Friday Reads: Obsidio by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman

Friday Reads

Welcome to this week’s edition of Friday Reads! Today I am sharing  a few quotes from Obsidio by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman. This is the third book in The Illuminae Files and I am just about to start reading it.

Book Beginnings is a book meme hosted by Rose City Reader where participants share quotes (the first sentence, or so) of the book, along with initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.

The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice, and the rules are quite simple: Grab a book, any book, and turn to page 56 or 56% in your e-reader. Find any non-spoilery sentence(s) and post.

THIS WEEK’S BOOK:

Friday Reads: Obsidio by Jay Kristoff and Amie KaufmanTitle: Obsidio (Illuminae Files #3)
Author: Jay Kristoff, Amie Kaufman
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: March 13, 208
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Summary (from Goodreads):

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.

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THOUGHTS

I am enjoying The Illuminae Files series so much! The concept is incredible and the massive 600-700 page books really do seem to fly by. It is a series that will immerse you in all of its amazing characters and fascinating plot.

BOOK BEGINNING

Crowhurst, G: Perhaps we should get the proceedings underway? Miss. Donnelly, is the video feed operating at your end?

Donnelly, H: We can see you Mr. Crowhurst.

Crowhurst, G: Thank you for making yourself available to us today. Please state your name and occupation for the record.

Donnelly, H: Hanna Alimah Donnelly. I don’t really have an occupation. My father was Charles Donnelly, commander of jump station Heimdall.

FRIDAY 56

SHE RELEASED HIM IN HER RUSH

TO HER FATHER’S SIDE, YOU SEE.

BUT IN HER RIGHT HAND, PRESSED AGAINST HER FATHER’S RIBS

AS SHE HUGS HIM,

SHE STILL HOLDS ME.

About Amie Kaufman

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Amie Kaufman is the New York Times bestselling co-author of Illuminae (with Jay Kristoff) and These Broken Stars, This Shattered World, and Their Fractured Light (with Meagan Spooner.) She writes science fiction and fantasy for teens, and her favourite procrastination techniques involve chocolate, baking, sailing, excellent books and TV, plotting and executing overseas travel, and napping.

She lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband, their rescue dog, and her considerable library. She is represented by Tracey Adams of Adams Literary.

About Jay Kristoff

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Jay Kristoff is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of THE NEVERNIGHT CHRONICLE, THE ILLUMINAE FILES and THE LOTUS WAR. He is the winner of four Aurealis Awards, an ABIA, nominee for the David Gemmell Morningstar and Legend awards, named multiple times in the Kirkus and Amazon Best Teen Books list and published in over thirty countries, most of which he has never visited. He is as surprised about all of this as you are. He is 6’7 and has approximately 13030 days to live. He abides in Melbourne with his secret agent kung-fu assassin wife, and the world’s laziest Jack Russell.

He does not believe in happy endings.

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