Review: Aurora rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Finished reading Aurora rising by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Title: Aurora rising
Writer: Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Genre: #scifi #youngadult
Length: pages 470
My rating: 3/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Version: Hardcover


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.



I had serious starting problems with this book, but when I got through first quarter, the book started to grow on me. It was easy to read for a person who is not huge scifi fan. Points for that!

All the main characters were all likeable in their own style. Kal’s personality spoke to me the most and I would have been happy to read more in his perspective. Cat was a person I liked less. All in all the team worked very well.

The story itself was not very miraculous. It was mediocre in my opinion. It was the writing style that hooked me at the end. And for me, yet again, the world and different cultures were awesome.

I gave this book a three stars because it could have been amazing but now it was only a good past time. I am sure it will get another book and I am looking forward to it. This book just presented the persons and different races, next one should go little bit deeper in characters.


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