Friday, November 4, 2016

Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (The Illuminae Files book 2)

SPOILER ALERT! If you haven’t read the first book in the series, IIlluminae, Stop! I don’t want to ruin one of my favorite series for you.

“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 Illuminae continues 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.” - taken from

Once again, an incredible story. One of my favorite aspects of the story was the inclusion of Hanna Donnelly’s journals, illustrated by Marie Lu. Written in the same dossier format as Illuminae, fans of this series will be eager to see how our favorite characters from the first book fit in with the new ones. With more surprising twists and turns, readers will be clamouring for the end to see what happens next. This book does end with a bit of a cliffhanger to lead off the third book in the series, due out in 2017.

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