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REVIEW: Aurora Burning by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman

Aurora Burning is the second book in the Aurora Cycle series by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman. This book was long awaited for me as I’m one of the few the actually enjoyed Aurora Rising. So let’s dig in.

We follow our main characters of Aurora Legion Squad 312 as they are now running for their lives due to the fact that they were framed for the massacre, which occurred at the end of Aurora Rising. The members of the squad now have bounties on their heads as they rush across space trying to stay alive and figure out the mysteries behind Aurora and what exactly she is and can do.

Aurora must remain safe so she can learn to harness her powers and fulfil her destiny as she may be the only person who can stop the evil race of the Ra’haam from destroying everything she knows. In addition to defeating the Ra’haam, there is another obstacle in their way. This would be the Unbroken, a warrior faction of the Syldrathi race from which Kal belongs. The threaten a galaxy wide war. So they must evade the threats that are coming their way in order to save the universe as a whole.

This like the last book in the series, Aurora Rising, I read as an audiobook. This make me thoroughly enjoy my experience instead of plain text as this is what many people had a problem with in Aurora Rising as they were expecting something like the Illuminae files where everything is very interactive and imaginative so were let down by what they found. In addition to that, many people felt let down by the plot line but I feel like, yes the plot may be lacking but I find my enjoyment in it as an audiobook because it is very much a sci-fi book and that lends itself well to the audio format. This book definitely drives the plot forward nonetheless and I can’t wait to enjoy and read the next book in the series.

4 out of 5 stars.


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