Blog tour: Aurora

Welcome to the blog tour for Aurora by David Koepp!

More about the book…

A planet without power.

When a solar storm hits the earth, the lights go out across the planet. But this time the blackout won’t be over soon – it could last for years. Aubrey and her stepson now face the biggest challenge of their lives.

A society without rules.

Soon they hear rumours of riots, the struggle for food becomes real, and even within their small communities, the rule of law is collapsing. Aubrey’s estranged brother Thom, a self-made billionaire who abandoned her years ago, retreats to a gilded desert bunker where he can ride out the crisis in perfect luxury.

A race to build a better world…

But the complicated history between the siblings is far from over, and what feels like the end of the world is just the beginning of a personal reckoning long overdue…

More about the author…

David Koepp is a celebrated American screenwriter and director best known for his work on Jurassic Park, Spider-Man, Panic Room, War of the Worlds and Mission: Impossible

My impressions…

I am not normally drawn to novels about catastrophic events but something about Aurora intrigued me right from the start. I must admit that, not being used to reading sci-fi, I found some of the more scientific parts of the book harder to get on with. However, instead of worrying about understanding every single detail, I let myself enjoy the ride. And what a ride it was! How would we react to the end of the world as we know it? Here, we follow different people – some more likeable than others (like in real life!) – as they navigate this scenario. Thought-provoking and disturbingly plausible!

Three words to describe it. Chilling. Unputdownable. Suspenseful.

Do I like the cover? Yes, it reflects well the mood of the novel.

Have I read any other books by the same author? No, but I’m familiar with his work for the cinema.


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