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Gemina by Amie Kaufman

Hello, Lovelies!
Today I am back with the review of Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. As usual, Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff have outdone themselves with this larger than life novel. This larger than life space fantasy novel is complete with images, diagrams, and text. So let’s dive right in!

Summary

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.

Plot

It had been a while since I read Illuminae so it was difficult for me at first to get back into this type of book. Once I started to get into it, I couldn’t stop. This series is just so interactive and makes you feel like you are right there in the action. Every twist, turn, and perspective change, kept me on the edge of my seat as I consumed this novel! I loved how it was different from Illuminae but still included some of the same elements. I also loved how we saw some of our favorite characters from Illuminae in this book!

Characters

I loved Hannah and Nick and thought they were so much fun to read about! Hannah is the station chief’s spoiled daughter and Nick is a part of essentially the outer space mob. Reading their banter over text was so much fun because they were so sarcastic and funny with each other. Their relationship is strictly business at first but changes as their situation becomes more dire. We see these two people from different social classes come together and really care about each other.

Last Thoughts

While I think I enjoyed the AI aspect of Illuminae more, I did really love watching the high stakes and action of the events in Gemina. I can’t wait to read how this all turns out in the final installment, Obsidio!

Rating

I give this book

Do you enjoy this kind of interactive book?
XOX Shelby Grace

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