LET ME JUST COLLECT MY BRAIN OFF OF THE FLOOR BECAUSE MY MIND WAS JUST BLOWN TO SMITHEREENS.
I’m just going to say it. Oh damn. What do I say first. URGH.
1) NIK. I LOVE YOU.
2) I found Gemina so much more emotional than Illuminae.
This is the P E R F E C T sequel.
- Hanna’s diary. It made me connect with her way more.
- A lot more personal stories that made me connect more with the characters and make the characters seem a lot more developed and emotional themselves.
- A bad romance between two. OKAY BIT OF A Love Triangle, but IT WAS OKAY. This made me feel for the characters so deeply and it was done soooo well
- There was a lot more humour, and that always makes me connect more with characters.
- I was rooting for the romances more than I was in Illuminae.
- ELLA. VIDEO MESSAGES. FISH. you KNOW what I mean if you’ve read it.
- JUST ELLA
- Erik story.
- I JUST FELT MORE.
I actually hate Amie Kauffman and Jay Kristoff right now. I’m also bowing at their feet, but that’s not important right now. URGHHVJB HOW COULD THEY DO THIS TO ME?
I!! WANT!! OBSIDIO!!
There are different characters to Illuminae, Hanna, Nik, and Ella, and hanna is this Kick-ass judo girl who is just amazing and doesn’t take any shi* from anyone and ACTS LIKE A FAIRY AND LOVES TO DOODLE THEN BOOM. HELL HOUND / SUPER FIGHTER SIDE REVEALED.
There’s Nik who is gloriously funny and witty, and also JUST HAPPENS TO BE MY FAVOURITE THING IN THE UNIVERSES AT THE MOMENT. Anyone who read this will probably scream as I quote “ <—— classy, <—— mother, <——fu**er” in response to certain things. . . Whenever something terrible happened to him I swear I died and came back to life to only feel pain because I was literally tortured vicariously THROUGH the narration of what happened to Nik. And then there’s Ella who is sassy as hell and amazing at hacking and who I literally want to be because she’s so splendidly funny.“CAPSCAPSCAPSCAPSCAPS”. . .
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Like the last time, I loved the format, and I think that this time it was even better as there were new formats being included. IT JUST MAKES THE WHOLE THING MORE INTERESTING. ALSO. Hanna’s journal made me connect / understand her SO EARLY ON.
Also, in this book. . . so many deceptions. OKAY I SAW ONE COMING?? Slightly?? LITERALLY JUST AS IT WAS ABOUT TO HAPPEN. But. it was fantastically done. SO AMNY TWISTS AND TURNS MY BRAIN HURT*. In a good way, don’t worry. I think that this book was so much more COMPLEX, the world it’s set in became so MIND-BOGGILING and I kept reading because I couldn’t NOT know what was happening.
I read 200+ pages one morning. THAT’S A THIRD OF THE BOOK. Seriously guys.
. . . I
KID. . .
YOU. . .
NOT. . .
*yeah I know.. . my brain always hurts. . .
ALSO. The character development was OUTSTANDING. I’m not just saying this. It really was. I think that Nik grew especially in this book, as in the beginning I was like “who dis?” but I warmed to him so quickly and you can literally PLOT OUT his changes and development in the book which I absolutely adore.HE’S!! SO!! PERFECT!! HE’S!! MY!! FAVE!! THING!! EVER!! LET!! ME!! KEEP!! HIM!! PLS!!
THERE WERE SO MANY TERRIBLE PEOPLE and PARASITES?? It made the read so much more thrilling than the last. ALSO,AMAZING NO-GRAVITY FIGHT SCENES?? YES PLEASE??? Honestly this book was all-round the best.
I literally have so much to say about this book. I don’t even know what to say.
THE PLOT TWISTS WILL LITERALLY MAKE YOUR BRAIN EXPLODE. I thought that Illuminae was WHOOOAAA. gah. Then this book came along. I swear, it’s a little like Illuminae, but this time there’s (A)psychos shooting (B) parasites that eat throats & produce slime (C) drugs (D) Hanna and Nik trying to like, make sure people don’t die (E) Hanna and Nik trying to not die (F) creatures in the vents that are like,, killing everyone (G) no gravity (H) hacking (I) A.I.D.I.AN.
Thoughts on this book. . .
This is absolutely everything AND MORE that I’m looking for in a sequel. To conclude: I found it way more emotional, wayyy more plot-twisty (what are words) and I just!! need!! the!! next!! one!!
That’s all from me!! WHAT DID YOU THINK OF THIS BOOK? ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO OBSIDIO? LET ME KNOWWWW