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The Illuminae Files is back for Round 2!  This book follows a similar plot line and format as the first but is centered around a different set of characters.  Scientific elements like string theory and parasitic creatures are woven into the action.  This book is entertaining, aesthetically interesting, and can be read independently of Illuminae.  Featuring a strong female protagonist, plot twists, and a spaceship setting, this book reads as if you're watching a movie!

— Lauren


A New York Times Bestseller
Brace yourself for GEMINA--the highly anticipated sequel to the book critics called "out-of-this-world awesome"--featuring journal illustrations by bestselling author Marie Lu

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.
Praise for Illuminae:
A New York Times Bestseller
A PW Bestseller
"Out-of-this-world awesome." --Kirkus Reviews, Starred
"Stylistically mesmerizing." --Publishers Weekly, Starred
"An arresting visual experience." --Booklist, Starred
"A game-changer." --Shelf Awareness, Starred.

About the Author

New York Times bestselling co-authors Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff met thanks to international taxation law, and soon struck up a writing partnership based on a shared love of blowing things up and breaking hearts. Their first collaboration resulted in the international bestseller Illuminae. Separately, Amie is also the co-author of the bestselling Starbound trilogy, while Jay is the author of the award-winning Lotus War trilogy and the Nevernight Chronicle. They live with their respective spouses in Melbourne, Australia, and are fuelled almost exclusively by caffeine and readers' tears. You can learn more about Amie and Jay at and
Product Details
ISBN: 9780553499155
ISBN-10: 0553499157
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: October 18th, 2016
Pages: 672
Language: English
Series: Illuminae Files