Book Review: AURORA RISING by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Book Review: AURORA RISING by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

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I’ve been doing a lot of reading (and not a whole lot of writing) over the past few months. This has been a bad thing–not writing reviews all the time makes me feel sad but also means I often forget what I’ve read because I’m not logging it (and don’t even get me started on the cycle of repurchasing and returning books that I’ve realized I have already devoured). But it also has given me time to pause and survey some of the big ol’ copycat patterns that emerge across genre fiction in a given publishing cycle. I was on a craving some outer space science fiction, and realized that I had just read three books–YA, adult, and crossover–all published in 2019, all featuring female protagonists of diverse backgrounds, across four seasoned authors: Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, Hullmetal Girls by Emily Skrutskie, and Salvaged by Madeleine Roux. (I promise I’ll get around to proper reviews of Hullmetal Girls and Salvaged.) Rockstar authors Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (aka geniuses behind the brilliant epistolary experimental fiction series The Illuminae Files) team up again in this first book in a brand new YA SFF series following a ragtag group […]

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