Blog Tour & Review: Roar (Stormheart #1) Cora Carmack
From New York Times bestselling author Cora Carmack comes her debut young adult fantasy, ROAR! Releasing June 13, 2017, ROAR takes readers on an adventure filled with charismatic characters in an enthralling world sure to keep them turning the pages. Order your copy today!
About ROAR (Stormheart #1):
New York Times bestselling author Cora Carmack's young adult debut: Roar.
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.
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three boundless stars
Roar has the start of something big. I feel in a sense it could really become this epic fantasy.
Aurora is part of a royal family. But unlike the others, she doesn’t have the power, that everyone thinks she does. Her mom is desperate for her to marry to save the Kingdom. But she doesn't want to. Aurora is a strong willed character and devises a plan. One that could save the kingdom, and not have to marry someone who is unworthy of her.
One thing I loved about this story, is it felt as if the different storms. Were their own entity. They were unpredictable and tried to protect their hearts. Which, the Stormlings are out to steal. It’s actually a bit sad. There’s a lot going on in Roar. So you have to really focus and be there. The only issue I had, is that I didn’t connect with the characters. The POV that it was told in, was a little hard to follow. This is the first Cormack book I’ve read. I loved the world that she built though.
There is no lack of danger in this story. I mean, how could there not be when dealing with storms. Aurora has something inside of her as well, that she never realized was there. So there’s also a mystery of who really is “Roar”.
Overall, I give this Three Boundless Stars.
About Cora Carmack:
Cora Carmack is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. Since she was a teenager, her favorite genre to read has been fantasy, and now she’s thrilled to bring her usual compelling characters and swoon-worthy romance into worlds of magic and intrigue with her debut YA fantasy, Roar. Her previous adult romance titles include the Losing It, Rusk University, and Muse series. Her books have been translated into more than a dozen languages around the world. Cora splits her time between Austin, TX and New York City, and on any given day you might find her typing away at her computer, flying to various cities around the world, or just watching Netflix with her kitty Katniss. But she can always be found on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and her website www.coracarmack.com.