Hi fems and chums, after weeks of sleepless nights and anxiety spent to finish my subjects’ requirements, I am finally back! I started reading Obsidio on December 2018 and finished it on January 2019. I have been meaning to post this for months. And now, I finally have the time!
I do hope you’ll enjoy reading this! I am currently dying to place my pre-order of Aurora Rising because it has an Illuminae exclusive novella! *screams internally*
By the way, thanks to Ben @ Ace of Ben I found a new way to hide spoilers! Some of the numbers may appear empty but they are not. They are spoilers. If you want to see them, highlight them and they will appear.
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T/CW: colonization, deaths, space war, violence
1. Oh my goood the back cover says “heart-stopping and heartbreaking” OF COURSE IT WILL BE. 😭
2. Can’t wait to see journal illustrations by Marie Lu!
3. Whut? It’s dedicated for Marie? Like Marie Lu? ❤
4. The year’s about to end yet I’m reading this. I’m gonna end this year with my heart battered.
5. Here we go again with the titles, ranks, etc such as BSA, ARP, MFS, OKT, JD, etc
6. I forgot how Gemina ended and my copy is still with my friend.
7. I missed you, Hanna!
8. Here we go again with its complexity
9. Whuuut. Omg
10. Hanna Donnelly not changing her attitude 🔥
11. Oohh so this is the part where the main character of this book comes in?
13. Wait. Whut?
14. There are people who never made it out of Alexander? I thought all the ships were destroyed? Omg I already forgot the deets from Illuminae.
15. Lol 6 pages in and I’m already so entertained.
16. I thought this page is really crumpled.
17. Did Hanna wrote this?
18. Ahh I miss their vidtechs, especially that one who always has to transcribe videos that are hard to transcribe for various reasons.
19. Every time I see “chum” I remember Ezra
21. Ha. Srsly, I don’t want any other character named Rhys because I only have one Rhys and that is Rhysand.
22. Ugh they are just insecure with Rhys.
23. What is ATLAS?
24. I can’t hear you
25. What is Eurobloc?
26. Eww poor soldier.
27. When did this happen anyway?
28. Why “pounders”?
29. There are some words that are not that easy to understand immediately.
30. Ooohh so they will be stuck there for half a year or more…
31. Lol is the videotech crying?
32. What? At least they’re decent enough to put them inside coffins.
33. Whaaa there are so many words I can’t understand. I will need the help of dictionary here for quite a time.
34. Ohmygooood Lieutenant Christie is one heck of a great lieutenant. 😭
35. Well, that almost put me to tears and I know that’s nothing compared to what awaits me.
36. Yeeey, finally. Nice to meet you, Asha Grant a.k.a. Grant #2.
37. Aahhh so she thought Kady is dead. Don’t worry Asha, ya girl is alive and kicking doing her bad-ass stuffs.
38. Oohhh, is this the part I’ve been waiting for? The part where the ex lovers finally see each other?
39. Oh em geee. =)
40. Why does he keep on calling them kid? How old is Asha and Rhys? Or is the videotech just that old?
41. Oohh so they did talk.
42. Lol teenage luv (or lust? as u’ve said it. whtvr)
43. Hmm. I can totally relate.
44. Never thought Rhys was this guy. I thought he’s too timid or nice.
45. Wait. Is Rhys the one going to die? Because the note earlier said he’s the “hero”
46. So is this kid his baby or has she been raped?
47. Why call him “terrible influence” when you two have probably been bad influences to one another, not just Rhys to you?
