Aurora Rising by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman was a June COYER book club pick and I’d been meaning to get to it. When it was picked for book club it seemed as good a time as any to read it.
Honestly the plot is what dragged this down one star for me. There’s a lot of time spent learning all the different species and parts of their cultures in the beginning and in the middle of the story. It almost gets a little overwhelming and I *think* that’s the point.
It also felt very stutter stop pacing to me. Hurry up to get to a place to sit and wait, then hurry again. When the action was going though it was fantastic. There were also great plot twists; some of them I saw coming but others I didn’t.
I really loved most of the characters. Cat is the one I probably disliked the most. Honestly Tyler was the second. For some reason in this book I’ve aligned more with Kal, Finian, and Zila then with the other hot shots of the Squad.
I liked Aurora but I didn’t see her as a strong character. I could only think of her as someone who lost everything. I’m hoping in the second book she gets more answers about her past and her present.
It was a little slow to start for me and thoroughly confusing at times but I really enjoyed it!
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