Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday #354, February 21st

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating!


Expected Publication:
From Goodreads:
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WWW Wednesday #358, February 21st

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you'll read next?

Thanks to MizB of Should Be Writing now A Daily Rhythm for starting this meme!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Teaser Tuesday #358, February 20th

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Ambrosia of The Purple Booker. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
Today's teaser comes from The Wolves of Winter by Tyrell Johnson, page 174.

"We were trying to make the world a better place. Now that that isn't possible, we're trying to fix it."

Yeah, that doesn't sound good, the world not being able to become a better place! What about you guys? Happy reading!

Monday, February 19, 2018

We Have the Title of The Nevernight Chronicle #3!!!!

Yeah, we have the cover of the 3rd and final book in the Nevernight Chronicle series!


It's Monday! What Are You Reading #350, February 19th

It's Monday! What Are You Reading is a weekly meme hosted by Book Date where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week...and anything in between! This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well...you never know where that next "must read" book will come from!

What happened in the past week:

Weekly Memes:
It's Monday! What Are You Reading #349
Teaser Tuesday #357
WWW Wednesday #357
WOW #354
Will the Time Come #348
Third Sentence Thursday #339
Random Reads #325
First Lines Friday #353
The Reward Challenge Update #335
Book Blogger Hop #19
How Well I Stuck to It #179
Wrote that Review Update #184

Week 7 Reviews:
Illuminae
Gemina
Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues
White Trash Zombie Apocalypse
How the White Trash Zombie Got Her Groove Back
White Trash Zombie Gone Wild
White Trash Zombie Unchained
The Dark Calling
When My Heart Joins the Thousand
Love Unchained
Enforcing the Paw

Random:
We Have the Cover of Constellation #2!!!!
We Have the Cover of The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein!!!!

OK, so I got  posts in 7 days, What about you guys? Happy reading!

So this week I want to read All Out Anthology, Break Us, This Tiny Perfect World, The Tombs, and Where I Live.

Take a journey through time and genres and discover a past where queer figures live, love and shape the world around them. Seventeen of the best young adult authors across the queer spectrum have come together to create a collection of beautifully written diverse historical fiction for teens.

From a retelling of Little Red Riding Hood set in war-torn 1870s Mexico featuring a transgender soldier, to two girls falling in love while mourning the death of Kurt Cobain, forbidden love in a sixteenth-century Spanish convent or an asexual girl discovering her identity amid the 1970s roller-disco scene, All Out tells a diverse range of stories across cultures, time periods and identities, shedding light on an area of history often ignored or forgotten.
Nikki Kill doesn't see the world in black and white. Her synesthesia shades everything in view, transforming numbers, words, and emotions into colorful clues. Which means she's a dangerous commodity to anyone with something to hide.

Nikki has already taken on the Hollises—one of L.A.'s most powerful families—for murdering her half sister, Peyton. However, Nikki's next steps are clouded by the gray of uncertainty. Before she knows it, Nikki is on the trail of a cold case that couldn't be any more personal—the death of her mother.

But when the web of lies and secrets she uncovers leads back to the people who have tried to silence her, Nikki must pursue the sunbeam gold of justice, or everything—including her life—will be lost.
The big-hearted story of a small-town girl who discovers how wide the world really is during one transformative summer. Perfect for fans of Susane Colasanti and Sarah Dessen.

Penny loves her small-town Florida life, and she has her future mapped out. She's going to community college after graduation to stay close to home and her best friend, Faye. She'll take over the family diner that her dad has been managing since her mother died. And one day, she'll marry her high school sweetheart, Logan.

But when she unexpectedly lands a scholarship to a prestigious summer theater camp, she is thrust into a world of competition and self-doubt. And suddenly, her future gets a little hazy. As she meets new friends, including Chase, a talented young actor with big-city dreams, she begins to realize that maybe the life everyone (including her) expects her to lead is not the one she was meant to have.
Gangs of New York meets Cassandra Clare in this debut YA fantasy set in 1882 Brooklyn

New York, 1882. A dark, forbidding city, and no place for a girl with unexplainable powers.

