Series: The Illuminae Files #2
Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers on October 18th 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Sci-Fi
Format: Hardcover, Audiobook
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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 saga that began with Illuminae continues on board the space station Heimdall, where two new characters will confront the next wave of BeiTech’s 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 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 may 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.
*I will try to keep this review as spoiler free as I possibly can. If I have a spoiler, it will be hidden and you can read it if you want.*
Holy crap you guys! I wasn’t sure where they were going to take Gemina, especially since I knew it was going to be about different characters. But wow, was this great! I loved the new characters and we still got to see Kady and Ezra (& AIDAN) from Illuminae. I think I liked Illuminae better, but this was still a five star read, in my opinion!
I again, listened to the audiobook version and then flipped through the Hardcover throughout because seriously, guys, the audio versions of these books are just simply amazing! Hands down my favorite audiobooks of all time!
There was one time where I was crying on the way home from work and it was during one of Jackson’sView Spoiler »Ugh! What an asshole! He redeemed himself a little by the end, but UGH! « Hide Spoiler memos sent to the BeiTech director and even though in my heart I knew it had to be a lie, I still cried and I blame the pregnancy hormones on it. But I’m sure it will bring some tears to you guys too. But it was nothing compared to how I felt when I thought View Spoiler »they killed Ezra in book 1! That broke my heart and could have actually happened! Thank God AIDAN is just a prick! 😀 « Hide Spoiler.
I cannot wait for the third and final installment of this series and am so upset that it’s going to be a long, long year wait for us. But we still need a cover and title reveal so hopefully that will help! Seriously, if you guys have not yet started this series, what the hell are you waiting for?! It’s amazing and so worth it, I promise you!!!