WRITTEN BY: Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff — illustration by Marie Lu
PUBLISHED BY: Knopf Books for Young Readers
HOW I GOT IT: wordery
VERSION I READ: paperback
(PLOT BY GR) 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.
REVIEW:THERE ARE NO SPOILERS HERE.
It’s been a painful ride. It started all with pre-order this magnificent book: reminder don’t ever pre-order a foreign book on your Amazon. It won’t be send to you the day of release. After fighting with Amazon, I cancel my order and Wordery has been that kind to ship it the day I order it.
Back to the book: THIS BOOK HAS NOTHING LESS THAN ILLUMINAE.
I’ve been really lost at the start of this book because it was a lot about science and my brain just doesn’t own that type of intelligence but I fell in love with the new character right away and I started to NOT trust of other characters and I WAS RIGHT. I’m not saying anything else. But be careful!
I loved the pages where the faces of the intruders (THEY ARE TERRORISTS, that’s it) were showed and I think it’s something so unique in a book where generally you just have to imagine places, people and faces. They weren’t drawings but actual faces.
I loved both Hannah and Nik, especially Nik is such an asshole but you can’t avoid to love him. He is the funny part of all this mess.
We got ALTERNATIVE UNIVERSES — I was so thrilled about this. I don’t get how it works, but it’s not the book’s fault. It’s really me, as I said before my brain doesn’t understand any scientific. I try really hard. I mean I am a Flash fan and kind of understand something about the AU, especially when they draw lines on the board but I don’t know… Too many questions.
So I was a little bit lost at the end. But this book will just make you yell “OH MY GOD” on every single page.
All the Gemina illustrations are made by Marie Lu and they ARE PERFECT. All the Hanna’s drawings reflect perfectly her personality. THEY WERE JUST PERFECT. I really loved them. I adore them.
THIS BOOK IS SO INTENSE. OHMYGOD. JUST READ IT.
I’m not saying anything more because I really don’t want to spoil anything to anyone who hasn’t read yet Gemina or Illuminae.