Author: Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
First Published: October 18th 2016
Series: The Illuminae Files #2
Genre: YA, Sci-Fi
Available As: Hardcover, paperback, ebook
My Copy: Physical copy
My Overall Rating: 9/10
This time, Hanna and Nik are the main characters. When I first heard about this, I was slightly disappointed because I thought that Kady, AIDAN and Ezra weren't going to be in it, but this disappointment was quickly resolved. Yes, they do play a role in this book, but not as large of one. I was so excited when AIDAN finally came into the plot, because like I mentioned in my post on Illuminae, AIDAN is my favourite. I don't care that he isn't an actual living character.
Kady and Hanna are both quite different. Both are strong, sassy female characters, but other than that, they quite contrast each other. I quite like both of them, but I'd say I like Kady a bit more. Kady is strong in hacking and computer science, while Hanna is better at arts. I'd they they are equally good at getting out of sticky spots - Kady had it bad, but Hanna had more pressure weighing on her actions. If she failed, she would *spoiler alert* destroy two universes. No big deal. *spoiler over*
Nik and Ezra are like polar opposites, one being part of the mafia and the other being a former-soldier, but it's cool that they all end up in the same team - the Illuminae Group. Ezra is more serious and level-headed than Nik, since Nik is a lot more flirty and humorous. I don't have a favourite between the two of them though - both balance each other out.
In Gemina, we dive into more sci-fi territory, and it can be quite confusing for the inexperienced, though Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff do a good job at explaining it all. Paradoxes, parallel universes, wormholes... All interesting to read about! I rarely read about this type of sic-fi, because it's so easy to get it wrong and mess up the whole plot. However, in Gemina, in written well.
I really love this series, because of its unique format and plot. I can't wait to read the next book, to see how BeiTech ends up being destroyed! More please :)
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