Aurora Rising: The Aurora Cycle 1

Aurora Rising: The Aurora Cycle 1

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A NYT, USA Today, PW, indie, Australian, and UK bestseller!

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 tech-whiz 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. Auri is a girl out of time and out of her depth and she could be the catalyst that starts a war millions of years in the making.

Tyler's squad of losers, discipline-cases and misfits might just be the last hope for the entire galaxy. NOBODY PANIC.

'Us outsiders gotta stick together.'

What the reviewers are saying about Aurora Rising:

'High-paced action, perplexing mysteries and laugh-out-loud snark ... virtually un-put-down-able.' The Chronicle (US)
'My favorite book of 2019...wonderful, hilarious, heart-wrenching.' Goodreads reviewer
'A space opera of epic proportions.' Magpies
'An intense story ... subtle and clever.' Aurealis
'I wish I could give this book 100 stars.' Goodreads reviewer
'Fast paced, action packed, deviously humorous.' Goodreads reviewer

'Five gazillion misfit, outsider but truly entertaining stars!' Goodreads reviewer
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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 153 x 234mm | 620g
  • Allen & Unwin Children's Books
  • Sydney, Australia
  • English
  • 1760295736
  • 9781760295738
  • 87,971

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'Has it all: action, thrills, suspense, laughs, and all the feels.' Kirkus (starred review)

'Rotating perspectives and never-flagging energy propel this narrative forward, which, if it wasn't compelling enough on its own, is given illustrious life by its ragtag, always-at-odds cast.' Booklist (starred review)

'In short, loved it loved it loved it. You are all in for thrill ride of epic proportions.' Goodreads review

'High-paced action, perplexing mysteries and laugh-out-loud snark ... virtually un-put-down-able.' The Chronicle (US)

'Kaufman and Kristoff have crafted another stellar contemporary sci-fi that celebrates difference, the power of empathy, and learning to let people in. Of course, first and foremost this is an edge-of-your-seat space odyssey with absorbing world building, ancient mysteries, heists (yes, heists!), a healthy dose of sarcasm and plenty of brooding by some unlucky in love squad members ... The perfect read for those who have enjoyed The Illuminae Files, The Arc of Scythe, Six of Crows, or Stranger Things. I highly recommend getting to know the big-hearted group of diverse deviants that comprise Squad 312.' The Younger Sun
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About Amie Kaufman

New York Times bestselling co-authors Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff feast upon your tears and relish your screams. They met thanks to international taxation law, and soon struck up a writing partnership based on a shared love of blowing things up and breaking hearts. Their first collaboration resulted in the international bestselling series the Illuminae Files. Amie is also the co-author (with Meagan Spooner) of the bestselling The Other Side of the Sky, the Unearthed duology, These Broken Stars and the rest of the Starbound trilogy. Jay is the author of the award-winning Lotus War trilogy, the internationally bestselling Nevernight Chronicles, the Empire of the Vampire series, as well as Lifel1k3, Dev1at3 and Truel1f3, the award-winning LIFEL1K3 trilogy. They live with their respective spouses in Melbourne, Australia. Find Amie and Jay at and
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Rating details

54,247 ratings
4.13 out of 5 stars
5 41% (22,406)
4 38% (20,356)
3 15% (8,316)
2 4% (2,243)
1 2% (926)
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