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The squad you love is out of time. Prepare for the thrilling finale in the epic, best-selling Aurora Cycle series about a band of unlikely heroes who just might be the galaxy's last hope for survival. Is this the end? What happens when you ask a bunch of losers, discipline cases, and misfits to save the galaxy from an ancient evil? The ancient evil wins, of course. Wait. . The squad you love is out of time. Prepare for the thrilling finale in the epic, best-selling Aurora Cycle series about a band of unlikely heroes who just might be the galaxy's last hope for survival. Is this the end? What happens when you ask a bunch of losers, discipline cases, and misfits to save the galaxy from an ancient evil? The ancient evil wins, of course. Wait. . . . Not. So. Fast. When we last saw Squad 312, they were working together seamlessly (aka, freaking out) as an intergalactic battle raged and an ancient superweapon threatened to obliterate Earth. Everything went horribly wrong, naturally. But as it turns out, not all endings are endings, and the team has one last chance to rewrite theirs. Maybe two. It's complicated. Cue Zila, Fin, and Scarlett (and MAGELLAN!): making friends, making enemies, and making history? Sure, no problem. Cue Tyler, Kal, and Auri: uniting with two of the galaxy’s most hated villains? Um, okay. That, too. Actually saving the galaxy, though? Now that will take a miracle.


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The squad you love is out of time. Prepare for the thrilling finale in the epic, best-selling Aurora Cycle series about a band of unlikely heroes who just might be the galaxy's last hope for survival. Is this the end? What happens when you ask a bunch of losers, discipline cases, and misfits to save the galaxy from an ancient evil? The ancient evil wins, of course. Wait. . The squad you love is out of time. Prepare for the thrilling finale in the epic, best-selling Aurora Cycle series about a band of unlikely heroes who just might be the galaxy's last hope for survival. Is this the end? What happens when you ask a bunch of losers, discipline cases, and misfits to save the galaxy from an ancient evil? The ancient evil wins, of course. Wait. . . . Not. So. Fast. When we last saw Squad 312, they were working together seamlessly (aka, freaking out) as an intergalactic battle raged and an ancient superweapon threatened to obliterate Earth. Everything went horribly wrong, naturally. But as it turns out, not all endings are endings, and the team has one last chance to rewrite theirs. Maybe two. It's complicated. Cue Zila, Fin, and Scarlett (and MAGELLAN!): making friends, making enemies, and making history? Sure, no problem. Cue Tyler, Kal, and Auri: uniting with two of the galaxy’s most hated villains? Um, okay. That, too. Actually saving the galaxy, though? Now that will take a miracle.

30 review for Aurora's End

  1. 5 out of 5

    Nina

    i will no longer be reading or supporting authors jay kristoff and amie kaufman. may 2020 (old review): if my boy finian de karran de seel doesn’t get his face on the cover after saving the entire galaxy i will riot.

  2. 4 out of 5

    rose ★

    even if i do end up reading this, (which is doubtful at this point) i won’t be rating or reviewing it. jay kristoff is not the kind of person i want to be supporting

  3. 4 out of 5

    Miss Scarcasm

    Anyone else totally shipping Saedii and Ty after Aurora Burning or is it just me???

  4. 5 out of 5

    Booksmart Society

    Dear Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, I will literally give you my soul, my heart, my body, both of my kidneys and the $2 in my bank account in exchange for an ARC. Dear Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, I will literally give you my soul, my heart, my body, both of my kidneys and the $2 in my bank account in exchange for an ARC.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Lucie V.

