Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff Review

So this has been sitting on my shelf for some time and after seeing it get some good reviews recently I thought it was about time I got around to 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.

Taken From Goodreads

I had high hopes after rereading Illuminae and I was expecting some great things and lets just say I was not disappointed in the slightest. For me this is exactly what I want to see from a Sci Fi adventure. It is full of a mystical world that is somewhat familiar to us with the milky way but with new discoveries.

The whole group dynamic feels very familiar with a group of misfits all being forced together in order to form a team. Of course they go from not liking each other to loving each other in a very stereotypical way but somehow the authors have made it fun to actually experience and somehow fun to read about.

I can honestly say for the first time in a long time while reading a book with multiple main characters P.O.V. i didn’t hate any of them i ended the book with just wanting to know more about each of the characters personal lives and what it is that made them the way they are.

Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff have done it again with making a sci-fi adventure being simply fantastic and with Sci Fi not being my personal favourite genre it is fantastic to see.

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