48. Of course, everyone’s favourite, AIDAN!
49. Really can’t help *since Illuminae* to think that AIDAN is as close to being in love with Kady.
50. I really admire Captain Syra Boll.
51. The Gemina paradox!
52. “Hanna Alimah Donnelly” AAHH THE SOUND OF YOUR NAME IN MY EARS 💖
53. AIDAN is really scary. But… the poor…
54. Oh, Hanna
55. Hahaha “I’m notcha son.” “Call me son one more time!”
56. Nice, Hanna. Ya girl has “tactical expertise”
57. Can I punch this Garver in the face? He doesn’t even know what Hanna and her friends went through!
58. So did Kady already show Asha’s videos?
59. Hanna and Kady is a great combo.
60. Isaac and Kady’s daughter-father tandem is great too.
61. You are wrong.
62. I think these files, data and video footages are evidence enough to prove what BeiTech did.
63. Surely, AIDAN can do or come up w/ something?
64. This is sad. Goodbye Hypatia.
65. Awwwww “Godspeed, Hypatia.”
66. “light of his life/ fire of his loins” Loool whoever you are writing these brief notes, I luv u 😂
67. These pounders have cute, unique and v interesting breastplates.
68. Wow this is cool.
69. BeiTech is undoubtedly evil.
70. All these names. 😦
71. Waow they have religion there?
72. Waow that was cool, and v smart.
73. This is sooooo saaaad. 😦
74. Omygooddd analyst id 7213-0089-DN why? Don’t make it more dramatic and painful than it already is 😭 Stop it 😔
75. Ahhh nostalgia.
76. So Oshiro isn’t straight
77. AHHAHHAHAHAHA OMG
78. AHAHAHA these pounders are really something, even when it comes to their love lives tsk tsk.
79. AHAHAHHAHA sht no waaaaaay
80. I’m grinning and laughing like an idiot alone in my room whaaaa
81. Karpadia isn’t also straight and their exes aaahhh 😂 I thought they were going to fight.
82. Yuck lol fetish 😂
83. Wha….t the… F…ck that’s extreme
84. “Femscars” 😂 these soldiers have A LOT.
85. Ohmygad this is a sad love story to tell ;(
86. Ofc both of him and Asha had a hard time moving on.
87. Ahaha nooo. Is that Rhys’ strategy? What a deceiver.
88. Haha crap. That’s nice. Smart move.
89. “Fems and chums”
90. Doesn’t Rhys has that comms earbud?
91. Wao. He helped Mao keep up. What a great man! R.I.P.With the help of everyone, I know some – if not all – will make it.
92. Lol I will never get tired of reading Hanna Donneley’s colorful language.
93. Wtf 😂
94. Haha aaAaAHhhh Nik Malikov I missed you so much! 💕
95. Hehe *gif: grins, teas3*
96. Just want to take this opportunity to say that I love these tech geniuses.
97. Nooo. If you only knew. Nik Malikov is trust worthy.
98. I really admire Captain Syra Boll, look at all those stress.
99. Where is my favorite videotech guy?
100. Seems Way has a crush on Grant.
101. Oh, I’m wrong.
102. Poor Rhys, the guy will be used.
103. I don’t think Asha can truly do that tho? Maybe at first, but she’ll soon realize that she can’t do that to him because she still loved him anyway. Plus he’s the father of her child (if I’m right?)
104. “No one who lives in our memory truly dies” “we remember” aawwww
105. Steph is kinda brutal or like he doesn’t really care about anything.
106. Haha this group is… Ugh
107. Hmm that’s sweet. 😏
108. No, I didn’t.
109. Ha! I see, that’s why. My fave vidtech guy is back. (with a vengeance, lol) see what I did there?
110. Wow. Ohmygod I have real tears. 💔
111. OHMYGOD BOOM
112. Nice job, Asha. You’d think she’s just acting but I know most of that are true.
113. Aagh Asha, you’ll regret that. But I know, “what can you do?”
114. Poor Nik
115. These oldies are a bunch of headache.
116. Ben seems like a good person after all.
117. I missed seeing Hanna Donnely’s drawing skills.
118. Ooh, I bet those from Heimdal will want to kill Cap Boll’s team so they’ll wreck havoc and just cause more chaos.
119. Wait- so don’t tell me these videotechs are the Malikovs? That makes sense.
120. Ahh so that’s not her kid. Hers probably died?
121. I doubt Lieutenant Christie will listen. Bet he will even tolerate that kind of sht.
122. Aahh I see. But I don’t believe her quite yet.
123. I’m kinda confused. The kid that was shot wasn’t Katya, right?
124. You a$$holes
125. Duke is cute.
126. It’s sad how the sweetness between them suddenly vanished. Still my ship tho.
127. Kady and Ezra’s romance never fails me.
128. Ohmygaaash SRLSY they don’t need rebels to add up to the load of stress they all have. Wtf? Weren’t they even thinking? They just need to sacrifice. Everyone of them sacrifice in this freaking ship does.
