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(Stormheart #1)

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  12,451 ratings  ·  2,446 reviews
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 f
Hardcover, 380 pages
Published June 13th 2017 by Tor Teen
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Cora Carmack It's definitely just upper YA. :) It has no more adult content than a typical upper YA romance. I'd say content-wise, it's comparable to the romances …moreIt's definitely just upper YA. :) It has no more adult content than a typical upper YA romance. I'd say content-wise, it's comparable to the romances in the Shatter Me series or JLA's YA books.(less)

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Chelsea Humphrey
Feb 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
If it helps you decide whether or not to read this book, just know I read an e-galley of this back in February and I adored it SO much that I bought a finished hard copy for my collection of re-reads. It was THAT good! ❤️💛💚💙💜🖤💗

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I guess I've put writing this review off long enough. I keep feeling like, if I don't write this, I don't have to let go of this story yet. When I first read the above description of said book, I immediately thought "Great, another cliche YA fantasy filled wit
Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies
Roar? More like...

I DNFed at 20% because my patience only lasts so long and that is it. By this point in the book, there has been 3 hot guys (2 of whom are brothers!), a useless princess who is sooooooooooo beautiful, and the majority of what I've read has been the accounts of an betrothal ceremony for an arranged marriage with lots of steamy glances and flirting and blushing than actual plot.
The paint had begun to wear away on her lips, revealing rosy skin underneath. Was the rest of her flu
Jun 19, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: burn-it

I’ll get the lone positive out of the way first. The world building in Roar was compelling, set in a world haunted by tempestuous storms where gifted humans employ magic to control them. Since the internet has no shortage of glowing reviews about the magic system in Roar, I’ll leave it at that. I have a lot more to say about the toxic romance in Roar as, it is an example of how dangerous it is for harmful tropes to reign unchecked and unchallenged. This post will contain spoilers for the romanti
Brittney ~ Reverie and Ink
4.5 stars because this really was fun. There were A LOT of really cool elements and honestly the sequel is set up to be even better than the first, so I'm dreading an entire year of waiting!

I'll start with Aurora, or 'Roar'. I actually really liked her. She starts off as a weak heroine, and to be honest, she DOES grow but her character development is far from finished. I think some will get annoyed at her for it, but I appreciated it SO much. Not every heroine has to be 100% badass 100% of the t
Hailey (Hailey in Bookland)
Sep 13, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy
This wasn't awful, the fantastical element was very unique, I mean c'mon storm magic. How cool! However you can definitely tell that this author usually writes heavy romances, which is fine, but I did not at all care for the language used in the relationships. It was very possessive and honestly my eyes were rolling 80% of the time. I think I would have enjoyed this more had the romance not been such a big part of the story, or had the romance not been so aggravating. I don't know what it is
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
Update: $2.99 US kindle 10-22-17

This book was in my first Fairyloot box for June.

I thought the book was pretty good. I don't know if it was my mood once again but I didn't love it as much as everyone else. But, I will re-read it before the next book.

Oh, but all the stars goes to the book cover! And if you take off the dust jacket Roar is looking out across the city and it is so freaking awesome!

In the book she goes by: Aurora, Rora, and Roar. You just have to read the book.

Sometimes she w
Jun 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017-release
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This portion is about the romance in this book, and while I kept it spoiler free, if you are sensitive to any sort of mild spoiler information, emotional progression etc. you may want to avoid reading

Apparently there is a review going around that voices the opinion that the romance in this book is problematic and most likely triggering
Wren (fablesandwren)
This book has THE COOLEST CONCEPT IN THE HISTORY OF ALL CONCEPTS IN THE KNOWN AND UNKNOWN WORLD. Like, holy crap Cora Carmack, how in the world did you just come up with this world? It is totally unique and beauty and I need more than one story in this world and I also need the next book to just appear in my hands.

So let me just gush more about the world here. THESE PEOPLE FIGHT STORMS. Like they literally will go out and fight a tornado. The only way to stop the tornado is to get the gem that
Jun 18, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, 2017-reads
I really should stop buying books for their cover.

