Monday, October 24, 2016

Let's Talk: Gemina

Title: Gemina
Author: Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Series: "The Illuminae Files_02"
Genre: YA Science Fiction
Page Length: 659 pages 
Publication Date: October 18, 2016
Date Started: August 3, 2016
Date Finished: August 3, 2016
Rating: Infinity

*I read from an unfinished ARC*

Man oh man oh man. This book seriously f-ed me up. I feel personally victimized by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. But now that the dramatics are out of the way, this book was flipping fantastic! 

I can't decide which book I like better, the first or second. Both were amazing, but for different reasons. I'm not going to get into any details but there were definitely some parallels in the two books. 

I do feel a little separated from book 2 due to all the missing artwork in the ARC (urgh) but I'm so excited to see the finished art. By the end of finishing the ARC I was frustrated by all the "Final Artwork TK". 

I loved the characters. Hanna and Nik knew each other before everything went to hell, but they weren't dating like Katy and Ezra were at the start of book one. I loved seeing Hanna and Nik's relationship grow and progress with what had been happening in the space station. Things changed and grew and it was great.

The side characters were even so freaking amazing. I loved Nik's cousin so much. We got to meet Katy's dad, who was mentioned in the first book. Every side character was so cool. 

The "villains" in this book were phenomenal. They played their part so well, but at the same time I understood SOME of their actions, not all. I just loved to hate them. I'm actually looking forward to seeing the finished profiles for them. 

There was plot twist after plot twist and my heart was played with. I feel personally victimized. It's been a while since a read a book like this (was the last time Illuminae?) and I loved it. Amie and Jay managed to completely rip me apart then put me back together again. I'm so excited for the next book! You don't even know!

All in all, I definitely recommend this series and this book. I love the characters, I love the setting, I love the plot. It's such an amazing sci-fi book (especially for someone like me who hardly reads sci-fi). I am eagerly awaiting the third (and final) book. 


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