Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers on Oct. 18, 2016
Source: Knopf Books for Young Readers
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.
Once again told through a compelling dossier of emails, IMs, classified files, transcripts, and schematics, Gemina raises the stakes of the Illuminae Files, hurling readers into an enthralling new story that will leave them breathless.
This week I’m waiting on GEMINA. Though to be perfectly honest I’ve been waiting on this sequel since the fantastic ILLUMINAE. I love that this sequel seems to take cues from Kaufman’s other collaboration — STARBOUND — wherein we are going to be introduced to a whole new couple to root for! I love series that have a overall arc, but allow new characters to tell their own part, and stories! ILLUMINAE was an unforgettable, standout read for me last year. The beauty of each page makes this series a legit experience. I cannot wait to read GEMINA. Is it October yet?