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 ...more
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 ...more
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...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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...more
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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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
LOCKE, BABY! 🤤🤤🤤
*DIES OF FEELS*
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 ...more
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 bey
i've read so many mixed reviews on this book so :') i'm ready for everything
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
➦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...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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
Series: Stormheart #1
Author: Cora Carmack
Release date: June 13, 2017
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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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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.
This book felt fresh and new. Even though there are some common tropes in her ...more
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:
'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 ...more
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