OBSIDIO is the title for The Illuminae Files_03, now enter the contest!

After a short delay, authors Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman were able to reveal the title for the third book in The Illuminae Files series – OBSIDIO.

About 4 days ago, The Illuminae Files authors Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman teased us about the title to book three coming out the following day. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen for unforeseen reasons. However, they didn’t make us wait long as they revealed the title earlier today as being Obsidio.

It’s ironic in a way that the tag to the title is “Live a life worth dying for” when they also announced a death list contest. As they did with book two, Gemina, they are holding a new contest for those who wish to have their name included in the book, under a fatality list (as they seem to like killing off their readers in epic fashion.)

Of course, this means another major tragedy is coming for those involved. But that’s okay, because your name will forever been connected to this book! Read below for details on how to get your name in there.

Jay further clarifies it in this blog:

Things you must do to win this contest:

  1. Pre-order a copy of OBSIDIO. It does not matter where you do this.Online. Local bookstore. Seedy back alley. Pre-order buttons, including international ones, will be going live today.
  2. Send proof of purchase (scan, photograph) to: next step is VERY IMPORTANT
  3. Along with your proof of purchase you must provide:
    a) Your name. Not a twitter handle. Not a cute nickname. Not a forum avi.
    First name.
    b) You must also include the following declaration within the body of your email:

My name is [insert your name here]. I confirm I am freely agreeing to the use of my name in the series The Illuminae Files. This permission is for all rights and uses, in perpetuity, and I agree I will receive no compensation for the use of my name. I agree the authors and publishers are not obligated to make any corrections or changes to my name in reprints.

The really, really important bit:


Not only that, Jay is offering fans a chance to win the Illuminae and Gemina audiobooks just by tweeting or posting on Facebook the following message:

Want to get your name on the #OBSIDIO casualty list? Make with the clickies. THIS CONTEST IS OPEN INTERNATIONALLY:

Read the synopsis:

So there you have it peeps! Get in on the action and pre-order Obsidio now!


By Kait

Kait is a New Englander, a YA book and adaptation lover, and a Slythindor, as well as a red velvet and red wine enthusiast. She likes to like things. Catch her on Twitter: @kaitmary