Sixteen-year-old Avery Kohl pines for the life she had before her mother was taken. She fears the mysterious men in crow masks who locked her mother in the Tombs asylum for being able to see what others couldn't. Avery denies the signs in herself, focusing instead on her shifts at the ironworks factory and keeping her inventor father out of trouble. Other than secondhand tales of adventure from her best friend, Khan, an ex-slave, and caring for her falcon, Seraphine, Avery spends her days struggling to survive.

Like her mother's, Avery's powers refuse to be contained. When she causes a bizarre explosion at the factory, she has no choice but to run from her lies, straight into the darkest corners of the city. Avery must embrace her abilities and learn to wield their power—or join her mother in the cavernous horrors of the Tombs. And the Tombs has secrets of its own: strange experiments are being performed on "patients:"…and no one knows why.
From debut author Brenda Rufener comes a heart-wrenching and evocative story perfect for fans of Thirteen Reasons Why, Girl in Pieces, and All the Bright Places.

Linden Rose has a big secret--she is homeless and living in the halls of her small-town high school. Her position as school blog editor, her best friends, Ham and Seung, and the promise of a future far away are what keep Linden under the radar and moving forward.

But when cool-girl Bea comes to school with a bloody lip, the damage hits too close to home. Linden begins looking at Bea's life, and soon her investigation prompts people to pay more attention. And attention is the last thing she needs.

Linden knows the only way to put a stop to the violence is to tell Bea's story and come to terms with her own painful past. Even if that means breaking her rules for survival and jeopardizing the secrets she's worked so hard to keep.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Wrote that Review Update #184, February 18th

Create your own banner at mybannermaker.com!
If you want to participate, set a certain amount of reviews to write, and once you make that goal, you can get a reward!

My reviews to reward is writing all of the reviews of the week, and I motivated myself to write my review for Illuminae and Gemina, Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues, White Trash Zombie Apocalypse, How the White Trash Zombie Got Her Groove Back, White Trash Zombie Gone Wild, White Trash Zombie Unchained, The Dark Calling, When My Heart Joins the Thousand, Love Unchained and Enforcing the Paw, so I have 5 of 5 reviews written!

And as always, I want to review this week's reviews!

What about you guys? Happy reading!

How Well I Stuck to It #187, February 18th

So I decided that I should have accountability on sticking to what should be in a week, so I'm doing How Well I Stuck to It every Sunday, because my schedule should be fixed in by now!

Week 8:
All Out Anthology, Break Us by Jennifer Brown, This Tiny Perfect World by Lauren Gibaldi, The Tombs by Deborah Schaumberg, Where I Live by Brenda Rufener

Tour Books: NA.

Review Books: NA.

NetGalley: NA.

Edelweiss: 5. Check.

Meme Books: NA.

Rereads: NA.

New Books: 1. Check

So a very focused week, almost all Edelweiss ARC's, but I'm hoping that I get approved for some NetGalley ARC's that come out on March 6! But yeah, these ARC's are coming out shortly, so I wanted to read them before they come out! Yep.

Week 7:
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, Hamilton and Peggy! by L.M. Elliott

vs.

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues by Diana Rowland, White Trash Zombie Apocalypse by Diana Rowland, How the White Trash Zombie Got Her Groove Back by Diana Rowland, White Trash Zombie Gone Wild by Diana Rowland,  White Trash Zombie Unchained by Diana Rowland, The Dark Calling by Kresley Cole, When My Heart Joins the Thousand by A.J. Steiger, Love Unchained by Diane Kelly, Enforcing the Paw by Diane Kelly

2/3 isn't too bad, and hopefully I'll get that ARC read soon-ish! Plus a whole bunch more! So yeah, really happy with this week! Hopefully this next one goes just as well, if not better! What about you guys? Happy reading! 

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Week 7 Reviews: Love Unleashed, Enforcing the Paw


From Goodreads:
Bestselling author Diane Kelly brings the heat to her popular Paw Enforcement series when sparks fly between a teacher and a firefighter in Love Unleashed.

