MY RATING : ★★★★
For those of you who know me or read my posts often, you know how I ABSOLUTELY ADOREE ILLUMINAE SO MUCH IT BECAME MY FAVOURITE BOOK ( Top Young Adult Books and Illuminae Review). Of course, picking up this book I had very high expectations, and oh boy, it didn’t disappoint.
Following Illuminae, we are now on the Heimdall Station, where Kady’s Dad is in command. We follow the team of Heimdall on this new journey with ship invasion, weird parasites alien predators who came from cows (don’t ask just read it), and the amazing NARRATIVE OF ONE AND ONLY .. AIDAN <3.
Honestly, I’m not so much impressed with the first half of the book but then THE SECOND HALF OF THE BOOK WAS SO BEAUTIFUL. I could understand they had to go through all that plot introduction to come to the second part. HOLY SHIT THAT WAS SOO WORTH IT GUYS. I’m very excited for the third book now !
They held back the graphic and arts a little, the illustrations by Marie Lu were adorable but it adds the childish touch to the plot. Everytime I’m reading and I fall upon those drawings it reminds me of the teenage vibe hahah.
HANNA DONNELLY :
Her dad is a high lieutenant in the spaceship and she is known to be his little princess, blonde, rich and has everything she ever wants. In the beginning, I hated her character so much. I felt like she didn’t bring much to the story. Then, we are introduced into her bad-ass-ness how she knows everything about war tactics and martial arts. Although, she played a huge part in the story, I don’t feel impressed by her character. They repeated too much about how she knows every line of every book war ever or how she was so good in chess and strategy games. It just becomes annoying in the end. I wish they would make her a little more peculiar like Kady.
Raised in a family of criminals but has a sweet heart and actually has quite a fling for his Highness Hanna. I think he has the finest character development than any of the characters in this book. That’s the reason why it was easier to relate to him and get attached. He’s a warrior at heart and will do anything to protect his loved ones.
ELLA (nik’s cousin): TEAM ELLA FTW. She may be young and lost her legs but she’s a computer prodigee and has a totally straightforward attitude which I loveee. Very funny dialogues too.
Did Amie Kauffman and Jay Kristoff slay in the plot twist department like in ILLUMINAE? YES THEY DID. Holyy molyy. I didn’t expect that and I was quite surprised. They are going in the path about one of the phenomenon that I love the most (parallel universe).
I CAN’T FRKN WAITT ❤