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Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle #1) (Hardcover)

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This is book number 1 in the The Aurora Cycle series.

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Set in the year 2380, Tyler Jones is ready to move on from the academy, and pick the crew of his dreams. He has worked like mad to make sure he got the top picks. Unfortunately, he got in his own way. By playing the hero instead of getting the team of his dreams, he wound up being "stuck with the dregs nobody else in the academy would touch." But that's not even the biggest problem on his plate. It's the girl he rescued from cryo-sleep. She could be the catalyst for a war that has been hiding the shadows for a millennium. Kaufman and Kristoff have always been two of my favorite authors, and their stories always sink their teeth into you. Aurora Rising is no different. Full of witty banter, unique characters, and a crazy story, Aurora Rising is a book that I fell in love with from the start. This band of misfits will have a place in my heart right next to Kaz and his crew from Six of Crows. -Victoria


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING SERIES • From the internationally bestselling authors of the Illuminae Files comes a new science fiction epic . . .

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.


About the Author

Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff are the New York Times bestselling co-authors of the Illuminae Files. Amie has also co-written (with Meagan Spooner) the Starbound and the Unearthed trilogies. Jay is the author of the LIFEL1K3 series, as well as the Nevernight Chronicle and the Lotus War series for adults. Collectively, Amie and Jay stand 12'5" tall and live in Melbourne, Australia, with two long-suffering spouses, two rescue dogs, and a plentiful supply of caffeine. They met thanks to international taxation law and stuck together due to a shared love of blowing things up and breaking hearts. You can learn more about Amie at or @AmieKaufman; look for Jay at or @misterkristoff.

Praise For…

"This intergalactic space opera has it all: action, thrills, suspense, laughs, and all the feels."—Kirkus Reviews, 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
Product Details
ISBN: 9781524720964
ISBN-10: 1524720968
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: May 7th, 2019
Pages: 480
Language: English
Series: The Aurora Cycle