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Gemina
Gemina | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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 Hannas 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 captains 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 arent just fighting for their own survival; the fate of everyone on the Hypatiaand possibly the known universeis 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. Praise for Illuminae: A New York Times Bestseller A PW Bestseller Out-of-this-world awesome. Kirkus Reviews, Starred Stylistically mesmerizing. Publishers Weekly, Starred An arresting visual experience. Booklist, Starred A game-changer. Shelf Awareness, Starred From the Hardcover edition.
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Cheshirecat913
Gemina | Arnie Kaufman
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I have been in a huge book slump, but finally pulled myself out. 🎉

Gemina is the 2nd book in this trilogy. I enjoyed the new characters & it was just as action packed as the first. I like the visuals they add in to emphasize different parts.

I think my favorite detail was the computer virus in form of the pop song Lollipop playing and popping up all the time. 🎵

On to the finale!

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AmandaBlaze
Gemina | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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1. Yes
2. Gemina with Nik and Hanna

WJCintron 🙌 😃 5mo
TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 🌞 5mo
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GondorGirl
Gemina | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Tonight Pippin is joining me while I read and my partner plays Zelda. He is not impressed with how much room this book takes up on my lap.

#CatsOfLitsy

Texreader That‘s so adorable!!! 🐈‍⬛❤️ 7mo
AmandaBlaze Yes, they are big books! 7mo
RaeLovesToRead Awww too cute!! 🥰🥰 7mo
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AmandaBlaze
Gemina | Arnie Kaufman
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I really liked rereading this for the #FabulousFebruary #Readathon. While I liked the Ezra\Kady story line better, Nik and Hannah didn't disappoint. This time I'm going to finish the series!
@Andrew65 #SeriesRead2022 @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Fantastic! 7mo
Andrew65 A great trilogy. 7mo
AmandaBlaze Yes, it is! Obsidio is wrecking me right now, but in a good way. 7mo
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kellyann28
Gemina | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Following suit from Illuminae, I LOVED this book! The new set of characters on the Heimdal are great and I loved the appearance of Kady and AIDEN. Again, a physical + audio book tandem read is highly recommended! There is a "song" in this one and it is hysterical to hear!

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AmandaBlaze
Gemina | Arnie Kaufman
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Book 2 of the Illuminae Files, it takes place 5minutes after Illuminae ends. Same format, same great action and dialogue. There's a new couple to cheer for as well in Hanna, the pampered Captain's daughter, and Nik, understudy in a crime family with an almost heart of gold.

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Sharv_Sona
Gemina | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Wow... This book was amazing! Look at it! Even the cover and pages are pretty! This book was filled with visuals that were very nice and they also helped keep me engaged, seeing that it‘s quite a long book. Totally recommend to anyone especially people who like to read science-fiction. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Reyzl Miss you at school!! 9mo
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Gemina | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Gemina | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff

She is a queen on this battlefield of ones and zero.

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Gemina | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff

And blood and loss and tears and screams do not matter anymore. Because at least they are together.

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Sharv_Sona
Gemina | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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“Patients and Silence had one beautiful daughter. And her name was Vengeance.”

LibrarianRyan I love this series so much. 9mo
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Sharv_Sona
Gemina | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff

“OMG Dad, you are mortifying.”
“In that case, I can only assume I am parenting well. I believe it comes with the job description.”

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Sharv_Sona
Gemina | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Translation:
I focus on the pain.
The only thing that‘s real.

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Sharv_Sona
Gemina | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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He let her put tiny braids in his hair, as long as she didn‘t tell. He could do push-ups while she sat on his shoulders. He let her practice her punches on him. She looked at the stars. He looked at her.

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Lovelylottereader
Gemina | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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I loved this book and couldn‘t put it down. When I finished it, I felt that I needed to read the next one immediately. This is turning out to be one of my favorite seres ever! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Lovelylottereader
Gemina | Arnie Kaufman
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AND YET AS I WATCH HER THROUGH HER PLAMPAD.
I CANNOT HELP BUT WONDER.
IF THE THOUGHT OF SAVING ALL THOSE LIVES AND HOPES AND DREAMS.
PALES IN COMPARRISON.
TO THE THOUGH OF SEEING HIM AGAIN.

