Gemina (The Illuminae Files, #2) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Gemina (The Illuminae Files, #2)  by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

My. Mind. Is. Blown. This book is amazing. One of the best in a long long time. It has been unstoppable when it came to doing chores or other mundane activities, basically I could not put it down. Even before the fabled page 505 it was great, but I have to say page 639 is when it really got crazy for me. I can not believe that I am going to have to wait even longer for the conclusion as it all is coming together, especially because I had a hard time saying good bye to them after this book thinking that the series might end soon too?!  I am not ready for that. I loved the interactions between the different characters it had me laughing out loud at some parts and other times making me yell out random words from the page. There is so much depth, in more then just words but also in the settings and feelings that everyone has, including the reader. This book is the sequel to Illuminae and I liked the way it played into that but also created an independent story with new characters. At first I was afraid when I realized that it would not have the characters from the previous book, but this new set of characters is great and dynamic. Although there is a romance, I did not feel annoyed by it as that is my typical response to a romance in a book, but I could happily see them together. There were a ton of really tense moments and lots of suspense that does not get old or fade throughout the many pages. One thing that I have to say is the fact that even though it has a really high page count it is a really fast read and intense. The only thing I can say is to be prepared to sit down and read for several hours as well as you definitely need someone to either discuss it with or yell at someone incomprehensibly about it with.

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