AUTHOR: Cora Carmack
RATING: 5 Fantasy-Filled Stars
PUBLISHER: Tor Teen
SERIES: Stormheart, #1
SOURCE: purchased via BAM!
I went into this book with low expectations and was blown away! I'm not sure why I didn't have faith in Cora Carmack to put out an awesome fantasy book but she sure showed me!
In the beginning I admit I thought our sweet Aurora was well, too-sweet. I wanted to have a sit down chat with her and possibly shake some sense into her when it came to eating up Cassius' words. I almost had to put the book down because I couldn't handle how naive our sweet innocent princess was. Luckily for us readers though Aurora learns from her mistake and experiences some personal growth when she learns that there's often more to people then just their syrupy words.
Around 70 pages in I was hooked and wondering why it had taken me so long to getting around to reading Roar. The world is so fascinating and the idea of storms having a heart, of having human characteristics, is so creative and fresh that I commend Cora Carmack for coming up with such a brilliant fantasy world! The book moves with decent pacing and I now have a new ship that I refuse to believe will ever sink.
The characters that you meet in this book are so easy to grow attached to. The storm-hunters that Aurora meets are such a unique and diverse set of characters with beautiful friendships despite the harshness of their reality. Also I would like to take a moment to remark on just how freaking cool it is that witches are a thing in this world! Cora took the time to allow us to see glimpses of these characters and their stories without loosing pace in the plot of the story.
I'm so glad I gave Roar a chance because it has become one of my top reads of 2017 and I cannot wait to see what else is in store for us in this series (I mean hello cliffy ending!). Bring on book two please!