    ✅ Gorgeous cover ✅ Characters ✅ Found family ✅ Action ✅ Feelings (I did cry) 🤧 ✅ Plot ✅(🆗) Ending / Defeating the big bad evil entity 4.5 stars **This review contains mild spoilers of the book (the part with the spoilers is indicated)** "To die in the fire of war is easy. To live in the light of peace, much harder." **MILD SPOILER IN THE NEXT 2 PARAGRAPHS** Aurora Burning ends with a killing cliffhanger, and Aurora's End starts right where we left things at the end of the second book. Thanks ✅ Gorgeous cover ✅ Characters ✅ Found family ✅ Action ✅ Feelings (I did cry) 🤧 ✅ Plot ✅(🆗) Ending / Defeating the big bad evil entity 4.5 stars **This review contains mild spoilers of the book (the part with the spoilers is indicated)** "To die in the fire of war is easy. To live in the light of peace, much harder." **MILD SPOILER IN THE NEXT 2 PARAGRAPHS** Aurora Burning ends with a killing cliffhanger, and Aurora's End starts right where we left things at the end of the second book. Thanks to Auri, Earth was not destroyed by the Starslayer, but the use of her power caused a time-travel problem that the crew will spend most of the book trying to solve. Some are sent in the past, others in the future, and the crew needs to form new alliances and figure out who can help them go back to their time before it's too late. I get picky when it comes to time travel because it is easy to get all tangled in the plot and write something that ends up not making any sense, but I have to say that it was BRILLIANTLY DONE in Aurora's End. I really am impressed by the way the authors managed to weave the time travel sub-plot into the bigger plot in a way that is very coherent and it also explains SO MANY THINGS that were left unexplained in the previous books. **END OF THE MILD SPOILER** "Wherever we go, we know this one truth: we are family." This is a captivating and entertaining read full of spaceship fights, action, twists, and a roller-coaster of emotions. While this book is full of adventure, it also focuses a lot on friendship, love, and family, and it made me cry a few times... Some happy tears, and some less-happy tears, but I won't say more, except: you HAVE to read it. At one point, even though the pace flowed well, the writing was great, and the plot was intriguing and engaging, I found that the chapters were getting a little repetitive. Part of me is also a little disappointed by the ending, I found a part of it to be a little sappy, but I am biased when it comes to this series and this crew so I am giving this book 5 stars despite a few cringe-worthy and/or repetitive moments. We tell ourself the story of Tyler Jericho Jones, son of a warrior and a Waywalker, who found us sleeping in the stars. Saedii Gilwraeth, daughter of a warrior and a Waywalker herself, who learned a new way to see the world. Finian de Karran de Seel, who was told by the world that he was not enough, and showed the world he was everything. Scarlett Isobel Jones, who had a heart so large it could beat for her friends when theirs threatened to fail. Kaliis Idraban Gilwraeth, who bore up under fists and taunts, who swore to serve even those who would never love him back, because it was right. Zila Madran, (view spoiler)[who made a new life and brought us this one, her love paving the way for ours. (hide spoiler)] Catherine “Zero” Brannock, who is a part of us, who never flinched, never stopped fighting, or loving. I LOVE THEM SO MUCH.❤️ 🧡 💛 💚 💙 💜 🖤 🤍 My big complaint is that the crew members are separated for most of the book. Don't get me wrong, the plot is great, and it's full of action and it kept me at the edge of my seat, but I just couldn't wait for the squad to finally be reunited. I wanted to skim the book just to finally get to that moment when they would be together again because I really missed their group dynamic. I was complaining in my review of the first book that 7 POVs were a lot, but I have to admit now that the members of squad 312 all grew on me, and I'm glad that they all had their chapters in this final book. On a side note, my two ships for this series have finally sailed in this book (overexcited squeal), so I am very happy and need nothing more. 😊 “I will see you in the stars” Aurora Rising ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5 Aurora Burning ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

  6. 4 out of 5

    Amber

    YESS LOOK AT HIM 😭😭😭 update 03/26/20 Great Maker please let this book have Fin on the cover

  7. 5 out of 5

    Charlotte

    DEAD A$$ Kaliis Idraban Gilwraeth is the purest of them all if he ain’t here for the next one I’m out MAKER HAVE MERCY

  8. 4 out of 5

    Maryam Rz.

    [UPDATE, 28 Mar 2021:] Would you look at that—my boy, the true hero of this trilogy, slaying that cover art. This cover might’ve just redeemed the entire series. 👀 —★— [ORIGINAL, 31 May 2020:] I need the cover of this book to be of either Finian or Saedii, thank you and goodbye while I wait for these two pieces of my soul to get the love they deserve. Current status: Companions: Book series playlist: Spotify URL Books in series: ⤻ Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle, #1) ★★☆☆☆ ⤻ Aurora Burning (T [UPDATE, 28 Mar 2021:] Would you look at that—my boy, the true hero of this trilogy, slaying that cover art. This cover might’ve just redeemed the entire series. 👀 —★— [ORIGINAL, 31 May 2020:] I need the cover of this book to be of either Finian or Saedii, thank you and goodbye while I wait for these two pieces of my soul to get the love they deserve. Current status: Companions: Book series playlist: Spotify URL Books in series: ⤻ Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle, #1) ★★☆☆☆ ⤻ Aurora Burning (The Aurora Cycle, #2) ★★★✯☆ ⤻ Untitled (The Aurora Cycle, #3) ☆☆☆☆☆

  9. 4 out of 5

    human

    *hyperventilation* tITLE??? cOVeRRR???!!!!! "IT'S ABOUT TIME"?????!!!!!!!!! aaaaaaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH- I CAN'T WAIT UNTIL NOVEMBER ~~~~~~~ i need this. right. now. seriously. i can already feel the pain that awaits, and i will be a ghost, drifting along, living a half-life in this mortal shell until this comes out and i read it. *hyperventilation* tITLE??? cOVeRRR???!!!!! "IT'S ABOUT TIME"?????!!!!!!!!! aaaaaaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH- I CAN'T WAIT UNTIL NOVEMBER ~~~~~~~ i need this. right. now. seriously. i can already feel the pain that awaits, and i will be a ghost, drifting along, living a half-life in this mortal shell until this comes out and i read it.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin

    4.5 Stars Fantastic ending to the trilogy. TICK TICK BOOM Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾 4.5 Stars Fantastic ending to the trilogy. TICK TICK BOOM Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾

  11. 5 out of 5

    ale ☽

    WE HAVE A COVER, I REPEAT, WE HAVE A COVER AND IT'S MY BABY FINIAN DE KARRAN DE SEEL. HE'S GONNA SAVE THE UNIVERSE, YES. I STAN MY BABY BOY WE HAVE A COVER, I REPEAT, WE HAVE A COVER AND IT'S MY BABY FINIAN DE KARRAN DE SEEL. HE'S GONNA SAVE THE UNIVERSE, YES. I STAN MY BABY BOY

  12. 4 out of 5

    Phrynne

    What a wonderful way to end a series. So much happening, so many clever ideas, and so little I can actually say without giving anything away! The whole book is absolutely action packed and very exciting, with some amazing and totally unexpected twists. All the characters are wonderful and relationships develop in the nicest ways. I always find that these authors write very smart and funny dialogue and that makes the whole book entertaining. I really loved this whole trilogy and I look forward to w What a wonderful way to end a series. So much happening, so many clever ideas, and so little I can actually say without giving anything away! The whole book is absolutely action packed and very exciting, with some amazing and totally unexpected twists. All the characters are wonderful and relationships develop in the nicest ways. I always find that these authors write very smart and funny dialogue and that makes the whole book entertaining. I really loved this whole trilogy and I look forward to what Kaufman and Kristoff bring us next.

  13. 4 out of 5

    toointofiction {semi-hiatus}

    “I will see you in the stars” Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (more like 4,8 actually) ❗❗Spoilers ahead. You've been warned.❗❗ Even though, I was waiting for like a month and a half to get approved on Netgalley and WASN'T (yes, I'm still pretty sore about that) I was still excited to read this and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was sooo damn good, you guys!! I've noticed that not a lot of people liked Finian on the cover but I LOVE IT. My favourite boy looks absolutely GORGEOUS and deserves to be on the cover. I lov “I will see you in the stars” Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (more like 4,8 actually) ❗❗Spoilers ahead. You've been warned.❗❗ Even though, I was waiting for like a month and a half to get approved on Netgalley and WASN'T (yes, I'm still pretty sore about that) I was still excited to read this and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was sooo damn good, you guys!! I've noticed that not a lot of people liked Finian on the cover but I LOVE IT. My favourite boy looks absolutely GORGEOUS and deserves to be on the cover. I love him so much. He is the best out of all the others (and yes, I am prepared to fight you on this). I did expect Tyler to be on the final cover but I don't really mind that he wasn't. As I said, Finian has my heart. The whole plot was amazing. I don't think there's any brain left in my head, it's all over the walls, now. There were so many awesome plot twists in this thing, I don't know how I'm still alive. The majority of the book was my favourite squad separated from each other. Let's start with Zila, Fin, and Scar ending up in the past, several centuries before them. And then ZILA STAYED IN THE PAST to put those gifts in place and my heart died for a minute. Then we have Kal, Auri and dipshit Starslayer ending up in the future, 20-something years later, where Tyler was the only one who survived from the Squad and he married Saedii, had a daughter with her, and then died in battle (yes, this applies to all three of them). And as if that wasn't enough, coldhearted monsters Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman had Tyler KILL CAT and then LOSE AND EYE AND HIS SPLEEN!! I mean, COME OOOOON!!! DO YOU HATE US??!?!?! Let's not forget that for about 10-15 pages they made us think that Auri was as good as gone. Cruel, cruel, cruel. But at least Saedii felt the Pull for Tyler so that was my personal highlight of the whole series. The epilogue was so sweet and incredible. Zila found Auri's family and told them she was safe. Auri then got to meet one of her descendants, which was SUCH A SWEET MOMENT. Scar and Fin had a meet-the-family vacation (adorable), Auri and Kal were helping the Syldrathi. AND TY AND SAEDII WERE DATING 😍😍😍😍 Also they made a statue in honor of Zila the secret third founder of the Aurora Academy. It was just all around AMAZING. I loved all the couples in this one. Scar and Fin were so damn adorable. I love them so much. They are GREAT together. Kal and Auri were as adorable as ever. No changes here. Zila and Nari...so so cuuute!!! And now, my most favourite ship in the entire series, Saedii and Tyler. This is enemies-to-lovers done RIGHT. The passion between them, the refusal to acknowledge their feelings especially for Saedii feeling the Pull!! And her character development...*chef's kiss* Now for the things I didn't really like. I've said that in previews reviews of the series, the fact that the characters directly address the reader still pisses me off. I cannot escape reality if I keep getting reminded that I am nothing but a mere spectator. I just can't. The Jones siblings need to take it a little easy with their genital references. It was a little weird for me, not gonna lie. I hated the fact that Starslayer was sort of redeemed in the end. I appreciate the major character development (it was done veryy well) but I don't know how comfortable I am redeeming an abuser. If he didn't hit his wife and children I could have liked it better. Finally, I wasn't entirely satisfied with the way the Ra' ham was defeated. I mean, sure love triumphs all, it was pretty miraculous that that thing could actually learn to love and stop conquering. BUT, I kinda wanted it to be obliterated, somehow. I know it resided in too many planets for that to happen but still. It destroyed so many lives, Auri's dad, Cat, Adams and all the others. I would have liked to see it destroyed because then all those people it's taken would've found true peace and not continue on living forever as one mind. The way I see it, there's no real peace if all those people are still and will forever be a part of it, even though, Auri taught it/them how to love and leave everyone alone. Aaaaanyway, enjoy my crazy rant. I hope you can make sense of it. Check out my reviews of Aurora Rising and Aurora Burning

