Can’t Wait Wednesday – AURORA RISING by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about. It is a meme that I have loved participating in for over a year now, but as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll just be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.
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My selection for this week is AURORA RISING by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff. Yes! The dynamic writing duo behind The Illuminae Files is back with a new series! The Illuminae Files is one of my favorite sci-fi series so I’m thrilled Kristoff and Kaufman are at it again. The cast of characters in this new series sounds fantastic too. I predict lots of action and adventure, with a heavy dose of snark and sarcasm, and I can’t wait! I unfortunately already got rejected for an ARC, but thankfully May is just around the corner.
AURORA RISING by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Publication Date: May 7, 2019
From the internationally bestselling authors of THE ILLUMINAE FILES comes an epic new science fiction adventure.
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 techwiz 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.
They’re not the heroes we deserve. They’re just the ones we could find. Nobody panic.
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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your CWW selection for this week. 🙂
*dies laughing* That last line is gold! Seems like this book comes with a healthy dose of snark and I love it!
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If it’s anything like their last series, it will be snark-filled, lol.
Hi Suzanne! This book sounds like is has so many great characters in it! Alien warrior, tomboy pilot etc Brilliant choice!
Here’s my Waiting On Wednesday post. Happy Hump Day! xx
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This book sounds so cool! This is the first time that I have seen the cover for it and I am drooling I hope that we both love this one. Thanks for sharing it! 🙂
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That cover is so cool
I’ve heard so many good things about The Illuminae Files, I really need to read them some day.
I hope this new series is as good!
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The Illuminae Files is such an exciting series. I definitely recommend it even if you don’t normally read sci fi.
I have a feeling this is going to be a really popular one! 😊
My WOW and WWW this week.
I think so too!
I’m trying to get my hands on one of the editions from Goldsboro books with purple sprayed edges, it’s supposed to go on sale today, but it’s going to be hard to get one!!😧
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Oh, I bet. I remember seeing it on Jays twitter feed. It’s gorgeous!
Wow, this sounds terrific and engaging, Suzanne! Love the cover too. Enjoy!
Thanks, I hope I will! 🙂
I’m anxious to start seeing some reviews of this one. I’m seeing it everywhere.
Yes, lots of hype already!
I love action and adventure, with a heavy dose of snark and sarcasm 😀 Haha this book sounds awesome and I can’t wait to read it!
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I think it’s going to be such a fun series!
Yes, I can’t wait for this either! I requested it on NetGalley, but I haven’t heard back so I’m assuming that’s a no, haha. Regardless, I’m glad it’s out soon because I’m starting to see so many incredible things about it!
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Lol, I got rejected almost immediately so maybe there’s hope for you.
I still haven’t read anything by either of these authors. I hope you enjoy this book when you read it.
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Thanks, I hope so too!
My daughter and I were just talking about this one today. I have been chomping at the bit for it, since Amie Kaufman told us about it at the Obsidio signing I went to (last year?). It sounds amazing.
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Right? I think it sounds like it has the potential to be even better than their last series.
Haha, that last line!! Sounds like quite the team!
Doesn’t it? I’m so excited to get my hands on this one and meet them.
After they knocked the Illuminae series out of the park I’m super curious now to see what Kaufman and Kristoff come up with!
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Right? Same here!
So, I’ve only read the first book in the Illuminae Files, but loved it, and need to read on. Probably means I’ll like their other books too. Great pick! You can see what I’m looking forward to in my link below!
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I really enjoyed The Illuminae Files so I hope you enjoy the last two books as well.
Gosh, hasn’t this one caused an uproar during the week with internationals! Everyone scrambling to order the UK special edition and breaking their website. I can’t remember the last time I’d seen so many people fussing over the same book! I’m looking forward to reading this one too when the hype dies down a little. Even thought they’re both Aussie authors, there are very few ARC editions in Australia too unfortunately so I didn’t request either. I’m really looking forward to seeing what you think of it!
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Right? I really hope it lives up to all of the hype.
It has been a while since I participated in this Meme and I forgot how fun it was to share what I am waiting for and to see what everyone else chooses. Great choice this week! 😀
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I haven’t read much in the way of sci-fi lately, but I really enjoy seeing it on the big or little screen. The cover of this book looks really cool, and the story sounds interesting. Most of the books I’ve been waiting on so far, are mostly suspense or thrillers. Hope your day is fantastic! Hugs…RO
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There are a lot of great thrillers coming out this year too.
This sounds good and I like that cover. lol about the last lines in the blurb….”They’re not the heroes we deserve…”
I think it’s going to be a really fun series. 🙂