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Rising Like a Storm

(The Wrath of Ambar #2)

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In the concluding installment to the Wrath of Ambar duology from masterful author Tanaz Bhathena, Gul and Cavas must unite their magical forces―and hold onto their growing romance―to save their kingdom from tyranny.

With King Lohar dead and a usurper queen in power, Gul and Cavas face a new tyrannical government that is bent on killing them both. Their roles in King Loh
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Published June 22nd 2021 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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Tanaz Hello! If you preorder the US/world edition released by Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers (Macmillan), you will receive the hardcover editi…moreHello! If you preorder the US/world edition released by Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers (Macmillan), you will receive the hardcover edition. In Canada and India, the book is releasing as a paperback edition first. Hope this helps! :) (less)

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Tanaz
May 26, 2020 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
April 2021: Hello friends! The preorder campaign for this book is now live! This year, along with receiving gorgeous swag, you also have the opportunity to purchase signed copies of the book from two great independent bookstores, Towne Book Center (USA) or The Book Wardrobe (Canada). If interested, please visit the following link for details: https://tanazbhathena.com/summerstorm/


May 2020: This book is officially written. 😈
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Fanna
Aug 17, 2020 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2021-releases
↣ digital copy received via the publicist.


May 18, 2021: I mean, I did read the first book with lili so it's only fair to subject her, once again, to my incoherent messages while reading this sequel.

January 29, 2021: Who just got an early copy of this? Me! 😭 I'm SO READY to read one of my most anticipated sequels of this year AHHH.

October 02, 2020: THE COVER IS HERE OMG! If I don't get to read this asap, I swear I'll show the wrath of Fanna.

August 17, 2020: I mean, after I loved Hunted By
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Mash
Jan 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
Hunted by the Sky ★★★★★(4.5)

“The sky has fallen, A star will rise!”

Rising like a storm, Tanaz Bhathena

This book was really good!


Rising like a storm is the second and last instalment in The Wrath of Ambar duology by Tanaz Bhathena. This book continues to follow Gul and Cavas as they learn more about their magical connections and plan their fight against the new queen.

This was a really well written novel and a great end to the series. The character development on both Gul and Cavas is excellent a
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Sahitya
Hunted by the Sky was one of my favorite fantasies of last year and I was very excited when I received the advance copy from the publisher. I’ve been in a bad slump for a few weeks now and trying to keep my mind off reality by binging cdramas, but finally decided that it was time to catch up with my arcs. And what better way to get out of my slump than a highly anticipated desi fantasy.

I will be honest, my memory is very bad these days and I couldn’t remember too much of what happened in the fi
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Her Bookish Obsession
Jun 21, 2021 rated it really liked it
The last and final book in Tanaz Bhathena’s The Wrath of Ambar series follows Gul and Cavas as they learn more about their magical connections and plan their fight against the new queen. The story starts about a month after the last one ended, and their relationship has already changed. I took some time to warm up to Gul and Cavas again.

I still believed in them individually as well as together, and their combined magic was fascinating to observe. They are both mentally strong and loyal people, b
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gauri
Jun 18, 2021 rated it really liked it
Diving back into the world of Hunted by the Sky was a delightful experience. While I did not completely remember the events that took place in the previous book, getting into Gul and Cavas' head again made the story enjoyable. I loved to see their relationship develop despite the stakes stacked against them. It was difficult to get into the story because of the slower pace and monologues but soon after the action makes up for it and the monologues become important in their character development. ...more
Emily
Feb 25, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, ya, netgalley
I love how TB used this duology as an exercise in rewriting Indian history and changing it's colonization through fantasy.

The main characters, Gul and Cava's, both appear to be straight, but TB has two supporting characters in a lesbian relationship to purposefully comment on the fact that homosexuality was against the law until recent history, which is a powerful statement, especially in this historical-type setting.

TB truly paints a beautiful picture of the land, the people, and the mythical c
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Kathleen Slofstra
May 21, 2021 rated it really liked it
When my kid is one day a teenager, I will give him this YA duology to read - thoroughly enjoyed it.
USOM
Jun 05, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
(Disclaimer: I received this book from Netgalley. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)

TW: mention of rape of SC, torture

Rising Like a Storm manages to deliver a book that examines one's responsibility, rebellion, and leadership. What begins as Gul struggling to embrace her powers, ends with epic battle scenes and questions about how to fight for the future. The character, and plot, development throughout Rising Like a Storm is a journey. Gul has to figure out what emb
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Shivangi
Apr 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This book said "Rising Like a Storm" and rose like a flipping storm indeed and given that I finished it only five seconds ago and am still reeling, this review is going to be all over the place but I'd rather write it now when the emotions are still running high and the words seem easier to fish out of this whirlpool in my mind.