Between wrangling her rambunctious kindergarten class and trying to catch an elusive Dalmatian pup who's been hanging around the playground, teacher Jessica Bellingham can hardly seem to catch her breath. And when hot, hunky fireman Louie DeLuca arrives to teach the children about fire safety, she just might need mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Who'd have thought a yellow slicker could be so sexy?


Things heat up quickly, igniting a passion the two would gladly allow to consume them. But will their romance become a four-alarm blaze, or will a dark secret from Jesse's past threaten to cool things off for good? And what will become of the playful puppy who seems to stay just out of reach?

From Goodreads:
When a case of he-said/she-said turns criminal, it's up to Megan Luz and her devoted K-9 to dig for the truth. . .

A TAIL OF TWO LOVERS
When relationships go south, some people just can't—or won't—let go. When Fort Worth Police Officer Megan Luz and her pawed partner Brigit investigate a series of stalking incidents involving a couple who recently broke up, their detective powers are put to the test. Is this a case of a controlling creep who refuses to accept rejection—or one about a woman scorned whose fury has been unleashed?

WHO END UP IN THE DOGHOUSE. . .
As hostilities escalate between the former lovers, the situation goes from romantically dysfunctional to downright dangerous. He insists his former flame has become a crazy ex-girlfriend intent on vengeance. She alleges that he is a master of manipulation and lays blame entirely at his feet. Who's the culprit and who's the victim? Can Megan and Brigit sniff out the truth. . .before somebody ends up dead?

My Review:
These books were just so freaking cute! I've really enjoyed this series, and yeah, now I'm all caught up, so I'm really happy about that! I enjoyed being in a different couple's heads, and then back to Megan, Brigit, and the bad guy's! So great to read!

Love Unleashed was adorable, a kindergarten teacher with a haunted past, and a fireman who made a bad decision that ultimately led him on the path he was on. I just loved it so much, though with Frankie helping out, it makes me think that it's set after Enforcing the Paw, because that's when she got the job, instead of just taking the training.

One thing that I really loved, was that the main story line of Enforcing the Paw, the stalking and figuring out who is stalking whom, well, the call that Megan responded to, was at the end of Above the Paw, and that's where it ended, and that's where Enforcing the Paw starts! Really loved that!

This case was very frustrating, for everybody, even us readers, because we don't know who is doing what! Being in "The Devoted One"'s head didn't give away who it was. The back and forth, the not charging anyone because they don't know who did it, but ultimately, justice won out! So great!

I loved reading these books, and I can't wait for more, because there has to be more, with Seth and opening up, and his grandfather!

Author: Diane Kelly
Series: Paw Enforcement #5.5, 6
Read: February 16th, 16th, 2018
Source: Ebook.bike, NetGalley
Reason Why: Series is really enjoyed and her writing is great, and they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2018 Books!
Publisher: Swerve, St. Martin's Paperbacks
Published: June 6th 2017,  June 27th 2017

Love Unleashed:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Enforcing the Paw:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 7 Review: When My Heart Joins the Thousand

From Goodreads:
A heartbreaking debut YA romance featuring a neuroatypical girl with a tragic history and the chronically ill boy trying to break the vault encasing her heart.

Alvie Fitz doesn’t fit in, and she doesn't care. She's spent years swallowing meds and bad advice from doctors and social workers. Adjust, adapt. Pretend to be normal. It sounds so easy.

If she can make it to her eighteenth birthday without any major mishaps, she'll be legally emancipated. Free. But if she fails, she'll become a ward of the state and be sent back to the group home.

All she wants is to be left alone to spend time with her friend, Chance, the one-winged hawk at the zoo where she works. She can bide her time with him until her emancipation. Humans are overrated anyway.

Then she meets Stanley, a boy who might be even stranger than she is—a boy who walks with a cane, who turns up every day with a new injury, whose body seems as fragile as glass. Without even meaning to, she finds herself getting close to him. But Alvie remembers what happened to the last person she truly cared about.

