Gemina (Illuminae Files_02) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
There is a BeiTech operative on the Heimdall, the station where the science vessel Hypatia is heading with the Kerenza survivors.
On the Heimdall is Hanna Donnelly, the commanders daughter and a spoiled rich girl who is top notch in hand to hand combat. There is also Nik Malikov, memeber of a hard core criminal family and nephew of the House of Knives leader aboard the Heimdall. Nik also happens to be Hanna’s drug dealer.
When the Heimdall is invaded by a BeiTech team of special operatives intent on keeping the massacre of Kerenza a secret, Hanna and Nik team up to try to stop them.
OH. MY. GOD. THIS. BOOK.
HOLY EVERLIVING STARS THIS BOOK.
Loved it. Absolutely amazing. Phenomenal. Superb. I can’t think of any other way to say how awesome this book was.
I absolutely LOVED the characters.
Hanna is a total badass. I thought she would be such a baby but she’s got all this hand to hand training that makes her awesome. And she continually makes herself more often as the book goes on with all the shit she manages to pull off! She is just such a great character.
Nik was so amazing too! And so damn adorable! I know I said before that he’s part of a crime family, blah blah, but he is such a softy in reality. But so dangerous at the same time. He had these heartbreaking stories that make you think he’s this total sweetheart until he’s threatened then he goes all cold blooded killer … but the way he is with Hanna is just perfect. I’m totally rambling now.
Then there’s Ella, not mentioned in the description, but she is savage. So great.
And the story! Ugh so good! They’re trying to protect the Heimdall from a BeiTech audit team that is sent there to kill all the survivors of the Kerenza system and then was to wipe out the Heimdall. And following what happens is just so cool.
And the format again…. I love it so much! I love how it’s all dossier like and it makes it so much more fun to read. It’s like I’m sitting in a top secret office reading a debriefing of top secret events that went down and it’s one of those “if I tell you I’ll have to kill you” moments. It’s all so cool!
And a cliffhanger!!!!!!! Yesssssssss!!!! There’s gonna be another book!!!!!!!!! I am so ready!!!!!!!!
Is it next October yet?!
Now reading: The Fever Code by James Dashner