aurora risingI have heard so much about Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff in recent months. More people than I could count were talking about it, and why wouldn’t they with this author duo being as popular as they are? Now, I’ll admit, I’ve actually never read any of Kaufman’s work. Even the Illuminae series is one I haven’t read. But I have read Kristoff’s work in Nevernight and Godsgrave. So, even if this book weren’t set in space and therefore immediately on my TBR, I’d definitely be interested in reading it.

The year is 2380, and the graduating cadets of Aurora Academy are being assigned their first missions. Star pupil Tyler Jones is ready to recruit the squad of his dreams, but his own boneheaded heroism sees him stuck with the dregs nobody else in the Academy would touch…
A cocky diplomat with a black belt in sarcasm.
A sociopath scientist with a fondness for shooting her bunkmates.
A smart-ass techwiz with the galaxy’s biggest chip on his shoulder.
An alien warrior with anger management issues.
A tomboy pilot who’s totally not into him, in case you were wondering
And Ty’s squad isn’t even his biggest problem—that’d be Aurora Jie-Lin O’Malley, the girl he’s just rescued from interdimensional space. Trapped in cryo-sleep for two centuries, Auri is a girl out of time and out of her depth. But she could be the catalyst that starts a war millions of years in the making, and Tyler’s squad of losers, discipline-cases and misfits might just be the last hope for the entire galaxy.
They’re not the heroes we deserve. They’re just the ones we could find. Nobody panic.

What are your feelings on this book? I know many of you might have already read it, so feel free to link your review if you wrote one in the comments below! If not, let me know what you thought of it or whether you’re excited or not to read it. Is the book on your TBR? Is it not? Let me know! And happy reading!

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2 thoughts on “Aurora Rising [Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff]; 2019 YA Releases

  1. For me, Aurora Rising didn’t live up to the hype. I had issues getting into the story and I wasn’t a huge fan of the cast of characters. There was also some repetitive dialogue that annoyed me a bit. However, I am going to give it and the series another chance (especially on audiobook) because I had this issue with Illuminae the first time I read it, and now it’s one of my all-time favourite sci-fi series.

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