Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff – Review

Posted July 6, 2020 by Tina in Book Review, Books / 0 Comments

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Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff – ReviewAurora Rising
Series: Aurora Cycle Series #1
by Amie KaufmanJay Kristoff
Published by Random House Children's Books
on 2019
Genres: Young Adult Fiction, Science Fiction, General
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Source: Library

Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff is the first book in The Aurora Cycle series. A young adult science fiction book.

Aurora Rising Summary

When Tyler Jones went out for a midnight stroll in space he discovered a ship that went missing over 200 years ago stuck in the fold. He saves the only survivor and managed to miss a very important draft at the Aurora Academy that could shape his future team.

On his first mission with his now misfit team. They discovered the girl Tyler saved, Aurora O’Malley, was hiding on the ship. Now the team is on the run from the officials that want to bring Aurora “home.”

Aurora Rising Review


The characters were ok. Pretty stereotypical. But they were fun.


Most of the time they were on a ship zooming away from trouble chasing them. Only to get themselves back into trouble as soon as they land. The different places they landed were always unique and interesting.


I love the sarcastic dialog quips. This was my favorite thing to read in this book. They were super cheesy at times but I loved it!!

You do jump into every squad member’s point of view. I listen to part of this on audio and they had a full cast so that was pretty cool.

Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff Book Cover Image

I can see why there is some disappointment with this story. Their characters were at times cheesy and stereotypical. But that was actually my favorite part. There is a lot that really isn’t clear throughout the story. There is never any really clear goal that they are trying to achieve. Things just happen to them and they react to it.


This is not a hard-hitting intense book. It’s kind of a light fluffy sarcastic fun read. But I couldn’t get enough of the dialog. I LOLed so many times. If it wasn’t for the dialogue I would have rated it a lot lower.


Kinda? This is something I could have done without. I thought it slowed down the adventure part of the story. It was also kind of weird and out of place a little.


I’m only here for the witty cheesy dialog. You give me a well place quip and I am yours. I won’t even care about the rest of it.

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Posted July 6, 2020 by Tina in Book Review, Books / 0 Comments