Thursday, July 14, 2016
Review: Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
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 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.
So I did like it a bit better than I liked Illuminae, it was a bit more intense throughout the whole book rather than like fluctuating like Illuminae felt for me.
I feel like the main characters are very similar to each other but at the same time have their own flow to them, do I make any sort of sense here?
The drama in this book for me was more enjoyable and the plot twist was like oh shit!
They warned us in the beggining of the book to beware of that certain page that contained the plot twist and it was hard for me not to keep going back to it but when it did get to that I was just like OH LORD JESUS!
Another thing though, there is a character that, without saying what it was, does something, but I just called it from the very beginning
It doesn't mean that I still wasnt surprised when it happened
It's hard to know who to trust
What the character needs to do to move forward
The ending for this book was seriously out of this universe
Youll see what I mean
I was flipping pages so fast at the end I was barely able to actually finish each page before I moved onto the next one
I seriously can NOT wait for the next book
I need it
It's not over