Gemina (The Illuminae Files, #2) by Amie Kaufman

Gemina (The Illuminae Files, #2)

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. ...


Details Gemina (The Illuminae Files, #2)

TitleGemina (The Illuminae Files, #2)
ISBN9780553499162
Author
Release DateOct 18th, 2016
PublisherAlfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
LanguageEnglish
GenreScience Fiction, Young Adult
Rating

Reviews Gemina (The Illuminae Files, #2)

  • Catriona (LittleBookOwl)
    2015-10-13
    They've done it again. Threw my emotions onto a roller coaster ride into space and through wormholes and just every which way. It was kind of exhausting reading this, but in such a good way. Man. Oh man
  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)
    2016-12-04
    THIS WAS GREAT. So many aspects of this book BLEW MY MIND. I'm so curious to find out how this story is going to come to a close in the last book! More thoughts here: https://youtu.be/GmfyLOk3-_I?t=2m17s
  • Christine Riccio
    2016-12-21
    I LOVED THIS ONE. LISTEN TO THE AUDIO BOOK. HERE'S MY FULL BOOKTALK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyapO...
  • Kat O'Keeffe
    2016-12-22
    THIS SERIES IS SO COOL. I love the setting, the characters, the story, and especially the format! Piecing together the story through these "hacked" documents and messages just makes for an AWESOME reading experience, and I cannot wait for book 3!
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    2016-10-21
    Re read on Audio before Obsidio gets here soon!!! The audio was fanfreakingtastic! ❤Sometimes I re-read my reviews & they are moronic!I wanted to do this big thing. I immediately took the cover off to see what the hardback looked like and loved it. I even painted my nails blue to go with the book and I had on blue lipstick but you could still see my stupid fever blister. . . so. . . the kiss I was going to blow, just No. So the lipstick I put b...
  • Kainat 《HUFFLEPUFF & PROUD》
    2016-10-18
    Re-read: February 12th 2018 Gemina was one of the best things that happened to me in 2016! I can't even tell you how crazy good this baby was. If you didn't care about Illuminae much, i still highly suggest giving this a go.Can we all just appreciate how magnificently beautiful AIDAN is!?! Let me sit here and swoon a little. I am aware this quote is from the first book, but i just can't deal with how great it is. Possibly the most favorite quote ...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    2017-04-12
    But why is it over? Why must we wait for so long until the next one? I'll be honest, I loved Illuminae & was skeptical of all the hype saying Gemina was better, but after finishing this I almost want to go back and adjust my Illuminae rating to a 4 and keep this at a 5. It was just an entire star better. All my thoughts are muddled so I'll try to come back and give this a proper review when things settle down, but just know I loved this. So many ...
  • Hailey (HaileyinBookland)
    2016-12-27
    I didn't enjoy this quite as much as Illuminae but it still was really enjoyable! I'll go more into depth in a video review soon!
  • Mikee Andrea (ReadWithMikee)
    2015-09-05
    NO SPOILERS BELOWGemina was one hell of a ride! It was great but I must admit, not as great as Illuminae for sure. BUT... it was still mindblowing nonetheless. I will write a full review once we get closer to release day but I've included a few pros and cons down below. PROS: 1. BAD ASS NEW CHARACTERS: Hesistant about Gemina focusing on a new set of characters? Don't be!2. PLOT: This book will leave you mind-freakin-blown!3. FORMAT: If you made i...
  • ☽Luna☾
    2016-12-07
    < review loading >< error > < error >< review now fully loaded > 4.5/5 BR with this Chum "It may comfort you to know that your death, while astonishingly violent, will likely be mercifully swift." ^^ accurate picture of my face when the action started.Okay so let me start by saying this book was awesome. I enjoyed reading it so much. I feel like this book should be illegal it's that good. The plot was fast paced and full of twists. This book i...
  • Mary ~Ravager of Tomes~
    2016-12-03
    Surveillance footage summary,prepared byAnalyst ID 8759-6294-DNSubject has decided, against our better judgement I might add, to continue reading The Illuminae Files and so here I am again writing up ANOTHER summary. We were forced to move the subject to a room with concrete walls & a minimal amount of breakable objects - though I must admit her attempt to chop the bed frame in half with her bare hand was admirable. I imagine that particular acti...
  • Emma Giordano
    2017-01-20
    A solid four stars! I felt this was a great sequel. I listened to it on audiobook and I would HIGHLY recommend! (if you're afraid of missing out on all the beautiful artwork, its easy to listen and flip through the images when you can) I don't think I missed out on anything despite it being such a visual story; The production of the audiobook is the best I think I've ever heard. The new characters/perspective were really interesting and it was na...
  • karen
    2015-10-19
    congratulations! semifinalist in goodreads' best YA fantasy & science fiction category 2016!i read this last week when i was sick in bed the day after halloween, needing a guaranteed fast, fun, escapist book to breeze through while huddled under the covers with a giant pot of halloween candy in easy reach. best sick day ever. this book may be even better than Illuminae, even though it is similar in many ways.the same beautiful design and layout ...
  • Kaylin (The Re-Read Queen)
    2016-11-25
    4.5 Starsahhh!! I still love it!! RTC--------------- Yes, I am reading this again. Third time and I feel no shame. These books are so much fun??First-buddy read with the lovely maybelline ❤ 4.5 Starsahhh!! I still love it!! RTC--------------- Yes, I am reading this again. Third time and I feel no shame. These books are so much fun??First-buddy read with the lovely maybelline ❤️
  • C.G. Drews
    2017-02-08
