REVIEW : Gemina


TITLE: Gemina
AUTHOR: Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
SERIES: The Illuminae Files
GENRES: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Fiction
PAGES: 663
FORMAT: Paperback
PUBLISHED: October 18th 2016
PUBLISHER: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

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The saga that began with the breakout bestseller Illuminae continues on board the space station Heimdall, where two new characters are about to 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. When an elite BeiTech team invades the station, the two are thrown together to defend their home. But alien predators are picking off the station crew one by one, and a malfunction in the station’s wormhole means the space-time continuum might be ripped in two. Soon Hanna and Nik aren’t just fighting to survive; the fate of everyone on the Hypatia – and possibly the known universe – is in their hands.


Her eyes go wide, and every muscle in her body tenses. Everything I’ve ever read about lanima tells me she can’t feel any pain – the larva inside her is flooding her synapses with unprocessed tetraphenetrithylamine and she’s high as the goddamn sky.

I’m forced to start this the same way as my review of Illuminae: OH. MY. GOD!!!!! After Illuminae everyone kept saying that Gemina will be even better, just wait until you read it. And all this time before Gemina I was thinking how is that even possible? Illuminae completely blow my mind away, what could there possibly be left for Gemina to make it even better?
Well now I have finally read Gemina and, if it’s even possible, my mind is even more blown away right now! I don’t think I can ever recover from this book, I neeeeeed Obsidio! Are you trying to torture us to death Amie and Jay?!?!?!?!?!!?

I’m trying to recover my mind in one place at this moment. As much as this book was amazing, it also threw my emotions all over the place. Like in one moment it ripped my heart apart and made me cry a lot, just to make me cry a little more soon after (okay maybe me being heavily pregnant has something to do with crying too but yeah). And once I had recovered from all the emotional trauma a little, there was another bombs waiting to be thrown at me and cry a lot of happy tears! Like what even is this?!?!

So Nik, Hanna and Nik’s cousin Ella are the only ones ‘left’ behind to defend Heimdall, and all the damn universe, against the BeiTech goons. And like that ain’t enough for three young adults, there’s also these disgusting worms eating everyone they possible can hunt down.
There’s so much going on all the time that Gemina just keeps you hooked up in the book, constantly sitting on the edge of your seat. You don’t dare to exhale all the air you’re holding while reading, only because you can never be sure what happens next. Do these three even survive to the end? Do they save the whole universe, do they save even themselves??

I love all the characters, especially Nik and Hanna, possibly even more than the ones in Illuminae. Though we have an appearance of them, for example AIDAN (<3), Kady and Ezra. And I love the way this book is written. It’s still so different from every other books, and in good way!
And the fact that you can’t really predict anything that’s happening next. You can’t trust anyone to be what they say they are. It’s just a perfect book with amazing plot and all the twists in it.

It’s absolutely all solid 5 stars for Gemina, I’d rate it with 10 if that was an option. I definitely recommend you to pick this up ASAP if you’ve read Illuminae and definitely join the people who say that Gemina is even better.



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