Review: Gemina by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

29236299Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Published October 18th 2016

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 Illuminaecontinues 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.

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I loved Illuminae but I was really unsure about Gemina focusing on a new set of characters. I really liked the characters in the first book and getting to know a whole new group of characters made me pretty hesitant. But I actually loved the new characters, made even more than the characters in Illuminae.
As much I think the format of this series is really cool and different, it does make it a little hard to follow, at least for me. If this series was written in 1st or 3rd person, I would probably love it 10x more.
I would definitely giving this series a read. The writing format takes a bit to get used to but the characters and plot make it worth it.

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