Where do I begin? Maybe with mentioning that this was my most anticipated release of the year, from the moment I devoured Hunted by the Sky last summer. I had thought tha
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Michelle
Jun 22, 2021 rated it really liked it
**Please Note: This is the second book in a duology that should be read in order. If you are new to this duology, you can check out my review of book one- Hunted by the Sky HERE**

Rising like a Storm is the second half of The Wrath of Ambar duology by Tanaz Bhathena. I loved Hunted By the Sky and the Wrath of Ambar duology as whole. This is a breathtaking adventure filled with magic, romance, and wonderfully complex characters.  I think the Wrath of Ambar Duology will appeal to longtime fans of f
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Heather Hughes
Jun 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

I’d like to thank Macmillan for providing an e-galley and for allowing me to be a part of the blog tour for the final installment of this duology. I’d also like to mention content warnings of attempt of rape and what appears to be details regarding rape/sexual assault in a character’s past.

I was definitely looking forward to reading the final installment immediately after finishing the first book. Luckily, compared to the first book, the ending was very satisfying and was more exciting
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Enid Wray
Jan 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing
A fantasy sequel that stands alone in its own right. This reader greatly appreciated that the first 50 or so pages provided context and filled in the gaps from anything I might have forgotten from having read the first volume almost a year ago now.

A beautiful conclusion to the story begun in Hunted by the Sky. A strong and diverse cast of characters, great world building, fabulous - magical! - battle scenes. All, as in the first, rooted in Tanaz’s own Indian/Persian/Zoroastrian heritage and the
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Taraya
Apr 11, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The conclusion to The Wrath of Ambar duology, Rising Like A Storm brings together an eclectic bunch of hero’s to restore the rightful king to the throne. Imaginative world building lends mystery and truth to the storyline, giving the reader a taste of what living in medieval India was like.

Tanaz Bhathena is a wonderful storyteller, who has developed compelling young adult characters whose self-doubts and imperfections are what make them relatable to any YA reader. Main characters, Gul and Cavas
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Elisabeth
This book was amazing and beautiful in so many ways! I love how the reader gets to dive right back into the series close to where we left off. There are so many magical and fantastic parts to this book! The world-building is by far one of my favorite parts, the author does a lovely job of setting the scenes and building on that. Gul and Cavas are wonderful, they're growth throughout this series is amazing. I love the side characters and the depth of each of the main characters, you really get to ...more
Beth Morrill
Apr 19, 2021 rated it really liked it
Rising Like a Storm is the second half of a duology set in a world that is inspired by Indian culture, folklore, and mythology. Gul is a young woman with powerful magic that has been spoken of in prophesy. Cavas is a young man fated to be her partner in magic and love. Together, they work to fight an oppressive tyranny. I loved the strong woman presented as well as the rich world that is portrayed. My only frustration was with the endless psychological torment of Gul, and at times of Cavas, as t ...more
Honey & Anjali
May 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Rising Like a Storm is the last installment in the wrath of ambar duology and it's definitely the perfect conclusion to the story. The second book follows Gul and Cavas as they explore their magical capabilities and find a way to fight the Queen to rid the people of the tyranny.

Like I said in my review for Hunted by the Sky, but it's been a while so, I would say again, the world Bhathena has built is beautiful. From the cultural accuracy to the premise, everything is spot on.

