The Illuminae Files: Gemina

While Kady Grant and Ezra Mason make their way on the Hypatia towards Heimdall way station, the station itself isn’t as safe they think. BeiTech, the company that attacked the Kerenza colony, is now attempting to take over Heimdall. But they didn’t expect to find resistance in the form of three teenagers.

Hanna Donnelly is the daughter of the commander of Heimdall. She’s smart, charismatic, and trained in martial arts. All Hanna is really interested in is her boyfriend, Jackson Merrick, who works in command and communication. She’s planning a romantic celebration with Jackson, all the while unaware that her home is about to be attacked.

Nik Malikov is the nephew of the mafia boss on Heimdall. Nik is a teenaged dealer in dust, a narcotic that some of the station use – including Hanna. He is smitten with Hanna, but of course she doesn’t view Nik in such a sense. The only person Nik is close to is his computer hacking genius cousin, Ella.

When a covert BeiTech group makes it’s way onto Heimdall and murders Hanna’s father, it’s up to the three teens – with some help from Kady’s father – to save the day. But one of their efforts rips open space and creates what is known as the Gemina affect. Now they have to get rid of BeiTech, fix the rip, and get out alive.

And you thought being a teenager in high school was difficult.

Illuminae was such a thrill ride for me that I was worried that Gemina wouldn’t be as good. I shouldn’t have worried. Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman make a wonderful writing team. They continue to write a space adventure that is full of fun and heart stopping moments. I do believe that Gemina was even better than Illuminae, and I can’t wait to see how the nect installment tops them.

My rating: 5/5


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