Some good books are coming out this year. One of our most anticipated reads of 2023 is The Burning, Anna Todd’s second book in her Brightest Stars series. We’ve been waiting, rather impatiently, for a release date and to see the cover. We have both of those things, and we could not be happier about it. Can we say how beautiful the cover is? It was absolutely worth the wait.
We love everything about it: the color, the trees, and the fireworks. Every single part of it pops.
Here it is, in all its glory:
Here’s what The Burning is all about:
Anna Todd’s Brightest Stars trilogy continues the contemporary love story of Karina, a young woman who “grew up military” and is living and working for the first time on her own, and Kael, a 21-year-old soldier now home after two deployments, profoundly scarred by his time in Afghanistan. THE BURNING picks up from the sudden and shocking disruption of Karina and Kael’s developing romance at the ending of THE FALLING: their attraction to one another is undeniable, yet the trust they’ve placed in each other has been traumatically broken. To resolve what may be difficult, or impossible, to repair, Kael’s closed off past (a past that unknowingly links him to Karina’s family) must be opened and reconciled—demons and all. And Karina must decide whether loving someone she doesn’t want to live without is worth the pain and risk of it all.
You already know how much we loved The Falling, book one in Todd’s series. We know the second book will be just as good, if not better, because we already know these characters. We cannot wait to dive back into Karina and Kael’s story.
That’s not all the exciting news we’ve got. Because not only is The Burning available for Pre-order, but you can also read the first two chapters on the Frayed Pages Media site. Let me say we read them and are now ready for the rest of this story. And, there’s more! In addition to The Burning, which releases in June, a paperback version of The Falling will also released, and that cover is gorgeous too. We may have to drop a few coins and grab a copy.