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Aurora Rising

by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff (Author)

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Series: The Aurora Cycle (1)

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Romance. Science Fiction. Young Adult Fiction. Young Adult Literature. HTML:From the New York Times and 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 problemÔ??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.
NOBODY PANIC.
Audiobook Cast of Narrators:
Aurora, read by Kim Mai Guest 
Tyler, read by Johnathan McClain 
Cat, read by Candice Moll 
Fin, read by Lincoln Hoppe 
Zila, read by Donnabella Mortel 
Magellan, read by Jonathan Todd Ross 
Scarlett, read by Erin Spencer 
Kal, read by Steve We
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Representation: Biracial main character
Trigger warnings: Pandemic, explosions, military violence and war themes

8/10, this is the first book I've read from these authors and I had high expectations for them after reading a not-so-good sci-fi book and it just exceeded them and blew me away so where do I begin with this masterpiece? It begins with Tyler graduating from Aurora Academy but he was held up when he rescued Aurora from cryo-sleep so he missed the Draft and now all he has is a bunch of misfits that nobody wanted and already this hooked me in. The first 200 pages of the book were nicely done since it introduced the world it was set in as well as the main characters Tyler, Aurora, Kal, Zila, Finian and Scarlett and they go and explore the world as graduates however something is off with Aurora and a bigger threat is imminent that will come into play later on. The next 200 pages were a bit slow but it built up towards the end as the crew tried to find out what was going on with Aurora and other investigations; turns out that Aurora had telekinesis but few people have this ability and she sometimes becomes mindless and tries to go back to her home even though it's blocked off by interstellar law. In the last 100 pages, there was a big battle on an old colony planet infected with vines seen earlier and Aurora became part of that but broke free, ending it in a cliffhanger and what a ride it was. If you like science fiction books I can't recommend this book highly enough since it was so remarkable from beginning to end. ( )
  Law_Books600 | Sep 19, 2023 |
Aurora Rising has been on my watch list for quite some time. A lot of my friends and family kept recommending it, but I never found the book in my chase. I tried borrowing from the library, but every time it became available I was just too busy. I finally found it at a clearance book sale and I was THRILLED! And safe to say, the book was really good and I want to finish off this series. I'm a little late to the hype train, but at least I enjoyed it!

It's 2380 and the cadets of Aurora Academy are going on their first missions. Unfortunately for us, one of our main characters, Ty, gets himself into a bit of trouble. He ends up finding Aurora Jie-Lin O'Malley, a girl who was cryogenically sleeping and is from a world that is "long gone" (or at least... they say it is). He ends up with a disgruntled group of "losers", which includes his sister and his best friends (ouch, I know). The team end up getting thrown in a race to save Aurora and the galaxy's biggest mystery yet. Oh, and did I mention there's super powers?

This book was fun! It was definitely a YA book, but that's why I liked it! The book was easy to read and had lots of lore and details packed in the book. There's action, relationship drama, and all sorts of intriguing space ideas that get tossed around. I super enjoyed it, even if it wasn't the world's greatest masterpiece. It's a fun ride that kept me entertained, which is what I hope for out of a book.

Overall, it's a fun read and I can't wait to find the next one!

Four out of five stars. ( )
  Briars_Reviews | Aug 4, 2023 |
Questions I have for book 2:

1. What and where will they find the weapon?
2. If Auri is of the eshvaren, how did they claim her?
3. How is Auri the trigger?
4. Will Cat be taken over by Rahaam and fight against her squad?
5. Is Cat beyond salavge?
6. Will the squad 312 get any help whatsoever?
7. Is Cassidian bianchi dead? (Killed by the GIA)
8. How did Rahaam even start?


Reasons to pick up the book:

- Set in a very unique premise
- strong characters
- no discrimination
- good story line and writing
- has the right touch of humour
- promotes strong teamwork, friendship and family values


Cons:

- Too many unanswered questions
- The cliffhanger is anxiety-causing
- Trust these authors to break your heart ( )
  AnrMarri | Aug 1, 2023 |
Very fun with good characters ( )
  srdensmore | Feb 26, 2023 |
Well I absolutely loved this book!

It was one of the best audiobook productions I have listened to. The voice actors were superb! I had so much fun getting to know our merry band of misfits and love them all. Something momentous has happened fellow Readers. I have started listening to book two. This is huge as I rarely get time to follow a series through because of the amount of reading I need to do to sustain my reading engagement programme, but this is happening people. It's happening! ( )
  Mrs_Tapsell_Bookzone | Feb 14, 2023 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Amie Kaufmanprimary authorall editionscalculated
Kristoff, JayAuthormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Bowater, CharlieCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Guest, Kim MaiNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hoppe, LincolnNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
McClain, JohnathanNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Moll, CandiceNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mortel, DonnabellaNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ross, Jonathan ToddNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Spencer, ErinNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
West, SteveNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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If your squad was hard to find, or you're still looking, them this one is for you.
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I'm gonna miss the Draft.
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Romance. Science Fiction. Young Adult Fiction. Young Adult Literature. HTML:From the New York Times and 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 problemÔ??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.
NOBODY PANIC.
Audiobook Cast of Narrators:
Aurora, read by Kim Mai Guest 
Tyler, read by Johnathan McClain 
Cat, read by Candice Moll 
Fin, read by Lincoln Hoppe 
Zila, read by Donnabella Mortel 
Magellan, read by Jonathan Todd Ross 
Scarlett, read by Erin Spencer 
Kal, read by Steve We

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