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Amie Kaufman is an Australian New York Times and internationally bestselling author of young adult novels.

Brought up in Australia and Ireland, Amie holds degrees in history, literature, and law and conflict resolution. She is also currently undertaking a PhD in Creative Writing.

The multi-award winning author, whose work is in development for film and TV, has published her books in more than 30 countries across the globe.

She currently resides in Melbourne with her husband, daughter and their rescue dog.

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Genres: Fantasy / SF, Young Adult

Australia

Website: http://amiekaufman.com/

Non Series

  • The Other Side of the Sky (2020)

The Elementals Trilogy

  1. Ice Wolves (2018)
  2. Scorch Dragons (2019)
  3. Battle Born (2020)

The Illuminae Files

  1. Illuminae (2015)
  2. Gemina (2016)
  3. Obsidio (2018)

The Starbound Series

  1. These Broken Stars (2013)
  2. This Shattered World (2014)
  3. Their Fractured Light (2015)

Short Story Collection

  1. Begin, End, Begin (2017)

The Aurora Cycle

  1. Aurora Rising (2019)

Unearthed Duology

  1. Unearthed (2017)
  2. Undying (2018)
Short Story Collection
The Aurora Cycle
Unearthed Duology

Detailed book overview

Non Series

The Other Side of the Sky

The sky is what Prince North calls home; a shimmering city kept in place by mysterious, cutting edge technology.

The engines running his beloved island in the sky are however failing. And to save his home, North must journey to the place where engines were first invented.

A goddess of her people on the surface, Nimh’s responsibility is to offer solutions, guidance and hope.

When a disaster in the form of mist that causes madness and poison however strikes the surface, skepticism increases over Nimh’s supreme nature.

When the lives of North’s and Nimh interweave, the two must decide whether to rescue their people, or be destroyed by the forbidden bond.

Author: Amie Kaufman
First Release: 2020
ISBN: 978-1760637675

The Elementals Trilogy

Ice Wolves

It’s widely known in Vallen that ice wolves and scorch dragons are mortal enemies who live far away from each other.

Anders, a twelve-year-old orphan, however inherits one elemental form, while his twin sister, Rayna, inherits another.

But are they really related or not?

According to Anders, Rayna is his one genuine friend who is far from the ruthless dragons who took her away—alleging that she’s as one of their own.

Desperate to rescue her, Anders joins the foreboding Ulfar Academy, a school for young wolves who place allegiance to the pack over everything else.

However, for Anders, allegiance isn’t equivalent to blind obedience. Friendship is the most important thing of them all.

Author: Amie Kaufman
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-0062457998
Publisher: Harper Collins
Scorch Dragons

Anders is finally reunited with his twin sister, Rayna, after the fierce war between the ice wolves and scorch dragons.

There is however little time to celebrate.

When temperatures unexpectedly begin dropping, the dragons—whose future is now under threat—begin doubting the two young wolves who they believe could be spies for their old pack.

With the lives of everyone, including Rayna, now in danger thanks to the Snowstone, a relic which can change the weather, Anders seeks the help of some new friends in an effort to thwart attacks by the wolves.

Will these former rivals complete their mission before all hell breaks loose?

Author: Amie Kaufman
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-0062458025
Publisher: Harper Collins
Battle Born

Anders and his new fire-breathing friends may have momentarily averted a vicious battle between ice wolves and scorch dragons, but their assignment is all but done.

Pursued by adults from opposing ends, they seek refuge in Cloudhaven, an impermissible stronghold that could very well be the secret to rescuing their home.

Meanwhile, Holbard is in turmoil. Short of food and basic necessities, its residents are on the verge of destruction.

In an effort to bring peace, the twins must restore Vallen and unify scorch dragons, ice wolves, and humans.

Peace however comes at a huge cost.

Author: Amie Kaufman
First Release: 2020
Ebook: B07XBM16X5
Publisher: Harper Collins

The Illuminae Files

Illuminae

The year is 2575.

Two huge opposing firms are battling to gain control of an icy planet on the periphery of the universe.

When Kady woke up this morning, she thought that ending her relationship with Ezra would be the hardest thing—she was wrong.

Their home soon comes under attack, with the two of them forced to run for their safety, as a deadly enemy warship chases after them.

Faced with stern challenges at every turn, from a devastating plague to a deceptive AI, it soon becomes clear to Kady that survival means working with the one person that she vowed not to speak to again.

NB: This book was co-authored with Jay Kristoff.

Author: Amie Kaufman
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-1780748375
Publisher: Pan MacMillan
Gemina

Aboard the dullest space station in the galaxy is Hanna, the spoilt daughter of the captain of the base, and Nik, the unenthusiastic member of an infamous crime family.

When an A-list BeiTech strike team ambushes the station, Hanna and Nik are forced to defend their home.

The mysterious predators are however gradually eliminating occupants of the station. Worse off is that a breakdown in the station’s wormhole could destroy the space-time continuum in no time.

It soon becomes clear that Hanna and Nik are not just fighting for their lives, but for the lives of everyone else in on the Hypatia—and perhaps the known universe.

No pressure…

NB: This book was co-authored with Jay Kristoff.

