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Book Review: Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

They're not the heroes we deserve. They're just the ones we could find. Nobody panic. It's the year 2380 and one of Earth's finest cadets, Tyler Jones, is finally graduating from Aurora Academy. He's the top of his class and has the ability to recruit the squad he's always dreamed of. That is, until he decides to be a hero and save a girl out of time from the nothingness of space. Now he's stuck with a team no one else in the Academy picked. The girl out of time, Aurora Jie-Lin O'Malley has been in cryo-sleep for two centuries and doesn't know where she is or how she survived when no one else did. Inadvertently becomes part of Tyler's band of misfits and leads them through space on a journey that will test just how good they are. Auri is part of something big, something that could save the galaxy and stop an on coming war that is millions of years in the making. Are they the heroes the galaxy needs? It might be clear by now, if you've read my other reviews, that I'm a big Sci-Fi person. I love the genre! Aurora Rising is a great classic Sci-Fi novel. I love how it's not set too far into our future, only a few hundred years and many things we know today from Earth are referenced throughout the novel. That made it really easy to connect to the story. It has space fights, aliens, million year old know, typical stuff. But it is presented in a fun and action packed way that keeps the reader interested and the story moving. Tyler Jones' little band of misfits are a fun group to travel with. It includes Tyler as the alpha, Cat as the ace pilot, Scarlet as the diplomat, Kal as the combat specialist, Finian as the maintenance man, and Zila as medical. The authors write each one in their own unique way while keeping them engaging and realistic, even the alien species. This is a great book to pick up if you are a fan of the Sci-Fi genre. The story line is refreshing. If you are new to the Sci-Fi genre I encourage you to pick up this book, it might just get you hooked!

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