Authors: Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Series: The Illuminae Files #2
Release Date: October 18, 2016
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
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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.
Thank you Penguin Random House for the review copy!
This book was easily one of my top anticipated stories of 2016, given the love I had for its predecessor Illuminae, which was the first and only book I’ve reviewed on video here. While Kaufman and Kristoff continue to surprise readers with their clever plot twists and science fiction elements that are just out of this world, my initial reaction to this book wasn’t as exciting. We start off with new characters and a new setting, and while I went into this book looking forward to meeting them, a part of my heart is permanently with Ezra and Kady back on the Hypatia.