  14. 4 out of 5

    Melissasfandomworld

    Is it normal to look forward to a book that you know will emotional destroyyyy you? Probably not. But Damn, do I crave being destroyed by these two brilliant authors with this final installment. I Just finished reading Aurora Burning (may 25th) and I am so not okay. I am so not feeling nothing and I am so in NEED to read book 3. Aurora Rising ★★★★ Aurora Burning ★★★★★ Follow me here: my BLOG | my INSTAGRAM | my FACEBOOK | my TWITTER Is it normal to look forward to a book that you know will emotional destroyyyy you? Probably not. But Damn, do I crave being destroyed by these two brilliant authors with this final installment. I Just finished reading Aurora Burning (may 25th) and I am so not okay. I am so not feeling nothing and I am so in NEED to read book 3. Aurora Rising ★★★★ Aurora Burning ★★★★★ Follow me here: my BLOG | my INSTAGRAM | my FACEBOOK | my TWITTER

  15. 5 out of 5

    megs_bookrack

    Aurora's End was a mind-boggling conclusion to an epic series from writing duo, Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. An rollicking success! I won't even pretend that I understood it all. I would say I was genuinely confused for a good 50%... But, I suppose, the plan and execution of said plan, to alter the fate of the entire universe could get confusing. Full review to come...stay tuned!!! Original: I love how the tagline on the cover is, IT'S ABOUT TIME. I'll be honest, I find this cover a little frighteni Aurora's End was a mind-boggling conclusion to an epic series from writing duo, Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. An rollicking success! I won't even pretend that I understood it all. I would say I was genuinely confused for a good 50%... But, I suppose, the plan and execution of said plan, to alter the fate of the entire universe could get confusing. Full review to come...stay tuned!!! Original: I love how the tagline on the cover is, IT'S ABOUT TIME. I'll be honest, I find this cover a little frightening, but I'm here for it. I'm so anxious to see how this series is going to wrap up!

  16. 4 out of 5

    aly ☆彡

    The penurious in me really wanted to settle for two stars but Squad 312 deserves better. Plot wise, this book is disappointing but will form my thoughts and see where this book ended up standing. RTC ~~~ Pre-Reading Review: FINIAN IN THE BOOK COVER? AS HE DESERVED??!!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Liam Carmichael

    FIN NEEDS TO BE ON THE COVER OR I WILL EXPLODE

  18. 4 out of 5

    Lucy Tonks

    *screaming* WE HAVE A COVER!!! AND A TITLE!! OMG I'M ALREADY SCARED CRAPCRAPCRAPCRAP this is my favourite cover in the series. just look at it! IT'S SO BEAUTIFUL and not onky because finnian is on the cover hehe after the end of aurora burning i need this november feels so far away omg *sob* *screaming* WE HAVE A COVER!!! AND A TITLE!! OMG I'M ALREADY SCARED CRAPCRAPCRAPCRAP this is my favourite cover in the series. just look at it! IT'S SO BEAUTIFUL and not onky because finnian is on the cover hehe after the end of aurora burning i need this november feels so far away omg *sob*

  19. 5 out of 5

    Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽

    3.5 stars for this final book in the Aurora Cycle SF trilogy. Full review, first posted on FantasyLiterature.com: Aurora’s End begins and finishes with a bang — literally, lots of them — and sandwiches all kinds of wild events in between. (Note: this review includes some spoilers for the prior books in this series.) When we left Squad 312, a group of young adult space academy grads trying to save the galaxy, at the end of book #2, Aurora Burning, they were split into three groups, ALL of them on t 3.5 stars for this final book in the Aurora Cycle SF trilogy. Full review, first posted on FantasyLiterature.com: Aurora’s End begins and finishes with a bang — literally, lots of them — and sandwiches all kinds of wild events in between. (Note: this review includes some spoilers for the prior books in this series.) When we left Squad 312, a group of young adult space academy grads trying to save the galaxy, at the end of book #2, Aurora Burning, they were split into three groups, ALL of them on the verge of being murdered in one way or another. As I commented in my review of Aurora Burning, “Kaufman and Kristoff must have worked really hard to come up with a cliffhanger of that scope and magnitude.” They’re either on the verge of being blown up by space missiles or being assaulted by Caersan, the psychopathic leader of a warrior clan whose warmongering Squad 312 has been trying to foil. Caersan has a spaceship armed with incredibly powerful alien technology that was supposed to be used to stop the evil Ra’haam, an alien species that is trying to assimilate everyone in the galaxy into their hive mind. It’s kind of a Borg-like group, except they use plant spores to assimilate people instead of technology. But instead of using the ship’s weapon to kill the Ra’haam’s planets, as intended by the ship’s makers, Caersan is using it to kill the stars and planets where his enemies live and generally terrorize the galaxy. Spoiler alert: no one in Squad 312 dies (well, at least not permanently) as those cliffhangers from Aurora Burning are worked out in the initial chapters of this book. But three of our heroes get zapped a couple of hundred years into the past, where they get trapped in a destructive time loop with a hostile space pilot. Two others in the group (along with Caersan and his weapon ship) get bounced a few decades into the future, when the Ra’haam has nearly completed its goal of assimilating all the races in the galaxy that it can and wiping out the rest. Meanwhile, in the present, the group’s leader Tyler has hooked up with Saedii, the warrior daughter of Caersan who is nearly as scary and deadly as her father, and is working overtime to convince her and her crew to let him try to prevent the Ra’haam from blowing up a conclave where the leaders of all spacefaring races in the galaxy are gathering. The pace of Aurora’s End is very quick, almost frantic at times, and it kept me glued to my chair for an entire evening and well into the night. The writing style is breezy and the humor snarky. It’s an exciting roller coaster ride of a read, though events push the boundaries of believability. In particular, I couldn’t really buy the somewhat simplistic way the massive conflict with the Ra’haam was ultimately resolved. Since that’s the primary conflict driving this entire series, that dissatisfaction was a problem for me with this concluding book. But all in all it’s a pretty well put-together space trilogy. The plot is satisfyingly complex, especially once the time travel element is introduced. Several of the main characters have unusual backstories, enough that they’re not cardboard cutouts. They’re also a diverse crew; though most of the diversity arises from the fact that they’re from different planets, there are some characters with different sexual orientations. If you’re looking for a fun YA science fiction series with adventure, humor and romance, I’d recommend the Aurora Cycle. Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for the ARC!

  20. 5 out of 5

    Carolyn

    Finally, the wait is over! At the end of book two in this trilogy, Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman cruelly left us hanging by our fingernails off a huge cliff, wondering how our favourite squad 312 could possibly survive, let alone save the galaxy. Now all will finally be revealed. It’s impossible to say much without giving spoilers, but rest assured that even when separated by both time and space, squad 312 will do their utmost to stop the Ra’haam in their quest to devour all other life forms in Finally, the wait is over! At the end of book two in this trilogy, Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman cruelly left us hanging by our fingernails off a huge cliff, wondering how our favourite squad 312 could possibly survive, let alone save the galaxy. Now all will finally be revealed. It’s impossible to say much without giving spoilers, but rest assured that even when separated by both time and space, squad 312 will do their utmost to stop the Ra’haam in their quest to devour all other life forms in the galaxy. In one of the stronger threads of the plot, three of our favourite characters get trapped in a time paradox with often hilarious consequences and one of the quieter characters will really step up to be an absolute star. This is a really fun YA scifi series. The action is fast paced, the banter is sassy and snarky, the characters are fearless and feisty and have grown so much since we first met them. Although there is a lot going on, with multiple POVs, it’s all clearly explained and never got confusing. The authors’ amazing imaginations and inventiveness kept the plot fresh and always original and somehow they also managed to pull together an ending that tied all the threads together and should satisfy most of their fans. Although it’s sad to farewell these characters we’ve come to love, I can’t wait to see what they next write together. With thanks to Oneworld Publications and Netgalley for a copy to read

