Rating: 4.5 stars
“You might only get one shot. So shoot. You know who said that?”
The riffle clatters to the floor.
“Hannah FUCKING Donnelly. That’s who.”
I LOVE these books!
What is the second book about? We find ourselves on the Heimdall station where we meet two new major characters called Hannah Donnelly and Nik Malikov. After the first assault of the BeiTech corporation the next wave is coming. Hannah is the daughter of the station’s captain. She is rich, spoiled, but also rebellious. Nik is a member of a crime family and has a cousin Ella Malikov. Everyone lives their normal lives on the station which they call very boring. But very boring gets real soon very interesting and a race against the clock to save the lives of everyone on Heimdall when a BeiTech team invades the station.
Nik and Hannah are forced to work together. The BeiTech team is not fond on saving people so Hannah and Nik try to save as many as possible, but not only do they need to save people from the invaders. An alien predator species found its way onto the station and are killing people one by one. Heimdall is also a jump station for space travel where the Hypatia is headed to with Kady on board (Yes, we get to see characters from the previous book). There is only a tiny problem. The wormhole is malfunctioning and threatens to rip the whole space-time continuum. Soon Nik and Hannah have the fate of the whole universe in their hands.
I’m going to keep this short. I love everything about this book. Hannah and Nik are again great and fun characters who I learned to love very fast. The way this book is written and made by all the files is something I absolutely love. I never even feared that this book might be less compared to Illuminae because it has everything the first one had. And I was a little mind blown at the point when you get to learn what the name Gemina means in this book.
I was a huge fan of Illuminae. Gemina is a worthy follow-up.
PS: I’m so excited to read the third book!