Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Summary from Goodreads :Moving to a space station at the edge of the galaxy was always going to be the death of Hanna’s social life. Nobody said it might actually get her killed.

The sci-fi saga that began with the breakout bestseller Illuminaecontinues on board the Jump Station Heimdall, where two new characters will confront the next wave of the BeiTech assault.

Hanna is the station captain’s pampered daughter; Nik the reluctant member of a notorious crime family. But while the pair are struggling with the realities of life aboard the galaxy’s most boring space station, little do they know that Kady Grant and the Hypatia are headed right toward Heimdall, carrying news of the Kerenza invasion.

When an elite BeiTech strike team invades the station, Hanna and Nik are thrown together to defend their home. But alien predators are picking off the station residents one by one, and a malfunction in the station’s wormhole means the space-time continuum might be ripped in two before dinner. Soon Hanna and Nik aren’t just fighting for their own survival; the fate of everyone on the Hypatia—and possibly the known universe—is in their hands.

But relax. They’ve totally got this. They hope.

Once again told through a compelling dossier of emails, IMs, classified files, transcripts, and schematics, Gemina raises the stakes of the Illuminae Files, hurling readers into an enthralling new story that will leave them breathless.

My Opinion (spoiler-free): This was a really really good sequel to Illuminae. I enjoyed it and had such a fun time reading it. This was such a unique sequel. I was afraid it was going to be like identical to Illuminae, but it had the perfect amount of similarities and differences.

I loved the main characters so much. I can’t quite decide if I liked this pair of characters or the pair in Illuminae more. They were both fantastic.

I had heard before reading this book that we would see the characters in Illuminae, and I was really happy they did cross paths. At the same time though, I really appreciated the fact that this story was a whole new story, not just a sequel for the characters in Illuminae.

This book series is such a great step above all other young-adult books. Like I’ll never read anything like this series. It’s so unique. I highly recommend it. 🙂


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