AUTHOR: Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
SERIES: The Illuminae Files #3
GENRES: Science Fiction, Young Adult
PUBLISHED: March 13th 2018
PUBLISHER: Rock the Boat
Asha Grant came to Kerenza to escape her past.
Too bad he just caught up with her.
Asha survived BeiTech’s initial assault and has been working undercover with the hopelessly outmatched resistance ever since. The last thing she expected to worry about was her ex-boyfriend Rhys Lindstrom who just landed planetside. Is he her way out – or a guarantee she never gets off this frozen rock alive?
But Asha’s not the only one with problems. Her cousin Kady’s ragtag band of survivors are headed for Kerenza – without enough oxygen to last the journey. Oh, and there might be an insurrection brewing.
With BeiTech hurrying to repair their damaged jump gate, and a mass extermination planned for the Kerenza civilians, only a miracle could save them now. And everyone knows that miracles are just statistical probabilities…right?
WHAT I THINK
Every story needs its hero. And its villain. And its monster.
This is by far the best book I’ve read this year. And the best book in this trilogy. I can’t believe it’s over now but at the same time, this was an epic ending! This will probably be full of rambling and everything random, I’m still trying to gather my thoughts and that will possibly never happen.
First of all the characters. They’ve all grown up so much during their story that I often forgot that they are a bunch of teenagers, not adults. Though that was something that needed to happen, I don’t think this would have been such a great trilogy without them growing. And the fact that they are all in this together now, like literally together!
But even though they were pushed into adult’s shoes, they still kept some of their teenage angst and all that. And no matter how terrifying situation they have, there still manage to be some humor left in them. Special shoutout to Ella though! Such a fierce and strong lady there!
Then there’s AIDAN of course. Not sure how much I can actually say about that without spoiling. But let’s say this: he made me so furious and at the same time I really hoped him to be there.
The story itself was epic. I mean so much was going on! We even get to see some new characters, some of them have been mentioned in previous books though, but now we actually get to see their actions.
There literally was so much happening at the whole time and in many different places. It made this book hard to be put down and actually do the real life. It just sucks you in so thoroughly that you find yourself ignorant to everything going on around you. But even though it’s jumping back and forth in various places and stuff is going down everywhere, it ain’t overwhelming. It doesn’t make you confused to what is happening and who are we talking about now.
The format/the writing is still amazing. It hasn’t grown boring being the third book, in fact I’d love to get more books like this! Obsidio actually had more illustrations in it than the previous book and that made it even better. And those were all beautiful!
If something negative, I don’t really care about the blueprints of every different spaceship. And some of the pages are still hard to read with the text swirling this and that way and at some pages I wasn’t sure what I was supposed to read first and in which order to continue.
Other than that, I couldn’t have hoped for better ending to this trilogy. Now I can die in peace if a certain AIDAN decides to suffocate me in my sleep.