129. Such a moron
130. Damn it. Don’t tell me AIDAN will do it again.
131. If I were one of the survivors of the Kerenza attack I’d volunteer to the officers to do something instead of just waiting for the rations.
132. Whuuuut? You are proving that people are right to be terrified of you, AIDAN.
134. The little Hypatia and her family got spared prolly bc of her name and the fact that she’s literally a baby. 😭😩
135. You don’t know what you’re getting yourself into, AIDAN. I doubt Kady will forgive you easily.
136. HOW DO I GET MY PICTURE TO BE INCLUDED HERE ON THE ILLUMINAE FILES TOO? I’ve asked this before. Here we go again, but this is already the last installment. 😭 C’on Jay and Amie, I really want to be a part of your books. Like any of your books if they’ll have the same stuffs with Illuminae files.
137. Lol all the photos here are obviously just repeated to make them look plenty
138. That’s the thing with an artificial intelligence’s “logic”. It just… we can’t just expect them to have the tiniest bit of humanity in them.
139. Oh my gooossshh 😩
140. Oh my goooooood
141. How can they survive without the help of AIDAN? AGH THIS IS CRAZY.
142. I DIDN’T FREAKING THINK THIS WILL END LIKE THIS AND I WILL TEAR UP LIKE THIS BC OF AIDAN AND KADY
143. OH.MY.GOD. WTF HE ALMOST SAID THE WORDS. AIDAN ALMOST DID.
144. Can’t Kady retrieve it even after it was shut down?
145. AYIEEEAAHH. I knew he would do it. Nice one, Lindstrom! 🙈😆
147. Nik Malikov is such a talented story teller.
148. I want to cry. So much luv.
149. Stop pinning it to Boll. You are so know-it-all. You haven’t even actually done something compared to them yet.
150. Shut it, Garver. YOU don’t know how to do the job. You won’t probably even survive if you were the one who had to went all through that.
151. Your age doesn’t determine how good you are, Garver. Fvcking shut it.
154. Aahh I need to take a break. I realized I’m not yet ready to see all hell break loose.
155. Nice strategy
156. Don’t want to hurt someone? You already killed one. Are you nuts?
157. Where is Ezra?
158. WHAT THE FVCK
159. I CAN’T ACCEPT THIS.
160. THEY SHOULD HAVE WAITED A LITTLE MORE.
161. FVCK YOU, GARVER. GO TO HELL.
162. I thought there’s still good in you. But you’re such a moron.
163. Ohmygad I hope it’s not yet late. But for Captain Boll, it is. 💔
164. OH. AIDAN?
165. I love Captain Boll so much. I respect Captain Boll so freaking much.
166. Yay! Hanna’s drawings. ❤
167. This is so so so cute.
168. I just realized, Hanna is good in illustrating then Nik is good in story-telling. So, they can actually make a comic book, graphic novel, or something. What a pair. ❤
169. Aaahh I really admire Donnelly’s physical strength since the v beginning.
170. Oooooooohhhhhhh sooooo exciiiiitiiiiiiiiiiing.
171. Democracy???? When u killed Captain Boll?? R u fvckin kidding me
172. Wow. What a fvcking speech. So ironic.
173. AIDAN is effing mad, raging. It’s time to get up, Garver.
174. Asha obv still has feelings for him and I don’t doubt Rhys is just the same.
176. Eng. Isaac Grant is the temporary father of everyone
177. Ahh maybe Steph is the one who stole that thermex.
178. I see what u doin’ there, Lindstrom.
179. Whoaaaa. Nice one, Lindstrom!
180. Oh COME ON. Please let things end well for these two. And stop saying that Nik.
181. Sht. I think one of Asha’s people killed Duke. Crap. Not Duke. Aside from Oshiro, he’s the one, I think, that has the slightest chance to be good or at least show some humanity.
