Aurora Burning Review

*BEWARE OF SPOILERS BELOW*

40516960Aurora Burning continues pretty much straight after Aurora Rising finishes off. Tyler and the rest of Squad 312 are trying to figure out their next move, find out what the weapon is that the Eshvaren left and save the universe.

For me it’s not so much about their main goal, which is to inevitably save the universe but the little adventures they find themselves in on the way. I love seeing our rag tag crew come together and become more comfortable around each other. Figuring out how they each fit in the squad and seeing the bonds they create with each other is wonderful to read.

Grief is definitely explored a lot more in this book, especially as Tyler and Scarlett come to terms with what happened to Cat. Having her reappear later in the plot to torment Tyler and for him to let her go was a touching moment.

I am so happy we get more of an in depth history about Ziva in this book. What happened to her parents and how she was able to save herself. Her perspective was so completely different from the others it was like a breath of fresh air in the plot. She really opened up a lot more in this book and we see her form more of a connection with her squad mates.

Kal is still one of my favourites. I am so glad we also got to find out more about his family and what he has had to endure during his life. Especially with the introduction of his sister and the integral way she is thrust into the storyline. It was a little obvious to me who his father was going to be, kind of predictable and the ensuing argument was frustrating. But his relationship with Aurora is so pure and precious and I can’t help but be enraptured by him.

Aurora, though I am glad she is able to control her power and is able to understand how it works, I think the change in her is too drastic and it kind of pulled me out of the story. Walking straight up to the Starslayer completely sure she was going to succeed was a tad arrogant to me and I wish she wouldn’t have been so quick to write Kal off, they might have been able to come up with a better plan.

Overall there so many shocking twists and turns and moments that broke my heart. Some of the choices the characters make didn’t really sit right with me and I wish they would of went about things differently but it definitely raised the stakes and kept me engaged in the storyline. I am left with soooo many questions still and honestly I can’t wait to find out what is going to happen next!

⭐️4.5/5 stars I am still trying to process my feelings after that ending…. 

Tome Topple Round 12

Thoughts on Tomes on Booktube announced another round of the Tome Topple! I participated in round 11 and really enjoyed myself so I figure why not try and get through a few more of the tomes on my TBR!! To see the announcement and any information about this readathon click HERE! I am going to pick a tome to correspond to each prompt but I’m not going to pressure myself to complete all of these books.

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 The tome that has been on your TBR the longest

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

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The tome you’ve most recently acquired

The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty

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A standalone tome

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norell by Susanna Clarke

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Read 1 tome

Aurora Burning by Jay Kristoff

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A tome written by a Black author

The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter

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Tome from a genre you don’t usually read

Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare

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The tome on your TBR with the most pages

The Blinding Knife by Brent Weeks

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A tome you started during another round of Tome Topple

Heart of Flames by Nicki Pau Preto

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Stuck at Home Book Tag

It’s been a while since I’ve done a book tag and I seen this one floating around the blogisphere so I thought why not give it a go! 

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Answer all the questions down below
  • Pingback to the creator: Ellyn @ Allonsythornraxx
  • Nominate 5+ bloggers you’d like to know more about, to do this tag 

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The Night Country by Melissa Albert

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Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi

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The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

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My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

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The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

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Catch up on all the TV series I have missed!

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Into the Crooked Place by Alexandra Christo

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I tag everyone who would like to give this a go, it was a lot of fun!!

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My Most Read Authors

This week’s Top 10 Tuesday prompt is the author you have read the most books from. I went through my shelves and my Goodreads and found 10 authors I have read 6 or more books from that doesn’t come from the same series. For example I could of put in here Richelle Mead or Morgan Rhodes because I read The Vampire Academy and the Falling Kingdoms series (both have 6 books) but I wanted to just list the authors that I have read multiple series/stand-a-lone books from!

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Sarah J Maas13 books

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Rick Riordan13 books

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Cassandra Clare12 books

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Brandon Sanderson10 books

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L.J. Shen10 books

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Leigh Bardugo7 books

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Jay Kristoff – 7 books

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V.E. Schwab – 7 books

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Marissa Meyer7 books

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Mark Lawrence6 books

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Opening Lines

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is opening lines, and I decided to go with the first line from 10 books on my physical TBR! These are all very high on my reading list and seeing some of these opening lines definitely makes me excited to get into a few of them!! 

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A Winter’s Promise by Christelle Dabos

“It’s often said of old buildings that they have a soul.” 

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The Toll by Neal Shusterman

 “There was no warning.”

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Aurora Burning by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

“The disrupter blast hit the Betraskan right in her chest.”

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Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare

“Lucie Herondale was ten years old when she first met the boy in the forest.”

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The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller

“They’ve never found the body of the first and only boy who broke my heart.”

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Into the Crooked Place by Alexandra Christo

“Tavia Syn made a living on magic and it was rarely the legal kind.”

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These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling

“They say there’s a fine line between love and hate.”

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Heart of Flames by Nicki Pau Preto

“Veronyka kicked as hard as she could at Tristan’s face.”

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Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw

“A boy went missing the night of the storm.”

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Flamecaster by Cinda Williams Chima

“Compared to the freezing weather outside, the stable was warm and steamy and alive with the sleepy murmuring of horses.”

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