Roar (Stormheart #1) by Cora Carmack
Review: The first time I heard that this book was coming out and was written by Cora Carmack, I was already half in love with it. But now, after spending time reading it and rereading it, I am so head over heels for these characters and the plot itself.
Before getting to the heart of the book, I have to talk about the different point of views. There were multiple changes between key characters- Aurora, Nova, Cassius, Locke, and an unknown villain. Although the changes in narration did not come with warning or the telling of who was talking, it was a very smooth transition and I was able to tell who was talking at that point. This new take on change of view point / narration was amazingly well thought out and worked great.
The plot of Roar completely captivated me and had me coming up with all these different ways the book and characters could go. But at every turn I was caught off guard and amazed at where and how Carmack took the story. At the end of the book I’m still reeling from what was going down and desperately need the next book SOON!!!! because I really just want to know what’s going to happen next!!
The romance was a nice element to add in Roar but not overwhelming of the story line, because basically this is a story about a girl trying to find out who she is first before anything else. Although the swoon worthy kissing, confessions, and tension scenes were GOLD. I just loved some parts so much that I was gushing for days after reading them. Like guys can you please just be this romantic!
Meeting Aurora (also known as Roara and Roar) I wasn’t too sure what kind of main character she would be. Shy but then slowly comes out of her shell to be powerful, confident but shy at times, or sneaky with who she really was. None of these are right, well not completely . Because as I was reading Roar and going on this journey with Aurora, I found that she was all of these and more, so much more. Because as the book progresses Aurora learns who she really is and who she wants to be and who she has to be. But it seems that we will all have to wait for the next book in the Stormheart series to see who she chooses to be in the end, because her journey isn’t over yet.
Do not fear the thunder, nor
the fire in the skies.
Rest little darling, and close
your tired eyes,
for up above us now in that
great, golden dome
A Stormling stands against
it all to protect our
“You are exactly where you are supposed to be. And I am here with you. If you have questions, ask them. If you have fears, shed them. If you have doubts, give them to me and I will crush them beneath my heel. If you need help, I will provide it. Even if you only need someone to yell at, I can be that too. And when you need someone to trust, will be that person. I promise.”
Would I? Buy a finished copy? YES! Reread this book for the rest of my life? Heck yes! Buy a copy for all my bookish friends? I’m on Amazon right now!!!
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars.
Edition: I received this this e-book ARC in return for an honest review. Thank you!
Young Adult. Fantasy. Adventure. Romance.
Expected publication: June 13th 2017 by Tor Teen.
Summary: In a land ruled and shaped by violent magical storms, power lies with those who control them.
Aurora Pavan comes from one of the oldest Stormling families in existence. Long ago, the ungifted pledged fealty and service to her family in exchange for safe haven, and a kingdom was carved out from the wildlands and sustained by magic capable of repelling the world’s deadliest foes. As the sole heir of Pavan, Aurora’s been groomed to be the perfect queen. She’s intelligent and brave and honorable. But she’s yet to show any trace of the magic she’ll need to protect her people.
To keep her secret and save her crown, Aurora’s mother arranges for her to marry a dark and brooding Stormling prince from another kingdom. At first, the prince seems like the perfect solution to all her problems. He’ll guarantee her spot as the next queen and be the champion her people need to remain safe. But the more secrets Aurora uncovers about him, the more a future with him frightens her. When she dons a disguise and sneaks out of the palace one night to spy on him, she stumbles upon a black market dealing in the very thing she lacks—storm magic. And the people selling it? They’re not Stormlings. They’re storm hunters.
Legend says that her ancestors first gained their magic by facing a storm and stealing part of its essence. And when a handsome young storm hunter reveals he was born without magic, but possesses it now, Aurora realizes there’s a third option for her future besides ruin or marriage.
She might not have magic now, but she can steal it if she’s brave enough.
Challenge a tempest. Survive it. And you become its master.
-Summary from GoodReads.com