  21. 4 out of 5

    Lauren Lanz

    3.5 stars! ⭐️ It's been a while since I've exuded this much clownery over a fictional couple... Scarlett and Finian have me in a chokehold 24/7 I swear. Besides their long awaited romance arc (which gets 6/5 stars in my heart) this conclusion was almost nothing like I expected.... “To die in the fire of war is easy. To live in the light of peace, much harder.” After the insane ending to Aurora Burning, this finale could have started off quite literally anywhere. The crew was separated, 3.5 stars! ⭐️ It's been a while since I've exuded this much clownery over a fictional couple... Scarlett and Finian have me in a chokehold 24/7 I swear. Besides their long awaited romance arc (which gets 6/5 stars in my heart) this conclusion was almost nothing like I expected.... “To die in the fire of war is easy. To live in the light of peace, much harder.” After the insane ending to Aurora Burning, this finale could have started off quite literally anywhere. The crew was separated, and (for all we knew) possibly dead… so being introduced to Scarlett, Finian and Zila’s dilemma with a time loop was one of the most surprising outcomes to be thrown into for me. Everything was off to a great start, since time travel was entirely new to The Aurora Cycle. I really wanted to know more about how it functioned in this universe—aaaand was unfortunately left wanting. My initial interest eventually led into slight discontent towards the repetitiveness (because yes, give me time loops, but no- not the same time loops for nearly the entire book 😭). Regardless, I can’t say I didn’t have a good time. Squad 312 can make any adventure (or near death experience) entertaining as hell. I wished the whole crew was together for more of the story, but circumstances were dire, and I was nonetheless on the edge of my seat for a lot of the story. As mentioned before, my favourite aspect—by FAR—was the romance between Scarlett and Finian. I’ve been awaiting their first kiss for forever, so imagine my shock when it happened as soon as around page 10…. I had closed the book, grinning like a fool. Rare, folks! ----------------------------------- Before reading 07/03/20 THEY PUT THE MAN (alien?), THE MYTH, THE LEGEND, ✨ FINIAN DE SEEL ✨ ON THE COVER!! HELL YEAHHHH!!! If Aurora Burning didn't dig our graves, Aurora's End is sure to do us in for good. This'll be an end of all endings (and I can't wait for Amie and Jay to hurt us yet again <3)

  22. 5 out of 5

    ✰ Aileen ✰

    IT IS FIN. OMG. IT IS OUR PRETTY BOI. How am I supposed to survive until November? 😭 And that title? I need this book like yesterday. SOMEONE PLS BUILD A TIME MACHINE SO I CAN TRAVEL INTO THE FUTURE. ----------------------------------------- LESS THAN 48 HOURS UNTIL THE COVER AND TITLE WILL BE REVEALED. I AM SCREAMING. I AM ALSO HYPERVENTILATING. I hope it's the twins on the cover. Or just Tyler. He's totally underrated if you ask me. Also, am I the only one who hopes that he will end up with Saedii in IT IS FIN. OMG. IT IS OUR PRETTY BOI. How am I supposed to survive until November? 😭 And that title? I need this book like yesterday. SOMEONE PLS BUILD A TIME MACHINE SO I CAN TRAVEL INTO THE FUTURE. ----------------------------------------- LESS THAN 48 HOURS UNTIL THE COVER AND TITLE WILL BE REVEALED. I AM SCREAMING. I AM ALSO HYPERVENTILATING. I hope it's the twins on the cover. Or just Tyler. He's totally underrated if you ask me. Also, am I the only one who hopes that he will end up with Saedii instead of Cat? 🙈 Please say no. I'd hate to think of myself as a mean bitch for not wanting Cat to come back as a love interest.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Kathryn Speckels (Metaphors and Miscellanea)

    Hypothesis: Kal told Auri in Aurora Burning that what rises must eventually fall. My money is on this one being titled Aurora Falling, but maybe that's too easy. *shrug* Hypothesis: Kal told Auri in Aurora Burning that what rises must eventually fall. My money is on this one being titled Aurora Falling, but maybe that's too easy. *shrug*

  24. 5 out of 5

    tay (taylor reads)

    i must put out my guesses Aurora Falling Aurora Shining yeah that’s all i can think of also Aurora Dying because i was attacked edit after cover/title reveal: in conclusion, zoe and i are failures

