Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff REVIEW

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.

I'm obsessed with this series, the format, the characters everything. I'm in love with it.

Hanna and Nik are awesome, they are real. It truly feels like I'm reading reports on actual living people.

The way they think and react to everything that's going on and to the things they have to do to survive rings true. Its human nature at its finest.

I was rendered speechless more times than I can count and I truly thought this time around they weren't gonna make it.

I cried more times than I can count. The train scene "you know what I'm talking about" broke me.

The way the story is told makes it easier to dive into it and difficult for the reader to predict the outcome of any given situation. It's amazing.

All the characters become and integral part of the story every little detail was planned perfectly.

Gemina is truly a work of art. If this where to become a movie it would be right up there with star wars and star trek. Its marvelous.

Amie Kaufman is a New York Times and internationally bestselling author of young adult and middle grade fiction including the Illuminae Files, the Starbound trilogy, the Aurora Cycle and the Other Side of the Sky duology. Her multi-award winning work is slated for publication in over 30 countries, and has been described as "a game-changer" (Shelf Awareness), "stylistically mesmerising" (Publishers Weekly) and "out-of-this-world awesome" (Kirkus). Raised in Australia and occasionally Ireland, Amie has degrees in history, literature, law and conflict resolution, and is currently undertaking a PhD in Creative Writing. She lives in Melbourne with her husband, daughter and rescue dog, and an extremely large personal library.

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Jay Kristoff is the #1 international, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of THE
NEVERNIGHT CHRONICLE, THE ILLUMINAE FILES and the forthcoming EMPIRE OF THE VAMPIRE trilogy. He is the winner of eight Aurealis Awards, an ABIA, has over half a million books in print and is published in over thirty five countries, most of which he has never visited. He is as surprised about all of this as you are. He is 6'7 and has approximately 12,000 days to live.

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