Musings of a book blogger

Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Warning: May contain spoilers for Illuminae

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.

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

I have to say that I actually had mixed feelings about this book. I found it quite slow in the beginning which I think was a result of it being based on new characters. However, once the plot got going I enjoyed it. I will also say though that I found this book a little more gruesome as there were some fairly vivid descriptions of some creepy alien creature thing that the gang used to make drugs so it did make me feel a bit squeamish. I didn’t see some of the twists coming which made the book more exciting for me. I will definitely be picking up the final book to see how it ends, particularly as Hypatia will probably finally arrive on Heimdall and Kady, Ezra, Hanna and Nik are all in the same place.

Have you read Gemina? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.

Thanks for reading!

Abbie. X

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