“Gemina” by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Quick Statistics

  • “Gemina” by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
  • Young Adult Science Fiction
  • Read a paperback copy
  • 4/5 stars

Official Synopsis

The highly anticipated sequel to the instant New York Timesbestseller that critics are calling “out-of-this-world awesome.” 

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 Thoughts/Summary

This is the next book in the Illuminae Files and I am so glad I didn’t have to wait for it because I would have lost my mind. However, I will say that I think the amazingness of Illuminae, set up some REAL HIGH expectations for Gemina.

Gemina follows Hanna and Nik, who are on the space station that they’re racing towards on Illuminae, but due to a mishap involving space-age drugs, there are now aliens beings that are killing people on the space station. I feel like there’s an added intensity since you know that the cast of Illuminae is racing towards them in need of help.

I didn’t love Gemina as much as I loved Illuminae, although it was also filled with awesome space stuff and theories and twists and such. I think, however, it would have been very hard for something to be as amazing as Illuminae simply because I had no idea what I was getting into, resulting in just an amazing overall experience. Here, I knew kind of what to expect, and I think that’s why I rated it four stars. I’m still so very excited for Obsidio, and I really love the writing styles present in this book.

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