Although, to be fair, the premise sounded like my cup of tea, and it should have been. It was, mostly. But I feel like I'm slowly (and steadily) turning into a grumpy, bitter old lady who complains about anything and everything and cannot be satisfied, unless her 72 cats do something adorable.

Don't get me wrong, Roar was not a bad book. The concept of magical lands ruled by storms was brilliant, and the execution was skillful; after all, Cora Car
Cora Carmack
Mar 20, 2017 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
I've been dreaming of writing YA fantasy for nearly a decade. My hope was to write an exciting, unique fantasy world with an equally compelling romance. This book really took hold of me, and demanded to be written. It began with the idea of magic storms, storm hunters, and a black market. It took shape through the lens of a princess with a dire secret. I fell in love with so many characters as I wrote this first book, and I can't wait for you to meet them all and see how all their journeys unfol ...more
Jul 14, 2019 rated it really liked it

This book to me:

Wow, okay. No one warned me how highly addictive this story was going to be.

I picked up Roar for The Page Turners Book Club hosted by Chelsea Palmer.

It was our July 2019 selection and when it was announced, I thought, why not? That's been sitting on my shelf for over two years. Time to give it a whirl.

I expected it to be just okay, predicting a 3-star read.

I'm not sure why I thought that. Maybe because I just have not heard a lot of people talking about it.

I was n
This is probably one of my favourite books of 2017, I honestly enjoyed it that much!

ALL OF THE STARS! Every single one!

Just going to throw this out there Locke is 10000000000% a new favourite Character!

”And the skies know my girl is a fighter. Our world is brutal, but you are brave enough to face it. I know you are.”

This month I’ve decided only to read books from Book Subscriptions. Roar was in my first ever Fairyloot so I thought what better place to start than my first ever one? I cannot begi
Jul 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I AM IN LOVE!!!!!!!!!



The best types of books are those that take you by surprise and this book definitely did. WHERE'S THE FAN ART AT?!

I am SO excited for what Cora Carmack has in store for this story. So much groundwork has been laid and I can't WAIT for it to be build upon. There's a lot of room for epicness to take place and that makes me so fuckin' giddy! I hope she delivers!

I'm sucker for the weak-protagonist-comes-into-his/her-own type trope. There's someth
♛ may
im 110% done with this book and myself. i dont even know what to say here bc well....i dont recall much of the contents of the book :) that's always great.

basically im like highkey done with everyone and theyre missing personalities. what a shame since the world and magic were fabulous.

bye cassius, see you never mr. possessive


buddy read with beyonce

i've read so many mixed reviews on this book so :') i'm ready for everything except disappointment
Simona B
*I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

3.5 (the extra half a point is for the unputdownable-ness level)

“A soul is a curious thing.”

•My experience with Roar was all about ups and downs. Literally: before I started and throughout the first part of the novel, my excitement nearly threatened to overwhelm me, I was enjoying the story so much. Then insta-love certain things happened, and I started to lose interest; but after that it kind of got intrig
Maria✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦

➦This is Cora Carmack's first YA fantasy novel and all I have to say is - job well done!!! I really loved it to bits! The premise is original and I was fascinated by it from the beginning.

➦Imagine the world where humans battle against the storms for survival. The Stormlings are people who have abilities to fight the storms with magic and are able to protect full cities.

"The believe that storms come from the souls of the dead who lived exemplary lives. They're birthed again as part of th
Jul 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya-fantasy
Oh my did I love this book! It had such a unique plot with storms and storm hunters and I just loved every bit of it! Also loved the main character and the love interest as well!
I cannot wait to read the rest of the series!!
Jul 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Buddy read with CAIT!

Roar was one of my 2017 anticipated releases. I admit the cover was what made me want to add this book. I mean, let's be real, how gorgeous is that cover?? Ignore the fact that it took me 21 days to read it; I was slumping on and off. Anyway, I really enjoyed this book!

I know Cora Carmack as a contemporary romance writer. I've previously read only one of her books years ago and I remember enjoying it, so I was quite excited to see if she could pull off a fantasy! And... goo
Jul 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Buddy reading with Jia

I haven't finished a book in a day for a while. That definitely shows that I really enjoyed this unique yet cliche story!

