Aurora Burning by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff

Aurora Burning (Aurora Cycle, #2)

by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

From the New York Times bestselling 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.

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 roundtableknight on

4 of 5 stars

I’m reeling right now and my thoughts are a jumbled mess so I’ll be back with a more appropriate review when I don’t feel like I want to scream....
Day after review: 3.5 stars

Okay, so first off holy lord. This book is a wild ride in which no one even hits the brakes once, not even on the last page. Jay and Amie did a fantastic job with this sequel, keeping the danger, mysterious, and plenty of banter/flirting going all through the pages. The only downside I have, and what sequentially knocked down my rating from a 4.5 or even a 4 to a 3.5, is two things. One, is I felt like there was quite a lot of the same issues going on; what I mean is that I felt they would get captured, someone would be in danger, they would escape, lose someone on the way, and rinse and repeat. It felt like they tried to keep the story going when they could have cut it and still had the same story. The other issue was one of the big plot twists. I actually went into this book thinking for some reason they had told us this in the first book, but apparently not, so it was a let down.

Besides that I really did love the book. All the characters have their own personality, and we finally learned more about Zila, who is my favorite character. I'm very excited/terrified for the last book to come, but I know I'm in good hands.

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