Monday, February 3, 2020

Review: Aurora Blazing by Jessie Mihalik

Aurora Blazing (Consortium Rebellion, #2)Title: Aurora Blazing 
Author: Jessie Mihalik 
Publisher: Harper Voyager 
Publishing Date:  October 1st, 2019
Pages: 400
Genre: Adult Space Opera
Series:  Consortium Rebellion #2 
Source:  Audio

Bianca von Hasenberg did her duty for High House von Hasenberg and ended up trapped in a terrible marriage. When her husband dies unexpectedly and leaves her a happy widow, she vows never to marry again. Instead, she uses her connections to save other young women. Information is power and Bianca has a network that would be the envy of the ’verse—if anyone knew about it.

After an attack, Bianca’s oldest brother, the House von Hasenberg heir, disappears from Earth without a trace. Determined to find him, Bianca leaves against orders. When she refuses to return, her father sends Ian Bishop, the director of House von Hasenberg security, to haul her home like a recalcitrant child.

Bianca leads Ian on a merry chase across the universe, but when their paths finally collide, she persuades him that they would be far more successful at finding her brother if they worked together. She will do anything to save her sibling, even if it means spending time alone on a small ship with the handsome, infuriating man who once broke her heart.

As clues lead them deep into rival House Rockhurst territory, Bianca must decide if she can trust Ian with the one piece of information that could destroy her completely. . .

It seems  like forever since I read the first book of this series. I was finally able to get to this one. Which would have been a lot sooner if I had not taken a hiatus from reading. I am just going to say I love this series. I love this author. This book took over my heart. The first one was good, great really. This one was even better. If it was possible. Love the characters. Love the humor, love the romance, love the story. It's all so so good. 

Bianca is one of the older sisters in the House von Hasenberg family. She is considered damaged goods after it is rumored she killed her husband and may be a little crazy. Truth is... she is a little crazy because of her dead husband. 
Bianca's life comes to a stop when her older brother and heir to the family legacy and riches comes up missing. She is determined to use her talents to find him. She heads out only to run into some obstacles by the name of Ian, her guard. There is a bit of a chase then a catch then a working together to find Bianca's missing brother. 

I am so in love with this book, these characters, everything this book had to offer. I loved it. I loved the first book and this one was even better. The story is pretty interesting and I love the setting. Space Opera is quickly becoming one of my favorite genres. I loved the technology and the conspiracies among the houses. But really what made the story were the characters. 

Written so well and so colorful,the characters were just so easy to fall for. I adored Bianca and I embraced her crazy. She was gutsy and strong, independent, intelligent, loyal, and determined. She was a blast to follow around the galaxy. 

Ian was just yum. There was nothing that I didn't love. He was little broody and very loyal, protective, and AMAZING. He was a bit of a charmer with a dark and secretive side. The interactions between him and Bianca were just glorious. It hit my sweet spot for romance. Bickering and snarky and sweet. A romance with depth and humor and swoon. I was the best. 

This author just really gives what I want and get excited for in a story. Action, adventure, space travel, danger, betrayal, mystery, romance. It was there and I was drawn deep into this story from the first page to the last page. She has become one of my must read authors. I can't wait for the third book. 

Everything I want in a story. LOVED IT!

Jessie Mihalik
Author of Polaris Rising, a romantic science fiction novel arriving February 5, 2019 from Harper Voyager. For a peek at the first three chapters, visit my website.
Jessie Mihalik has a degree in Computer Science and a love of all things geeky. A software engineer by trade, Jessie now writes full time from her home in Texas. When she’s not writing, she can be found playing co-op video games with her husband, trying out new board games, or reading books pulled from her overflowing bookshelves. 

1 comment:

  1. I haven't read a space opera book before but I have been hearing so many good things about the genre and I cannot wait to read some books from it! I have the first book on my TBR and I am very excited to read it now, especially knowing that the sequel is so good. Great review x


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