    Hello my name is DEAD WITH THE AWESOME OF THIS FANTASTIC NOVEL. It's a long name but one I feel is necessary because omggggg so so so so so good. SO GOOD!! SO SO very very good. And obviously it was going to be because of the glorious gift to this universe that is Illuminae. Although I will admit I like Illuminae best still. Way more AIDAN there who is obviously my favourite thing in the universe and whom I will love until the sun ne'er rises aga...
  • ❄️Nani❄️
    2018-02-03
    2.5⭐What was going through my head while I was reading this?✨ I could get used to this thrill ride. Lightning struck twice. ✨ I hate these characters. Every last one of them. ✨ I miss the Illuminae gang. Every last one of them. So, here's the thing, I didn’t have the highest of hopes going into Gemina and that's not exactly how I usually start books. Granted, that's not how most people start books either but because these books are deep...
  • Ashley Nuckles
    2016-10-24
    Reread March 2018 on audiobook. IT WAS EVEN BETTER THE SECOND TIME I JUST CANT If I could give this book 10 stars I wouldn't hesitate; hell, even a million stars wouldn't do it justice. GEMINA. WAS. AMAZING. The plot around Heimdall Station: SUSPENSEFUL The new characters, Hanna & Nik: KICK ASSThe return of beloved characters: PERFECTThe introduction of new, crazy points in the story: MIND BLOWING The storytelling format: GETS BETTER WITH EVERY B...
  • Jessi ♥️ H. Vojsk
    2018-04-28
    „War does not determine who is right - only who is left.“ Story ⭐⭐⭐⭐Did you ever think about the theory that our reality exist of many universes? That maybe, in another universe, you’re not a reader (😱) but a gamer or something else. There’s another version of you, or two or three. I need to say, that I’m probably not that smart that I could actually explain you this theory, but in this book this theory is called Gemina. (Li...
  • Lucía
    2016-02-17
    4.5 estrellas Si tuviera que describir este libro con un sólo GIF, lo haria con este:SO DAMN GOOD. DAAAAYUM.
  • emma
    2017-07-02
    Ah, good fantasy. (Please read with the exact voice and emotional expression of the Spongebob Squarepants narrator soothingly intoning, Ah, Goo Lagoon. If you do not know this reference, please go educate yourself on the tenets of modern culture, you uncultured swine.) BUT WAS IT ACTUALLY GOOD FANTASY?! Now I regret typing that long Spongebob allusion. But not enough to remove it. It took too long. I cannot waste these amazing pop-culture referen...
  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)
    2017-12-03
    I kept hearing how the second book of this series is even better than the first and... no.I listened to the audiobook since it was recommended and I think it may have been a mistake. There's only so many times you can hear the dates and email address of people before wanting to throw your phone at the wall.Hearing adults read cringy flirty teenager conversations was awkward and I didn't care for any of the characters.I honestly thought throughout...
  • Samantha
    2016-02-12
    I wasn't sure how I was going to like this one. Throughout at least half of the book, I was thinking it was going to be only 3 stars. But the ending punched it into a 4 star slot, topping it off with another cliffhanger ending. Full video review will be up on my channel closer to release!
  • alyssa
    2017-04-05
    1 MILLION STARS!Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ / 5 starsLead Male Character: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ / 5 starsLead Female Character: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ / 5 stars (Hanna) ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ / 5 stars (Ella)Plotline: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ / 5 stars Genre: Si-fi, fantasy, adventure, thriller, a bit of romance, and a whole lot of craziness!Will I recommend this book to others?: Fuck yeah!Will I reread this book?: YES!Overall story summed up in one w...
  • may ❀
    2016-11-27
    Ultimate buddy read with my darling (but-not-really-darling-more-like-kinda-a-lot-crazy) squad, Sana ♡ Ry ♡ Em ♡ Luna ♡ Prag ♡ Caitlin ♡ Jenn ♡ ^^Click their names to see their reviews - you won't regret, they're fabulous. ♡ ♡ I’ve just spent the entire day in another universe, excuse me while I try to reintegrate into real life. To give a brief summary of my emotions: This series just got so much better, like multiple folds ...
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    2016-05-11
    This was a super intense story, but I definitely like Illuminae way more. I wasn't as into the alien parasites or Russian mob here and didn't connect as much to the characters or story.... like I just didn't care what happened to them very often. I loved Kady, Ezra, and AIDAN in the last book and was basically just hanging in there to see them show up. So that was fun. I think the part that made me kind of more neutral about this book was (view s...
  • Melanie
    2017-01-17
    1.) Illuminae ★★★★ “Patience and Silence had one beautiful daughter. And her name was Vengeance.” You all, I just don’t know what to say. This series just doesn’t do for me what it does for everyone else. I don’t dislike these books at all, they just aren’t even close to being one of my all time favorites either. Please, take this review with a grain of salt, because literally all of my friends five star this series. And eve...
  • Marali
    2016-05-19
    Motherfucker of a story. I just read this 600+ page monster in one sitting, that's how epic it was. As suspenseful, charming and gritty as its predecessor albeit fantastically uniquely so. The wait for book 3 will be crushing.
  • Inge
    2016-12-03
    SON OF A BITCH.This book will blow out your brains and hump your skull.
  • Ashwood (애쉬 우드).
    2018-05-07
    “You might get only one shot. So shoot.” Amazing, just amazing! Like Illuminae, this book gave me multiple heart attacks and ‘wtf?! This can’t be happening!’ moments, but I loved every second of this story, including those parts. Although, it wasn’t as intense as Illuminae in my opinion, it didn’t diminish any of this story’s epic-ness. The story format was easier to get the hang of this time around. Interesting, different and su...