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Storm from the East

(Glass Alliance #2)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  285 ratings  ·  81 reviews
Battles, revolution, and romance collide in Joanna Hathaway's stunning, World Wars-inspired sequel to Dark of the West

Part war drama, part romance, Storm from the East is the second novel in Joanna Hathaway’s immersive, upmarket YA fantasy series that will appeal to readers of Sabaa Tahir, Marie Rutkoski, and Evelyn Skye.

War has begun, and the days of Athan’s and Aurelia’s
Hardcover, 496 pages
Published February 11th 2020 by Tor Teen
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Jan 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: hall-of-fame
Why is this book--this series--not on everyone's radars?! I discovered it this year and am blown away by the sheer amazing-ness that is the work of Joanna Hathaway. The second in the Glass Alliance series, Storm takes this historical romance to new heights with more turbulence than my heart can handle.

This second installment kicks off shortly after the events of the first book. Son of the General, Athan Dakar is bracing himself to enter an unsanctioned war--his first proper war--that originates
I've been lucky enough to read book 2 of the Glass Alliance series, and I can guarantee it's even more beautiful, heartbreaking, epic, and romantic than book 1 (not to mention my fav Garrick getting more page time). ...more
The Nerd Daily
Feb 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Kibby Robinson

Storm from the East, the second book in Joanna Hathaway’s Glass Alliance series, is a book of two parts: the slow, agonising build of war and then the break-neck twists and turns of betrayal, surrender, and loss in the war’s aftermath. Hathaway crafts a deeply intricate look into the realities of war and deftly balances hope and love within her story.

Athan and Aurelia have always been on opposite sides of the war, but never more so
Ashlee » Library In The Country
This is one of the best sequels I’ve ever read and honestly I cannot think of a thing that I would have liked to see done differently or anything that didn’t work for me.

It is clear how much care and meticulous thought Joanna Hathaway has put into these characters and this story and I am thrilled to see the culmination of Athan and Ali’s story in the final book. I NEED to see what happens after the prologue from the first book!

Truly though, Hathaway’s writing is beautiful and the way she’s inte
Rosaria Munda
Apr 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
You know that delicious feeling when you finish a first book of a series, and it was amazing, but you get the spine-tingling suspicion that it was all set up for an EVEN BETTER sequel? This is that sequel. I loved Dark of the West, but Storm from the East is payoff, and ups the ante in every possible way.

The Glass Alliance series is structured like a tragedy: with the end at the beginning, a future snapshot of its two main characters after they have lost all innocence to war, but might still be
Joanna Hathaway
Sep 27, 2019 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Update 12/13/19: I've just announced the preorder campaign for Storm from the East on my website. Everyone who preorders and submits proof of purchase will receive exclusive bonus content from Dark of the West and be entered for a Grand Prize. Check out my News page for the full details!

I’m posting this little update because I have ARCs and therefore things are getting very real for Storm from the East! If you’re interested in snagging one, head on over to my Instagram (handle @spitfirewriter)
michelle (magical reads)
4.5 stars

read on my blog + see a playlist and some graphics I made for the book + a giveaway

**I received an ARC from Netgalley. These are my honest opinions, and in no way was I compensated for this review.**

I want a heart that breaks. A soft heart.

While I greatly enjoyed Dark of the West last year, I think Storm from the East greatly surpassed it. The worldbuilding and characters are fleshed out more, and truths and secrets are uncovered (still more to come, however). Storm from the East wa
Rating: 4.5 Stars: ★★★★ 1/2
Storm From The East is a thought-provoking, beautifully crafted novel that expands on the politics, stellar cast of characters and intriguing plot introduced from the first installment! Easily one of the best sequels I've read in a while!
Aruelia & Athan's journeys continue in this spectacular continuation all about identity, choice, war, and sacrifice. I missed Joanna's world and characters so much and I'm thrilled to have finally finished Book 2, but at the same ti
Jan 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
-- I received this book through NetGalley against an honest review. --

I started 2019 with Joanna Hathaway and well, I started 2020 with Joanna Hathaway and this sequel.

