Today’s Waiting on Wednesday is the sequel to a book I recently read (and looooved). It’s Gemina by Amie Kauffman and Jay Kristoff, otherwise known as the sequel to Illuminae.
Synopsis from Goodreads:
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, there are new characters! I’m hoping that this ends up being a Percy-Jackson type thing, where the new characters and the old ones are all main characters (that doesn’t really make any sense in writing but it does in my head). I can’t wait for more Ezra and Kady, because ahhhh, cuteness!!! According to Jay Kristoff, there are a couple new document types in Gemina, as well, so I can’t wait to see the visual aspect of the book.
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