Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

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Gemina (The Illuminae Files, #2)Date Published: October 18, 2016

Published By: Knopf Books for Young Readers

Pages: 659

Edition Read: Hardcover

Dates Read: 11/17/16-11/28/16

Rating: 5 star rating graphic



Goodreads SynopsisMoving 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 saga that began with Illuminae continues on board the space station Heimdall, where two new characters will confront the next wave of BeiTech’s 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 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 may 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.


My Thoughts: Illuminae was one of my favorite books last year so this was one of my most anticipated books of this year. Let’s just say, it did not disappoint. I loved this just as much as the first book in the series. The way this book is told is so cool and unique. I loved all the drawings in this one that our main character, Hanna, did in her journal. It really added to her character and gave us more of an insight on her. I loved Hanna overall as a character. I thought she was pretty badass in the second half of the book. I alos really loved Nik and how snarky he was. There was a bit of a plot twist that happened that I did not see coming but was extremely happy that it happened! I liked seeing some of the characters from the first book in this as well. The way things left off in this has me beyond excited for the next book to come out. Sadly, I have a good wait ahead of my for that one.



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