The Storm Crow
In the tropical kingdom of Rhodaire, magical, elemental Crows are part of every aspect of life...until the Illucian empire invades, destroying everything.
That terrible night has th ...more
Quick note, because I get asked this a lot- yes there is a sequel coming ;) - and I'm lucky enough to have read an early version and omgggggg it's so good. So for those of you who get to the end and need more... rest easy! There will be more.
(view spoiler)[ And we haven't seen the last of Ericen ;) (hide spoiler)]
I don’t want to give away too much, as usual in my reviews, but basically we have Anthia, a c ...more
“It’s difficult to walk against the wind. It takes strength.”
First, let’s do the this-meets-that and satiate your impatient beast of a curiosity, shall we? My beloved pitch would be: Eragon (finding the last egg of a type of magical creatures plus a certain twist) meets And I Darken (conquered land’s princess with special lineage plus Mehmed) meets Red Queen (Silver houses plus Cal plus certain scenes). ...more
I’m having a hard time with my ya books lately. This book was a favorite and five stars when ...more
i would definitely consider this a foundational book. its sets the scene for the story, but its quite slow in terms of plot. not a lot happens other than getting a feel for the characters and seeing how the different kingdoms interact with each other. i dont want to say the world building is lacking, necessarily, but i learned more from the ...more
This book starts out with Rhodaire being invaded by another Kingdom, Illucia. The crows are killed, several people close to our main character Thia die, including her mother the Queen.
Rhodaire finds themse ...more
Here are the top five reasons you (Yes, you!) should read the storm crow.
1. Just look at that cover. Even if you never read it, you need this book on your shelf. It is gorgeous and will be a great edition to your bookshelf.
2. The writing will satisfy every reader. If your a reader who needs fast paced writing with lots of action, The Storm Crow is for you. If you love amazing images painted with words, The Storm Crow is your book.
3. The story. I won't go into it because I don't want to spoil bu ...more
“People are their truest selves at their most desperate.”
🌟 Disclaimer: I received and E-ARC from the publisher through Edelweiss in exchange of an honest review!
🌟 I think this book was just another general YA book that did not blow my mind! I am sure some people will like it and some won’t and I will try to be objective as always.
🌟 When it comes to the writing style, it was not bad! I found it easy to read and kind of ...more
- First, and most notably, this is a book about a girl living with depression. It’s about her struggles and her triumphs, and it’s about hope. As someone who struggles with depression, my hope is t ...more
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You know what's better than crows?
I was lucky enough to read THE STORM CROW early and LEMME TELL YOU. It's bloody brilliant. Josephson has crafted such a rich and gorgeous world that is SO REAL, I honestly swear it's out there somewhere.
And the characters--hello, Ericen is my fav, I call dibs--are so loveable (yes, even the bad ones...especially the bad ones) and complex, that they had me rooting for them from the start.
One of my utmost treasured things about ...more
Now I'm starting to think that crows, not as a species but as a YA trope, peaked at Six of Crows?
To be fair, you really can't do much better than Six of Crows. But that's just my totally biased opinion.
So, on to the review!
This book was ok.
It seems that lat ...more
Trigger and Content Warning: Depression, Self-Harm,Violence,
I really LOVED this book! The Storm Crow is filled with the potential to be a great, captivating series. It’s gripping within the first chapter, the characters are all amazing and the magic is uniquely written. With a large variety of majestic crows that can control the elements they provide everything needed for it's country. The crows gave me major How to ...more
This is easily one of the best fantasy novels to be released this year, and one of my new favorite fantasy novels ever. The Storm Crow is filled with beautiful imagery, amazingly powerful yet flawed characters, and a magic system that is adorable yet fearsome at the same time.
Anthia is a princess of a ruined kingdom, desolated by the people of Illucia. Her mother is gone which causes her sister Ca ...more
“People are their truest selves at their most desperate.”
I did it. I finished it. I don’t know why I did this to myself, I should have DNF’d it at some point. But I can be a bit stubborn and I wanted to see if something good happened towards the end. Guess what? It didn’t.
The Storm Crow begins when Rhodaire, a magical kingdom with elemental crows, is attacked by Illucia, another kingdom. The queen and the crows are killed and the kingdom is left in ruins. That changes Princess Anthia life,
This cover is absolutely gorgeous. When I first saw it, I was already half in love with it, and I hadn't even read the synopsis. The word 'crow' immediately made me think of Six of Crows and the girl reminded me of Inej.