182. Crap, Way.
183. He was not supposed to be there.
184. B%B%. Ang B%B% MO
185. DAMN IT.
186. Isaac Grant is a great man.
187. This is making me emotional.
189. OH MY GAAAAAD
190. WHAAT. I’M NOT READY
192. Noooo. You’re about to enter your doom. 😭 Fvcking Lindtrom. What a fool.
193. Yun oh! NICE ONE!
194. ELLA MALIKOVA IN ZE HOUSE PITCHES
195. Niiiiiiceeee ooooneeeeee
196. KADY GRANT, AN EFFING CAPTAIN YES YES YES 🔥
197. Ha. Here comes the playful illustrations. I love the illustrations whenever the space war finally is in action.
198. Wooow this is cool. How they show the movement of the spaceships? YAS 🔥
199. Crap. They are freaking outnumbered.
200. But well, this book proved and proves that numbers can turn around, that being outnumbered doesn’t guarantee loss. They are nothing.
201. YES!!! DAMN IT! FVVCKKKK.
202. YOU’RE FVCKING DEAD, BEI-TECH.
205. I’m actually sad for these BeiTech soldiers because you know, not actually all of them are bad. Some are still good and were just doing their jobs.
206. BOOOOM! Nice, nice, nice, nice.
207. Ohmygod 😳 *understanding smile gif*
208. Of course they would hurt her. Don’t tell me you didn’t think that would happen.
209. Lindstrom didn’t disappoint after all.
210. He will be dead.
211. I bet some. Maybe?
212. Crap. Don’t tell me AIDAN will be destroyed or ruined or something
213. *gif jaw drop*
215. That is Sun’s shuttle! Why don’t you tell Kades, AIDAN?
216. OMG AIDAN
217. OH MY GOD DON’T TELL ME THERE’S REALLY A GOOD SOFT PERSON BEHIND LT. CHRISTIE’S ARMOR 😩
218. :((( poor cats and dog
219. Oh my god, how did that survive the frozen world?
220. UWU Waimarie 💕 he names his cats and dog reeeaaallyyyy cutely
221. WAAAAAHH POOR LITTLE CAT 😭😭😭
222. He must have done that for it to run from the warzone. 😭
223. Did he also run to follow the cat?
224. What? You mean he’s dead? Ugh… But I was starting to like him.
225. This way of telling what is going on is cool. They haven’t done this on the other two books before.
226. Aaggh the dilemma!
227. Good. That’s right, Lindstrom. The problem is your co-pounders will see you and when they see you with Grant, they probably will shoot you and her immediately. Oshiro might even be the one to do so.
228. Haha. lol, Ella.
229. Crap. Maybe its trying to do something with regard to that shuttle.
232. WHAAAT THEEE FVVVVCK FRUSTRATION LEVEL INCREASED TO 100%
233. I am so so so so so so fvckng frustrated.
234. Yes, that is sooo trueee. 😦
235. What the fvck… R.I.P
236. What the fvck. I thought you were dead. What the fvck are you doing? And these men, huh! They should know who to follow orders from. They should know who the fvcking captain is.
237. What an effing betrayal.
238. Damn you. YOU will get you guys shot. You should be UNITED in this instance but you’re all still fvckng hardheaded.
239. Aand then days ago you wanted to become the captain? You’re not even fvcking suit to be in a war. You can’t. What a weaksht
