Gemina (The Illuminae Files #2) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff - Book Review

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

book cover for Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

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. (Goodreads)

Holy crap. It is, in my experience, very rare when a sequel is just as good as the original. Just like book one, Gemina is more than just a book, it is an experience. It follows the same unique format as Illuminae and continues the story with several extremely relatable characters. Reading this series, so far, has been one of the most unique reading experiences I have ever had. I am both excited and sad about the impending release of book three, which is intended to be the conclusion of the trilogy.

Rating: ★★★★★5 /5

Book Information: Goodreads

Is it worth reading?
👍💖 Absolutely.