Another week is over, so that can only mean one thing, that it is time for another book review. today it is the turn of one of my most highly anticipated releases of last year. Yep, today it is all about Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman And Jay Kristoff. Let’s do this!
Well, that was one hell of a journey. I purposely went into this book knowing little to nothing about it, as I didn’t want to have any expectations of it. I knew that my love of Illuminae would probably sway me to dislike this book (comparing the two is inevitable). But I was really taken by surprise by this book! I really enjoyed it!
This book held so much within it! I actually thought that the end of part 2 was going to be its ending! That is how much was packed into it! This writing duo is alarmingly good at writing deeply unnerving books! I may never look at dust mots the same way again! In this book, they have created such a complex story. not only is the world that they have built multi-layered and incredible complex, but the story that they have woven throughout it is stunning. It is incredible to read. It is so multi-faceted. There is so much going in this story and I love it. I love that you are always one step behind, you are never quite such what is going to happen next or where the story is going to go. and as the story progressed it very suddenly became incredibly unnerving and creepy, which I love. I will admit that some elements of it reminded me quite strongly of Gemina from the Illuminae Files, but other than that it was amazing. So gripping. Once I got into part 3, I couldn’t put the book down.
I also really like the characters, no surprise there. I love how each one has a very distinct voice and personality. Often with books that have multiple main characters, it can be really hard to remember who is who and differentiate between them, this book didn’t have that problem. Each character was so unique that it was very easy to keep track of who each person was. I also liked that throughout this book we got to see the characters not only grow and develop within themselves but also as a group. Their group dynamic was fascinating to read and really helped with my enjoyment of the book. I found myself really rooting for them to succeed.
All in all, I really enjoyed this book. While it didn’t quite live up to Illuminae, it was still a really good read. I cannot wait to read Aurora Burning!
4.5 out of 5
And there we have it. have you read this one yet? what did you think about it? I hope that you have enjoyed today’s post and I will see you all again very soon