“Everyone mourns the first blossom. Who will grieve the rest who fall?”
Author: Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
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.
This was an epic ending to a trilogy that I really loved and enjoyed reading. I will say straight off the bat that Obsidio was very similar plot wise to its predecessors but that didn’t make it any less enthralling for me to read to be honest!
The book starts off a couple of months after the end of Gemina on board the Hypatia. The events that follow are what primarily kept me loving this book throughout – although I’d read similar plots before I still wanted to see what happened next and was still surprised by some of the things that happened throughout.
Kady, Ezra, Hanna, Ella and Nik were great characters to read – as they’ve always been. Their relationships with each other were amazing to read, their romances for once in a YA book weren’t what the entire book focused on. After three books of reading about them I felt a connection with these characters – and let me tell you my heart was racing anytime they even came close to a bit of danger (I really didn’t want any deaths).
Now, let’s talk about my favourite part of the book by far – AIDAN. AIDAN is the AI who has been present throughout the trilogy and is the main reason I continued reading this series. He’s an amazing character (if he can really be called that). The way that Kaufman and Kristoff have written his evolution in terms of morals and how he sees the world was really eye opening. His view on things and his character itself changes throughout the novel and although he never really loses his ‘for the greater good’ personality you can see how he’s really changed as you near the end of the book.
Overall, the ending of this series was amazing to be honest. Amazing plot, amazing characters, and honestly the only reason it didn’t get a five stars from me was because I felt it dragged a bit at times. A 615 page novel probably could’ve been shortened a bit but either way I absolutely loved it!