Aurora Rising by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman {Stephanie’s Review}


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!

4 responses to “Aurora Rising by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman {Stephanie’s Review}”

  1. I want to read these but I haven’t gotten to them.


    1. The first one was really good but I think I may wait until closer to the release of the 3rd book before I read the 2nd book.


  2. I never did finish this. sigh it dragged so I was slow reading it and then my loan was up at the library. Meh, I probably won’t pick it back up, unless I run out of books I want to read ????. I’m glad you ultimately enjoyed it!


    1. It was really slow in the beginning! I really did enjoy it and I’m glad that it was picked as a book club read. 🙂


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