HOW COULD THEY DO THIS???! HOW??! Have they no souls??! No hearts??!! To leave that ending RIGHT THERE LIKE THAT!!!
Brilliant little bastards. 😏
Seriously, I'm looking down at the progress percentage as I'm reading and seeing 97%, 98%, and I'm like....no, no, there's not enough left. How is this going to work?? So basically my heart is a giant open chasm until the next book comes out. GREAT. It's not like the world isn't in enough shambles as it is, lol.
Rereading Aurora Rising immediately prior to this book (which just seemed a no-brainer, entirely appropriate, like possibly disrespectful if you didn't) was like reuniting with old friends and I grinned like an idiot through most of it, remembering old moments and being surprised by things I'd forgotten. It was also great to piece things together knowing what you already knew having read it before. I found that characters I hadn't clicked with as well the first time through were much easier to acclimate to on the second run. In fact, I enjoyed every last one of them immensely. Sinking back into this series has been the greatest reprieve from all the chaos going on in the world right now.
On to Aurora Burning! Again, I found myself grinning like an idiot for what I would normally consider ENTIRELY too much on a normal day when I started this book but for these authors, there is no limit. NONE. The character's pitch-perfect witty banter, the seamless flow of action sequences, the pounding after pounding our favorite Aurora Legion Squad takes right out the gate, just craziness! And yet, flawless. Amie and Jay weave in some whimsical and quizzingly mysterious plot twists (that sure, if you're paying attention you can probably untangle upfront but who cares?! Because you LOVE these characters and THE RIDE and you want to see where all this leads and so you're IN IT, lol) and we get to see some fantastic character development that we were harping for in Aurora Rising (looking at you, Zila and Kal, and definitely Auri ~ holy cow). Some interesting new characters, crazy space stations, fun new spaceships (YAAASSS) and just an excellent sci-fi adventure THAT I CAN'T BELIEVE THEY LEFT HANGING RIGHT THERE.
Bloody brilliant. And yet...my aching heart. I'm not joking. My chest literally hurts, lol. So well crafted. 15 Gadrillion million stars. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