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.
Once again told through a compelling dossier of emails, IMs, classified files, transcripts, and schematics, Gemina raises the stakes of the Illuminae Files, hurling readers into an enthralling new story that will leave them breathless.
So I didn't read the back cover blurb for this book, so I dove right in, expecting to see what happened with Kady and Ezra next.
Ha! Just kidding. This book is about Hanna and Nik.
Remember how this series is written in journal entries and communication logs? Well, we even get some illustrations in this one, because Hanna is an artist. Man, it was so cool to see the story quite literally through Hanna's eyes.
Hanna and Nik are at the Heimdall Jump Station where Kady and Ezra are headed for safety.
But will Heimdall be safe when they get there?
Hanna is the Jump Station Captain's daughter. She's rich, and preppy, and awesome. She knows how to kick-butt. Literally. She's been practicing in the Station dojo. And she's a drug addict.
Nik happens to be Hanna's handler. He's also deeply, hilariously in love with her. He's a shameless flirt. Nik was my favorite in this book.
So when everything goes to hell, they actually become quite good friends. Who would've thought, right?
This book was so trippy. I can't say much without giving the end away, but the book started going into the time space continuum stuff my brain can't handle.
And there were weird wormy things that eat people and they terrified me. *shudder*
Once again, this was a great installment, and I believe the third book will have Hanna, Nik, Kady, and Ezra all together. At least, I'm really hoping so.
5 out of 5!