Review: Aurora Rising by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman

My stroll into the sci-fi genre has gone like this in a little less than 6 months….

  • Me: I don’t like sci-fi, I don’t read it.
  • More me: Hmmm Skyward looks good I might read it.
  • Even more me: OMG Skyward was so good, I must read Aurora Rising.
  • Yes, more me: Aurora Rising was FABULOUS
  • Now me: GIMME ALL THE SCI-FI!!!

I am so glad I opened my eyes to more reading possibilities!

Anyway….on to the blurb…

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.


Wow! I’ve never read these authors before and since I read the first line I knew, knew it in my bones that this was a book I was going to love.

And I wasn’t wrong.

The writing style gripped me from the first chapter along with the characters and plot.

I fell in love with the world building and the characters, especially Fin and Kal… different but oh so complex and loveable.

‘Squad 312, forever’

This book affirms 100% to me that sci fi is a genre that I love. I need to know what happens next. I’m off to search for the release date of the next book!

9 thoughts on “Review: Aurora Rising by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman

  1. Bwahahaha Caro it seems to me that we had a pretty similar progression while reading scifi! You now have to read Lifl1k3 LOL

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