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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

AURORA BURNING by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff | Book Review #AuroraBurning

By: Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Series: Aurora Cycle book 2
Released on: May 5 2020
Source: purchased books
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Publisher: Random House
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Rating 5 stars

Our heroes are back...kind of. From the best-selling co-authors of the Illuminae Files comes the second book in the epic Aurora Cycle series about a squad of misfits, losers, and discipline cases who just might be the galaxy's best hope for survival.
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.

I am a huge fan of Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff's work. Their solo books are awesome, but there is something special that happens when these two write books together. We saw it with the Illuminae Files and now we see it again with the Aurora Cycle series. I adored book one Aurora Rising so I could not wait for Aurora Burning to be released, a week earlier in Australia than the USA which is how I came to read it last week.

This book is told in six points of view, each chapter being from a different character. After the ending of Aurora Rising, we pick up quickly with our squad trying to work out what to do next after discoving secrets that shocked them all. Aurora Burning is action packed from start to finish, at times you needing to take a breath, your heart is beating so fast. There are space chases, space walks, battle scenes a bank heist and of course many costume changes. 

Aurora Burning is told with a lot of humour which we have become to love from Amie and Jay. It also has a lot of heart too. These characters are very real with lots of flaws but you can't help but love them. The appeal of this book I believe is the way the characters interact with each other, and how even though they were a mismatched squad thrown together by chance, they some how end up being the best squad for the job! The banter between the characters is very smart and funny. Yes the characters seem very stereotypical but I think Amie & Jay write stereotypes well, and then they get their characters to challenge them all. 

5 Stars for this fabulous book. A great escape book to read at the moment that is an fun action packed page turner. Now after that ending it will be a long wait for book 3.

1 comment:

  1. I've read books by Aimee but not ones she wrote with Jay. Glad you liked this one so much. I've have to check it out.