Gemina was a real Gem!

geminaOh gosh I love these books so much!

It took much less time to get into this one- even though the opening was technically less dramatic, it had a much faster pace. The drawings were a nice addition here and I found myself falling in love with the characters so much more quickly.

The characters had such huge personalities that they leapt off the page. I absolutely adored Nik straightaway and his backstory made him even more sympathetic. Cerberus was a pretty decent villain- though I can’t say it compared to AIDAN (my baby!). Speaking of which, his return with his wonderful “oh captain my captain” lines, was very welcome!

I loved the concept for this one. Although I’m beginning to sense not new in terms of sci fi books, I didn’t care, because it’s all new to me and it’s done so well. Like the previous book, I really enjoyed the philosophising- especially the message to make sure you don’t become a monster to beat a monster- it was nicely expressed.

The plot was surreal, but oh so clever. The ending literally made me go “fuck yeah!” This is the kind of book you *need* to read at 2 in the morning when everyone has gone to bed. Cos this is the B-O-M-B and it will make your mind explode with excitement!! I did have one *spoilery* issue in that the conclusion to the whole parallel universe thing was a little obvious- especially since the whole “my bf/gf has died” plot point was recycled from the first book and just multiplied by two- so I had to give a slight deduction for that.

But overall, it was bloody marvellous. The only truly awful thing about this book is having to wait so long for the next one!!! WHY???

Rating 4½/5 bananas


So have you read this series yet? Do you plan to? Let me know in the comments below!

52 thoughts on “Gemina was a real Gem!

  1. I’m so excited to read this book! I’ve had it since it’s release and even got it signed. It’s just been sitting on my shelf the whole time. I keep being afraid to read it due to the new perspective and new characters being at the forefront. I don’t know how I feel about that but hopefully I read it soon and hopefully I like it!

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  2. I only read Illuminae, but I definitely plan on completing this series. This duo writers sure know what they’re doing with their sci-fi ideas. 😀 Definitely looking forward to reading this one after this wonderful review. 😛

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  3. I’m so happy you enjoyed this book! I liked it just as well even if this genre isn’t my favorite – I was surprised by how much I liked this one. It got me hooked from page one. I can’t wait to see what happens next 🙂 Great review! 🙂

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  4. It’s been about a year and I’ve still not read this book yet. Shame on me. It’s one of those books where I have to be in the right mood to read it and hopefully it’ll be soon cause it sounds EPIC!!!!!!!

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  5. This is a series I’ve fallen off the bandwagon with.. I haven’t tried Illuminae yet. But it’s certainly encouraging that you’re enjoying these ones because that means there’s a cance I will, too.
    I’ve been on the fence, you see… not sure whether to take the plunge or not… and now that I found out there’ll be more… I might just wait until the series is out and then do a marathon! 🙂 That is if the books are a hit with me of course 🙂

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  6. YAAAAAAAAAS to this review! I loved Gemina much more than Illuminae and even though yes, it was predictable and kind of recycled, I felt much more connected to this one. Also, AIDAN – love AIDAN!!

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  7. I completely agree! This is such a amazing book and I’m so glad you enjoyed it as much as I did. 🙂 Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous review! ❤

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  8. I absolutely agree that the parallel universe thing was predictable/tiresome. I also really don’t like the “love” stories in these books. But I think I gave both 4/5 stars cause the plots and structures are just so darn awesome. Nice review!!

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