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 wil
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 with ...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 flush...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
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
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
yup. that’s me. the bundle of straw tied into a vaguely human shape staring blankly at the computer trying to sift through her weird mix of feelings about this book and figure out how to properly phrase it all. you know, just another awkward 3 stars review. yeet.
look, I am so conflicted. I feel like all of my emotions are people in their 20’s mistaken for actual adults, and there’s an 80s montage of everyone just kind of fumbling around bumping into each other, trying to ...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 was...more
My Beloved Wife-poo
Find this review and others at A Thousand Lives of Frankie Lovely blog
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 ...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
link here, enjoy!
^^^ just consider the good bits (she wrote) out of that review and ignore the rest, thank you :)
4.5 stars?? I'm still confused as hell
HAHAHAHA WHAT WAS THAT EPILOGUE??? I NEED SOME EXPLANATION AND IDK WHY I'M LAUGHING
Roar/Rora/Aurora is a bookish princess who's been sheltered by her mother so nobody can find out she's powerless. She's supposed to be a Stormling (someone who can capture the hearts of storms), so she needs to m ...more
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 ...more
Sometimes she was Rora. Afraid. Alone. Ashamed.
And more and more, she was Roar-- bold, brash, and increasingly baffled by the situation in which she found herself. And sometimes she was none of them, lost and adrift somewhere in between, like the wildlands between Stormling cities.
If I could give this book more than five stars, I would in a heartbeat! This was an amazing, phenomenal and intense read.
All the different dimensions to this bo ...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
➦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 the elem...more
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
I cannot wait to read the rest of the series!!
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
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.
Roar is one of the most unique and romantic YA fantasy books I've ever read. Before this, I hadn't read anything by Cora Carmack. Hence, I really didn't know what to expect. Still, looking at the covers of her already published works, I had a hunch that I was in for a lot of cheesiness. :3
Essentially, Roar is a fusion of Veronica Rossi's Under the Never Sky and Mary E. Pearson's The Kiss of Deceptio ...more
Aurora/Rora/Roar (she has got a lot of names in this) is a princess with no power. She comes from a line of Stormlings, the elite who protect their kingdoms from violent storms of all types that ravage the world.
Twisters, hurricanes, thunderstorms, fires, any storm you can think of... they seem to be alive and even sentient. They have "hearts" that only Stormlings can take and extinguish, giving them more power and protecting the people.
Only it's ...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
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