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Monday, March 23, 2015

Aurora: Centralis by Amanda Bridgeman

Aurora: Centralis by Amanda Bridgeman       

I've reviewed the previous books in this series here:

Aurora: Darwin

Aurora:  Pegasus

Aurora:  Meridian            

I was not about to pass up NetGalley's offer for the latest in the Aurora series.

Carrie's situation has become even more dangerous, and Sharley wants her back.  Not only is Carrie of major importance to his project, but he has an obsessive interest in her personally.  The Aurora crew must protect her against attempts by Sharley to recapture her, and Carrie must endure endless medical observation.

Saul's dreams and the role he is to play become more evident.  But boy, has he been slow in reading the purple book.  I wanted to swat him, put him in a corner with the book in his hands, and refuse to let him leave until he finished.

McKinley is unhappy with the situation.  What situation?  That would be a spoiler, unless you read the previous book.  He finds himself unwillingly tied to circumstances that he didn't initiate and with which he is truly uncomfortable.

Doc is loyal and true.  Loves Carrie.  Steps up to the plate over and over.

The reasons behind the initial plan to create Jumbo soldiers is revealed.  And there will be another book after this one that will follow that concept.

I do love the characters, but found this installment frequently slow.  From what I can tell, however, the next book should pick up the pace again.  Minus a favorite character.

NetGalley/Momentum Books

Science Fiction.  March 26, 2015.  Print length:  617 pages.  (I knew this one seemed much longer!  Even though I love long books, this one could have/should have been edited to cut some of the slower parts.)


  1. This sounds like an imaginative character-driven series. It's a shame this book felt too slow. I had the same reaction to some of George R.R. Martin's "Game of Thrones" novels. Some of them were great, but others needed a LOT of editing and to hurry up and move the story forward! :-)

  2. Exactly. I love detail, but not at the expense of keeping the story moving!

  3. I have the first two books. Now to find time to read them!