Review: Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

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Star Rating:

5 Stars

My Thoughts:

Gemina is so amazing! I like it better than Illuminae (though I should read it again because I didn’t understand all of it). It had much more action and I liked Hanna and Nik (especially Nik) better. I was really confused at what was happening from the beginning because I forgot about some stuff that happened back in Illuminae. All of the plot twists were a surprise to me and I didn’t guess any of them. Like in Illuminae, all swear words are black out so its great for readers of all ages. The characters alive in the end of Illuminae have a part in Gemina but the main focus is on Hanna and Nik. Nik’s cousin, Ella is also really cool and has a good part in it. I can’t wait to get my hands on a finished copy of Gemina because the ARC doesn’t have all the final art in it! There are some pictures of the characters (only a few in the ARC so I hope the rest in the fc) that helped me visualize who they were and what they looked like when they were doing something. So overall, it was amazingballs (as Jay likes to say) and I will read Gemina over and over again and never get tired of it!

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Here are a few fun things:

Gemina quote art print from EvieSeo on Redbubble
Gemina “AIDAN” bookmark from someone on Twitter (I can’t find who but I’m looking)
Two different Gemina wallpapers from yours truly – 1 and 2 (rotate 2 for mobile wallpaper)
Gemina watercolor bookmark from Marquisdusoleil on Etsy
Gemina (and Illuminae) bottle cap magnets from BiblioKnacks on Etsy

From Goodreads:

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 bestsellerIlluminae 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 theHypatia 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.

About the Authors:

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Jay Kristoff is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of THE LOTUS WAR, THE ILLUMINAE FILES and THE NEVERNIGHT CHRONICLE. He is the winner of two Aurealis Awards, an ABIA, nominee for the David Gemmell Morningstar and Legend awards, named multiple times in the Kirkus and Amazon Best Teen Books list and published in over twenty-five countries, most of which he has never visited. He is as surprised about all of this as you are. He is 6’7 and has approximately 13030 days to live. He abides in Melbourne with his secret agent kung-fu assassin wife, and the world’s laziest Jack Russell.
He does not believe in happy endings.

Jay Kristoff: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Goodreads

Amie Kaufman is the New York Times bestselling co-author of Illuminae (with Jay Kristoff) and These Broken Stars, This Shattered World, and Their Fractured Light (with Meagan Spooner.) She writes science fiction and fantasy for teens, and her favourite procrastination techniques involve chocolate, baking, sailing, excellent books and TV, plotting and executing overseas travel, and napping.

She lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband, their rescue dog, and her considerable library. She is represented by Tracey Adams of Adams Literary.

Amie Kaufman: Twitter | Facebook | InstagramGoodreads

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