Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Waiting on Wednesday #131: Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Hello everyone! "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, that is hosted by Breaking the Spine and the purpose of this event is that we spotlight upcoming releases of books that we are excited for!  This will also tie into Wishful Ending's Can't Wait Wednesday post!

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Title:  Aurora Rising
Author:  Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Expected Publication Date:  May 7th, 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.

This sounds like a "Guardians of the Galaxy" type of book.  Sounds cool!

So, what upcoming books are you looking forward to?  Please respond below!


  1. This sounds awesome! I'll have to add it to my wishlist. Thanks for sharing! :)

  2. I love the book cover! The synopsis sounds great! It sounds like this is going be a fun cast of characters with a lot of laughs! Great WOW pick!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

  3. I want to get this one too!! :)

  4. Great choice! It looks good and I love the cover.

  5. This sounds awesome. I haven't yet read the Illuminae Files, although I have heard wonderful things about them. And the Guardians of the Galaxy vibe with this one is impossible to resist. I will have to add it to my wish list too. I hope you enjoy it when you read it, Ronyell!

  6. I want to read this one too! Great choice.

  7. YES! Awesome pick! So excited to read this one! I preordered a signed copy and because Jay Kristoff is one of my favourite authors! Can't wait to read it!