by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
(The Illuminae Files, #2)
Pages: 599 // Published: October 18, 2016 // Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Romance
My Rating: ★★★★★
Summary as Provided by Publisher
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, Geminaraises the stakes of the Illuminae Files, hurling readers into an enthralling new story that will leave them breathless.
This book was the motha-$%#@^&$ shit. It was amazing, chums. You’re dusted if you think otherwise.
It may comfort to know that your death, while astonishingly violent, will be mercifully swift.
I enjoyed this book so much, even more so than the first, Illuminae. This book was the perfect sequel book we all hope for but often don’t get to see. We are introduced to two new main characters, Hanna and Nik, on the Heimdall Space Station. It was seamlessly incorporated into the same timeline as the first book. it all came together in this wonderful adventure, and I could not get enough chums.
I loved Hanna and Nik’s relationship, and I enjoyed them as individuals. If I dare say, more than Kady and Ezra. Hanna was so surprisingly strong and her personality was very refreshing. She was showed that she was just more than a “princess”, she was a princess who was going to kick your ass and make you cry mommy while she does it. Nik, similar to Ezra, was often the comic relief. Even though he acted like the rough bad boy, he was just a kid with a huge heart.
The format of this book is the same as the first with some minor additions. We’re introduced to Hanna’s journal, which is composed of her drawings and added another level for me.
The storyline was a great continuation of the first book, but with its own epic-ness. I can’t say much without spoiling it, so you just have to read it. If you’ve read Illuminae, than this is a no brainer. If you haven’t yet, I hope this convinces you to pick up the series immediately.
And of course we’re re-introduced to AIDAN, and all of his glory.
AIDAN: This way, should you die a hideous death in the cold belly of space, you may perish safe in the knowledge that justice will still be done to the BeiTech Industries.
AIDAN: Presuming I am not also dead, of course. Which is likely, but not certain.
Hanna D: Your pep talks %^&$ing suck.
AIDAN: . . . Suck what?
Please please please read this. Even if you’re not a science fiction fan, I know you’ll enjoy this refreshing tale.
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