I hope you’re all doing well!
I’m trying to work out a schedule that works for me to put time into the blog, channel, catch up on tv shows, and actually read.
For those of you not familiar, Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. This meme spotlights highly anticipated upcoming releases. 2020 has some amazing books coming out, this is a great way to highlight them since I’m pretty shit at doing anticipated release posts.
This week’s pick:
This week I’m highlighting Aurora Burning by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff.
[POTENTIAL SPOILERS FOR AURORA RISING]
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.
Okay, so Aurora Rising was a super polarizing book, but I really enjoyed it. I adore Jay and Amie’s collaborative works and I can’t wait to see how this one builds on the world that we began to explore. I also have a history of loving second books more than the first with these two, so here’s to hoping that pattern continues.
This series has such a fun sci-fi fantasy blend, enjoyable characters, and an unexpected mating bond I can’t wait to see play out.
That being said, I definitely need to reread Aurora Rising within the next month.
Are you planning on reading Aurora Burning?
Be sure to let me know below!