Her past stalks her with every step, and it has sharp teeth. But if she can find the strength to face the enemy inside her, maybe she'll have a chance at happiness after all. 

My Review:
I enjoyed reading this book so much! I haven't read a lot of contemporary books lately because they usually are centered on personal problems, but wow, did this book throw me a curve ball! I loved this book starring Alvie and Stanley, both different and society doesn't know how to interact them.

Seeing things from Alvie's perspective was really interesting. That a lot of human behaviour is much more complicated than animals. Wondering who decided what was normal behaviour and why because some of our customs just don't make any sense!

One thing that really frustrated me, was the attitude of many of the people that Alvie encountered. From her boss to the judge who decided whether Alvie was emancipated or not, they didn't understand Alvie and what makes her different, and treated her pretty cruelly in ignorance. Bah!

The whole situation with Chance and how it was the guys' fault, he wasn't supposed to go into Chance's cage and he knew that, that really sucked. The fall out from that, of how blow after blow happened and she was homeless, that was really hard to read! Things look up, and we learn more about her past, but yeah, she has some pretty hard times before things settle!

Loved reading this book, it was so different and wonderful!

Author: A.J. Steiger
Read: February 15th, 2018
Source: Edelweiss
Reason Why: Sounded good, and it's a SAC 2018 Book!
Publisher: Harper Teen
Published: February 6th 2018
5/5 Hearts
4/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 7 Review: The Dark Calling

From Goodreads:
New intrigues, adventures, and stunning revelations fill the penultimate installment of #1 New York Times best-selling author Kresley Cole's electrifying Arcana Chronicles.

In a world teetering on the edge . . .
When Evie receives life-changing—and possibly game-changing—news, she has trouble believing it. Why doesn't she feel any different? Is it possible someone she trusts might be lying?

With enemies at every turn . . .
Tensions seethe inside the castle of lost time as Evie starts to doubt her own sanity. Answers can be found outside their stronghold, but will Death help her find them—or prevent her from learning the truth about her future and Jack’s possible survival?

Darkness beckons. 
A mysterious, sinister power begins to affect the Arcana in its path. Forced out into the wasteland alone, Evie must depend on unexpected allies. But as a battle with Richter looms, can her new alliance defeat the Dark Calling before hell reigns on earth?

My Review:
Yeah! The wait for this book was totally evil, what with the cliffhanger that was she pregnant or not! But yeah, it's here, and I just had to read it! We discover who the inactivated card is, and also meet some minor Arcana. So lots going on!

The Dark Calling is basically, the reverse of the card, the person who embodies the card. And it was just so hard to read, because most of Evie's friends, and Aric are turned. Aric in particular was extremely cruel. It was really hard to read!

But Evie and Jack are reunited, so that was a positive thing, especially since he could hunt, since she was starving and couldn't keep anything down, because yeah, she was pregnant! But that brought up the problem of who Evie was going to choose once they took out Paul. Because father of her child, her soul mate, vs. the love of her life? Hard decision!

We are given a way to defeat Richter. But that involves letting Paul live, and in any case, Evie didn't remember. If she does after the fact, well, as someone said, the future is always changing. And the baby could change the game!

This book was just so freaking great, I loved it, and I can't wait for the final book in the series, though I don't want it to end!

Author: Kresley Cole
Series: The Arcana Chronicles #5
Read: February 13th, 2018
Source: Ebook.bike
Reason Why: Love her books so much, and it's a 2018 Dystopia Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2018 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Valkyrie Press
Published: February 13th 2018
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 7 Review: Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues, White Trash Zombie Apocalypse, How the White Trash Zombie Got Her Groove Back, White Trash Zombie Gone Wild, White Trash Zombie Unchained





From Goodreads:
Angel Crawford is finally starting to get used to life as a brain-eating zombie, but her problems are far from over. Her felony record is coming back to haunt her, more zombie hunters are popping up, and she's beginning to wonder if her hunky cop-boyfriend is involved with the zombie mafia. Yeah, that's right—the zombie mafia.

