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Books and Reading: Jay Kristoff

Jay Kristoff

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Jay Kristoff is a #1 international, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of fantasy and science fiction. He is the winner of six Aurealis Awards, an ABIA, has over half a million books in print and is published in over thirty five countries, most of which he has never visited. He is as surprised about all of this as you are. He is 6'7 and has approximately 12, 000 days to live. He does not believe in happy endings. 

Source: https://jaykristoff.com/about/

THE ILLUMINAE FILES

The Illuminae Files are YA space opera epistolary novels co-written by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. The story is told through a series of classified documents, censored emails, and interviews. Illuminae is set in 2575 and is the story of teenage colonist Kady Grant and her fighter pilot boyfriend Ezra Mason. 
 
Each book in The Illuminae Files focuses on two new teens (a male/female) experiencing a different aspect of the same invasion. The trilogy is united by a report which documents the occurrences from each duo's point of view. 

LIFEL1K3SERIES

FAQ - The blurb doesn't say much. Can you tell us a little more about the book? 

In the wake of an uprising in a post-apocalyptic USA, the robotic populace have been reduced to slaves, and androids (robots who look like humans) have been outlawed. LIFEL1K3 is about a girl named Eve and her best friend Lemon, who find a ruined android in a scrap heap - an almost-boy named Ezekiel, who knows the truth behind the robotic revolt. Shenanigans ensue. 

It features (in no particular order) Giant Mechanical War Machines. Mutant Powers. Doomed Romance. Warring Corporations. Cybernetic Bounty Hunters. Sassy Robot Sidekicks. Rebellions. Chases. Escapes. Betrayals. Lies Upon Lies. Splosions. 

My elevator pitch was "Romeo and Juliet meets Bladerunner, while Fury Road plays a guitar solo in the background." 

Jay Kristoff  - goodreads.com

THE NEVERNIGHT CHRONICLES

In The Nevernight Chronicles, flawed heroine Mia Corvere trains as an assassin as part of her mission for personal revenge. Her tale takes place in the immersive world of Godsgrave, a land where three suns almost never set and is full of fast-paced action, magic, betrayal, vengeance, and more.   

THE AURORA CYCLE (trilogy)

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 . . .

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.

NOBODY PANIC.

AURORA BURNING (THE AURORA CYCLE #2) - Expected publication May 2020.

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