Author: Amie Kaufman
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-0553499186
Publisher: Ember
Obsidio

Having escaped by a whisker when their space station was ambushed, Kady, Ezra, Hanna, and Nik now find themselves amongst refugees in a congested container ship.

Short of resources, going back to Kerenza seems like their only option. Will they find anything there?

Meanwhile, Asha, Kady’s cousin who survived the initial BeiTech assault, has become a member of Kerenza’s disorganized underground insurgency.

When an ex lover of Asha however resurfaces, the two find themselves on different ends of the battlefield.

In this epic final battle, heros will fall, and souls will be shattered.

NB: This book was co-authored with Jay Kristoff.
Author: Amie Kaufman
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-0553499223
Publisher: Ember

The Starbound Series

These Broken Stars

Nothing seemed odd aboard the Icarus, until the magnificent spacecraft fell from hyperspace and into a neighboring planet.

Though alive, Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen are trapped.

The two couldn’t be any more different.

Lilac is the daughter of the wealthiest man in the universe, while Tarver is a young impoverished war hero who doesn’t need to be reminded to stay away from girls like Lilac.

Yet despite all these, the two join forces in a desperate bid to survive, giving rooom for an attraction to blossom.

Given how their love is forbidden in their own home, are their chances of finding eternal happiness more probable on this strange planet?

Author: Amie Kaufman
First Release: 2013
ISBN: 978-1423171218
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
This Shattered World

Deployed to Avon to destroy the defiant colonists of the terraformed planet, Lee has a personal vendetta against the rebels.

Flynn has every reason to lead an insurgency in Avon, given how Terraforming firms generate a lot of revenue from enrolling colonists to make the hostile planets conducive, but never fulfill any of their promises decades later.

When Flynn captures Lee and takes her back to base, the two end up escaping right before Flynn’s rebels execute the defiant Lee.

This book is a moving tale about finding love and forgiveness in a land ravaged by turmoil.

Author: Amie Kaufman
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-1423171225
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Their Fractured Light

Underworld hacker Gideon Marchant, dubbed “the Knave of Hearts” is determined to infiltrate the most sophisticated security network on the planet in an effort to expose the wickedness of LRI.

Sofia Quinn, a dangerously delightful trickster, has what it takes to charm her way into any stronghold without failure.

When they are forced to form an unstable alliance after a botched attempt to gain access into the LRI Headquarters, trust between them quickly diminishes.

Will the joining forces with the Tarver and Lilac, and Flynn and Lee, eventually bring an end to the most dreaded firm in the entire galaxy?

Author: Amie Kaufman
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-1484747834
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Short Story Collection

Begin, End, Begin

This book is a collection of stories by some of the best young adult authors such as: Amie Kaufman, Jaclyn Moriarty, Melissa Keil, Lili Wilkinson, Ellie Marney, Alice Pung, Will Kostakis, Michael Pryor, Gabrielle Tozer, and Danielle Binks.

AMIE KAUFMAN: ONE SMALL STEP
Explosions, the first person born on Mars, a greenhouse, two girls, a tiny tree called Horace, kissing, tough choices about what to do after school, action sequences, and that embarrassing moment when you’re trying to find out if your best friend has feelings for you.

This anthology won the 2018 Australian Book Industry Awards (Older Children).

Author: Amie Kaufman
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-1460752319
Publisher: Harper Collins

The Aurora Cycle

Aurora Rising

It’s 2380.

Cadets who have just graduated from Aurora Academy are about to be deployed to their first missions.

Aspiring to enlist his dream squad, star student Tyler Jones instead ends up with the very worst in the Academy comprising of a conceited diplomat; a lunatic scientist; an irritatingly smug techwiz; a temperamental alien warrior; and a tomboy pilot who isn’t into him in case you anyone’s asking.

As if that were not enough, Ty has just saved the very girl who could spark a war that has been in the making for millions of years.

Could Ty’s team of rejects save the galaxy from destruction?

Author: Amie Kaufman
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-1524720995
Publisher: Ember

Unearthed Duology

Unearthed

When a message from a previously lost alien civilization is intercepted by Earth, the cutting edge technology possessed by the Undying could reverse the environmental destruction and change lives.

The discovery of an alien civilization presents Jules Addison and his fellow scholars with an incredible study opportunity—provided scavengers like Amelia Radcliffe don’t steal everything.

When Mia and Jules sneak into the planet Gaia, their alliance becomes frail after escaping a deadly encounter with other scavvers.

Will the two be able to infiltrate the Undying temple and decipher the secrets of the ancient civilization? Or could their invasion of the temple mark the end of human civilization?

Author: Amie Kaufman
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-1484799833
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Undying

Stranded in the ancient spacecraft of the Undying and still shocked by their recent discovery, Mia and Jules know they have to warn Earth of the impending danger before it’s too late.

However, after a daring get away, they make an emergency landing on the surface of the Earth, only to learn that nobody believes them.

Left with no other option but to do it all on their own, they must break free from the captivity of the mighty International Alliance so as to uncover the real mission of the Undying, and how to stop them.

Will they avert the alien invasion before it’s too late?

Author: Amie Kaufman
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-1484799826
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers