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A New York Times Bestseller
Brace yourself for GEMINA—the highly anticipated sequel to the book critics called “out-of-this-world awesome”—featuring journal illustrations by bestselling author Marie Lu!
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.
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
Kindle Kids Deal are sponsored by this week’s Kids Corner Book of The Week:
Filled with outback Aussie humour, the teens of Sunhaven Downs face everything life throws at them, overcoming tragedy, drought, a very annoying cousin and really, really bad days, as they dream of one day competing for Australia on their horses.
Growing up in remote outback Queensland is filled with challenges, but the teens of Sunhaven Downs manage to overcome everything thrown at them and keep on riding, loving and laughing. In this introductory book to the series, Dane, Lani and Matthew Winter’s lives centre around their horses on their family’s drought stricken cattle station, Sunhaven Downs. When their city cousin, Amy King, is left there by her parents for a year and declares that she hates horses, they know that their lives are ruined. What they don’t know is that Amy has a secret, a secret she is desperate to keep from her outback family. Her secret will ultimately save their lives, but not all of them, on the wild night that the drought breaks and the legendary Min Min lights emerge from the land to help. The book builds to a galloping climax of clashing events as the storms close in around Sunhaven and lives are held in the balance in the remote and untamed outback of Australia.
Saddle up and come along for the exciting ride of The Outback Riders in Book 2, Horses Of The Light, and Book 3, Horses Of The Fire, as they cope with everything from desperate criminals, wildfires and destructive families to the world’s favourite boy band, finding viral video fame and falling in love. Through it all, they work towards their dream of competing for Australia in their chosen sports: eventing, show jumping, polocrosse, reining and cutting, while the mysterious Min Min lights hover in the background, ready to lend their magic.
The author, Leanne Owens, is an English teacher who has been writing for horse magazines for over three decades and has also written and reported for Horse Talk TV. Having lived in the outback for many years, and won over thirty national titles and state titles with her horses, Leanne is well qualified to write about horse addicted teens growing up in the outback.