LibrarianRyan I love this book series. 12mo
Lovelylottereader @LibrarianRyan That makes two of us! :) 12mo
LibrarianRyan Have you read any of their other series? THey are pretty good too. Or at least I like them. 12mo
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Lovelylottereader @LibrarianRyan I‘ve read the Aurora cycle series and cannot wait for the third book! 12mo
LibrarianRyan @Lovelylottereader Me too. I already have it ordered. You should give LifeL1k3 a try. It was a bit predictable, but I liked it. I just need to finish the series. 12mo
Lovelylottereader @LibrarianRyan I will look into that. Thanks for the recommendation! 12mo
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Lovelylottereader
Gemina | Arnie Kaufman

“You might get only one shot. So shoot. You know who said that?“
The rifle clatters to the bloody floor.
“Hanna ----ing Donelly. That's who.“

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Lovelylottereader
Gemina | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff

That faded blue catches fire as her smile blooms bright. And blood and loss and tears and screams do not matter anymore, because at least they are together.

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Meghan1
Gemina | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Book 36 of 2021. Another fabulous, nail biting installment of The Illuminae Files. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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pinkpistachio
Gemina | Arnie Kaufman
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I read this in one sitting. It will never cease to amaze me that paying just $12.99 can get you an experience this forking good! I love this series so much!

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magyklyXdelish
Gemina | Arnie Kaufman
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Alas, I have emerged and come to tell you all that this book was fantastic. Loved it. Now excuse me while I burrow into a nest and disappear again to finish this trilogy!

Kthxbye

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magyklyXdelish
Gemina | Arnie Kaufman
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How I‘m spending the remaining few hours I have left at work 🤗

I hope everyone has a great start to their weekend 🌻

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Allylu
Gemina | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Told you I was whizzing through this! Kaufman & Kristoff are geniuses at making me turn pages and suck me into the story! The last line, “You wanna know how it ends?” Hell yeah! Fortunately the next book is on a bookshelf upstairs. This is an amazing series - just fantastic! #FabulousFebruary #WinterRespite #SERIES2021 #SHUTDOWNRound2 #BFC21 #BookSpinBingo #21 #100YEARS100BOOKS

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
TheSpineView Great series! 🤩📖 2y
RedxoHearts Glad to hear you love them so far. I actually just started giving Illuminae a second chance reading. It had been on my didnt finish list. I must just have not been in the mood because I like it now so far. I'm always a sucker for books written in that epistolary format I think it's called. 2y
Allylu @RedxoHearts I put it off for a long time, but once I started I couldn‘t put it down. I have to restrain myself from starting the 3rd one because I have other books I need to read. 😊📚 2y
Andrew65 Love these, well done 👏👏👏 2y
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Sharv_Sona
Gemina | Arnie Kaufman
Mehso-so

This book was a nice book but it sadly not my taste, and I thought that I won‘t continue the series because it wasn‘t my type and why read a book not my type. I personally say it‘s not such a good book but I have a friend that really liked it so it isn‘t a bad book. I will go with a so-so but I really can be ‘pick‘ if you like science fiction and books that are set in space.

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AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH
Gemina | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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❐ Overall Rating 5 | Narration 5+
This book was not quite as good as the first book...but it was still excellent, the parallel universe element lost me a bit...but with my re-listen, I definitely got a better handle on what transpired. I‘ve now read this book once and listened to the audio twice.

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Sharv_Sona
Gemina | Arnie Kaufman
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This made me laugh so hard... I know it doesn‘t seem that funny but you gotta read the rest of the page! It‘s hilarious, but full of spoilers.

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Sharv_Sona
Gemina | Arnie Kaufman
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Why do all of the books I read end with a cliffhanger? Can someone please explain? Anyways, the book was great. The series just keeps improving! Can‘t wait to get the last book in the series!

