Aurora Burning | Jay Kristoff & Aime Kaufman | Review

“Your only obstacles are those you put in front of yourself. You must let them go.”

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RATING:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


SYNOPSIS:

First, the bad news: an ancient evil—you know, your standard consume-all-life-in-the-galaxy deal—is about to be unleashed. The good news? Squad 312 is standing by to save the day. They’ve just got to take care of a few small distractions first.

Like the clan of gremps who’d like to rearrange their favorite faces.

And the cadre of illegit GIA agents with creepy flowers where their eyes used to be, who’ll stop at nothing to get their hands on Auri.

Then there’s Kal’s long-lost sister, who’s not exactly happy to see her baby brother, and has a Syldrathi army at her back. With half the known galaxy on their tails, Squad 312 has never felt so wanted.

When they learn the Hadfield has been found, it’s time to come out of hiding. Two centuries ago, the colony ship vanished, leaving Auri as its sole survivor. Now, its black box might be what saves them. But time is short, and if Auri can’t learn to master her powers as a Trigger, the squad and all their admirers are going to be deader than the Great Ultrasaur of Abraaxis IV.

Shocking revelations, bank heists, mysterious gifts, inappropriately tight bodysuits, and an epic firefight will determine the fate of the Aurora Legion’s most unforgettable heroes—and maybe the rest of the galaxy as well.


REVIEW:

Firstly I want to say thank you to Rock The Boat for sending me this beautiful ARC of Aurora Burning. I am so grateful for this opportunity. I have had this for a good few months, and I still remember the excitement I felt when it landed on my door step, I still feel just as fortunate now.

I enjoyed Aurora Rising the beginning and the ending were absolutely fantastic. The cliffhanger at the end of the book made me want to immediately pick up Aurora Burning. I felt the need to know what happened next. I rated it 4 stars, definitely recommend!

Aurora Burning I felt was even better than Aurora Burning. I could not put this one down, I just wanted to read more and more. The ARC comes in at almost 500 pages, I read it in two separate sittings and in between worked a late shift. I just didn’t want to leave the characters. I needed to know what happened next.

Jay Kristoff and Aime Kaufmann really do know how to write and develop some wonderful characters. One which really shined for me in this book was Scarlett. I didn’t dislike her in AR but she wasn’t a favourite and very much felt like a side character despite her position in the squad. I feel like in this book she really did come out of her shell and I absolutely loved getting to know her a little bit more. She is definitely up there with one of my favourite characters. I was also really not a fan of Tyler in the first book but he has definitely had a bit more of an impact on me in this book and I actually quite like him. I really enjoyed being back with the squad, the aftermath of AR really seems to have had an impact on them and I enjoyed picking up from where we left off and finding out what happened next.

I really enjoyed the writing style, I find that it is really easy to read and I could not put it down once I began. I definitely felt the impact of … just one more chapter … so did my employer when I was nearly late for work. I instantly picked up the remainder of the book the next morning and did not put it down until the remaining 300 pages had been read. It was so worth the time that I invested in it. The one negative thing I would say about AB which I think is just me and my preference is the overuse of made up swear words. It only seemed to really come to light towards the end of the book but I found the same word repeated over and over again from numerous different characters. Once I noticed it I couldn’t turn my mind off from it. Not necessarily a negative just a personal thing for me.

I really do recommend this book. The ending will leave you on the edge of your seat AGAIN. I need more right now and I don’t think I am willing to wait for it!! I can’t wait until this book is out into the world to find out what other people think!

 

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