Review – Aurora Burning by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufmann


August 12, 2020 by ceresbooksworld


Aurora Burning by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufmann

Book two in The Aurora Cycle

Publisher : Rock the boat

Publication date : May 5th 2020

Source : Signed Hardcover

Rating : Evil Love




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.


I was looking forward to this second book, I loved the first one, the end was a harbinger of the worst and Aurora Burning put me through all kinds of emotions.

Tyler, Scarlett, Finian, Zila, Kal and Auri continue their adventure, they are now wanted but some people are still on their side. They will have to find a way to kill the Ra’haam and save the planet. They will also meet Saedii.

I don’t really know how to tell you about this book without saying too much, I really loved it but of course everything isn’t going perfectly.

Auri is going to learn more about her mission, about what she has to do to save the planet. Her relationship with Kal is evolving and I find them both so adorable, however she will be put to the test because of Kal’s secrets.

Tyler and Scarlett will have to learn to overcome their grief and not always rely on each other.

Finian and Zila will have an important role to play in this book and probably in the next one as well.

In all honesty, there’s nothing I didn’t like except that ending. I don’t know if what I want will turn out or not, but I’m hopeful with everything that’s going on in this book that this ending won’t be hopeless.

I loved Kal, he understands his relationship with Auri very well, he doesn’t go too fast so as not to scare her. Indeed he has kept a rather huge secret from everyone and that’s what will cause the most problems. However I think they all reacted badly, I understand their shock at this revelation but he has always been on their side.

Auri is a character that I like very much, I think she’s matured since the first volume, she’s really part of the team now. The end of this book is also important for her, I respect the fact that she wanted to face the evil on her own but I regret that she didn’t have more confidence in Kal.

Tyler acted like a real Alpha in that book, he thought of his team first. I’m very afraid for him but I like the beginning of the relationship (I have no other words than this one but it’s not a relationship) between Tyler and Saedii. I don’t know how it will end but I would like it to go well.

Scarlett has some important decisions to make, she will have to manage without Tyler and rely on Zila, Finian, Kal and Auri. She will feel betrayed by Kal and of all the reactions it is hers that I find the most logical. She’s the one who’s the most betrayed. I like the lightness of the passages where Scarlett speaks, there is always a bit of humour.

I like Finian, he is adorable, intelligent and funny. He always has the word to lighten the mood and let’s face it, he saves the day more than once.

Zila is adorable, I like her associal side, she makes an effort to be funny and every time it fails. However Zila knows how to pilot and evaluate situations, she has saved the life of her team more than once.

I really loved this book and I’m very impatient to discover the last one, unfortunately we’ll have to wait another year and I don’t know if my heart will hold out.

Quick word: Be prepared to be devastated by emotions and questions.


J’attendais ce deuxième tome avec impatience, j’ai adoré le premier, la fin laissait présager le pire et Aurora Burning m’a fait traverser toutes sortes d’émotions.

Tyler, Scarlett, Finian, Zila, Kal et Auri continue leur aventure, ils sont maintenant recherchés mais certaines personnes sont toujours de leur côté. Ils vont devoir trouver une solution pour tuer le Ra’haam et sauver la planète. Ils vont aussi faire la connaissance de Saedii.

Je ne sais pas trop comment vous parler de ce tome sans trop en dire, j’ai vraiment adoré mais bien sûr tout ne se passe pas parfaitement.

Auri va en apprendre plus sur sa mission, sur ce qu’elle doit faire pour sauver la planète. Sa relation avec Kal évolue et je les trouve tellement adorable tous les deux, cependant elle va être mise à dure épreuve à cause des secrets de Kal.

Tyler et Scarlett vont devoir apprendre à surmonter leur chagrin et ne pas toujours compter l’un sur l’autre.

Finian et Zila vont avoir un rôle important à jouer dans ce tome et probablement aussi dans le prochain.

En toute honnêteté, il n’y a rien que je n’ai pas aimé mis à part cette fin. Je ne sais pas si ce que je veux va s’avérer ou non mais je garde espoir avec tout ce qui se passe dans ce tome que cette fin ne soit pas irrémédiable.

J’ai adoré Kal, il appréhende très bien sa relation avec Auri, il ne va pas trop vite histoire de ne pas l’effrayer. Effectivement il a gardé un secret assez énorme vis-à-vis de tout le monde et c’est ce qui causera le plus de problème. Cependant je trouve qu’ils ont tous mal réagis, je comprends leur choc vis-à-vis de cette révélation mais il a toujours été de leur côté.

Auri est un personnage que j’apprécie énormément, je trouve qu’elle a muri depuis le premier tome, elle fait vraiment partie de l’équipe maintenant. La fin de ce tome est aussi importante pour elle, je respecte le fait qu’elle ait voulu affronter le mal toute seule mais je regrette qu’elle n’ait pas eu plus confiance en Kal.

Tyler a réagi en vrai Alpha dans ce tome, il a pensé à son équipe avant tout. J’ai très peur pour lui mais j’aime le début de relation (je n’ai pas d’autres mots que celui-ci mais ce n’est pas une relation) entre Tyler et Saedii. Je ne sais pas comment cela va finir mais j’aimerais que cela se passe bien.

Scarlett doit prendre des décisions importantes, elle va devoir gérer sans Tyler et compter sur Zila, Finian, Kal et Auri. Elle se sentira trahie par Kal et de toutes les réactions c’est la sienne que je trouve la plus logique. C’est elle qui est le plus trahie. J’aime le côté léger des passages où Scarlett parle, il y a toujours un peu d’humour.

J’aime bien Finian, il est adorable, intelligent et drôle. Il a toujours le mot pour détendre l’atmosphère et avouons-le, il sauve la situation plus d’une fois.

Zila est adorable, j’aime son côté associable, elle fait des efforts pour faire de l’humour et à chaque fois ça plante. Cependant Zila sait piloter et évaluer des situations, elle à sauvé la vie de son équipe plus d’une fois.

J’ai vraiment adoré ce tome et je suis très impatiente de découvrir le dernier tome, malheureusement il va falloir attendre encore un an et je ne sais pas si mon cœur tiendra.

En bref : Soyez prêt à être dévastés par les émotions et les questions.

About the author

Amie Kaufmann

Amie Kaufman is a New York Times and internationally bestselling author of young adult fiction. Her multi-award winning work is slated for publication in over 30 countries, and is in development for film and TV. Raised in Australia and occasionally Ireland, Amie has degrees in history, literature, law and conflict resolution. She lives in Melbourne with her husband, their rescue dog, and an extremely large personal library.

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Jay Kristoff

Jay Kristoff is the #1 international, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of THE NEVERNIGHT CHRONICLE, THE ILLUMINAE FILES and THE LOTUS WAR. He is the winner of six Aurealis Awards, an ABIA, has over half a million books in print and is published in over thirty five countries, most of which he has never visited. He is as surprised about all of this as you are. He is 6’7 and has approximately 12,000 days to live.

He does not believe in happy endings.


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One thought on “Review – Aurora Burning by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufmann

  1. evelynreads1 says:

    Great review! I really loved this one as well, and I’m so curious to the third one! Especially after that ending!


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