I finally got around to reading a SciFi book during #SciFi month!! I know I’m cutting it a bit close haha, but I did it!!
by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
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I know everyone loved this, but I was kind of disappointed. I think I went in with too high of expectations. I loved the characters and the adventures in the first half of the book, but I didn’t love the ending and I didn’t like the big bad guy.
I absolutely love the characters. Honestly they made the book for me. Kal and Aurora are my favorites. I love the dynamic between all the crew members, and there is just the right amount of romance and sexual tension. I love dysfunctional outcasts that become a family. They are awesome.
While reading this book I kind of got the feeling that Aurora Rising is a compilation of other books. It was still a unique story so it didn’t bother me, but I couldn’t help thinking “oh this part is like this other story!” Here are some of the parts that I was thinking of:
- Starslayer – Starwars
- Kal – LOTR (this one is self aware)
- Kal’s fighting style – Star Trek
- Dysfunctional Crew – The Disasters
- The Pull – Twilight
- Heist – Six of Crows
Its a fun combo if nothing else. I liked all the adventures / battles, except the last one.
Overall I liked the book. I stayed up till 4:30 am last night without realizing it. I finally went to bed when my roommate got up for the day. I want to read the sequel, mostly because I want to see what happens to the crew. (like I said before, I really like the characters!)