Monday, April 29, 2019


Goodreads Synopsis:    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.

My Thoughts:

-    I was blown away by Illuminae, and Gemina was just as good.

-    The format of these pages are beautiful. The book is a work of art. I love that Marie Lu was commissioned to do some artwork for this.

-    I really like the characters. Nik and Hanna are so much fun. They can kick-a, banter, and stick it to the man. They are also flawed teens, which I really appreciate. Human flaws are what make us humans. It made the characters more relateable. I also loved Ella, she cracked me up, but I could have done with a little less swearing from her. 

-    The story was great! I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. I loved how they handled the science and theoretical science. Not everyone can pull this concept off! 

-    Throughout the book, I was wondering when Kady and Ezra were going to make an appearance. They did towards the end, but I would love to see more of Kady and Hanna working together.

-    I am loving this series! 

Previous Book:

Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)

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