Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Waiting on Wednesday #172: Aurora Burning by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff and The Ballard of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

Hello everyone! "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, that is hosted by Breaking the Spine and the purpose of this event is that we spotlight upcoming releases of books that we are excited for!  This will also tie into Wishful Ending's Can't Wait Wednesday post!

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selections are:

Aurora Burning

By: Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Expected Publication Date: May 5th, 2020

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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 haven't read the first book yet, but I'm still on the lookout for the sequel and I'm hoping to read these two books back to back soon!

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The Ballard of Songbirds and Snakes

By: Suzanne Collins

Expected Publication Date: May 19th, 2020

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It is the morning of the reaping that will kick off the 10th annual Hunger Games. In the Capitol, 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow is preparing for his one shot at glory as a mentor in the Games. The once-mighty house of Snow has fallen on hard times, its fate hanging on the slender chance that Coriolanus will be able to out charm, outwit, and outmaneuver his fellow students to mentor the winning tribute. 

The odds are against him. He's been given the humiliating assignment of mentoring the female tribute from District 12, the lowest of the low. Their fates are now completely intertwined - every choice Coriolanus makes could lead to favor or failure, triumph or ruin. Inside the arena, it will be a fight to the death. Outside the arena, Coriolanus starts to feel for his doomed tribute... and must weigh his need to follow the rules against his desire to survive no matter what it takes.

Alright!  Another book from the "Hunger Games" series!  This time, it's a prequel! I definitely would love to hear the backstory of Snow!

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So, what upcoming books are you looking forward to?  Please respond below!




  1. I'm excited for Aurora Burning as well!! I've already preordered it! Hope you love it!

  2. I’m also super excited for the new Hunger Games book. I need to reread the series because I don’t remember most of what happened.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  3. I'm currently making my way through Kaufman's Starbound trilogy, but the Aurora series is on my list. Hope you enjoy!

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  4. I'm really looking forward to The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. I was a bit disappointed in the ending to the series, but I'm excited to read a prequel.

  5. I'm super exited for The Ballard of Songbirds and Snakes. :)

  6. These both look good. I love the cover of Aurora Burning. It's intriguing.

  7. Yes! I can't wait to read The Ballard of Songbirds and Snakes. I wish I had time to reread all of the Hunger Games books right now.

  8. I was so excited to be back into this world but Coriolanus Snow, I kinda wanna stab him so I'm not sure how I'll do reading a book about him lol! I hope you end up loving it!
    Jen @ Star-Crossed Book Blog

  9. I haven't tried the Aurora books yet, everything I see one mentioned, I feel like I am missing out. I need to give that series a try. I am looking forward to Collins' latest too. IT'll be interesting to see how that one turns out. I hope you have a good weekend, Ronyell. Stay safe and well.