Gemina takes place on space station Heimdall, which if you’ll remember from the first novel is where the Hypatia (the ship our heroes from Illuminae are on) is traveling. Hanna is the space station managers spoiled daughter. Bored, Hannah is scoring some drugs for a party with her friends when Bei Tech strikes the station. Hanna, her drug dealer friend Nick, and his paraplegic cousin Ella are the only ones not being held hostage. It is at this moment that daddy’s little girl turns into trained warrior with a ferociously sassy attitude, and She Kicks Ass!
There are so many nuances to this storyline that I really don’t want to give anything away. But I’ll give a couple hints because I just can’t help myself. I mentioned in my review of Illuminae that it felt kind of like 2001 A Space Odyssey, well Gemina is more like Aliens. You see, while Hanna and Nik are being hunted by Bei Tech, everyone else is being hunted by these nasty, gross, creepy creatures. I am not fond of horror, but this was thrilling and gross, really gross.
Hanna and Nik, while only acquaintances previously (although he wanted more), become emotionally entangled. There is nothing more sexy than a couple who fights evil fiends together! The format of the physical book is just as fascinating and enlightening as it was in Illuminae. The story is told through, texts, emails, video footage, etc. The pages are illustrated just as if you were reading government documents. Hanna, an artist, keeps a journal and draws her feelings in it and this method gives the book so much more of an impact!
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