The Illuminae Files #3
I have so much love for this series, that it’s hard to see it end. From its unique style, to its crazy and epic storylines, to its unique characters and brilliant storytelling, The Illuminae Files does not disappoint! It is one of my top recommended series for a reason.
Obsidio, like its predecessors, is told in a unique style of chat logs, video transcripts, official reports, illustrations, and more. This book brings the main characters of Illuminae and Geminae together, with two new additions: Asha and Rhys. Rhys’s character is particularly interesting as he’s a BeiTech operative, allowing us our first glimpse behind the curtain. We’ve always seen BeiTech as this relatively faceless enemy and it was interesting putting ourselves in their shoes for a change. Quite an enlightening experience.
My only complaint about Obsidio is that I didn’t feel I really got to know Asha and Rhys the same way we did Ezra, Kady, Hanna, and Nik. But…when you are trying to wrap up a series that brings all these characters together, you don’t get to spend a whole book on just the set of characters. I also loved getting to spend some quality time with Ezra and Kady again (and Aiden), so I guess I can’t really complain.
This story is heartbreaking and nail-biting and leaves you wanting so much more. It’s a constant page-turner that you won’t want to put down. I can’t wait to see what Kaufman and Kristoff cook up next.