So yeah, I was ecstatic when this cover was revealed, and I still was when my brain registered that this is not another book in the Six of Crows series.
But The Storm Crow was just another generic YA fantasy that had me rolling my eyes and yawning f ...more
I THOROUGHLY enjoyed this book! The Storm Crow is absolutely filled with the potential to be a great, captivating series. It’s gripping within the first chapter and the magic system is unique and fun. With a variety of majestic crows that can control the elements, and even bend light, they provide the foundation for a country’s way of life. How could you NOT get sucked into the story immediately?! The relationships betwee ...more
where do i even start i-
this book is going in my all time favorites i can’t comprehend what I just read.
what a FABULOUS way to start off 2019 glad this was the first read of the year wow
OKAY HERE WE GO
The characters have got to be some of my all time favorites.
Kiva and Thias friendship was everything. Their banter. Their loyalty. THEIR BFF RELATIONSHIP WAS EVERYTHING I NEEDED.
Thia was a character I related to in small way ...more
I can't believe this is a debut book!
I was in a book funk for two weeks. It never happened to me before but nothing tasted really exceptional. Nothing kept my attention.
I got this ARC of Storm Crow in a Fairyloot box (I confess that I ordered this box as I knew an ARC was included) and opened it without too high expectation but also I was curious.
The first sentences I nearly stopped because it happened in a universe that I did not get at first sight and as I said I had a hard time fo ...more
The Crow Rider: 4.5 stars
1st read: 4.25 stars (June 2019)
2nd read: 4.5 stars (October 2020)
I really enjoyed reading The Storm Crow, it was gripping, funny, heartbreaking, fast paced and very well written. Furthermore it has awesome characters, a great villain, great LGBTQ+ representation and a fantastic mental illness rep (depression). I absolutely loved the original world and the elemental crows and am so excited what the next book will bring! Things I didn’t enjoy as m ...more
"Books are very underrated weapons"
This book was an amazing book. I had the chance of receiving an ARC from Fairyloot in their December box and I don't know what took me so long to read it. Anne and I both agreed: this book was a very pleasant surprise.
The concept was also very original. The kingdom of Rhodaire is dependent of magical crows who have elemental magic and are rideable by trained riders. There are Sun Crows, Storm Crows, Ea ...more
I don't know what it is, but every time I do a Buddy Read with Alexis I always absolutely adore the book!
Hands down the metal health rep in this book has blown me away, I'm pretty open and honest with my own mental health and at this present moment I am off work with Depression and Anxiety, and this honestly made me feel heard and represented which I don't think I've ever seen in a fantasy book.
I'm not going to go too much into a review as I'm not in the right space at the moment but I ...more
There are politics, different countries (at war of course), and strong relationships. Not only are there some partners meeting up, but also lovely friendships and even some sisterhood moments. This places Kalyn Josephson in a category above most of the average ...more
One of the things I loved about this book had to be the representation. Our main character becomes scarred and burned very quickly, and she struggles with a phobia of fire and dealing with her own body image at some points in the novel. Eve ...more
That book has lots of potential. The idea was interesting, the plot etc but it didn't work for me.
The reason why it is a 2.5 is because it is after all her first novel.
I finished it in no time because it was really easy to read. It was a fast read not because it was a fast-paced book or very addictive but just because it was easy...
The problem for me was the absence of world-building. I have no idea how the world works, what the different kingdoms look like. Etc I don't know anything ...more
Sadly most of the scenes felt rushed. They were not bad by any means but I would have liked a bit more detailing, a bit more time to get a feel for the situation.
Our main character has to deal with depression and I was so so amazed how well the author handelt this difficult topic.
She was also quite likeable altough I didn't feel as attached to her as I would have like ...more
#2) The Crow Rider ★★★★★
you know a book is good when you don't even pick out a bookmark, you just sit down and devour it in a single sitting
➸ Trigger warnings for (view spoiler)[ableism & internalised ableism, racism, forced arranged marriage, cheating mentioned, depression (central theme), nightmares suicidal ideation, self-harm & self-inflicted wounds, blood & gore depiction, physical injuries, serious injury of a loved one, dead bodies, grief depiction, death of a mother (on-page), d ...more
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