Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Waiting On Wednesday No. 162: Gemina, by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

This is a weekly event hosted by
It showcases future releases which
we book bloggers
are eagerly anticipating!!

Here's my choice for this week!

(The Illuminae Files, Book 2)   
Hardcover, 672 pages
Knopf Books for Young Readrs
October 18, 2016
Science Fiction,Young Adult Fiction

The highly anticipated sequel to the instant New York Times bestseller that critics are calling “out-of-this-world awesome.”

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.

Why I'm waiting on this one!

I own the first book, Illuminae, but have yet 
to read it, so it might seem a little
crazy for me to be wanting the
second one.....Lol.
But I can't help it! This is what we obsessed
bibliophile book addicts do!!
And hey, it's SF!!  I sure need to read more
of that kind of stuff!!
After all, I also have to get off this planet
every so a vacation on
a space station -- and one with LOTS of
        action -- sounds like just what  the thing!!          

What do you think of my choice?
Leave your link below, so I can
come check out your pick(s)!


  1. I've heard of illuminae but I don't know if I would like the writing style. A story told through letters and text seems like it would be hard to really know the characters... I think I'll try the audio book if I end up taking this one on! I can't wait to see what you think of both of these.
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    1. Hi, Lauren!

      You know, when I first saw "Illuminae" at my local B&N, I took a look through it, and at first, didn't like what I saw. Like you, I wasn't sure if I could actually read it and REALLY get into the story. In the end, though, I went ahead and bought it. So I'm going to try reading it. If I don't like it, I can always hold a giveaway for it! Lol. But I have this feeling I'll like it! I will probably like the second book, as well. After all, I do enjoy innovation, and these are SF novels. We'll see how it goes....

      You're very welcome for the follow!! Thanks for following back, and for commenting on this post!! :)

  2. Yes such a great pick !! I can't wait until I have this one in my hands !!

    My WoW

    1. Hi, Melissa!

      Glad you liked my pick!! I'm just as excited as you are!

      Thanks for dropping by and commenting!! :)

  3. I'm eagerly awaiting for Gemina as well! I've already read Illuminae, and I must say, IT WAS TOTALLY COOL. All the photos and the graphics made me fall in love it with at first sight.❤️ I hope you'll love it when you get to read it for yourself too! :)

    1. Hi, Mara!

      Oh, you've read "Illuminae"? Oh, I need to go check out your review!! I'm so glad you enjoyed it!! I think I'll enjoy it, too!! And I hope I'll also love "Gemina"!

      Thanks for the visit and the comment!! :)

  4. I really have to read Illuminae, but I have promised myself not to start another series until I finish a few. I hope you enjoy the read.

    1. Hi, Roo!

      Hey, I'm in the same boat! Lol. I have several great series (such as The Mortal Instruments) sitting on my shelves that I need to start on.....sigh.... So I actually don't know when I'll be able to get to "Illuminae". I sure hope it's soon!

      Thanks for visiting and commenting!! :)

  5. This series looks to be very original.

    I googled it and looked it couple of summaries and reviews. It sounds like the pl,ot and characters are different fun.

    The reviews for it also look good. If you read this I would be curious as to what you think.

    1. Hey, Brian!

      You know, the first book, "Illuminae", is structured in a very unique way. It contains lots of "documents" (fictional,of course), as well as emails, pages of just pictures, and other things. When I first looked through this book, I didn't quite like it, but later on, I changed my mind, and went ahead and bought it, at a local B&N. I do intend to read it. It's a very innovative novel indeed! I hope to read this first book before I get to the second one. That way, I can judge whether or not "Gemina" is worth reading for me. However, I must confess to being super excited for "Gemina", as I do feel I will LOVE "Illuminae"!

      Thanks for the visit and the great comment!! :)

  6. Great choice, Illuminae was quite good. I didn't love it as much as some but it was still very solid. And there doesn't seem to be a lot SF set on space stations, so I'm looking forward to that also!

    1. Hi, Greg!

      So glad you like my pick for this week!! I own "Illuminae", but really need to get started reading it. All those fictional ddbuments, emails, photos, and other stuff sure look intriguing!

      I really need to start on "Illumae" very soon!!!

      I think you're right -- I haven't heard of many SF stories or novels set in space stations.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting!! :)

  7. This book is new to me! Thanks for sharing!
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    Have a wonderful week! Dani @ Paulette’s Papers

    1. Hi, Dani!

      Oh, it's new to you? It's the sequel to "Illuminae", which has had a lot of great reviews! If you decide to get it, I hope you enjoy it! I also hope you enjoy the sequel, "Gemina"!

      Thanks so much for swinging by to comment, as well as following on Bloglovin'!! AWESOME!! I'm going to follow back!!

      Hope you have a wonderful week, as well!! :)

  8. Yes! I completely agree. I'm definitely waiting for this one too. I haven't read Illuminae yet, but I like the authors. So I'm pretty sure I'll love this series too. Happy reading!

    Dena @ Batch of Books

    1. Hi, Dena!

      I haven't read "Illuminae", either, but I'm definitely going to! And the authors are indeed GREAT!!

      Thanks for visiting and commenting!! Happy reading to you, as well!! :)

  9. Yaaaaaassss, hopefully we get to read Gemina soon. I hope you enjoy this book when you get the chance to read it!

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a fantastic week. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    1. Hi, Alyssa!!

      Yeah, I sure hope we do!! I need to read "Illuminae" soon, though! Lol. I think I'll really enjoy both books!

      You're very welcome for my visit!! Thanks for commenting back!! Hope you have a fantastic week, too!! :) :) :)

  10. YES! This series is on my list, and I hope I can make time for book one soon. Awesome WoW pick, Maria!

    1. Hi, Michele!

      Oh, I'm glad you're interested in this one, too!! I hope you enjoy it!!

      Thanks for commenting!! :)


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