This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. If you buy the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.Aurora Burning by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
Narrator: Kim Mai Guest, Lincoln Hoppe, Donnabella Mortel, Jonathan Todd Ross, Erin Spencer, Steve West
Also by this author: Illuminae, Gemina, Obsidio, Aurora Rising , Nevernight
Series: The Aurora Cycle #2
Also in this series: Aurora Rising , Aurora Rising, Aurora's End
Published by Audible Studios on 5th May 2020
Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Supernatural, YA Fantasy, Young Adult
Length: 15 hours and 16 minutes
Source: I bought it
Amazon Kindle, Audible, Bookshop, Bookhype
Our heroes are back… kind of. From the bestselling co-authors of the Illuminae Files comes the second book in the epic 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.
After re-reading Aurora Rising I jumped straight into Aurora Burning. I love Squad 312. They are a bunch of misfits that wouldn’t normally give each other the time of day. Being thrown together the way they were and going through all that they have, have made this squad very special.
One of the characters I was very excited to hear more from and about was Zila. In the first book, Zila has very little to say and she was the one character who’s story I thought we needed. Well, Amie and Jay definitely delivered on that one! what a story Zila has. It was absolutely heartbreaking. With Kal’s sister showing up we learn a lot about his childhood. We also learn more about the rest of the squad too. We get to learn more about some than others but that was the way with the first book. Each character tells their story at just the right time.
As with the first audiobook, the cast does an amazing job. The characters and voices are just so well matched. If you can listen to the audio of this book because these narrators really bring the story to life!
This book has a lot of mystery in it and I for one cannot wait to explore it even more! The ending was such a big cliffhanger that I am just dying for book 3 now. These two sure know how to break a girl’s heart! What makes it worse is knowing that Amie and Jay have already written it and I can’t have it yet. I mean I think it’s in edits or something but I’d take it if I could!
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