I must admit that if you are looking for a fantasy book centered on politics, this is the saga for you. This novel presents a universe where parts of the empires has managed to free themself. Those who achieved independence are in the south and the rest are in the north. Since then, there has been a coalition between governments t
Leelynn (Sometimes Leelynn Reads) ❤
Disclaimer: I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you to Fantastic Flying Book Club, Netgalley, and Tor Teen for this free copy. All quotes in this review are taken from the Advanced Reader Copy and may change in final publication.

Okay why was I feeling all sorts of things while I was reading this novel? Yes, disclaimer: this is the second book so make sure you read the first one before reading this one. Thank you also to Tor T
Joanna Bennett
Jan 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Thank you Fantastic Flying Book Club for this opportunity and thanks to the publisher for the free copy! (I received a copy for reviewing. All opinions are my own.)

I have been dreading picking this one up. The first book was a whirlwind of emotion and the second book was definitely right up there, if not more so! I could feel my eyes tearing up throughout and honestly, it gave me a book hangover. It hasn’t happened in awhile so that’s a win even if I may drown in my own sadness, ha. So, let’s mo
Elizabeth Aguilar
Feb 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing

I received an eARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

Storm from the East is a compelling sequel that exceeds its predecessor with its themes of war, family, and love. It picks up months after the failed coup d’etat of Etania, with Aurelia coping with the choices she made and with Athan continuing to serve his father in a campaign heading to the South. While their paths do not cross for most of this book, their choices irrevocably chan
May 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
When I think about Storm of the East I honestly can’t form thoughts. I thought it would be better after a few weeks but I’m afraid it didn’t really. Athan, Aurelia and all the other characters have taken up residence in my head have turned said head into a giant ball of feels. Nevertheless I shall try to convey how much this series means to me. Tbh I’m kinda proud I used nevertheless, it seems my senses are slowly returning after all.

First I cannot believe this series is not as hyped as it shou
Wow. I am completely in love with this series. And I did not receive it as an ARC. I got the audiobook as soon as it was out via a recommendation email from Audible.

I started this and got frustrated right away - must have been my mood - and put it aside thinking I'd just pick it up again after the whole series was completed. I'd just done a re-read of the first book in the series, Dark of the West.

But then I realised that when a book stays on your mind and you find you don't want to leave the w
Feb 17, 2020 rated it liked it
A World Wars inspired sequel to Dark of the West collides battles, romance, and revolution to create an amazing sequel.

Storm from the East once again centres upon Aurelia and Athan as they try to navigate the increasingly complex political world they live in from the viewpoint of opposing sides that quickly leads to a full-blown war. Throughout the novel, Hathaway deals with tough and often serious topics, such as the ever increasing reality of war and the impact of PTSD.

The action had me on th
Jess ✩
this is top notch political intrigue. I will have a review coming soon because this BOOK.
Apr 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
From the opening pages to the list lines, Storm of the East had me turning pages, gasping out loud and yes, even crying. Glass Alliance #2 is even better than #1, it's everything you could want in a fantasy series: revolution, romance, political intrigue and more! And of course, Hathaway's writing is as beautiful as always. I feel very lucky that I got an advance look! ...more
Feb 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I'm sure many of us remember that moment in young adulthood when you find that your parents have somehow left out important details of one sort or another about their families and lives. And in those details, one can find the complex motivations that propel adults into the decisions that form the boundaries of their lives. Storm from the East ups the level of complexity that the reader absorbed in Dark of the West, the first book in the Glass Alliance. While perhaps overly optimistic about the a ...more
Aug 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
I find it so strange that this series is from one of the big five publishers and yet it is so underhyped. The only reason I know about it is because I randomly requested an arc of Dark of the West back in 2018 and really loved it. But, I don't think I've seen any marketing behind it at all. It's weird because it feels like this is the type of series that Tor Teen / Macmillan would be pushing on YA fantasy readers, especially when it has such a heavy romance sub-plot. Maybe it's because the "fant ...more
Feb 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-s-read, physical
“… the more you read, the less you want to be quiet. What’s the point in learning about the world if you can’t do a thing about it?”

Storm from the East is the sequel to Dark of the West and continues to pull strong, well-written punches.

