Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff

Aurora Rising (Aurora Cycle, #1)

by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING SERIES • From the internationally bestselling authors of the Illuminae Files comes a new science fiction epic . . .

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 tech whiz 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.


Reviewed by Brittany on

4 of 5 stars

This isn’t my usual type of read, therefore I really have nothing to compare it to in terms of anything really, but I enjoyed this so much more than I thought I would.

Space stuff isn’t my thing, it grew on me throughout this book but I think that’s the only reason I couldn’t FULLY enjoy it, it’s just not something that normally appeals to me no matter how well it’s done.

That being said, I love the character building in this book, the format of it and the world building is done well, even if it’s not my perfect setting for a book.

The story is intriguing and the different species are interesting enough to keep you entertained while not being too overwhelming and confusing.

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