Aurora Arising by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle, #1)

I had really high expectations for this one. I loved The Illuminae Files and this one doesn’t compare. It was just an okay read for me.

I did like the concept. Let me just say, I liked the concept in the beginning and then it got a bit too weird for me at the end. It might be because there wasn’t enough world building for me. There was a bit of mystery but by the time we got to the action, I had it all figured out. I really don’t like when books become predictable! In that aspect, I felt disappointed. It was also a really slow read for me. I felt like the first 2/3’s of the book took forever.

Unlike Illuminae, the character banter is just terrible in this book. I kept finding myself rolling my eyes or just sighing out loud. It made it REALLY hard to connect to any of the characters and get sucked into this book. I think my favorite was Aurora because she just observed and didn’t partake most of the time!

I think they tried to hard to get another Illuminae and I just couldn’t stop comparing? I’m not sure. I did think it was an okay read but I don’t know that I’ll be continuing the series. I’ve seen a lot of mixed reviews on this one. I just think my expectations were a little high. Don’t hate me

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