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Gemina (Illuminae Files 02) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff


RATING: 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌖 (4.75/5 moon)

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Reader

Published: October 18, 2016

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 608



“You might only get one shot. So shoot!”



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.


Gemina, being the second of a trilogy, is more impressive than I hope it would be. Illuminae is a very strong first book. Many people are raving about how good it is especially with the way it was told and the unexpected twist and turn of the plot. Some say that this book is a let down compared to the first book but some loves it more than the first book and I think I’m with the latter. The thing about having a very unexpected plot twist in the first book is that readers would expect more. And I think this book delivers what I am expecting when it comes to how the book would turn up.

The thing I like the most about this book is that both the main characters, Hanna and Nik, are present in the whole story. They’re fighting side by side or minding their own agenda and yet we get to see what they are doing equally unlike with Illuminae. In addition to that, I’ve seen and read reviews about this book saying that they are expecting some plot twist just like the first book and yet they did not see the plot twist in this book and I’m one of them. I really don’t know how these authors came up with that idea but it’s just so good!!

However, I do not find myself attached with the characters as much as I do with Kady and Ezra. I attempted to write this review few days ago but I forgot the name of the main character. I only remember Ella and Nik. But yes, this book crashed me hard with all those roller-coaster of emotions.

I would love to have an in-depth review of this book but I feel like I would spoil people and I do not want that. Just read it and you’ll love it. Definitely looking forward to reading the concluding novel.

Till next time!

Maria ❤


A reader who becomes a villain, a queen, a princess, a heroine, and a warrior depends on the story that she reads. A dreamer who wishes to dwell in the world that she visited through the pages of her book. A frustrated blogger who wishes to put into words the frustration, boredom, and excitement that she felt throughout her many journeys outside the real world.

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