Gemina (The Illuminae Files #2) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff – Spoiler Free Review


Title: Gemina
Author: Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Series Name: The Illuminae Files
Genre: YA, Science Fiction, Dystopian
Publication Date: 18th October, 2016
Publishers: Allen & Unwin
Pages: 659
5 Star

Goodreads Synopsis:

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.


Have you read Gemina?! What did you think? (and as usual, no spoilers people!)


So, I was going to read this anyway obviously because I loved Illuminae, but I am going to say that I read this for the Tome Topple ReadAThon as it is over 500 pages!

I love the reading experience that book Illuminae and Gemina gives you. It’s great to take a break from reading constant passages of writing all the time. I absolutely loved the use of a “fascinating dossier of hacked documents—including emails, schematics, military files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more” (quote taken from the Goodreads Synopsis). It’s an amazing way to read!

Again, an amazing plot! And seriously, I need the next book right now!

I loved that we got to meet new characters and also continue on with some of the characters from Illuminae too!
Some of them you want to stab and some you just want to hug.
Our two main characters Hannah & Niklas are awesome characters and I’m glad that we not only get a Badass female character, but also a badass male character.. Which I feels doesn’t happen as much as it should!

I loved this book just as much as Illuminae! It’s amazing and would recommend to anyone that likes Dystopians or Science Fiction. It’s amazing!

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