We are entering the fold in 3, 2, 1….. Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff takes us on the first mission of Squad 321. Buckle up buttercups!
I bought the ebook on release day but forced myself to wait for the audio. It kind of killed me, but I love urban fantasy, particular Andrews on audio and let me tell you, IT WAS SO FREAKING WORTH THE WAIT!
Nothing makes me happier than a stronger second book in a series and such was the case with A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir. This is the second novel in young adult dystopian fantasy series An Ember in the Ashes. (Which ironically was standalone, then duology and now there are two more books in the works) Brilliant, fast paced and exquisitely written the audio narrated by Katharine McEwan, Fiona Hardingham and Steve West was completely addictive.
I love a good dystopian, it is what drew me to the young adult genre and when I saw reviews for An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir I was excited about the promise of a roman-world with violence, oppression and dual narratives. When an opportunity to review the audio presented itself, I dove headfirst. I am so glad that I did. An Ember in the Ashes was beautifully written and executed.