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 Illuminaecontinues 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.


My Review:


"You wanna know how it ends?" she sais....


Gemina continues the series and does not disappoint. Just like its predecessor ‘Illuminae’ it continues in the same format and the audio version to the book is stunning. With a set of new characters, Gemina at first abandons the trail of what happened in the first book to establish a whole new game plan. How will this all tie together?

Hanna seems like a spoiled brat…the “Oh my gosh” and “Like” this and “Like” that kind a girl. Her dad, the Heimdall captain, does not have it easy with her as her social life sets a whole schlew of shallow demands. Artsy and pretty, she is trained in martial arts….what a combo (cliché?)! On top of that, she has a “bad boy” boyfriend, Nik, covered in tattoos and he is a member of the House of Knives. Perhaps this is just part of the image he portraits, but there actually is a charming guy underneath that skin. Either way, stuck on the Heimdall station the most boring places of all, does not suit either of them. That, however, all changes when Kady Grant on the Hypatia (from book one ‘Illuminae’) comes for Heimdall with a message. And this is where the fun begins…for all of them! 

Twists and turns.
The unexpected.
Multiple dimensions?
It all happens, right here.

Can Hanna overcome her prettyness? Is Nik bad boy enough for what is to come?


At first, I was a bit annoyed with the very, very YA narrative and cliché of the pretty girl and bad boy theme. That is always the painful part and where books just won’t hold my attention. However, I wanted to stick it out. I just could not imagine it not getting better than this. The leap from the amazing first book to the shallow beginning of this one required all my faith in the authors to turn my perceived first impressions around and make it happen. And then...they finally did. The moments when the messages come in from Katy Grant and thereafter, it becomes what I had hoped for and I am glad I did not abandon ship! Some mindblowing twisty surprises! YES! I am ready to read on. 
Let’s wait no further, ‘Obsidio’ just came out. Happy reading!