Review: Aurora’s End by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

BOOK STATS

Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆
Title: Aurora’s End
Author: Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Series: The Aurora Cycle #3
Genre: Science Fiction
Audience: Young Adult
Format: Audiobook
Narrators: Kim Mai Guest, Johnathan McClain, Lincoln Hoppe, Donnabella Mortel, Jonathan Todd Ross, Erin Spencer, Steve West
Length: 15 hours (512 pages)
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers; Penguin Random House Audio
Release Date: November 9, 2021
Source: Library
Recommended for fans of: Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars, Skyward

SYNOPSIS

The squad you love is out of time. Prepare for the thrilling finale in the epic, best-selling Aurora Cycle series about a band of unlikely heroes who just might be the galaxy’s last hope for survival.

Is this the end?

What happens when you ask a bunch of losers, discipline cases, and misfits to save the galaxy from an ancient evil? The ancient evil wins, of course.
Wait. . . . Not. So. Fast.
When we last saw Squad 312, they working together seamlessly (aka, freaking out) as an intergalactic battle raged and an ancient superweapon threatened to obliterate Earth. Everything went horribly wrong, naturally.
But as it turns out, not all endings are endings, and the te4am has one last chance to rewrite thirs. Maybe two. It’s complicated.
Cue Zila, Fin, and Scarlett (and MAGELLAN!): making friends, making enemies, and making history? Sure, no problem
Cue Tyler, Kal, and Auri: uniting with two of the galaxy’s most hated villains? Um, okay. That, too.
Actually saving the galaxy, though?
Now that will take a miracle.

MY THOUGHTS

What an excellent conclusion to an excellent series. I did not know how these characters were going to make it out alive after the cliffhanger ending of Aurora Burning…and I remained concerned throughout the trippy, time travel adventures of Aurora’s End! This series has so much heart and humor despite the action-packed, life-or-death war for the heart of the galaxy. Squad 312 is one of my all time favorite bookish found families, and I must admit I shed tears a few times in this book.

This series is FANTASTIC on audio. The full cast production complete with sound effects creates a stunningly immersive listening experience. I highly recommend this series for your next YA sci-fi obsession!

Author: Caroline | Carolibrary

Hello! I’m Caroline! I am a teacher, a book lover, and a nerd. My passions include reading, writing, bookstagram, barre & yoga, baking, binging TV shows, and Star Wars. I love stories in all formats because they can transport you to a different world while helping you understand the world around you. I have always found books to be a particularly magical source of imagination.

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