Gemina (The Illuminae Files #2) Book Review

I feel like I got served the same cake but with different frosting…

Gemina (The Illuminae Files #2)

by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff



Book Description:

“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.”


My Review:

So basically we are back to the same ingredients that made the first one, (Illuminae) great… But you know what? I loved it anyways. There where times were I was like… “seriously”… cause it looked a lot like the first one. But apart from that I enjoyed the book. The reality is that Illuminae books are really fun to read. The structure of the book is so clever and interesting that even if the story wasn’t great you would probably still finish it. 

Btw, that ending. 

That plot twist at the end….

I have to admit I love the first book more. This book suffers a little bit from the second book síndrome. Not saying that is bad but, it was kind of predictable. I would say in what parts but for spoiler reasons I won’t. 

Anyways, the series is interesting and they are worth the time. Btw, if you can, try reading the book while listening to the audiobook. In my opinion that’s the best way to enjoy it. 

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