The level of knowledge behind political machinations and war that have been lovingly inserted into this book definitely speaks of the care that the author has for these types of stories. I’m not really one for war novels and often find myself thinking “when
Nov 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Several days after finishing it and I'm still thinking about all the things that happened, the tears, the heartache, the swoons and the FEELS!

Please don't read this review if you haven't read Dark of the West first - while there won't be spoilers from Storm from the East, there might be tiny ones from Dark of the West.

Let's me just say, Dark of the West, while really good, pales in comparison next to SftE - and I devoured DotW. I sneak-read at work, glaring at people for daring to interrupt. I
Jan 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received an early copy of this book from the author.

To be honest, I have no words. Storm from the East was amazing, an incredible gem of a book.

I love the feeling of loving a book I’ve been waiting to read for so long not only to end up loving it but to struggle with the right words to describe how much I loved it.

I waited two years to finally read the sequel to Dark of the West (one of my all time favorite books) and it was worth it.
Lots of stuff happened in this book. Part of me wanted to r
Gita Trelease
Sep 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Daring rebellion, beautiful friendships, dangerous family secrets, heart-breaking romance, plots behind plots and stories behind stories, all vividly rendered against an escalating story of war—what else could you ask for? This book has it all. I loved it.
May 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, buddy-read

m.p. lester
Mar 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites


Storm from the East by Joanna Hathaway is the second book in an extraordinary YA fantasy series that pulls inspiration from both World War I & II. The first novel, Dark of the West, follows the journey of young lovers Aurelia, princess of Etania, and Athan, the Safire General's son. The second book continues their affair from the summer prior. As the war escalates, however, secrets are revealed and lives are changed forever, and both Aurelia and Athan have to withstand it a

Sifa Poulton
Feb 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This sequel is absolutely stunning. I think I might love it even more than the first book? It is a very brutal look at war, drawing heavily on the loss and inhumanity of the First World War, the death and acts armies and rulers subject civilians too. There are lies and love and so much tension. I have absolutely no idea how things can end well in the final book (next year - NOOOOO!) but it will be an incredible, heart-wrenching book.
Feb 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The publisher and Netgalley provided me with a copy of this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

I fell in love with this war-torn world in Dark of the West. It's filled with vigilantes, saviors, refugees and revolutionaries. Two young lovers are thrown into the chaos and burden of the violence surrounding them, confronting impossible choices and damning truths.

Athan and Aurelia forged a bond despite their distrust and disguises. Their love is a defiant stand against the families and forces th
Feb 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020
**Disclaimer: I was given a free ARC in exchange for an honest review.**

Title Storm from the East (Glass Alliance #2)

Author Joanna Hathaway

Publisher Tor Teen

Release Date February 11, 2020

Description from Amazon

War has begun, and the days of Athan’s and Aurelia’s secret, summer romance feel a world away. Led by Athan’s father, the revolutionary Safire have launched a secret assault upon the last royal kingdom in the South, hoping to depose the king and seize a powerful foothold on the continent.
Nicole N. (A Myriad of Books)
A HUGE thank you to Tor Teen for giving me a free digital copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

If you haven’t read Dark of the West, the first book in the series, there might be some *spoilers* in this review regarding previous events.

All quotes are taken from the ARC and may change in the finished copy.

“The truth won’t change…no matter how many lies we decorate it with.”

While I enjoyed the first book, I was afraid this book would suffer from the dreaded “second book syndrome.
Feb 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is criminally underrated in my eyes and also incredibly hard to get a physical copy of for some reason (even Amazon said it would arrive between March 7- 19 to receive?!?!?)

I’m always a bit tentative when I read the sequel to a book I loved. There’s nothing worse than it being a let down. That being said, I may be biased but, I feel like it’s such a shame how overlooked this series is (how does the first book have less than a 1,000 reviews on Goodreads). I’m not sure if it’s because I’
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Joanna was born in Montréal and is an avid storyteller who was inspired to write after reading her great-grandfather’s memoirs of the First World War. A lifelong history buff, she now has shelves filled with biographies and historical accounts, and perhaps one too many books about pilots. She can often be found reading, traveling, or riding horses.

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