Aurora Rising: The Aurora Cycle 1

Aurora Rising: The Aurora Cycle 1

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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 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. 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.


'A space opera of epic proportions.' Magpies

'An intense story ... subtle and clever.' Aurealis
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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 153 x 234mm | 620g
  • Allen & Unwin Children's Books
  • Sydney, Australia
  • English
  • 1760295736
  • 9781760295738
  • 85,799

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

'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.' Bella's Review (GoodReads)

'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.

In addition to their internationally bestselling The Illuminae Files, Amie is the co-author (with Meagan Spooner) of the bestselling Starbound trilogy and the Unearthed duology. She is also the author of Ice Wolves and Scorch Dragons, in the Elementals trilogy.

Jay is the author of the award-winning Lotus War trilogy and the Nevernight Chronicles, as well as Lifel1k3, the first in the Lifel1k3 trilogy.

They live with their respective spouses in Melbourne, Australia. Find Amie and Jay at and
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54,247 ratings
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4 38% (20,356)
3 15% (8,316)
2 4% (2,243)
1 2% (926)
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