There is no love in violence.Amie Kaufman
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.
WHAT I LIKED:
– The multiple points of views keep the audience engaged and prevent the boredom of constantly reading only one character’s thoughts and POV.
– The characters:
– The companionship is lovely. When we get the most different and problematic characters and they have to form a team and work together somehow.
– The banter between the squad is very amusing and lifelike. The authors often chose dangerous situations for the characters banter between each other. Fin is the king of banter and the stressful scenes usually have his sarcastic punchline and I enjoyed every single one of them.
– The space adventures are amazing. It’s my first time reading about this. I love movies with space adventures and wars but I’ve never tried in books before but I’m glad I did.
– The artwork on the cover is amazing. Congratulations on the designer!
WHAT I DIDN’T LIKE:
– The mate thing annoyed me. Don’t get me wrong, I love the ‘mate thing’ and I loved to have it at SJM’s books for example but I wasn’t expecting to find it here also. Now I feel it’s stalking me. I think this mate thing is on it’s pick and the authors tried to capture that here in order to please the readers but they didn’t have to. This story would still be amazing without it. It was completely unnecessary.
– The girls fantasizing about their ex’s had me screaming at the book. So here we have this squad and the most amazing girls there are thinking about boys. Scarlett passes her time thinking about her dozen ex’s and Cat, well Cat is brooding over her love for best friend and how he doesn’t love her back. Don’t get me wrong they’re still badasses but couldn’t we have a story without the ‘girl hormones’ mixed in the middle?
Totally worth the buy!
Bookstagram made me buy these series. I bought them blindly but I’m so glad I did. The end of this book makes you want to go straight to the next. I can’t wait to see what happens to the Squad in Aurora Burning.
Also, who’s excited for the third one?!
Me! Me! And I haven’t even read the second!
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