Tuesday 22 November 2016

Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Gemina (The Illuminae Files, #2)Hanna Donnelly is the station captain’s pampered daughter and Nik Malikov is the reluctant member of a notorious crime family. Together they struggle with the realities of life aboard the galaxy’s most boring space station, blissfully unaware that Kady Grant and the Hypatia are headed right toward Heimdall with news of the Kerenza invasion.

Gemina is the incredible sequel to Illuminae, which rocked my world! It picks up almost exactly where its predecessor finished but on a different ship, this time on the space station Heimdall that the Hypatia is anxiously running towards. Unfortunately, so is Beitech and its assault teams.

Hanna is the captain's daughter, a spoiled little rich girl who also happens to be trained in martial arts and have a mild addiction to party drugs. This is where Nik comes in; the ultimate bad boy and drug dealer in a crime family, Nik is tough as nails but only because he has to be. As shit hits the fan and we get closer to Hanna and Nik, we see that the facade they show the world is very false. 

As with its predecessor, Gemina is told through IM's, emails, transcripts, even Wikipedia-like entries. It adds up to an amazingly detailed and broad display of the characters and the story, especially cutting between Hanna and Nik, and the assault team as they try to track them down. 

I really don't want to say much more about the plot without giving anything away! So I'm going to leave it there, say that it is just as good as Illuminae if not better, and that you won't be disappointed!

Published 20th October 2016 by Rock The Boat.

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