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: Obsidio by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman
Author: Jay Kristoff, Amie Kaufman
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: March 13, 2018
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, heros will fall, and hearts will be broken.
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.
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.
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.