Rating: 3.5 Stars
Book Blurb for Aurora Rising:
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.
This was a buddy read of the series with my husband. After starting the first book, I thought I had found a smart, witty and humorous science fiction YA series and in the beginning I was right. I enjoyed the humor and the twist and turns of the story. Then as the second book progressed and I read the final book Aurora’s Echo, I began to feel the story was drawn out and dragged to a pretty predictable ending. It’s a trilogy and I don’t want to spoil it but it was a bit of a let down for me. I felt like this could have been a duology. I had other issues with the book, but I will allow others to draw their own conclusions.
There are better YA sci-fi stories to be read. This wasn’t terrible by any means entertainment wise, but I could take it or leave it.
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