Gemina has been read and Amy is not okay. The only cure is Obsidio. WARNING: The reading of Obsidio may cause further hysterical behaviour…
So. Yep. That happened. I can not get over how brilliant the minds of Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff managed to create such works of art.
Okay, I will actually discuss the book now.
Author: Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Genre: Science Fiction
Age Classification: Young Adult
Publisher: Knopf / Allen & Unwin
Release: October 18, 2016
We have new main characters, which is good. I did spend half of the book missing Kady but the sassiness of Hanna Donnelly, Nik Malikov and Nik’s cousin Ella more than makes up for it. The character development was really good and I love the level of detailing even the secondary characters and extras had.
The other thing I craved more of was AIDAN, but he did not have as much of a place in this part of the story.
The storyline is somewhat similar to the first one in terms of crisis and teenagers being the ones to get stuff done. Difference between the two books is first one was a biohazard, glitchy AI and a massive KABOOM ending, whereas the second is an invasion, shooting, manhunt and shocker ending. They both possess the ability to make you crave more though.
We still have the same format including digital chat log, surveillance commentary and official documentation, which was fun. I did feel the poor language was a bit too overdone. I get it. Many young people have neglected basic spelling so this is accurate, but it is also somewhat annoying to read.
Other than that, this book was pretty darn fabulous.
Star Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆
As with Illuminae, this was a 4.5 for me, but again, I have rounded up because my complaints are minor in comparison to the book’s postive qualities.
Have you read this trilogy yet?
Are you looking forward to the release of Obsidio?
Until next time bibliophiles!