Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Gemina 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.



So I finished this book right before a big move and thought I had written this review.  Here it is five months later and I have to see if I remember enough about the book to write a review.  So here goes nothing!  Spoiler alert...next paragraph only.

So this book follows Hanna and basically her drug dealer friend Nik as they fight a crew of BeiTech agents who find their way on their jumpship.  Throughout the book we follow these characters as they find out their families are dead and as they take out the various members of the BeiTech crew.  Relationships end and new ones begin in their place.  But not only do these two have to save their own station but they have to save those people still alive on the Hypatia which is headed towards them.  They even fall into a time warp and have to rescue each other.

All in all I really enjoyed the book.  Again the art was unique and well done.  I loved the characters and the unique way these authors portrayed the characters.  At first I really hated Hanna but she grew on me by the end and I truly felt for her just like I did for Kady.  I did struggle a little bit with the back and forth of the story.  It jumped between characters and time sometimes.  All in all however, the book was amazingly written and formulated.  I truly look forward to reading the last book in the series as soon as I get the chance.

5 stars

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