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Lyssa131330
The Illuminae Files 2. Gemina | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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My 5 star reads for 2020. I‘m a bit surprised looking them over, I‘m not normally a big fan of non-fiction and two made the cut this year. I think Gemina was my overall fav, I just wasn‘t expecting it to be as good as it was and I haven‘t shut up about it since 😋. Crescent city was a close second, I‘ve already re-read it

PatriciaU That Trevor Noah book is 🔥 2y
Lyssa131330 @PatriciaU It‘s great isn‘t it! I‘m recommending it to everyone lol 2y
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Sharv_Sona
Gemina | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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I finally made it to 50 followers! I can‘t say I did this all by myself and so I give a special thanks to everyone that is following me. (I couldn‘t list 50 people individually so this was my idea)

Reggie Yay!!! I was like sub 20 for a long time. 2y
jeannasser 😊😊😊 2y
Sharv_Sona @Reggie @ObsessedWithBooks. A special thanks to both of you as you 2 are both following me! 2y
Sharv_Sona 🙂 2y
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Roary47
Gemina | Arnie Kaufman
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Pickpick

Wow, that had some confusing parts to it because there was alternate dimensions/times. I was almost upset with the ending, but it actually ended really well. It also left on a cliffhanger leading you to want the last book.

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Andrew65
Gemina | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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A great reading day yesterday for day 2 of #24B4Monday. 1 book finished, 769 pages read and 10 hrs 16 mins of reading time. Altogether up to 14 hrs 20 mins. Need to clock up 9 hrs 40 mins on day 3 if to get to 24 hrs.

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Andrew65
The Illuminae Files 2. Gemina | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Continuing #24B4Monday by listening to book two in the Illuminae Files Series. So far got 1 hr 56 mins on Saturday bring total reading up to 6 hrs. A quarter of the way there! Need to read 18 hrs in 35 hrs 20 minutes if to complete it.

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Andrew65
The Illuminae Files 2. Gemina | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Finished the first book yesterday, so moved straight onto book 2 of this trilogy during my commute today. #24B4Monday

JanuarieTimewalker13 I couldn‘t get through Illuminae....loved the format, but if I heard about Katy‘s hazmat suit one more time, I would scream. I bailed very far into the book, but I was also very sick with babesiosis, but didn‘t know it. 2y
Andrew65 @JanuarieTimewalker13 Think it helped that it was in audio format whilst commuting. 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Hmmm, my fave part was the format, I think I would‘ve thrown the phone across the room with the audio, but just bc you used “whilst” I‘m going to agree. My favorite word....hahahahahahaha 2y
Andrew65 @JanuarieTimewalker13 A great word. 🤣 2y
MsMelissa Yay!! I think the first book is the best, but enjoyed the whole trilogy. 2y
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avxi
Gemina | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Blew me out of the water! Just like the first book, #Gemina was hard to put down. The ending definitely pushes you to buy the 3rd book, so I guess I‘m seeing Obsidio in my doorstep sometime soon. The only issue I ever had is the inapposite sense of humor (just like the first book). Lots of joking in the middle of a crisis. This seems to be true for the first book as well, so maybe it‘s just something I need to get used to. Nevertheless 10/10!

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avxi
Gemina | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Finally broke down and got the second book of the trilogy ya‘ll! I have two other books on the list, but putting them all on hold for this! On other things, my sister (12) is not super keen on reading. She‘s all tangled up in computer games, and we want her to read more. Anybody have suggestions for books that may be interesting for 12y/o? #newbook #nowreading #suggestions

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rjsthumbelina
Gemina | Arnie Kaufman
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Next up, the #trope-icalreadathon. Readathon 2 of 5 for August!

Note: I'm trying to tag a book with each that I am fairly certain that I will read for a chosen prompt 👌

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rjsthumbelina
Gemina | Arnie Kaufman
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Forgot to post last week's book haul, part 2! Clearly I was on a YA binge, as everything but All My Mother's Lovers are YA. Tagging the one I think I'll read first out of these, which is Gemina (I had previously started it as an ebook borrowed from the library, but for some reason couldn't get into it in that format!)

