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review 2018-07-18 14:00
Gemina
Gemina (The Illuminae Files) - Jay Kristoff,Amie Kaufman

I am so happy to finally have the chance to finish this one! I have heard so many wonderful things about Obsidio book #3, and really wanted to get to it to see how this series ends.

 

For me Gemina was almost as good as Illuminae. I didn't love the new characters as much as I did the previous characters, Kady, Ezra and AIDAN. AIDAN being my favorite. It's not that the old characters were excluded from this story, they all pop up in Gemina, but we see a whole lot less of them. Gemina revolves around new characters, Hanna and Nik.  

 

Hanna eventually grew on me (much like Kady did). She was pampered and a tad too over confident and I just didn't care too much for her through most of the book. I found Nik to be mostly likeable. Ella the hacker is a great character and probably my favorite of the new cast.

 

At one point I felt that my emotions were once again being manipulated in a similar fashion as in Illuminae, but this time around I didn't panic. I had a feeling the authors were toying with my feelings again and, thankfully, they were. Repeatedly. Such cruelty.

 

There was a ton of action, enough to keep you on the edge of your seat and plenty of twists and turns. One of my favorite things about this series is the format. You have so many interesting illustrations, reports, messaging conversations, video footage and the like. It's never repetitive and keeps you turning the pages.

 

 

I will avoid discussing the plot because it's too easy to spoil so I will just say, this series has to be one of the most unique I have ever read. I was not ready for that ending! Obsidio has a lot of explaining to do.

 

 

-Shey

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review 2018-04-20 10:51
GEMINA
Gemina - Jay Kristoff,Amie Kaufman

This series is just crazy banana-pants fun. There are so many things in this book that I should hate – the spoiled princess + tattooed bad boy trope, the really unlikely romance under really unlikely circumstances, the horrifying creepy crawly brain-sucking alien thingies – but it all works together so brilliantly, so beautifully, that I want to wax as poetic as AIDAN the purple prose-spouting seed of Skynet. I am sooooooo glad I waited until all three books were out before I started reading this series. If it turns out book three is not the end, I will probably sprain something by shriek-sobbing in glee-despair.

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text 2018-03-31 16:08
March Recap
The One - John Marrs
Never Never - Colleen Hoover; Tarryn Fisher;
Forever Right Now - Emma Scott
You Look Different in Real Life - Jennifer Castle
The Queen of Hearts - Kimmery Martin
Gemina (The Illuminae Files) - Jay Kristoff,Amie Kaufman
Only Human - Sylvain Neuvel
Tarnished City - Vic James
The Vanishing Girl - Laura Thalassa

Wow...this month was a long one.  I went on vacation (which was so needed), and then a week later I had surgery on my foot.  I have super bad plantar fasciitis, from working on cement floors for so many years.  So they cut me in my arch on the bottom of my foot and in my calf, to stretch the tendons, and hopefully, when I'm more stretchy I won't have this problem anymore.   Right now, I'm basically on bedrest because I can't put any weight on it, yet.  After my surgery on the 20th, I managed to listen to a few more books and boost my reading, it was way down from my usual.  My April reading should be phenomenal though...I don't go back to work until at least the middle of May.

 

 

 

 

(Audiobook) The One by John Mars

Finish Date:  03/03

☆4.3☆STARS - GRADE=A-

 

(eBook) Never Never by Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher

Finish Date:  03/09

☆4.2☆STARS - GRADE=B+

 

(eBook) Forever Right Now by Emma Scott

Finish Date:  03/15

☆4.7☆STARS - GRADE=A

 

(Audiobook) You Look Different in Real Life by Jennifer Castle

Finish Date:  03/15

☆2☆STARS - GRADE=D

 

(Audiobook) The Queen of Hearts by Kimmery Martin

Finish Date:  03/22

☆3☆STARS - GRADE=C

 

(Audiobook) Gemina by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Finish Date:  03/23

☆5☆STARS - GRADE=A+

 

(eARC) Only Human by Sylvain Neuvel

Finish Date:  03/26

☆4.7☆STARS - GRADE=A

 

(Audiobook) Tarnished City by Vic James

Finish Date:  03/27

☆4.2☆STARS - GRADE=B+

 

(Audiobook) The Vanishing Girl by Laura Thalassa

Finish Date:  03/30

☆2.3☆STARS - GRADE=D+

 

9 Books Total, 6 of those are Audiobooks, 2 eBooks, and 1 Netgalley eARC.

For a total of 3,364 Pages (including Audio)

 

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review 2018-03-30 00:00
Gemina
Gemina - Amie Kaufman Gemina - Amie Kaufman 4.5 stars

"Patience and Silence had one beautiful daughter.
And her name was Vengeance."


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These books are awesome.
Not much to say that haven't already been said and I loved the illustrations from Hanna's journal.
Can't wait till my copy of [b:Obsidio|24909347|Obsidio (The Illuminae Files, #3)|Amie Kaufman|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1501704611s/24909347.jpg|44560443] arrives..
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review 2018-03-27 16:25
Review: Gemina (The Illuminae Files #2) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Gemina (The Illuminae Files) - Jay Kristoff,Amie Kaufman

 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.

 

 

 

Wow. This book was amazing and I’m not sure what else I can say that has not been said by others. But I will try.
To be honest I wasn’t sure if I would like this book as much as book one because we follow other characters, BUT yes I loved it. The more I got to get to know them the more I loved them and there were even a few similarities between them. Plus we still hear from our old crew and really in the end it all comes together with a big bang.
I loved pretty much everything about this book , the only tiny, really tiny thing that I didn’t like was the weird alien like creature thingys, I just didn’t see a real purpose to them.
No surprise, I loved Hannah, Nik and Ella . Each had their own set of problems but I loved them all even more for that and their really worked through their sh#t.
This book for sure will keep you on the edge of your seat and glued to the pages or headphones. You will get a little of everything humor, snark, betrayal romance and a whole lot of action. Pretty much nonstop action with some of the biggest plot twists I have a read in a long time. This book or series really is pure genius and I can recommend it .
I also started the audiobook with this book so that was even a better experience and I’m glad I did it was fantastic and with being able to look at the pages it was just an overall epic read.
I cannot wait to see what Kaufman and Kristoff will throw at us in the third in final book.
Overall, all I can really say that I loved, loved this book and rate it a full 5★

 

 

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