240. I thought she was dead?
241. Daddy Grant still not cursing at a time like this 🙌
242. I really really hope to see this trilogy on big screen.
243. SO, AIDAN haven’t done something???? Wth?
244. You’re working with teenagers in a space war. Of course you’ll hear curses. 😂
245. Haha that’s it! Daddy Grant can’t also suppress it.
246. Ayyiieee the videotech guy – let’s pretend I don’t know him – must be really proud right now.
247. I knew it.
248. CRAP. NIKLAS MALIKOV, YOU ARE A ONE HELL OF A STORY TELLER. I JUST LOVE YOU MORE.
249. Sht… Sht. Poor Mouse. Poor Asha. 😞
250. Damn it, Markham. I am disappointed.
251. WHAT.THE.FVVVCK! NO WAY!
252. NOOOO EFFING WAY.
253. Damn it. This can’t happen. I CAN’T take it.
254. Oh. Is this it?
255. D…AMN IT. DON’T TELL ME BOTH OF MY KADY AND MY EZRA WILL DIE?! GODDAMNIT.
257. “Kady, I lo-” I CAN’T SHAKE THIS OFF MY HEAD 😭
258. Huh. This is so tiring.
259. I see what you did there, Nik.
260. Wooow. Cool.
261. Ooohhh wooow. COOL.
262. These two pages are SO cool.
263. Oooohhh woooow. This is so great!
264. No time and energy to joke around anymore. Look at that small detail.
265. Damn. They are sacrificing their lives. 😭 This is so… I can’t take it. I am already devastated. 😢
266. DAMN IT!!! NO!!!!!!!!!! NOOOOOOOOO.
267. DAMN IT. DAMN… IT.
268. “See you on the other side”
269. OH. EM. GEE. What is happening? Tell me I am right. Tell me, this is on AIDAN’s plan all along. Tell me they can still save the loves of those who are still alive. Damn it. TELL ME.
270. Ooh! So he’s there. BUT-
271. AAAAAHH YES! You may be a monster, but you’re still a blessing of some kind, AIDAN.
272. Call me a fool but what AIDAN has for Kady Grant is love. It fvcking is.
273. I CAN’T ACCEPT THIS. I am in so much pain. 😩
274. EZRA MASON and NIK MALIKOV, YOU TWO WILL FOREVER BE IN MY HEART. YOU TWO WILL ALWAYS BE ALIVE FOR ME. ALWAYS.
275. NO. You have, AIDAN. I will mourn you.
276. “Every story needs its monster.”
277. OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
278. DAMNIT. DAMNIT.
279. “Of All the things I have seen and the places I have been, you were the one who felt most like home.”
280. He said “I love you.” AIDAN was able to do so, but Ezra wasn’t able to complete the sentence. 😥
281. Whaat? Was she supposed to…
282. MY HEAD ACTUALLY HURTS
283. Wait- if Nik is dead, who is transcribing this video? The analyst ID is still the same and how it tells a story.
284. I know there is still good in you, Oshiro. I knew it.
285. NO.FUCKING.WAY. THAT PARACHUTE! 😭 I’M SO HAPPY WHAT THE FUCKING HELL GUYS!!!
286. Hahaha fvck…
287. I’m so glad and thankful that AIDAN sacrificed itself bc if not, it would have been like a Romeo and Juliet love story. Thank you so much for your service, AIDAN, from the bottom of my heart.
288. Wow. I am SO relieved.
289. I am SO happy right now.
290. O M G KADY ELEANORA GRANT!!!!!!!!!!
291. I remember that Ptolemy on Gemina.
292. I like that Saladin Al Nakat from the tribunal.
293. This place kinda looks like France-inspired.
294. Nice, Ben. ButNik actually deserves a book deal too.
295. Aww, Oshiro. I’m so proud of you too. I know your father is as well.
296. Hehe so some of them made additions on those trancripts, that’s why they’re extra funny.
297. Ayyyiiiieeee. GOALS.
298. I forgot that Nik is Malikov and Ella is MalikovA. That small detail is pretty crucial. That’s why I was wondering why they were using surname when there are two of them instead of their first names.
301. OH. WHOOAAAA. Last bomb at the end.
Extra thought a.k.a thoughts hours/days after reading the book:
305. COULD NEVER ASK FOR MORE. A PERFECT END FOR THE TRILOGY. SO MUCH LOVE.
306. I swear y’all there’s 99.9% chance I’m naming my future kids after these fems and chums of The Illuminae Group.
307. Wait. Don’t tell me that cat on Nik’s lap is that cat Lt. Christie saved?! 😭😍
About Obsidio by Amie Kauffman and Jay Kristoff
Series: The Illuminae Files, #3
Authors: Amie Kauffman, Jay Kristoff
Publication date: March 13th 2018
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction
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.
Have you finished The Illuminae Files? Did you also love it? Who is your favorite character? How was your experience reading the book? Did we share some similar thoughts? Let’s talk about it below!