5-Star · Library

Book Review #7: Gemina (The Illuminae Files 2)


Author: Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
Publisher: Knopf for Young Readers
Publication Date: 20 October 2015
Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Summary: 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.

Well well, what can I say? Another five star from me because this book deserves it. In fact, I want to give it a bit more than five, if not for the plot twist ending that is quite… couldn’t find a word to describe.

Anyway, this time, we will not see Kady and Ezra until the last part. Don’t worry, we’ll see them. This time, we have Hanna, a not so pampered teenage girl (courtesy from a certain hacker, programmer?) and Nik, a sheep in a wolf skin. When you turn over first few pages, it’s quite a bit dull compared to Illuminae, but then certain things happened and all hell break loose.

The shooting, the killing, and, of course, don’t forget the biological thing that just have to invade the ship! But this time, it’s not a zombie, so don’t worry! Oh now, we have a new style too. I called it ‘Hanna’s drawing style’, so when before we have Kady Grant’s journal, this time you can see Hanna’s drawing instead, which is just so amazing! I wish I could draw beautifully. Then perhaps, I could draw for my HAT!

However, the climax is not really anticipated, really? It just I love that they showed AIDAN again, but somehow I feel like the climax can do a bit better than just that. Well, I still enjoy the book. Yes, I continue this right after I finish my tea obviously. Too engrossed that I forgot to make a new one. Now, I’ll just make my tea while waiting myself to calm down for the last book in this saga. Are you guys ready?



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