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Monday, October 31, 2016

Gemina by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

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 saga that began with Illuminae continues on board the space station Heimdall, where two new characters will confront the next wave of BeiTech’s 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 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 may 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. @goodreads 




I wanted to do this big thing. I immediately took the cover off to see what the hardback looked like and loved it. I even painted my nails blue to go with the book and I had on blue lipstick but you could still see my stupid fever blister. . . so. . . the kiss I was going to blow, just No. So the lipstick I put beside the book. Everything is so beautiful blue! ♥

This book blew me away!

I loved Gemina even more then I loved Illuminae!! MILD SPOILERS

The world these authors have created with these books are so freaking awesome, I. CAN'T. EVEN!

AND . . . the way the book in set up inside is just beyond!!!!! Anyone who has seen it knows what I mean. I will leave a couple of pictures at the end of the review.

I love Hanna Donnelly and Nik Malikov! I loved Jackson to a certain extent but there are things . . . .

I also loved Nik's cousin Ella. Hanna, Nik and Ella are just awesome in this book. THIS book made me cry and then say what the, then cry some more!

So, Hanna is the station captain's daughter and he actually trained her to be a bad @ss girl. Although, she is on a drug and I won't even go into how they get this drug because of THINGS again. She knows what she's doing and she's not some druggie or something. Nik is her supplier and friend. She's also got a little something going on with Jackson but it's not some weird triangle thing. There isn't any time for all that with the cray that starts happening on this ship!

Some bad people come on board and start killing people left and right. They have this insane plan and well it sort of goes way out in left field. <--(or left space) Between Hanna fighting back and picking people off to little alien things killing people, they can't seem to get the upper hand.

This book was action packed and crazy stuff is going on. We have wormholes and other stuff I can't say as well.

If you loved Illuminae I don't see how you can NOT love this book as well. Like I said, I love it even more but I love them both so it doesn't really matter. Um, where's the next one?





There is a comedic part about this song someone virused <--- is that a word? into the mainframe and it comes on in the elevators and everywhere. It's something about licking someone's lollipop!

Donnelly, C: Yes. I couldn't help but notice a rather obnoxious pop song playing through the elevator PA on the way to meet with strategy this morning. Now, my daughter insists on informing me daily that my taste in music is not exactly "chill."

Grant, I: Ha! My daughter says the same to me.

Donnelly, C: But then I noticed the same song playing when I got on the elevators to Reactor Control twenty minutes ago.

Grant, I: Yeah, it's playing on all the elevators.

Donnelly, C: It's playing on all the elevators, Isaac. Constantly

Grant, I: Yeah, I know. It's the new Lexi Blue single, Kady loves her.

Donnelly, C: What the devil is it doing playing on my elevators?

Grant, I: One of the maintenance guys got sent some malware. It's a marketing ploy from Blue's recording company. Erases any audio file data it can find and implants the new single instead.

Donnelly, C: Don't we have defenses against that kind of thing?

Grant, I: Yeah. It's one of these new-wave Trojans. Mutating virus. Kind of clever, actually.

Donnelly, C: Have you listened to the lyrics? I couldn't understand half of them, but the bits I caught sounded a little. . . risque.

Grant, I: Um. Yeah. The title kinda gives it away.

Donnelly, C: Dare I ask?

Grant, I: Let's just say it has to do with lollipops. And the licking thereof.

Donnelly, C: Jesus Christ, Isaac. I know you're under pressure, but-

Grant, I: I know, I know.

Donnelly, C: Please see to it. I'm losing enough sleep over my daughter dating one of my junior officers without overhearing her singing about licking lollipops in the shower.

I wish this series would go on until the end of time!






  1. Everyone needs to read these books! ♥

  2. Great review! I'm so excited to start in on this one!

    Lauren @ Always Me

    1. Thank you, Lauren! I hope you love it too. I think you will ♥