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.
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication date: October 18th 2016
When I went into this book I expected that because it was the second in a series it would follow straight on from the previous book. It didn’t. At least not in the way I thought it would. My advice to anyone reading this is to approach this book with the mindset that whilst it still has to do with space and a couple of ships mentioned in the previous book it could be seen as a standalone within a series. To me it read as though it was the second part of the first book.
I persisted reading it largely because I wanted to finish to and I really didn’t want to dnf (did not finish) a book so early in the year. I was glad I did but it took 100 pages to start getting interesting. Once again probably my favourite character was AIDAN. The other main characters (especially the teenagers) annoyed me no end. I can see that young adults in particular would find this series appealing but I just found this one to be lacking that grab your attention aspect that the first book had unfortunately. Not for me.
Recommend for: Young adults and adults alike Rating: 4 stars.