  25. 4 out of 5

    Bryce

    can someone please invent a time machine because i CANNOT WAIT A WHOLE YEAR thank you very much

  26. 5 out of 5

    Dorian Haviliard♕

    I KNEW IT. I KNEW IT HAVE "END" AND NOW IM SCARED I KNEW IT. I KNEW IT HAVE "END" AND NOW IM SCARED

  27. 5 out of 5

    Lindsay (pawsomereads)

    4.5⭐️ “Maybe heart was all we ever had, maybe love was always the flame we used to hold back the dark.” This was a fantastic conclusion to such a great, heartfelt and humorous trilogy! I’m just going to do a mini review to not give away too much from the series but I highly recommend reading The Aurora Cycle books if you’re into chaotic space travel, misfits finding their home, and snarky banter. The plot takes a new turn as Squad 312 is separated by time and space. They must rely on new allies to 4.5⭐️ “Maybe heart was all we ever had, maybe love was always the flame we used to hold back the dark.” This was a fantastic conclusion to such a great, heartfelt and humorous trilogy! I’m just going to do a mini review to not give away too much from the series but I highly recommend reading The Aurora Cycle books if you’re into chaotic space travel, misfits finding their home, and snarky banter. The plot takes a new turn as Squad 312 is separated by time and space. They must rely on new allies to save themselves from perilous situations that they face with humor and bravery, as always. I loved this group of characters from the very beginning of the series and the format of the story, told through a multi-POV perspective, really allows the reader to connect so much with each MC. As with every book by this duo, there was a ton of fast-paced action and so many twists that made for a quick and captivating read. They always include the best sarcastic humor that makes their stories incredibly entertaining. Another special aspect of this story is that it focuses so much on friendship and found family. It made it so easy to root for each character and truly care about them making it until the end. This was so sad but so hopeful at the same time, I was just alternating between being on the verge of happy and sad tears throughout the whole thing. This book brought everything full circle and I loved how it was all so well-written and planned out from the very beginning of the series. So many details are recounted from the previous books and it was a really satisfying conclusion. Thank you so much to the publisher for sending a finished copy to me!

  28. 5 out of 5

    nivedha

    fin is on the cover and his smirk gives me life

  29. 4 out of 5

    krista ☽✧

    ohmygod my wishes came trough , this cover my bby Finnian finally the attention he deserves 😏 literally have been starting at this cover for so long and screaming now since I first saw it. I am so excited for this book , please let my bbys me okay.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Athena of Velaris

