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Jay Kristoff

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Jay Kristoff was born in Perth, Australia in 1974. He graduated from college with an Arts degree. His works include the Lotus War trilogy, the Nevernight Chronicle series, and the Lifelike series. He is the co-author of The Illuminae Files Trilogy, which won the 2015 Aurealis Awards Best Science vis mere Fiction Novel, the 2016 Australian Book Industry Awards Book of the year for older children (8 to 14 years), and the 2016 Gold Inky Award. The Last Stormdancer won the 2014 Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Short Fiction. His book, Godsgrave, won the 2017 Aurealis Awards for the best Australian fantasy. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

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Værker af Jay Kristoff

Illuminae (2015) 3,827 eksemplarer
Nevernight (2016) 2,509 eksemplarer
Gemina (The Illuminae Files) (2016) 1,796 eksemplarer
Aurora Rising (2019) 1,605 eksemplarer
Empire of the Vampire (2021) 1,434 eksemplarer
Obsidio (The Illuminae Files) (2018) 1,394 eksemplarer
Stormdancer (2012) 1,136 eksemplarer
Aurora Burning (2020) — Forfatter — 817 eksemplarer
Lifel1k3 (2018) 538 eksemplarer
Aurora's End (2021) 501 eksemplarer
Kinslayer: The Lotus War Book Two (2013) 416 eksemplarer
Endsinger: The Lotus War Book Three (2014) 276 eksemplarer
Empire of the Damned (2024) 210 eksemplarer

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Slasher Girls and Monster Boys (2015) — Bidragyder — 446 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2015 (2017) — Bidragyder — 9 eksemplarer

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Why do I rate this amazing book as a 3? It's too long. I read long books all the time so it isn't the length so much as it is that reading these books is like reading all of a 12 segment TV series or watching a multiyear soap in 3 takes. Too much actually gets boring.
Dokfintong | 4 andre anmeldelser | Apr 11, 2024 |
Representation: Black and Asian characters
Trigger warnings: Explosions, death of a parent in the past and a partner, an animal (fish) and other people, physical injury and assault, blood depiction, military violence and war themes, gun violence, murder
Score: Eight out of ten.
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Wow. Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff deliver. Again.

After reading and enjoying The Aurora Cycle and Illuminae I wanted to read Gemina, and headed in with high expectations that I'll enjoy it as much as the previous four works from these authors. I saw Gemina in a library, picked it up and glanced at the blurb, making it seem intriguing. When I closed the final page, it was enjoyable.

It starts with Hanna and Nik living on a space station in the middle of nowhere named the Heimdall, while Kady is headed to the Hypatia to warn them of the upcoming BeiTech invasion in the opening pages. Again, I'm not sure where to begin with Gemina, but I'll try, it's similar to Illuminae in terms of almost everything. The pacing is fast even though it's above 600 pages, but it doesn't feel like it, and the plot is even more engaging as the stakes increased again, I'll tell you why later. The characters are likable and they're people I can root for, but they're not the most relatable, still, the worldbuilding is on point for a narrative set hundreds of years in the future. I can imagine humanity developing advanced technologies like wormholes and huge spaceships when they reach that time. Sometimes Gemina can slow down, but that can allow for characters to start relationships like when Hanna started hers with Nik, and the dialogue is entertaining as always. Oh, and AIDAN the AI is back, but doesn't play a critical role unlike in Illuminae. Gemina is like Illuminae since it too is not a book--it's another collection of files, including surveillance footage, DMs, group chats, diagrams, computer screens (sort of) and text art, which looks even better and made me enjoy the narrative more. The conclusion is enthralling as Hanna and Nik save two universes from destroying themselves, escape the BeiTech assault and now all I must do is read Obsidio to discover what happens next.
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Law_Books600 | 110 andre anmeldelser | Apr 7, 2024 |
Representation: Asian character
Trigger warnings: Explosions, military violence and war themes, mass death, death of people and a parent in the past, blood, grief and loss depiction, physical assault and injury, gun violence, epidemic, dead bodies
Score: Eight out of ten.
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I enjoyed The Aurora Cycle from these authors so I decided to give The Illuminae Files a shot to see if it lives up to my expectations. I picked up the first instalment in the series, Illuminae, and glanced at the blurb, making it seem intriguing. When I closed the final page, it was enjoyable, and made me hope that the next part of the series, Gemina, will be of the same quality, if not better.

It starts with the first people I see, Kady Grant and Ezra Mason, living on a planet which is a company colony until another company destroyed it, killing everyone on there save for a few thousand who hopped on three spaceships to escape from the apocalypse. However, the situation only worsens as an epidemic plagues the ship, its AI, AIDAN, goes rogue, and BeiTech spaceships are still on the hunt to eviscerate the remaining citizens of the colony planet. I don't even know where to begin with Illuminae. But I'll try. For a book whose page count is one page shy of 600, it's fast-paced and enthralling, which ties in to the writing style. Illuminae isn't a book. It's more of a collection of files, including surveillance footage, images of spaceships, Wikipedia-like pages, artwork and DMs among other miscellanies. I liked the realistic teenage dialogue, but not the characters themselves. Finally! Teenagers in Illuminae don't speak like philosophers. They're more accurate to real-life youth. AIDAN developed his character as he turns from a ship commander to a human-like being, which isn't that original but I'll let the authors get away with it, which made me like him the most. I couldn't relate to Kady and Ezra, though. The composition kept making me turn its pages because I never know what I would get on the next page since it's not a predictable wall of text. It could be anything. The conclusion is nail-biting as Kady and AIDAN are the only survivors of the plague, and take down a BeiTech ship, the Lincoln, with the Alexander before escaping to a faraway space station named the Heimdall. There's also a cliffhanger. Wow.
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Law_Books600 | 226 andre anmeldelser | Apr 7, 2024 |
Representation: Biracial (half Asian and half white) character
Trigger warnings: Explosions, death of people, physical assault and injury, blood depiction, military violence and war themes
Score: Eight out of ten.
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Okay. This one was outstanding. I can't believe it's over though. I wanted to read Aurora's End to finish the trilogy after enjoying the two previous instalments: Aurora Rising and Aurora Burning. After months of putting it off, I finally got my hands on Aurora's End, and when I closed the final page, I thought it was compelling.

It starts (more like finishes) with the characters that need no introduction, Aurora, Tyler, Kal, Zila, Finn and Scarlett picking up after the events of the previous part of the series. All six characters are now separate as Scarlett and another character are in a spaceship that explodes at the end of a weird repeating time loop that gets shorter every time the cycle starts. Aurora and Tyler work with the antagonists while the other characters do the best they can do with the situation. Like other books I've read from these authors, they generally have a slow pace spanning the first 400 pages, before ramping it up in the last 100. That's what I got there. I felt suspenseful as I knew the big battle was coming to decide the winner of the intergalactic war between two powerful groups, the Eshvaren and the Rahaam. The finishing pages were full of action, and fortunately, the conclusion is a high note. Now that The Aurora Cycle is done, perhaps it's time to try the Illuminae series.
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Law_Books600 | 13 andre anmeldelser | Apr 6, 2024 |



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