Throw in a secret lab and a lot of conspiracy, and Angel's going to need all of her brainpower—and maybe a brain smoothie as well—in order to get through it without falling apart. 

From Goodreads:
Our favorite white trash zombie, Angel Crawford, has enough problems of her own, what with dealing with her alcoholic, deadbeat dad, issues with her not-quite boyfriend, the zombie mafia, industrial espionage and evil corporations. Oh, and it's raining, and won't let up.

But things get even crazier when a zombie movie starts filming in town, and Angel begins to suspect that it's not just the plot of the movie that's rotten. Soon she's fighting her way through mud, blood, bullets and intrigue, even as zombies, both real and fake, prowl the streets.

Angel's been through more than her share of crap, but this time she's in way over her head. She'll need plenty of brainpower to fit all the pieces—and body parts—together in order to save herself, her town, and quite possibly the human race. 

From Goodreads:
READERS HUNGER FOR ANGEL CRAWFORD...

It's zombie versus zombie as the Saberton Corporation declares war against the Zombie Mafia, kidnapping several of their party. It falls to Angel to lead the remnants of her gang halfway across the country to claw their way through corporate intrigue, zombie drugs, and undead trafficking to rescue her friends—and expose the traitor responsible for their abduction...

From Goodreads:
Angel Crawford has buried her loser past and is cruising along in undead high gear—that is, until a murder-by-decapitation sends her on a hazardous detour. As Angel hunts for the killer, she uncovers a scheme that would expose zombies to the public and destroy the life she's built, and she's determined not to rest until she finds out who's behind it. 

Soon she's neck-deep in lies, redneck intrigue, zombie hunters, and rot-sniffing cadaver dogs. It's up to her to unravel the truth and snuff out the conspiracy before the existence of zombies makes headline news and she's outed as a monster. 

But Angel hasn't quite escaped the pill-popping ghosts of her past—not with an illicit zombie pharmaceutical at her fingertips. Good thing she's absolutely sure she can handle the drug's unpredictable side effects and still take down the bad guys…or maybe she's only one bad choice away from being dead meat—for real this time.

Angel knows a thing or two about kicking ass, but now the ass she needs to kick might be her own.

From Goodreads:
Angel Crawford has finally pulled herself together (literally!) after her disastrous dismemberment on Mardi Gras. She's putting the pieces of her life back in order and is ready to tackle whatever the future holds.

Too bad the future is a nasty bitch. There's a new kind of zombie in town: mindless shamblers, infectious and ravenous.

With the threat of a full-blown shambler pandemic looming, and a loved one stricken, Angel and the "real" zombies scramble to find a cure. Yet when Angel uncovers the true reason the plague is spreading so quickly, she adds "no-holds-barred revenge" to her to-do list. 

Angel is busting her ass dealing with shambling hordes, zombie gators, government jerks, and way too many mosquitos, but this white trash chick ain't giving up.

Good thing, since the fate of the world is resting on her undead shoulders. 

My Review:
Yeah, I loved reading these books! So much happens, like the Saberton Corporation, and learning more about zombies, and relationship ups and downs! Angel grows as a person, and accomplishes a lot! But she always fights dirty!

The attitude that a lot of the humans in the know had about zombies, that they were basically second class citizens, that was just awful! What they did to Kyle, oh, man, that was just pure torture, and just reinforces the fact that they're the bad guys!

Angel and Marcus's relationship has a lot of hurtles. Mainly, the same one over and over again, because he didn't learn. He made decisions without consulting her, and even though he tried to be better, in the end, he just made one too many in the whole "I got into college and we're moving to New Orleans" even though she didn't know he was applying for schools. Just, no. I'm glad that they parted romantic ways amicably!

That this is the majority of the series, well, we met a lot more characters! Like, Heather who was Julia but became Naomi. Dr Nikas, who was just adorable, and Pietro. We also learn more about the world, how the parasite that isn't a parasite works, and about mature zombies. So fascinating to read!

