When a Life in a Space Station Goes Haywire | Gemina

Gemina (The Illuminae Files, #2) by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Release date: October 18th, 2016
Genres: YA, Sci-Fi
Pages:  608
Source: Borrowed it
The highly anticipated sequel to the instant New York Times bestseller 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 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.

When I read the last sentence in Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff’s Illuminae, heart in my throat and hands possibly shaking, I was thinking, “There’s no way in heaven and hell I’ll find a book as perfect as this.”

Well. Mistake number one.

One day, my dear friend Inas came to me and said, quite hysterically, that there would be a continuation of Illuminae, new characters and all. Needless to say, I was not impressed and had a very low expectation of said book. I was still too emotionally tied to Kady and Ezra from Illuminae that the very notion of new characters had not held any appeal to me.

Well. Mistake number two.

Let me say this loud and clear: Gemina is divine, and here are the reasons why: