Welcome to Day 2 of 24 Days of Shelves of Spines!
So Friday Book Beginnings you choose the book you are currently reading or the one that is closest to you and share the first few sentences. For the Friday 56 you simply turn to page 56 or 56% on your e-reader and share a sentence or two that you enjoy. Then just add maybe a synopsis about the book in case others are interested. That’s it!
Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Published on: October 18th, 2016
Synopsis: 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 Illuminaecontinues 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.
Book Beginning: Frobisher, L: … over seven hundred thousand employees across dozens of colonized worlds. Is it that difficult to believe?
Crowhurst, G: Dr. Frobisher, this was a major invasion.
Page 56: Donelley, H: If nothing was ever going to happen between us — and I know in what passes for reality for you that’s obviously not true, but just pretend — if nothing was ever going to happen, would you want to be by friend?
Thoughts: I’m interested to get back into this situation. I thought the ending to Illuminae was good the way it was. It’ll be interesting to see the new characters and the old characters somehow combining. I can’t wait to pick it up. I know it’ll be a quick read.
What books on your list this week?