Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Waiting On Wednesday: Gemina

It's time for another Waiting on Wednesday! This week, I'm featuring this really awesome sequel to a really awesome book. I'm sure many of you have read the precious thing called Illuminae. And I'm also pretty sure you're aware of its sequel called Gemina!

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Title: Gemina
Authors: Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
Number of Pages: 659 (HB)
Publication Date: October 18, 2016
Publisher: 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.


I'm super pumped. Considering that I gave a perfect score for Illuminae (Haven't seen my review? It's HERE), I'm expecting this book to be as amazing as the first, or better. I'm hoping for soooooo many things, not necessarily including a conclusion to the story, since it can be foreseen that there's a lot more to this world. 

My hype for this is real. Hoping for the best! I'd really want to see Kady and Ezra again, though. Here's one of my favorite quotes from the book. It's quite known as well, notorious for containing so much feels all in a single question!
Am I not merciful?

About Amie Kaufman

 Amie Kaufman is the New York Times bestselling co-author of Illuminae (with Jay Kristoff) and These Broken Stars, This Shattered World, and Their Fractured Light (with Meagan Spooner.) She writes science fiction and fantasy for teens, and her favourite procrastination techniques involve chocolate, baking, sailing, excellent books and TV, plotting and executing overseas travel, and napping. 

She lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband, their rescue dog, and her considerable library. She is represented by Tracey Adams of Adams Literary.

About Jay Kristoff

Jay Kristoff is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of THE LOTUS WAR, THE ILLUMINAE FILES and THE NEVERNIGHT CHRONICLE. He is a winner of multiple Aurealis Awards, nominee for the David Gemmell Morningstar and Legend awards, named multiple times in the Kirkus and Amazon Best Teen Books list and published in over twenty-five countries, most of which he has never visited. Being the holder of an arts degree, he has no education to speak of. He is 6’7 and has approximately 13030 days to live. He abides in Melbourne with his secret agent kung-fu assassin wife, and the world’s laziest Jack Russell. He does not believe in happy endings.

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  1. Great pick!! I tried to pick up a copy of this book at BEA, but the line was REALLY long, so it is still on my TBR list as well. I hope you enjoy it!

    My WoW:

    1. I'm foreseeing the adoration this book will get!

  2. I can't wait for this one either!!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  3. This one is new to me but it does sound rather interesting! Thanks so much for sharing it today!!

  4. I've heard a lot of good things about this series, so this book sounds pretty interesting! Here’s my WoW!

  5. I most likely will not be picking this up. I didn't really love Illuminae.

  6. Great choice!!!! Illuminae was my one of my top 5 from 2015. I can't wait to get my hands on Gemina.
    Thanks for sharing and have a great week.

  7. I remember reading Illuminae and thinking "wow this is different!" but I didn't love it. Unpopular opinion I guess. I do hope you love this one though!

    Happy Friday EVE!!