{Can’t Wait Wednesday} Aurora Rising

Posted December 26, 2018 by Leah in Memes & Features, Waiting on Wednesday / 6 Comments

Can’t Wait Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Wishful Endings, where we get the opportunity to talk about upcoming books we’re excited for. It’s inspired by Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Breaking the Spine.

 

{Can’t Wait Wednesday} Aurora Rising

Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle, #1)


by Jay Kristoff, Amie Kaufman
Pages: 384
Published on May 7, 2019
by Knopf Books for Young Readers
Goodreads

Also by this author: Stormdancer, Kinslayer, Endsinger, Stormdancer, Kinslayer, These Broken Stars, These Broken Stars, Illuminae

From the internationally bestselling authors of THE ILLUMINAE FILES comes an epic new science fiction adventure.

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 sarcasmA sociopath scientist with a fondness for shooting her bunkmatesA smart-ass techwiz with the galaxy’s biggest chip on his shoulderAn alien warrior with anger management issuesA 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.


They're not the heroes we deserve. They're just the ones we could find. Nobody panic.

Why I’m Waiting: Side story: I was dead set against reading the Illuminae Files because the format put me off. Illuminae was my Facebook book club’s June pick, and what do you know, I really enjoyed it. Seeing as Kaufman and Kristoff are at it again, I’m definitely reading their new book. This looks like a lot of fun.

 

What book are you waiting for?

Leah

About Amie Kaufman

mie Kaufman is the co-author of the award-winning Starbound trilogy (These Broken Stars, This Shattered World) and The Illuminae Files trilogy (Illuminae). She writes science fiction and fantasy for teens. Amie had the good fortune to be raised just one block from her local library, and took full advantage of that fact growing up. She and her sister spent their childhood summers re-creating their favourite books by camping in the back yard, mapping their neighbourhood, climbing trees, stepping through magical doors and sailing the local seas. Raised in Australia and Ireland, she has kissed the Blarney stone six times, thoroughly cementing her gift of the gab.

As she grew older (but not up), she continued her education, and graduated with honors degrees in history, literature and law, and a master’s degree in conflict resolution. These days she combines writing with work as a mediator, as well as regular travel throughout the US, Europe and Asia. A few of her top travel moments include camping in the Sahara overnight, climbing a mountain in Vietnam, standing on the Great Wall of China and cycling the Loire Valley, but she has a huge list left to cover.

Amie lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband and their very quirky rescue dog, Jack. She’s a huge fan of chocolate and naps, has an enormous music collection, and an entire room of her house is devoted to her library. She still sails, and though she climbs fewer trees, she remains partial to investigating the occasional magical door.

Leah

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