Aurora Burning by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff

Aurora Burning (Aurora Cycle, #2)

by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

The second instalment in the bestselling Aurora Cycle series

Our heroes are back. Kind of.
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 cadre of illegit GIA who’ll stop at nothing to get their hands on Auri.
Or 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.
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.

Reviewed by kimbacaffeinate on

4 of 5 stars

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Buckle up as Squad 312 of the Aurora Legion, face down danger and team together to complete their mission and save the universe!

Now outlaws and without a ship, the squad work together to procure transport and complete their mission. However, it seems someone is aiding them, but how and why?

Kaufman & Kristoff know how to weave an addictive tale and provided the perfect balance of suspenseful action, intense battles and time with each of crew members. We see them work together, face down enemies, form relationships and discover lost family.

It may be wrong, but a certain ruthless ruler with a Syldrathi army at her back was a character I enjoyed the heck out. She is ruthless, cunning, devious, and her scenes with Kal were enlightening.

We get perspectives from each member of the Squad, some more than others, but each propels our story forward and expands our insight into events as they unfold. The authors do this at the beginning of chapter and narrator changes. Even as I screaming from being pulled from one narrative, I found myself equally addicted to the next.

Aurora Burning is narrated by Kim Mai Guest, Johnathan McClain, Lincoln Hoppe, Donnabella Mortel, Jonathan Todd Ross, Erin Spencer, and Steve West. Each brings a voice to their characters and the use of voice simulators and effects heightened the sci-fi thrills.

The ending was KILLER with just enough bite to leave me screaming for more. This review was originally posted at Caffeinated Reviewer

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