    “To die in the fire of war is easy. To live in the light of peace, much harder.” Buckle up, because Squad 312 is back, and we all know that it’s about time (see what I did there). Picking up less than a minute after the jaw-dropping end of Aurora Burning, this conclusion never stops with the actions. The entire book flew by, and yet I found myself reading as slow as I possibly could to savor the story. The writing is fantastic, the characters are amazing, the dialogue is on point, and the plot is “To die in the fire of war is easy. To live in the light of peace, much harder.” Buckle up, because Squad 312 is back, and we all know that it’s about time (see what I did there). Picking up less than a minute after the jaw-dropping end of Aurora Burning, this conclusion never stops with the actions. The entire book flew by, and yet I found myself reading as slow as I possibly could to savor the story. The writing is fantastic, the characters are amazing, the dialogue is on point, and the plot is stunning. Really, what more could you need? Throughout this comprehensive review, I’m going to try my best to avoid spoilers for the whole series, but this might be hard to follow without having read the books, so get ready. “Aurora Legion squads will be known for their honor. Their willingness to hold the line. They will be champions of peace, of justice. And for generations, people in need will sigh in relief when they see our ships arrive.” Combining science fiction and fantasy wonderfully, the worldbuilding in this book left no room for error. Though everything wasn’t fully explained, the plot came full circle almost like a loop and past events were made very clear. The story never dragged, with constant action across three different perspectives that captivated the audience and made this novel impossible to put down. “While we fight, there is hope. Nothing is ending yet.” The writing in this trilogy is very unique, with dark topics and high-action scenes written in a way that included humor. Though this book has six perspectives that it switches in and out of, each character has a distinctive voice that comes across, so figuring out who is talking is almost effortless. Considering that readers were following three different storylines simultaneously, I am beyond impressed that the authors managed to keep every perspective clear. As I’m sure you’ve noticed, nothing in this book dragged, which was amazing. “This is what family is, I realize. To never be alone.” The storyline was also great at playing with all of the reader’s emotions. There was laughter and nervousness and tears and anger and butterflies, all within the pages of a single book. Each scene served a purpose in the overall story, and yet there were still quiet moments of joy and light amongst the massive darkness trying to swallow the world whole. “Love is the beginning and the end of everything I do. It's my reason. It's the answer to every question. It gives me strength.” Since I can’t really explain why this plot was so genius without getting into spoilers, I’ll shift to the many AMAZING characters in this novel. Don’t say I didn’t warn you that this was going to be all over the place. The Alpha: "Tyler Jericho Jones, son of a warrior, who found us sleeping in the stars.” Like every other character in Aurora’s End, Tyler has come so incredibly far since the first book. Watching someone with so much faith in the good of the world begin to question everything was heartbreaking, but of course, Tyler still came through. His willingness to play outside the rules for his squad is amazing, as is the faith he still carries. Tyler wasn’t the same Goldenboy of book one: his character was more realistic and somehow more like his father. Watching Ty outsmart everyone and everything was hilarious, especially because of his reluctance to become a space pirate at the start of the story. The Diplomat: "Scarlett Isobel Jones, who had a heart so large it could beat for her friends when theirs threatened to fail." Scarlett brings both the heart and the humor. Stuck far, far away from everything she’s ever known, she still didn’t give up. Her doubt and her fear were written in a very human way, and her resilience in the face of an unknowable enemy was perfect. Also: I WAS RIGHT ABOUT THE ROMANCE! AND IT WAS AMAZING! The sibling dynamic Scar has with Ty is one of the best relationships in the book. The Jones twins would do anything for each other, and though the dynamic could have been cheesy, it was instead unbelievably human and sweet. The Scientist: "Zila Madran, who made a new life and brought us this one, her love paving the way for ours.” Zila was the character with the most room for growth at the end of book two, and goodness knows that she lived up to it. Her past was never easy--out of all of Squad 312, she may have had the hardest beginning outside of Kal. She is so astounding because her walls begin to break down. This is the first time readers have been exposed to a Zila who is “not feeling nothing” and she did not disappoint. Outside of being a wonderful genius, Zila’s sacrifice for the squad and her discovery of Nari brought her character onto a whole new level of awesome. The Gearhead: "Finian de Karran de Seel, who was told by the world he was not enough, and showed the world he was everything.” Everyone’s favorite snarky Betraskan is back, and boy does he deliver. Fin has always brought humor and sass to these books. Paired with Scarlett, he is truly unstoppable. His character is so amazing because he never lets his disability get in the way of who he is, and the authors do an amazing job of creating a complex character outside of the hilarious comedic relief. The Warrior: “Kaliis Idraban Gilwraeth, who bore up under fists and taunts, who swore to serve even those who would never love him back, because it was right.” Teenage moody Legolas continues to amaze. Kal and Auri are my favorite couple in this trilogy (duh) and their dynamic is so sweet. Kal remains one of the most interesting characters because he rises above his past. Seeing him interact with his father was poignant and powerful, as was the way he was willing to risk everything and anything for Auri. The Unbroken: "Saedii Gilwraeth, who learned a new way to see the world.” Saedii has never been my favorite character, but I appreciate her part in this story all the same. Though I didn’t call her romance, I did like it once it was off the ground. The best part of her in this book was her growth as she began to understand that there is more to life than war and more to war than violence. The Staryslayer: “Caersan, Slayer of Stars, who was unforgivable, and yet who loved.” Can he be redeemed? Hell no. Was I glad that he was included? Hell yes. The Pilot: "Catherine “Zero” Brannock, who is a part of us, who never flinched, never stopped fighting, or loving.” Though Cat’s role in the series has certainly changed since book one, *sobs* she remains important. Tyler and Scarlett have such a complex relationship with what she has become, and it makes the entire story raw and even more heartbreaking. I can’t say anything more without spoilers, but if you’ve read book one, you know what I mean. The Trigger: "Aurora Jie-Lin O’Malley, who boarded a ship to a new world and woke up two centuries later.” Save the best and most complicated for last, I guess. As the technical main character of this series (though it really is an ensemble cast) Aurora didn’t disappoint. She remains the most complicated to write about because her entire change in this book is sort of a massive spoiler. Without going into too much detail, I really liked where she ended up. “I will see you in the stars.” All in all, I adored this book and the series as a whole. I can’t believe that it’s over and the credits have rolled for Squad 312. Either way, these characters are real enough to leap off the page, and I’m sure we will all see them in the stars. “A book captures a story within its pages. Not like a specimen pinned out lifelessly for display, but vivid and alive. A whole world lies within the cover, a life waiting to e lived by each new reader.” Pre-Review: 3/26/21 COVER HAS FIN ON IT! 🥳 3/16/21 WE HAVE A RELEASE DATE AND SORT-OF SYNOPIS! THIS IS NOT A DRILL! *screaming*

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