25 April 2018

Review: Roar by Cora Carmack

Title: Roar (Stormheart #1)
Author: Cora Carmark
Publication Date: June 13, 2017
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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.

Cora Carmack is a twenty-something writer who likes to write about twenty-something characters. She's done a multitude of things in her life-- boring jobs (like working retail), Fun jobs (like working in a theatre), stressful jobs (like teaching), and dream jobs (like writing). She enjoys placing her characters in the most awkward situations possible, and then trying to help them get a boyfriend out of it. Awkward people need love, too. She is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Losing It series.

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I've been trying to get my hands on more fantasy reads because lately, I have been loving them!

The premise of Roar immediately hooked me. I'm a sucker for royalty stories. And then with the magical storms and a princess-on-the-run... this story was sure to be amazing!

The fantasy aspect was so brilliantly done. Just the entire idea of magical storms and what the history of them was--Ms. Carmack not only wrote a beautiful story but it was an original one, too!

Plus, with the love story aspect--I honestly can't wait to see what happens with Roar and her handsome storm hunter. What's he going to do when he finds out who she is?

Brilliantly done, Ms. Carmack.

1 comment:

  1. This one's had me curious because of the magical storms - the whole thing about controlling the elements is always a story element I like. Nice to know this one is good!