Bound To Stay Bound

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 Aurora rising (Aurora cycle)
 Author: Kaufman, Amie

 Publisher:  Ember (2020)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 470 p., ill., 24 cm

 BTSB No: 507922 ISBN: 9781524720964
 Ages: 12-16 Grades: 7-11

 Science fiction
 Adventure fiction
 Space flight -- Fiction
 Human-alien encounters -- Fiction

Price: $9.01

Told in separate voices, eighteen-year-old Tyler Jones, top graduate of Aurora Academy, and a group of misfits and troublemakers embark on their first mission with Auri, a stowaway from the distant past.

 Added Entry - Personal Name: Kristoff, Jay
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: UG
   Reading Level: 5.40
   Points: 17.0   Quiz: 505004

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 05/01/2019 *Starred Review* At the Aurora Academy, in the year 2380, cadets train to become part of a six-member squad. Tyler Jones is a born Alpha—a squad leader—but as the day of the Draft arrives, when he’s supposed to get first pick of his squad members, he’s in space rescuing a girl frozen in cryo on a ship full of bodies. Aurora Jie-Lin O’Malley has been asleep for more than 200 years; part of a doomed settlers’ mission, her vanished spaceship is legendary. As Tyler deals with the consequences of missing the Draft—sure, he’s got his twin sister, Scarlett, and his best friend, Cat, on his side, but his squad now includes a techie with an attitude problem, a scientist that shoots people out of curiosity, and an alien combat strategist who’s really, really violent—Auri tries to adjust. When she reencounters Tyler and his squad, the whole crew find themselves wrapped up in a mission that’s bigger than any of them—and maybe a little bigger than they can handle. The brains behind the Illuminae Files team up for another high-concept, higher-­stakes sf adventure. Rotating perspectives and never-flagging energy propel this narrative forward, which, if it weren’t compelling enough on its own, is given illustrious life by its ragtag, always-at-odds cast. Frequent inserts from the iPad-like uniglass provide little nuggets of detail about this future world. Now if only we could get it to leak book two.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Independently, Kaufman and Kristoff make pretty big splashes in sf; together, they made the Illuminae Files, which hit best-seller lists and garnered critical acclaim. This new series starter is already generating buzz. - Copyright 2019 Booklist.

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