A Medieval Indian fa
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Estelle Middleton
Jun 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Rejoice in the glory that is Rising Like a Storm, the epic sequel to Hunted by the Sky.
I loved the first book, and the second one is even better, and Tanaz Bhathena is an excellent writer. She writes vivid characters and scenery, each scene detailed that I felt completely immersed. She brings the feel of India to life in the book. And she makes sure that the medieval India setting is historically accurate, which I like when authors do that. There is lots of action and adventure, and she doesn’t
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Leslie Fisher
Apr 18, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a ebook arc of this book for a honest and fair review and am so grateful for this opportunity.
This book, just like the first one is packed with action and adventure. It is also full of graphic details which I will not go into as I don't want to accidently give away any spoilers.
I do have one big wish for this book...that is was not the last in the series. This book left me reeling and wanting more!
Tanaz Bhathena is a wonderful author who paints a picture with words. She has deve
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Leslie Fisher
Apr 18, 2021 rated it really liked it
I received a ebook arc of this book for a honest and fair review and am so grateful for this opportunity.
This book, just like the first one is packed with action and adventure. It is also full of graphic details which I will not go into as I don't want to accidently give away any spoilers.
I do have one big wish for this book...that is was not the last in the series. This book left me reeling and wanting more!
Tanaz Bhathena is a wonderful author who paints a picture with words. She has deve
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Jill booksandescape
I received an advance ebook copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for review.

Rising Like a Storm by Tanaz Bhathena is the second and final book in the Wrath of Ambar duology. In this sequel, Gul and Cavas must face a new tyrant queen who is bent on destroying them. Gul and Cavas are working to unite their magic and become more powerful to win the fight. When Cavas is taken prisoner, Gul is left to train an army of warriors alone.

Tensions rise and alliances shift in this exciting concl
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Catherine
Jun 16, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What an amazing conclusion to a great duology! I loved Gul and Cavas' journey through Touched by the Sky and I truly adored they're journey through Rising Like a Storm! Gul's journey was so great and empowering and I loved everything about her! Cavas is such a great character and I felt we got more of him in this story which I really enjoyed and appreciated. I loved that they're love for each other truly made each other stronger, and while they had personal faults, they were able to successfully ...more
Simant Verma
Actual rating: 4.5 stars

Rising Like A Storm was one of my anticipated books of the year and this sequel was everything I wanted it to be. Rising starts a few months after the end of Hunted by the Sky. The relationship between Gul and Cavas is different now; one is soaking in his desire for revenge and another in fear of killing innocents by her magic. But as the story progresses, we see how much they are strong-willed now and are closer than ever. The parallels between Gul and Cavas's story and
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Asha
Jun 20, 2021 added it
Shelves: 2021
I absolutely loved Hunted by the Sky so I was excited to hear that a sequel was coming out and that this would be the concluding book. Unfortunately this book wasn’t my cup of tea. The beginning was really slow and it took me longer than usual to try to get into the book. The dialogue was stilted and a bit immature. If you do read this book, note that you have to read the first in order to read this one.

Thanks to the publisher for the ebook copy.
Laurie
Dec 19, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Rising Like a Storm" is a satisfying ending to the Wrath of Ambar duology. The build up to the final showdown takes a lot of twists and turns, and the characters' relationships are more developed in this second novel. A must-read if you enjoyed "Hunted by the Sky"!

Thank you, NetGalley, for the ARC.
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Patti Sabik
Mar 04, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya
4.5 This book was really good and a very tidy end to the duology! The author provided enough backstory that the reader slid nicely into the world and remembered the key points of the storyline, but the book didn't drag. There was nice chemistry between the two lead characters and nice development for both, especially Gul's arc. I hope to see more from this author! ...more
Katelyn Beane
An enjoyable conclusion to the duology. I loved seeing these characters growth. The addition of Shayla's perspective added a great peek into her mind and her motivation. It made the bad guy more dimensional and complex. The author continued the exceptional world-building in this sequel. ...more
Charvi
Mar 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2021-releases
4.5/5 stars

This book was everything I wanted it to be <3
Anandi Puritipati
Mar 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing
NOBODY COME NEAR ME, I AM EXPERIENCING SHRIMP FEELINGS!
donna
Jun 22, 2021 rated it really liked it
Thank you MacMillan for the free arc via edelweiss. What a satisfying conclusion. Love Gul and Cavas. Great adventure with magic and spirits.
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Tanaz Bhathena writes books for young adults. Her latest novel, Hunted by the Sky, was named a Best Book of the Year by the CBC and USBBY, with the sequel Rising like a Storm releasing on June 22, 2021. Her novel, The Beauty of the Moment, won the Nautilus Gold Award for Young Adult Fiction and was nominated for the Ontario Library Association’s White Pine Award. Her acclaimed debut, A Girl Like T ...more

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