My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Gemina is the thrilling sequel to Illuminae and absolutely stands up to its predecessor. The entire concept is so unique and interesting to read as the plot is pushed forward through courtroom testimony, video transcripts, and chat logs. The reader is introduced to a new cast of characters aboard the Heimdall, although there is a cameo from at least one character from the first novel.
BeiTech needs to clean up their mess after the attack on Kerenza, then the failed destruction of all of the ships that came to her aid. The countdown interspersed throughout the book never let the reader relax, always wondering if they’ll survive or will BeiTech be able to cover up their crimes? The new main characters Gemina are just as relatable, or hateable as their predecessors. Readers also get a deeper look into the world that the authors built, which is highly appreciated.
There’s not too much else to say without spoiling the plot, or that of the previous book. Highly recommended to fans of young adult/teen novels, science fiction, and really unique book formats. And of course, read Illuminae first. If you want, click here to read my review for Illuminae. You won’t regret delving into this series!