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  • Aurora Rising – Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

    Aurora Rising – Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

    Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman My rating: 4 of 5 stars Aurora Rising is the first book in a new series from co-authors Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. They wrote my favourite science fiction series, Illuminae, so I was quite excited to see what adventures they take readers on next. Aurora Rising is set in…

  • The Undying – Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

    The Undying – Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

    Undying by Amie Kaufman My rating: 4 of 5 stars Undying, the second book in the Unearthed duology feels like a very different book than its predecessor – although I still really enjoyed it. What made me love the first book was how it was a sci-fi version of Indiana Jones, full of exploration, discovery,…

  • Obsidio – Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

    Obsidio by Amie Kaufman My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars Obsidio is the third and final book in the Illuminae Files. After the thrilling events of Gemina, Obsidio jumps directly into the story and action. Be sure to read the first two books in the series, Illuminae and Obsidio┬ábefore this review. We are introduced to…

  • Gemina – Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

    Gemina by Amie Kaufman My rating: 5 of 5 stars In some series, the second book experiences the dreaded sophomore slump. This is not one of those cases. As much as I dearly loved Illuminae, I fell even more in love with Gemina upon my reread. As a result, I had to bump Illuminae down…

  • Illuminae – Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (Audiobook/Reread)

    Illuminae – Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (Audiobook/Reread)

    Illuminae by Amie Kaufman My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars I loved this book, even more, the second time that I read it. I chose to experience it via audiobook, rather than physically reading it which is what I did the first time. The audiobook is a full cast recording and it is absolutely fantastic.…

  • Unearthed – Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

    Unearthed by Amie Kaufman My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars Unearthed is a science fiction novel that immediately reminded me of Indiana Jones or Lara Croft. As a huge fan of both science and history, I was drawn in from the first moment. As a kid, being an archaeologist or anthropologist was one of my…

  • Gemina – Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

    Gemina by Amie Kaufman My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars Gemina is the thrilling sequel to Illuminae and absolutely stands up to its predecessor. The entire concept is so unique and interesting to read as the plot is pushed forward through courtroom testimony, video transcripts, and chat logs. The reader is introduced to a new…

  • These Broken Stars – Amie Kaufman

    These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman My rating: 4 of 5 stars I did the thing you’re not supposed to do, I judged a book by its cover. The cover just drew my eye and I decided to read it without knowing the premise. The author made both characters relatable, even though they were the…

  • Illuminae – Amie Kaufman

    Illuminae by Amie Kaufman My rating: 4 of 5 stars The layout of this book was so unique – rather than a straight narrative, you were able to experience the story through short bursts via IM chats, 3rd-party observations while transcribing security video, and AI logs. The characters developed over the course of the novel,…