Honestly, Gone Wild was hard for me to read. Going in, knowing that she was falling back into her addictions but with mods? It's hard to sit back and be unable to do anything while people you like make bad choices! It's not like she dealt with her human addictions, she just couldn't have them anymore, they didn't have the affect that they usually had, and she didn't have a craving for them. But she has to deal with it now, in this book, and it was hard to watch her go on a downward spiral, after all the work she's put in, like getting her GED. Yeah. But there were a lot of discoveries, too, like Nick and Allen. There was just a ton going on!

Unchained, starts in a good place, she's healed and ready to get back into things. Then it turns out the events of the last book are having some pretty severe consequences, in the shamblers, and zombie alligators. So there were 3 parts Angel beating herself up, 2 parts running around trying to find a cure, and 1 part everything else! Like, Nick, the FBI, and college. There was so much going on, and it was so great to read!

We finally finish her story arc with her arch-nemesis, Dr. Charish! After everything that Charish did in the past 5 books, from having her father kidnapped so to trade him with Angel, to the lengths that she went to become immortal and wipe out zombies, well, she got what was coming to her, and I think it's poetic justice that not only is her research helping zombies, but that a zombie took over her life!

I'm really satisfied with the ending of Unchained. The loose threads are basically tied up, everybody is happy, there's more progress with the heads from the first book. And Angel and Nick are together! Yeah! So if there's more books, yeah, more time with these characters! If not, yeah, the series had a good ending!

Loved these books so much, and yeah, happy whether this is the end of the series or if we get more books!

Author: Diana Rowland
Series: White Trash Zombie #2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Read: February 12th, 12th, 12th, 13th, 13th, 2018
Source: Ebook.bike, NetGalley
Reason Why: Love her writing, and they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2018 Books!
Publisher: DAW
Published: July 3rd 2012, July 2nd 2013, July 1st 2014, October 6th 2015, September 5th 2017

Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









White Trash Zombie Apocalypse:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars










How the White Trash Zombie Got Her Groove Back:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









White Trash Zombie Gone Wild:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









White Trash Zombie Unchained:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 7 Reviews: Illuminae, Gemina


From Goodreads:
This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she'd have to do.

This afternoon, her planet was invaded.

The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that's little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.

But their problems are just getting started. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results; the fleet's AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what's really going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it's clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: the ex-boyfriend she swore she'd never speak to again.

Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents—including emails, schematics, military files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more—Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping, high-octane trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.

From Goodreads:
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.

My first review of Illuminae, Gemini
My Review:
Ah, it was so freaking great to read these books again! I planned it just about right, in that Obisdio, the final book, is coming out next month. I wish I'd put it off longer because I don't want to wait, but I had to read some really good books!

Kady and Ezra, Hanna and Nik, they're both amazing couples, from Kady and Erza breaking up just before the invasion, Nik being Hanna's drug dealer, basically, and him being attracted to her even though she has a boyfriend. Different dynamics, but they were both amazing couples to read about! 

I love the way these stories are told, narrated by someone who watched video recordings of the events, the electronic messages, and AIDAN, the count downs before arrival, well, versions of this have been done before, but not as well done as these two, and I know soon to be three, books!

It has been a while since I read these books. I knew that Erza lived, but I forgot about AIDAN's trick. So that hit me in the feels! And the relationship between Kady and AIDAN, that was just awesome, so much banter! Or the drug-producing creatures that Nik and his uncle were raising for the drugs. I forgot much of what went on there, so it was really great to read it all over again!

Things are coming to a head, they have more refugees, and the only recourse is to go back to Kerenza, where other things have been happening. And we know that not all of them are going to make it out. So I'm very nervous to read Obsidio, I need to know what's going to happen!

Absolutely loved reading these books, they just so freaking fantastic! I need more!

Authors: Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Series: The Illuminae Files #1, 2
First Read: September 12th, 2015, October 29th, 2016
Read: February 11th, 11th, 2018
Source: Own
Reason Why: Rereading, and they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2018 Books!
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Published: October 20th 2015, October 18th 2016

Illuminae:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Gemini:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars