Aurora Rising

By Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff,

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'Aurora Rising is to sci-fi what Stranger Things is to the cinema of the eighties - a fusion of everything you love about the genre that adds up into something completely fresh.' Samantha Shannon

From the New York Times and internationally bestselling authors of The Illuminae Files comes a new…

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3 authors picked Aurora Rising as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

I’m a sucker for good dialogue and this is about as good as it gets. This book nails sarcasm, wit, and humor. You can hear every quip and see every facial expression as you spend the entire book wishing you could have a seat in that spaceship—even if they are facing certain doom. I basically wanted to be best friends with every character… and the authors. (So umm *clears throat* if anyone has Amie or Jay’s number…hook a girl up.)

I’m channeling my inner Stefon from SNL when I say that This. Book. Has. Everything. Reckless space battles, interplanetary heists, juicy found-family drama, snarky banter, diverse characters, aliens who could desperately use a hug… and a partridge in a pear tree. (Just kidding on that last one.) Without giving too much away, I’ll just say that a squad of losers, sociopaths, and smart alecks are the galaxy’s only hope for stopping a war that’s been millions of years in the making. What could possibly go wrong? 

Aurora Rising follows an unlikely crew of teens with well-developed and conflicting personalities with fantastically-written POV switches. I love the fast-paced writing, the dialogue, and the small bit of romance tossed in. There are aliens and intrigue, fist-fights, and plot twists and I loved the alien worlds. 

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