Review | Aurora Blazing by Jessie Mihalik

Review | Aurora Blazing by Jessie MihalikAurora Blazing by Jessie Mihalik
Series | Consortium Rebellion #2
Release Date | October 1, 2019
Published by Harper Voyager
Genres | Science Fiction
Format | ARC
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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. . .


Aurora Blazing is one of my highly-anticipated books for 2019! I’ll say that Polaris Rising was such an awesome book that I couldn’t wait to get my hands on Bianca and Ian’s story. PR still tops out as my favorite in the series, but I still enjoyed AB.

Right from the beginning we’re thrusted back into this world. I’ve been dying to know more about Bianca and the path she now paving for herself. She’s an interesting character for sure, but I loved the strong bond that she has with her siblings. She will literally do ANYTHING for them and I think that speaks loads about her character.

Ian … he was an interesting character with his own set of skills. These two definitely have some history and I was dying to know more about it. I’ll have to admit, the conflict between these was a little bit underwhelming and I wished we had some of his POVs. I think that would have shown a bit understanding of why these two never happened years ago.

AB is a slow burn and I loved that Bianca took him on a little chase in the beginning. However, Ian is just too good at his job, he’ll find her anywhere! There were a few action-packed moments that’ll definitely leave you on the edge of your seat.

AB was a great addition to this series and one I definitely enjoyed. I craved more of Ian and Bianca together.

We got one more book to this series and I can’t wait!

major thank you to the publisher for the complimentary copy in consideration for a review. this does not affect my opinion of the book or review.

About Jessie Mihalik

I write urban fantasy and romantic science fiction. My debut novel, Polaris Rising, is coming out in early 2019 from Harper Voyager.

If you’re interested, you can read about my path to publication (so far). I also have a Goodreads author page. Achievement unlocked!

I’m represented by Sarah Younger of the Nancy Yost Literary Agency.

In my former life, I was a software developer.

My official-for-now short bio:

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.