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Twainy
Gemina - The Illuminae Files: | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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🎧 UGH! I‘m on the fence. What are your thoughts. The Audible was definitely fun with a cast and sound effects that were actually pretty good but I was either glued to the story or frustrated with it. More happy than not so I‘m reading book three! ⭐️⭐️⭐️4/5

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IndyHannaJones
Gemina | Arnie Kaufman
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I love this series! Admittedly, I like the plot if the first one better because it's so damn creepy...but I love Nik and Hanna (and not just because she spells her name thr correct way/does martial arts). Aiden is...in a strange twist...BAE.

MsMelissa This trilogy is fantastic! The first book ended up my favourite, but all three are good. AIDEN is my favourite 😊 2y
LibrarianRyan Book 2 was my fav. Espically because as someone who studied physics I didn‘t see the end coming. I was like whattttttt. I totally missed that and loved every bit of it. 2y
IndyHannaJones @LibrarianRyan the physics made my brain hurt...but in a good way. Like muscles after a hard work out haha gotta stretch those brain meats... 2y
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Jen_Reads
Gemina | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Trying to enjoy a little outdoor reading tonight.

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Jen_Reads
Gemina | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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And this is how I spend my afternoons. New book. New adorable little house.

LoverOfLearning Perfect Sunday! 2y
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Jen_Reads
Gemina | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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I checked my email this morning and it said I‘d get my books tomorrow and now when I check the tracking I get them today. Thank goodness because I think this is why I can‘t stick to any book I‘ve started.

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InLibrisVeritas
Gemina | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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I stayed up until 5am last night reading Gemina and it was worth absolutely worth the sheer exhaustion I feel now.

This was so good, and I can't believe I had reservations about it. I listened to audio while reading and I really recommend doing that if you can bc it has a full cast and some of the more impactful pages are so well done. (That being said, definitely have a print copy for the full exp)

Morning Star is up next!

GrilledCheeseSamurai I really liked the first one. Still haven't gotten to book 2 or 3. I really gotta get on that! 🤔 2y
InLibrisVeritas @GrilledCheeseSamurai Yes! I ended up making a rare bokk order because I need the 3rd book ASAP 2y
GrilledCheeseSamurai @InLibrisVeritas I don't have the 3rd book either. Just 1&2. 😅 2y
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InLibrisVeritas
Gemina | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Loving Gemina so far!

I have changed how I read. The entire time I had little interest in reading I kept thinking about annotating my next book, but the idea of writing in my books is just...no. So my past 4 reads have been full of sticky notes. It's been a lot of fun and keeps me focused. 💕

Christine Cool re: your reading method change! 2y
BookingitwithSandra I used to write in my books then moved to sticky notes about three years ago. It makes for an interesting looking edge. I like going back and seeing what hit me and why. Enjoy the feel of an annotated book! 2y
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InLibrisVeritas
Gemina | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Working on putting together a Discord for #BBBBC while I listen to an audio. Its coming together rather nicely I think. I will send out the invite links as soon as I get everything polished up.

I am also playing around with Slack because a few people mentioned it, but I am finding it very...chaotic. I can't seem to make folders and its honestly kind of frustrating. Am I simply overlooking something?

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InLibrisVeritas
Gemina | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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My TBR for the next 7 days! I'm a bit overly optimistic that I will finish more than 2 of these but I am excited to get started.

Gemina is up first since it was on my previous TBR.

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hes7
Gemina | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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-A Love Like Blood 2⭐️
-The Princess 3.5⭐️
-Falling Kingdoms 3.5⭐️
-Gemina 5⭐️

2 for #MarchUnshelfing ✔️

CaramelLunacy I loved Gemini. May need to grab the audio book on audible to hear the "loin-stirring" deep British accent! 3y
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Lyssa131330
Gemina | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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This book is keeping me on the edge of my seat with every page and I‘m only about a 1/3 of the way through. I love how it uses topography and illustrations (by Marie Lu!) to show information that is not normally conveyed well in print books. I feel like I‘m watching an action movie (or a horror movie if we are talking about what sliiiiiiides)