Overall all I can say is that I liked it and I enjoyed it. Going into this book, all I knew was that the cover was gorgeous (it's going to look so beautiful on my shelves like it's seriously breathtaking) and that there was a lot of hype around it. I hadn't even read the blurb when I picked it up. To begin with I was really exciting to read about the ki
Jan 15, 2018 rated it liked it
the only thing this book managed to do is get that katy perry song, "Roar", stuck in my head.


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Buddy reading with my #1 fan 💙

It's about time.

This book better be goddamn beautiful and make me question why I started this so late.
Mar 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-releases
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

Roar by Cora Carmack
Book One of the Stormheart series
Publisher: Tor Teen
Publication Date: June 13, 2017
Rating: 4 stars
Source: ARC sent by the publisher

Summary (from Goodreads):

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

Actual rating: 2.5 stars

I didn't have high expectations about this book, just wanted something light and entertaining to read, and for the most part the book delivered. It has a very intriguing concept I haven't met in other YA fantasy yet: controlling storms and capturing the magic in their hearts aka the eye of the storm. The amazing tempest catching quest was vivid, breath-taking, with enough detail to satisfy even the most demanding readers. The concept was definitely not my problem with thi

Wendy Higgins
Blown away.
Captivating and unique. The romance...the magic...I am in love with all of it. SO GOOD.
Caelira is a land besieged by powerful storms and people's only hope of survival is to band together in towns protected by Stormlings, powerful magic wielders who are able to keep those storms at bay. As the princess of Pavan and heir to the throne it is Aurora's job to keep her hometown safe but even though she's from one of the most powerful Stormling families she has never been able to use magic against even the weakest storm. The queen has managed to keep Aurora's lack of magic a secret but ...more

Title: Roar
Series: Stormheart #1
Author: Cora Carmack
Release date: June 13, 2017
Cliffhanger: Yes
HEA(view spoiler)

My recent fantasy obsession led me straight to this gorgeous book, and I was so excited to have the opportunity to read it. I tried not to get my hopes too high. Expectations have a way of dooming you to be disappointed when you let them run away with you. But when I started to flip through the first pages of this story, almost immediately I knew that I had someth
Jun 16, 2017 rated it liked it
The most two akward things in life are :
1- Waving back at someone who seems to be waving at you, and then realise that they didn't even knowledge your existence.
2- 3 stars rating.

I don’t really know why I'm only giving Roar 3 stars but i feel like if i gave it more than that i won't do justice to the other books i really liked. Readers' life is so fishing hard

So i went reading this book with ultimate big expectations, i mean have you seen the cover? IT'S SO FREAKING GORGUES!! and the pl
Deborah Obida
This book really disappointed me, the synopsis was so promising even as it contained spoilers. I thought the book will deliver but no it did not. The book is so cliche filled that I considered dnfing it. The cliches is not the major problem I have with the book but the depiction, it was so badly portrayed, especially the romance, I cringe everytime they think about themselves.

The magic system is great and the only thing I love in the book, but sadly it was not original. It is too similar like t
5 stars


One of the best elemental books I have read (this include the Percy Jackson books), and easily the best 2017 fantasy release thus far. The book has such a unique premise, and the story execution was on point. I absolutely loved all the characters too. Roar, our MC, is the best. She is completely relatable and I love her so much.

And Locke......❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

This book felt fresh and new. Even though there are some common tropes in her
ELLIAS (elliasreads)
Jul 30, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017-books, i-own
To say that I was disappointed in this book is an understatement.

Let's start off with major hype that got me super pumped to read this:
'kick-ass heroine with a cool unique magic system and non-stop action.'

Did I get any of that?
Not really, no.

What I got:
'Special snowflake'.
'Second act of the book drag-me-to-hell snoozefest.'
'Boring build up of characters, (dumbass) romance, and story.'


Literally, I'm pretty much going to hold off on all hyped books now because almost
Jay Crownover
Jan 02, 2017 added it
Shelves: 2017
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Cora Carmack is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of New Adult Romance and YA fantasy. Her books have been translated into more than a dozen languages around the world. Cora lives in Austin, TX, 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 and her dog Sherlock. But she ...more

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