sci-fi and channels some Starship Troopers (minus aliens) or Battlestar Galactica (minus robots). Kaufman and Kristoff do not shy away from looking at the hard truths about military occupations and war, and pull very few punches. In that way it's a more difficult book, emotionally, than the previous two, and that grounding did pull my enjoyment down just a little even though I really appreciate what they were doing.


My favorite part by far was getting to see the main characters of the previous two installments get to interact with one another and take the stage again. I'm really going to miss getting to spend time with these imaginary people. You also get to meet a few new characters, and get to fill in the gaps of what happened after the cast of Illuminae fled their besieged colony. All in all it's a fast and fun read despite the heavy subject matter. If you liked the previous two books this closing chapter should amuse you - it's a worthy send-off for a series that has become a real favorite.

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text 2018-03-31 16:08
March Recap
The One - John Marrs
Never Never - Colleen Hoover; Tarryn Fisher;
Forever Right Now - Emma Scott
You Look Different in Real Life - Jennifer Castle
The Queen of Hearts - Kimmery Martin
Gemina (The Illuminae Files) - Jay Kristoff,Amie Kaufman
Only Human - Sylvain Neuvel
Tarnished City - Vic James
The Vanishing Girl - Laura Thalassa

Wow...this month was a long one.  I went on vacation (which was so needed), and then a week later I had surgery on my foot.  I have super bad plantar fasciitis, from working on cement floors for so many years.  So they cut me in my arch on the bottom of my foot and in my calf, to stretch the tendons, and hopefully, when I'm more stretchy I won't have this problem anymore.   Right now, I'm basically on bedrest because I can't put any weight on it, yet.  After my surgery on the 20th, I managed to listen to a few more books and boost my reading, it was way down from my usual.  My April reading should be phenomenal though...I don't go back to work until at least the middle of May.





(Audiobook) The One by John Mars

Finish Date:  03/03



(eBook) Never Never by Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher

Finish Date:  03/09



(eBook) Forever Right Now by Emma Scott

Finish Date:  03/15



(Audiobook) You Look Different in Real Life by Jennifer Castle

Finish Date:  03/15



(Audiobook) The Queen of Hearts by Kimmery Martin

Finish Date:  03/22



(Audiobook) Gemina by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Finish Date:  03/23



(eARC) Only Human by Sylvain Neuvel

Finish Date:  03/26



(Audiobook) Tarnished City by Vic James

Finish Date:  03/27



(Audiobook) The Vanishing Girl by Laura Thalassa

Finish Date:  03/30



9 Books Total, 6 of those are Audiobooks, 2 eBooks, and 1 Netgalley eARC.

For a total of 3,364 Pages (including Audio)


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review 2018-03-27 16:25
Review: Gemina (The Illuminae Files #2) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Gemina (The Illuminae Files) - Jay Kristoff,Amie Kaufman

 Moving to a space station at the edge of the galaxy was always going to be the death of Hanna’s social life. Nobody said it might actually get her killed.

The sci-fi saga that began with the breakout bestseller Illuminae continues on board the Jump Station Heimdall, where two new characters will confront the next wave of the BeiTech assault.

Hanna is the station captain’s pampered daughter; Nik the reluctant member of a notorious crime family. But while the pair are struggling with the realities of life aboard the galaxy’s most boring space station, little do they know that Kady Grant and the Hypatia are headed right toward Heimdall, carrying news of the Kerenza invasion.

When an elite BeiTech strike team invades the station, Hanna and Nik are thrown together to defend their home. But alien predators are picking off the station residents one by one, and a malfunction in the station’s wormhole means the space-time continuum might be ripped in two before dinner. Soon Hanna and Nik aren’t just fighting for their own survival; the fate of everyone on the Hypatia—and possibly the known universe—is in their hands.

But relax. They’ve totally got this. They hope.




Wow. This book was amazing and I’m not sure what else I can say that has not been said by others. But I will try.
To be honest I wasn’t sure if I would like this book as much as book one because we follow other characters, BUT yes I loved it. The more I got to get to know them the more I loved them and there were even a few similarities between them. Plus we still hear from our old crew and really in the end it all comes together with a big bang.
I loved pretty much everything about this book , the only tiny, really tiny thing that I didn’t like was the weird alien like creature thingys, I just didn’t see a real purpose to them.
No surprise, I loved Hannah, Nik and Ella . Each had their own set of problems but I loved them all even more for that and their really worked through their sh#t.
This book for sure will keep you on the edge of your seat and glued to the pages or headphones. You will get a little of everything humor, snark, betrayal romance and a whole lot of action. Pretty much nonstop action with some of the biggest plot twists I have a read in a long time. This book or series really is pure genius and I can recommend it .
I also started the audiobook with this book so that was even a better experience and I’m glad I did it was fantastic and with being able to look at the pages it was just an overall epic read.
I cannot wait to see what Kaufman and Kristoff will throw at us in the third in final book.
Overall, all I can really say that I loved, loved this book and rate it a full 5★



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